lubuntu 11.04 released

Julien Lavergne has released Lubuntu 11.04. It is now available :
 * Torrent :http://people.ubuntu.com/~gilir/lubuntu-11.04.iso.torrent
 * Direct download : http://people.ubuntu.com/~gilir/lubuntu-11.04.iso
 * Md5: http://people.ubuntu.com/~gilir/md5sum.txt

== What is Lubuntu ? ==
Lubuntu is an Ubuntu derivate using the LXDE desktop. It's designed to be a lightweight and easy-to-use desktop environment. Lubuntu is actually not part of the Ubuntu family, and not build with the current Ubuntu infrastructure. This release is considered as a «stable beta », a result that could be a final and stable release if we was included in the Ubuntu family.

== Features ==
 * Based on the lightweight LXDE desktop environment.
 * Pcmanfm 0.9.8, a fast and lightweight files manager using gio/gvfs.
 * Lxdm, a lightweight GTK display manager.
 * Chromium, the open-source version of Google Chrome.
 * ... and, of course, based on Ubuntu 11.04
See the complete list of applications on https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Lubuntu/Applications

== Improvements since Lubuntu 10.10 ==
- New automatic way to build the ISO (thanks Jonathan Marsden)
- Modifications to the applications by default :
 * Switch from aqualung to audacious for the music player.
 * Switch from xarchiver to file-roller for the archives.
 * Switch from cheese to guvcview for using webcams.
- New added applications by default :
 * Gucharmap
 * Lxkeymap
 * Various documentations
- Lubuntu is now HAL free (thanks Xubuntu dev)
- New theme made by Raphael Laguna
- Lxrandr (Monitor settings) is able to save the configuration. Check the .desktop in ~.config/autostart/lxrandr-autostart.desktop
- Lxappareance is able to configure the font (antialiasing) and openbox directly.
- You are now able to call directly obconf to configure the number of workspaces, on workspace applet.
- Installer (ubiquity) support installation of Lubuntu and autologin configuration at install time includes in Ubuntu official repository.
- Icons on the desktop are now movable.
 - Fake transparency is available again.
- Lubuntu use now Ubuntu font by default.
- New Lubuntu text plymouth theme.
- Menus are now correctly translated.
- Menus have now an Administration and a Preference sub-menus.
- You can now change the layout on a Lubuntu session with lxkeymap (directly, or launched by lxinput).
- Updated installer, with new layout and screenshots.
- Fix a critical crash on qemu / kvm (thanks Fedora)
- Translations up-to-date with LXDE git.
- Up-to-date LXDE and pcmanfm.


== Releases notes and known issues ==
The release notes, with a list of known problems are available on https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Lubuntu/ReleaseNotes/NattyNarwhal

== Reporting bugs ==
You can find information on how to report bug on this wiki page: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Lubuntu/ReportingBugs

== Thanks ==
Julien Lavergne: "I would like to thanks all people involved in the development of Lubuntu during this past 6 months: LXDE developers, people helping on IRC, testing and reporting bugs, making documentation and artwork ... It was a pleasure to work with you."

== Links ==
 * Website : http://lubuntu.net/
 * Documentation : https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Lubuntu
 * LXDE website : http://lxde.org/
 * Announcement: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Lubuntu/Announcement/NattyNarwhal

Lubuntu Screencast: Easter Eggs

Happy easter. And what would easter be without eggs. Here are some easter eggs.

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Lubuntu Screencast: Configure Touchpad

In this screencast I show you how to configure your touchpad with the console based application synclient and the graphical application gpointing-device-settings. 

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Lubuntu Screencast: Encrypt files

In this Screencast I show you how to create a password protected zip file and how to encrypt/decrypt files & folders with gpg. 

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Lubuntu Screencast: Metapackages in detail

In this screencast I show metapackages in more detail and explain the differences between them and normal packages.

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Lubuntu Screencast: Removing Games (Short Introduction into Metapackages)

In this screencast I talk about metapackages and give you brief explaination of what it is. Then I also show you as an example the removal of ace-of-penguins which triggers the removal of the lubuntu-desktop metapackage. 

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Lubuntu Screencast: Backup

In this Screencast I show you how to backup your important configuration files in your home folder. I also show you how to make a backup to a network drive with rsync and how to use sbackup to create a full system backup.

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Lubuntu Screencast: Cleanup your System

In this Screencast I show you howto clean up your system (cleanup apts cache, webbrowser cache and remove orphaned packages).
Get the remove-orphans.sh script from here

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Lubuntu Screencast: Share/Backup packagelist

In this Screencast I show you how to share and backup your packagelist of currently installed applications. This is especially usefull if you want to share you list of applications between different computers or you want to have a backup in case you reinstall Lubuntu

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Lubuntu Screencast: OpenSSH remote desktop connection with Xnest

In this Screencast I show you how to setup a remote desktop connection with OpenSSH and Xnest.

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All you need to do is installing xnest onto your OpenSSH server and editing /etc/gdm/custom.conf (if you're using gdm) to allow XDMCP by adding the following lines

[security]
DisallowTCP=false
[xdmcp]
Enable=true

Then restart GDM on your OpenSSH server. (i.e. /etc/init.d/gdm restart) ssh with -X and -C switch (if you like to enable compression) to your OpenSSH server again and open up a nested X-Server. Xnest :1 -ac -geometry 800x480 -once -query localhost. Now you have a fully fledged X-Server running nested on your host. Try to start a window manager or desktop by sending it the right Port zu the nested X-Server (i.e. DISPLAY=:1 startfluxbox)

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