03/03/2015

The Register

First peek at the next Ubuntu 15.04 nester line-up
The Register
Ubuntu 15.04 is here – almost. The first beta of Vivid Vervet has been delivered, and with it have come images of the penguin flock that nestles on this OS. I looked at Xubuntu, Kubuntu, Ubuntu GNOME and Ubuntu MATE but there's also Lubuntu and the ...

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03/02/2015
The poll is up!

Cast your vote by choosing your 5 favourite wallpapers.

The poll will be up until 9th March, and the top five contributions will be included in Lubuntu 15.04 and packaged into the Ubuntu repositories.

We would like to remind everyone participating in the contest that your submissions must adhere to the Creative Commons ShareAlike 3.0 license. We have sent you a reminder on Flickr with instructions how to change your licenses on Flickr. Please change the license before 9th March, otherwise we are not allowed to use your wallpaper and must therefore disqualify your submission.

Please feel free to share the word and good luck to all contestants!
02/28/2015
We’re preparing Lubuntu 15.04, Vivid Vervet, for distribution in April 2015. With this Beta pre-release, we are now at the stage of being semi stable. However pre-releases are not suitable for a production environment.

Note: this is an beta pre-release. Lubuntu pre-releases are NOT recommended for:
  • regular users who are not aware of pre-release issues
  • anyone who needs a stable system
  • anyone uncomfortable running a possibly frequently broken system
  • anyone in a production environment with data or workflows that need to be reliable 

Lubuntu Pre-releases ARE recommended for:
  • regular users who want to help us test by finding, reporting, and/or fixing bugs
  • Lubuntu developers

Read the release notes before downloading.
02/27/2015

CNET

Get a Microsoft Surface Pro 2 with Power Keyboard for $699.99
CNET
Although lower-spec'ed than the SP2, I find that the Atom Z3740, 2GB RAM, and 128 GB SSD work fine for my purposes, including running a VirtualBox Lubuntu 14.04 in full-screen mode well enough to almost feel "native" (my only way to satisfy my Linux ...

02/27/2015

Linux distro laptopra
Hungarian Unix Portal
ahol 2G vagy kevesebb ram van a gépben: lubuntu 32bit ez is nyilván LTS. ezek a verziók számomra már bizonyítottak, és azoknak is tetszett, akiknek felraktam. fedora, suse is jó lehet, ez igazán ízlés kérdése, de ezeket nem annyira ismerem. a fentiek ...

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02/27/2015

Pro-Linux

Entwickler zeigen erste Beta zu Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet
Pro-Linux
Die Ubuntu-Derivate Kubuntu, Lubuntu, Xubuntu, Ubuntu Kylin, Ubuntu GNOME und Ubuntu MATE bieten Beta-Versionen zur im April zu erwartenden Veröffentlichung von 15.04 Vivid Vervet. Ubuntu MATE gilt dabei ab sofort als offizieller Ubuntu-Flavor.

02/21/2015
Lubuntu developers are proud to announce that (with a delay of two weeks) version 14.04.2 of the fast and lightweight operating system is now available for download via this link.

Release Manager Walter Lapchynski explains: we had to delay the release for two weeks because of problems with X meta-packages which caused us numerous re-spins. But we wanted to do it right in order to maintain stability of existing installations and – on the other hand - roll up accumulated stable updates into updated images to reduce download requirements for new deployments.
Jens Leineweber, Head of Lubuntu Press adds in: and because we want our users to experience a stable environment even for computers with low resources, we decided to not release a .2 version of the alternate installation. That's due to the fact, that we were not able to fix all the bugs brought to our attention.

One major issue the team is fighting with is the debian-installer that causes troubles. Once again Walter Lapchynski: we've been asked a lot lately to stop doing alternates in lieu of netboot, but that's not really a good solution.

The Lubuntu Team will now team up with the Ubuntu Release Team and Servers Team to develop a possible low resource version of the Ubiquity installer.

Caution: before you install Lubuntu, we advice you to have a read of the Release notes!
02/17/2015

Meizu teases Ubuntu phone ahead of MWC event
GSMArena.com
It is already well-developed on the desktop and with its many flavours from very light versions (e.g. Xubuntu and Lubuntu) to the heavier, eye-candy flavoured versions (Unity, Kubuntu) to the other many versions with specific functionality (Kodibuntu ...

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02/12/2015
Preparing the forthcoming Lubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet release, the Box theme has been updated and re-merged with Ubuntu's Light Theme to the use last GTK features, like the new HeaderBars used in Gnome native apps. Changes include a lot of bug fixes, adjustments in colour definitions, modified headerbars and toolbars, improved paddings and distances, improved 3rd party apps support (like Nautilus, Maps or Music), etc.


If you want to use Box theme in your distro just download it from the Artwork page.
02/12/2015

Since the release of LXQt 0.9 several days ago, many people are curious about its memory usage since in the release announcement we mentioned the use of two libraries from KDE framework 5. Don’t worry! They are just “pure Qt libraries” without other KDE dependencies (Thank you KDE guys!). Good engineers always base their design desicions on careful analysis, experiments, and measurements, not politics. If a library works pretty well, it does not really matter where it comes from or it belongs to which camp. If it’s free software and it’s suitable for our need, I’d say “use it”. Here are some numbers of memory usage after cold boot.
Testing environment:

  • Debian testing (32 bit)
  • LXQt 0.9, Qt 5.3, and KF5 packages are taken from Siduction
  • Running in Virtualbox 4.3.20
  • RAM: 512 MB
  • CPU core: 1
  • Screen resolution: 1024×768
  • Measurement: Open xterm, and type `free -mh` (cache and buffer are excluded)

Memory usage after cold boot:

  • LXQt 0.9: 118 MiB
  • LXDE: 98 MiB
  • XFCE: 107 MiB
  • plain Openbox (without running any apps): 70 MiB

Well, for those who still remembered my previous report, the memory usage increased. But wait! All of the DEs, including Openbox, have the same degree of growth in memory usage. So it’s more possibly caused by the upgrade of the system itself. If you see the difference between plain openbox and LXQt, we only added 38 MiB (LXQt 0.8 added 37 MiB). Given that we migrated to Qt5 and added new features, both of which should normally increase memory usage, the current results are reasonable. Seriously, there are still room for more optimizations but we need some time to finish them.

LXQt aims to be a “modern” desktop with some “classic” designs which does not get in your way. We’re not going to clone KDE. Besides, don’t worry about resource usage. That’s the challange for developers and we’ll fight for it.

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