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lubuntu 17.10 Artful Aardvark released

lubuntu has been released!

What is Lubuntu?

Lubuntu is an Ubuntu flavor using LXDE. The project’s goal is to provide a lightweight yet functional distribution. Lubuntu specifically targets older machines with lower resources, but also runs great on newer hardware. Along with a simple but usable graphical user interface, Lubuntu comes with a wide variety of applications chosen for their small footprint so you can browse, email, chat, play, and be productive.

Where can I download it?

On the Ubuntu cdimage server, we have images for the following architectures:

  • amd64 (commonly referred to as 64-bit)
  • i386 (commonly referred to as 32-bit)

The release notes are here if you wish to read them. We have left out some notes that are common to all flavors, so read the Ubuntu release notes if you wish.

What’s improved since 17.04?

  • We now ship with Linux Kernel 4.13.
  • General bug fix release as we prepare to switch to LXQt.
  • LXDE components have been updated with bug fixes.
  • The artwork has received an update.
  • The latest release of Audacious, 3.9, is included by default.
  • Hardinfo has been updated to the latest upstream snapshot.

System Requirements

Lubuntu is a good operating system for many old computers, but not for all of them. Some computers have too little horsepower or memory. A rule of thumb is that the computer should not be more than 10 years old (although some older computers are known to work as well).

  • Memory (RAM): for advanced internet services like Google+, YouTube, Google Drive, and Facebook, your computer needs at least 1 GB of RAM. For local programs like LibreOffice and simple browsing habits, your computer needs at least 512 MB of RAM.
  • Processor (CPU): the minimum specification for CPU is Pentium 4 or Pentium M or AMD K8. Older processors are too slow and the AMD K7 has problems with Flash video.

How do I get support?

We recommend that you email the lubuntu-users mailing list. Send an email to lubuntu-users AT lists DOT ubuntu DOT com.

If you prefer IRC, our support channel is #lubuntu on freenode IRC. If you don’t have an IRC client, click the link in the earlier sentence, type in a nickname, press start, state your question and press Enter to speak. If your question is not answered right away, stick around, and if you don’t get an answer, email the lubuntu-users list.

How do I contribute?

We always need more help! If you would like to contribute, head over to our Getting Involved page. If you have any questions about contributing, please join #lubuntu-devel on freenode or email the lubuntu-devel mailing list at lubuntu-devel AT lists DOT ubuntu DOT com.

Known Issues

For known issues, please see the release notes.

Lubuntu 14.04 (Trusty Tahr) released

Julien Lavergne has released lubuntu 14.04.

Lubuntu 14.04 is available here

What is Lubuntu ?

Lubuntu is a flavor of Ubuntu based on the Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment (LXDE), as its default GUI. The goal is to provide a very lightweight distribution, with all the advantages of the Ubuntu world (repositories, support, etc.). Lubuntu is targeted at "normal" PC and laptop users running on low-spec hardware. Such users may not know how to use command line tools, and in most cases they just don't have enough resources for all the bells and whistles of the "full-featured" mainstream distributions.

With many LXDE components, Lubuntu also uses well-known applications, such as Firefox, Openbox, Pidgin, to name a few. The Lubuntu project wiki contains more information on the project and the applications used available.

Features

  • Based on the lightweight LXDE desktop environment.

  • Pcmanfm, a fast and lightweight files manager using gio/gvfs.

  • Openbox, the fast and extensible, default windows-manager of LXDE.

  • Lightdm, using the simple GTK greeter

  • Firefox, the famous web browser.

  • ... and, of course, based on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.

See the complete list of applications on https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Lubuntu/Setup#Applications

Improvements since Lubuntu 13.10

  • LTS Support (3 years).
  • New pcmanfm (1.2.0 version), with a lot of new features (folder settings, dual pane view, menu editing).
  • New lxsession-default-apps with a new user interface.
  • An update of the artwork (new icons, theme update, more compatibilities ...).

Releases notes and known issues

The release notes, with a list of known problems are available on https://wiki.ubuntu.com/TrustyTahr/ReleaseNotes/Lubuntu

Reporting bugs

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

Thanks

A big thank to everyone involving in the development of this new great release : LXDE developers, Ubuntu developers, ISO testers, artwork and design people, social-network & blog writers, support & IRC keepers ... It's another success of a great team work

New Features in Lubuntu 14.04

  • LTS Support (3 years).
  • New pcmanfm (1.2.0 version), with a lot of new features (folder settings, dual pane view, menu editing).
  • New lxsession-default-apps with a new user interface.
  • An update of the artwork (new icons, theme update, more compatibilities ...).

Lubuntu Applications

System Requirements

A Pentium II or Celeron system with 128 MB of RAM is probably a bottom-line configuration that may yield slow yet usable system with a standard lubuntu desktop.

14.04 32 bit ISO require your CPU to have Physical Address Extensions, or PAE. "PAE is provided by Intel Pentium Pro and above CPUs, including all later Pentium-series processors (except most 400 MHz-bus versions of the Pentium M)." - If you have an error with Celeron M reporting "NON-PAE CPU" and would like to install Lubuntu 14.04, please see this page

For PowerPC, it is known to run on a G4 running at 867MHz with 640MB RAM.

For Intel based Macs, lubuntu should run on all models.

Known Issues

Installation

  • Some keyboard layouts may have problems (such as UK ones). You can workaround the problem by removing all the ibus-* packages (see 1284635))

Graphics and Display

Applications

  • Network indicator on the panel may not start at login. You can start it manually by launching "nm-applet" in a terminal. Some others autostarted applications may also be affected (such as automatic updates). See 1308348 for the details and the ETA for the fix.

PPC

  • PPC has several issues and workarounds, please refer to the documentation on the wiki.

  • Slideshow on PPC Desktop ISO was removed because of a bug on webkit (996568)

  • Installer on Desktop PPC (Ubiquity) is enable to resize and split partitions. you can use Gparted before launching the installation to make the modifications to your partitions (1307994)

Ubuntu Release notes

Get Lubuntu

Head over here to get it.

 

Support

LTS support (3 years)

Lubuntu 13.04 (Raring Ringtail) released

Julien Lavergne has released lubuntu 13.04. Please check out the announcement on the wiki for more info: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Lubuntu/Announcement/13.04

Lubuntu 13.04 is available here:

What is Lubuntu ?

Lubuntu is a flavor of Ubuntu based on the Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment (LXDE), as its default GUI. The goal is to provide a very lightweight distribution, with all the advantages of the Ubuntu world (repositories, support, etc.). Lubuntu is targeted at "normal" PC and laptop users running on low-spec hardware. Such users may not know how to use command line tools, and in most cases they just don't have enough resources for all the bells and whistles of the "full-featured" mainstream distributions.

With many LXDE components, Lubuntu also uses well-known applications, such as Chromium, Openbox, Pidgin, to name a few. The Lubuntu project wikicontains more information on the project and the applications used available.

Features

  • Based on the lightweight LXDE desktop environment.

  • Pcmanfm, a fast and lightweight files manager using gio/gvfs.

  • Openbox, the fast and extensible, default windows-manager of LXDE.

  • Lightdm, using the simple GTK greeter

  • Chromium, the open-source version of Google Chrome.

  • ... and, of course, based on Ubuntu 13.04.

See the complete list of applications on https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Lubuntu/Setup#Application

Improvements

  • New version of pcmanfm / libfm (1.1.0) including a built-in search utility.
  • Artwork improvements, including new wallpapers, community wallpapers, new icons ...
  • Removing catfish, since pcmanfm has its own search utility
  • Fix a very old bug causing gnome-mplayer to crash with some CPU (P4)
  • Several fixes for the image viewer gpicview.

Releases notes and known issues

The release notes, with a list of known problems are available on https://wiki.ubuntu.com/RaringRingtail/ReleaseNotes/Lubuntu

Reporting bugs

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

Thanks

A big thank to everyone involving in the development of this new great release : LXDE developers, Ubuntu developers, ISO testers, artwork and design people, social-network & blog writers, support & IRC keepers ... It's another success of a great team work 

Lubuntu 13.04 (Raring Ringtail) Beta 1 released

The Beta 1 of Lubuntu 13.04 is released. Please test and enjoy!

Desktop Image

The desktop image allows you to try Lubuntu without changing your computer at all, and at your option to install it permanently later. This type of image is what most people will want to use. You will need at least 384MiB of RAM to install from this image.

Alternate install image

The alternate install image allows you to perform certain specialist installations of Lubuntu. It provides for the following situations:

  • setting up automated deployments;
  • upgrading from older installations without network access;
  • LVM and/or RAID partitioning;
  • installs on systems with less than about 384MiB of RAM (although note that low-memory systems may not be able to run a full desktop environment reasonably).

In the event that you encounter a bug using the alternate installer, please file a bug on the debian-installer package.

Download page:

http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/lubuntu/releases/13.04/beta-1/

Mark Shuttleworth says "Thank you" to lubuntu community

lubuntu has grown into an amazing project over the last two years. There are more than 460 people who signed up with the project on Launchpad. Contributors are engaging to keep the wiki updated. Designers create lubuntu interface designs and others make videos. Under the head of development, Julien Lavergne, the distro has become a stable and widely praised distribution constantly listed on the top end of lists of Linux distributions (comp.: distrowatch).

The next goals of the project are clear. Apart from constantly improving the distribution, the lubuntu project aims to become an official flavour of Ubuntu. Recent comments by Mark Shuttleworth thanking the lubuntu team add excitement in the community that this goal will be achieved in the near future.

"Thanks for the great work and progress of Lubuntu in the past 2 years. The fact that you are now 100% in the archive, and using PPA's and other tools effectively, makes it possible for us to consider recognising Lubuntu as an official part of the project. ... From my perspective, I see no problem in providing Lubuntu with the means to book sessions at UDS, and for us to call attention to Lubuntu in the project release notes. ... Our goal with Ubuntu is to ensure that the archive contains the full richness of free software. LXDE is definitely part of that, and with the other desktop environments making greater demands on PC resources, LXDE has a continued role to play." (Mark Shuttleworth, Apr. 26, 2011)

Links

* Mark Shuttleworth on Ubuntu Technical Board Mailing List about lubuntu: https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/technical-board/2011-April/000835.html

* lubuntu wiki https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Lubuntu

* Join lubuntu on Launchpad: https://launchpad.net/~lubuntu-desktop

* Lubuntu on distrowatch: http://distrowatch.com/lubuntu

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 maverick beta 1 release

Julian Lavergne announced on the mailing list the release of "lubuntu beta 1" Here are his notes for the beta release:

Please note that Lubuntu Maverick is based on Ubuntu Maverick, same warning apply: "Pre-releases of Maverick are *not* encouraged for anyone needing a stable system or anyone who is not comfortable running into occasional, even frequent breakage.  They are, however, recommended for Ubuntu developers and those who want to help in testing, reporting, and fixing bugs."

== What's new ? ==
Since Alpha 3 :
- New lxappareance from LXDE git (without Openbox integration)
- And the usual updates from Ubuntu.

Since the beginning of Maverick :
- Updates on programs installed by default :
 * Update-notifier was added
 * Xpad was added
 * Parcellite was removed
 * Pyneighborhood was removed
 * LXtask was added, to replace Xfce4-taskmanager
 * Evince is now used for reading PDF.
 * Some small games, powered by ace-of-penguins.
- New theme, made by Rafael Laguna
- New slideshow available during the installation
- LXDE is now HAL-free. Lubuntu still depends on HAL for CD-burner, but by removing it, you can obtain a HAL-free system.
- A new meta-package (lubuntu-core) is available to install only core packages of Lubuntu.
- A new meta-package (lubuntu-restricted-extras) is available to install restricted packages for Lubuntu (such as flash, java and extra codecs for chromium)
- Add support for indicator applets on lxpanel (turn off by default)
- And the usual updates of LXDE and Lubuntu components packages.

== Specific Lubuntu changes ==
Lubuntu contains 2 specific changes still not available on Ubuntu
official repository :
- Support for lxdm in ubiquity
- Lubuntu slideshow for ubiquity-slideshow-ubuntu

== Testing needed ==
We'll appreciate some feedbacks about the followings recent additions :
- The new lxappearance

== Known bugs ==
* Start menu of the Live-CD is not correctly translated.
* Install menu entry in the Live-CD doesn't work.
* Keyboard layout is not correctly set on the Live-CD session.
* The splash screen on Live-CD session may fall-back to Ubuntu text one.
* Installer doesn't install correct restricted packages
* Installer breaks the slideshow (LP: #627623)
* Installer icon is not the Lubuntu one.

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

== Download ==
Torrent:
http://people.ubuntu.com/~gilir/lubuntu-maverick-beta1.iso.torrent
Download: http://people.ubuntu.com/~gilir/lubuntu-maverick-beta1.iso
Md5: http://people.ubuntu.com/~gilir/md5sum.txt

Happy testing :)

 

Lubuntu 10.04 is now available for download

Julien Lavergne released the final "stable beta" version of lubuntu 10.04.

- Torrent : http://people.ubuntu.com/~gilir/lubuntu-10.10.iso.torrent
- Direct download : http://people.ubuntu.com/~gilir/lubuntu-10.10.iso
- MD5Sum: http://people.ubuntu.com/~gilir/md5sum.txt

== What is Lubuntu ? ==

Lubuntu is a Ubuntu variant using the LXDE desktop. It's designed to be a lightweight and easy-to-use desktop environment. Lubuntu is currently 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 it was included in the Ubuntu family. Please note also that Lubuntu 10.04 is not a LTS version. For the future we aim to include all packages of lubuntu in the Ubuntu repository.

== Features ==

- Based on the lightweight LXDE desktop environment.
- Pcmanfm 0.9.5, the rewrite of pcmanfm using gio/gvfs.
- Lxdm, a new and lightweight GTK display manager.
- Chromium, the open-source version of Google Chrome.
- ... and, of course, based on Ubuntu 10.04

See the complete list of applications on https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Lubuntu/Applications
The release notes are available on https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Lubuntu/ReleaseNotes/LucidLynx

== Specific Lubuntu changes ==

Lubuntu still contains modifications not available in the official repository, you can see them in the Lubuntu PPA [1] :
- New pcmanfm2 and libfm (LP: #523433)
- lubuntu-default-settings with pcmanfm2 support
- Fix for blurry shutdown-icon from elementary-icons (LP: #527345)
- Autologin support in ubiquity (LP: #546445)

== Thanks of Julien ==

I would like to thank all people involved in the development of Lubuntu during this past 6 months:
Thanks to the LXDE team for providing this nice desktop environment. Thanks to Rafael for his wonderful work on the artwork. Thanks to Mario for his wonderful work on the website, the wiki and all the advertising. Thanks to all testers which help in the testing process, and make Lubuntu better. Thanks to all people which help to provide support and documentation to new Lubuntu users. It was a pleasure to work with you. This release is not an end, but just the beginning. More will happen in the next releases :-)

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

[1] : https://launchpad.net/~lubuntu-desktop/+archive/ppa

lubuntu lucid final test release

Julien Lavergne generated a final iso lubuntu testing release before announcing the public release.

The download is available here:  http://people.ubuntu.com/~gilir/lubuntu-lucid-20100430.iso

(md5sum: http://people.ubuntu.com/~gilir/md5sum.txt)

The release fixed a problem with installed languages, and includes some bug fixes for pcmanfm/libfm. 

Please test it and report any blocker you are encountering that would stop this release to become the lubuntu 10.04 release. This iso should be the last one if no other problems are found.

lubuntu lucid Beta 3 release

The Lubuntu Lucid Beta 3 is now available released by Julien Lavergne. We are now close to the final release, this beta should be the last one before final release. The status of this final release is not determined yet ("beta stable", "rc final" ...), that's why its a beta and not a rc like other *buntu. However, final release is still planned for the end of this month, or in very early May.

== New stuff since Beta 2 ==

* Many translations directly included.
* Lubuntu-desktop PPA added by default on installation.
* Up-to-date libfm and pcmanfm2.

== Specific Lubuntu changes ==

Lubuntu still contains modifications not available in the official repository, you can see them in the Lubuntu PPA [1]:

- New pcmanfm2 and libfm (LP: #523433)
- lubuntu-default-settings with pcmanfm2 support
- Fix for blurry shutdown-icon from elementary-icons (LP: #527345)
- Autologin support in ubiquity (LP: #546445)

== Testing needed ==

We appreciate some feedback about the followings recent additions:
- pcmanfm2, the new filemanager, is still in beta state. Please report bugs on https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Lubuntu/SubTeams/TestingSubTeam/pcmanfm2Testing

== Known bugs ==

* If you test on a USB, the first screen will freeze for a moment when you click on "Try Lubuntu ...". Just wait, it will continue as normal.
* Start menu of the Live-CD is not correctly translated.
* Updates available are not shown, you need to manually update your system.
* See also https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Lubuntu/SubTeams/TestingSubTeam

== Reporting bugs ==

Bug reported during testing: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Lubuntu/SubTeams/TestingSubTeam If you want to create a bootable usb system, please use the usb creator directly on Ubuntu. Please follow the testing process described on this page : https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Lubuntu/SubTeams/TestingSubTeam . You can also report problems and bugs relative to the tests on this page.

== Downloading =

Torrent: http://people.ubuntu.com/~gilir/lubuntu-lucid-beta3.iso.torrent
Download: http://people.ubuntu.com/~gilir/lubuntu-lucid-beta3.iso
Md5: http://people.ubuntu.com/~gilir/md5sum.txt

Links:

PPA: https://launchpad.net/~lubuntu-desktop/+archive/ppa

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