Lubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr released

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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)

Links

20 Comments

  • charles aymard

    The new release looks and works great on a very old laptop i installed it on yesterday, brilliant work. Thank you for the work you put in it.

  • Anonymous

    ERROR: The kernel header file
    ‘/lib/modules/3.13.0-27-generic/build/include/linux/version.h’ does not
    exist. The most likely reason for this is that the kernel source files
    in ‘/lib/modules/3.13.0-27-generic/build’ have not been configured.

    nvidia-installer.log

    Nice OS… 🙁

  • Tez Bowler

    I installed “Lubuntu 14.04″ onto an old laptop of mine, I then installed LXDE desktop, fine all’s well as I thought, but when I typed @ in my email address I got ” and visa versa. I have a Toshiba Satellite, P4 Processor plus 2gig of ram, certain keys work but give the wrong message, I set it up for an English Keyboard. Can anyone please give me some advice?? Thanks very much.

  • James Greenidge

    Greetings & Good work!

    I’m resurrecting a heirloom G3 900mHZ topped(720megs?)-RAM iBook but a dead HD by using a Lubuntu 14.04/14.10 live cd to use its apps to work with docs stored on USB flash drives. My problem is it takes nearly two hours for Lubuntu to load up. Is this normal? Is there a speed up?

    I’m a nontechie senior playing this all by ear so please define any solution in steps, thanks!

    Jim in NYC

  • Ezekiel Thiessen

    Looking forward to getting it! I have an old pc I particularly want to use it on as an improvement to windows 2000.

  • kesavachandran

    My advent into computer literacy was at age 70 about 13 years ago,with a startup fear of wouldn’t be able to get the hang of it.Secured a used P3 PC with Win 98 and started experimenting with Linux,Red Hat 8; when Linux was heresy to all computing believers.Living in India on a modest pension wasn’t able to use dial up on Linux with my hard modem,(coudn’t afford a soft modem)Spent many nights trying to adapt Connexant’s beta driver 5.03.27lnxtbeta—–and succeeded thanks to Henri Dunant of Connexant.Montreal After Red Hat 9 moved to the new Ubuntu which has been my mainstay OS My P3 PC was waiting to be sent to the scrap dealer but nostalgia forbade it.Its vagaries made me a useful hardware handyman I keep it going like ‘Old Man River” now it needs less demanding OS hence I intend to try Lubuntu.It chugs on win XP and old Knoppix’s Have tried antiX which is frugal..May be Lubuntu 14 etal will keep my P3 machine going without deprivation of essential downloads,Hope so, I am an optimist!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Tem como instalar o lubuntu no boot de pendrive e sem estar conectado a internet, estou instalando a ver 13.10 e pede conexão

  • bruce dp

    There are many still-good old-PCs that can only boot from CD and of those some not from USB. So, while distro images grow and grow to the size of SUVs (requiring a DVD), I ask that at least one image be of CD (less than 700Mb) size. All it needs is the basics (networking, browser, synaptic, etc.) up to the point where the image size does not reach 700Mb (i.e.: leave out office, and other fat programs that can easily be downloaded, etc.).

  • ROBSON VAGNER FERNANDES DOS REIS

    Não sei como dar a senha quando entra na tela centrum, tem uma senha padrão que possa me dar? ajude-me por favor.

  • Replaced the obsolete WinXP with LUbuntu 14.04 LTS on an Atom D525 based PC and couldn’t be any happier. Awesome speed, very stable and fun to use! Thank you for providing such a great OS! I enjoy it very much.
    Rene

  • Replaced WinXP with LUbuntu 14.04 LTS on an Atom D525 based PC and couldn’t be any happier. Awesome speed, very stable and fun to use! Thank you for providing such a great OS! I enjoy it very much.
    Rene

  • GDI

    I installed Lubuntu 14.04 32 bit version on a Gateway MX6214. Everything works great except I cannot get the wifi to turn on. Ethernet works great for Internet connectivity but wifi is needed as well. What do I need to do to get wifi working on this laptop? Thank you.

    Gary

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