Lubuntu 17.04 has been released!
What is Lubuntu?
Lubuntu is a light Linux distribution using the Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment (LXDE). The goal is to provide a lightweight, fast and energy-saving operating system. Lubuntu specifically targets older machines with lower resources, but also runs great on newer hardware. Along with a simple but usuable 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)
What’s improved since 16.10?
- We now ship with Linux Kernel 4.10.
- 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.
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.
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.
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?
Please check out the ubuntoforums.org.
For known issues, please see the release notes.