lubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver released

lubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver has been released.

What is Lubuntu?

Lubuntu is a lightweight Linux flavor using Debian, Ubuntu and LXDE as its base. The project’s goal is to provide a lightweight and easy to use distribution. Lubuntu is targeted at machines with lower resources, but also runs great on newer hardware. The Linux distribution comes with a simple graphical user interface and 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 server with the following architectures:

Download lubuntu amd64 (64-bit suitable for most computers)

Download lubuntu i386 (32-bit most PCs before 2007)


System Requirements

Lubuntu is an easy to use operating system for the latest systems as well as for lower resource computers and older systems. Some older machines have too little horsepower or memory nevertheless. 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?

Please check out the

Testing and Known Issues

For known issues, please see the release notes. We recommend to test the latest version of the distro first before using it in production environment. Past releases had to be respun due to bugs that resulted in BIOS corruptions on some laptops. It is therefore advisable to wait a bit for feedback of the wider community and users before upgrading.