17 May

Lubuntu.me is back

First of all, we need to apologise for being offline for several days, due to server problems. Now everything’s solved and working fine. The download links have been repaired, the usual sections are still there and, of course, the blog and comment ability is restored.

Again, sorry for the annoyance and… Happy downloading!

09 Mar

Firefox vulnerabilities USN-2917-1

A security issue (Firefox vulnerabilities) affects these releases of Ubuntu (also Lubuntu) and its derivatives (versions 15.10, 14.04 LTS and 12.04 LTS), that could be made to crash or run programs as your login if it opened a malicious website.

Francis Gabriel discovered a buffer overflow during ASN.1 decoding in NSS. If a user were tricked into opening a specially crafted website, an attacker could potentially exploit this to cause a denial of service via application crash, or execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking Firefox. (CVE-2016-1950)

34 vulnerabilities were discovered and fixed using 45.0+build2. But you don’t have to worry, as upgrades will come in the next hours. More information (and downloads) here.

18 Feb

Lubuntu 14.04.4 released

Another LTS step version has been released, upgrading AMD64, i386 and PowerPC systems. Lubuntu 14.04.4 fixes lots of bugs fixes and improvements, specially within the kernel:

  • Refresh hardware support in LTS releases for carefully-selected hardware
  • Roll up accumulated stable updates into updated images to reduce download requirements for new deployments
  • Maintain stability of existing installations
  • Various bugs that required updates are rolled into this update.

You can grab the new ISOs in the Downloads section. More details on the (several) changes can be found here. Don’t forget to read the Release Notes. More images here.

29 Jan

Xenial Xerus alpha 2

The second alpha of the Xenial Xerus (to become 16.04) has now been released! As usual, you are asked to read the release notes so that you are aware of issues and thus save you time filing them again. But, please do test it as widely as possible. Features:

  • LXQt is still in development, as such Xenial Xerus is GTK based
  • This Xenial Xerus snapshot includes the v4.3 kernel. 16.04 will ship with the 4.4 kernel which is available for testing
  • As this is an LTS, there will be a new PPC version released

Release Notes and downloads at the wiki page.

21 Jan

Box theme 0.58

A new re-merge with Ubuntu Themes has been done, providing Lubuntu of the following features to the GTK3 theme:

  • revamped Unity controls
  • improved theme file structure
  • removed unnecessary objects
  • added missing elements (e.g. translucent endings, etc)
  • modified scroll sliders (now with autohide)
  • fixed buttons curvature (overall improvements)
  • other minor bug fixes

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Remember that this is only a feature and bug fix release, and only affects GTK3 part. The theme is being updated in the Artwork Daily PPA and as a standalone package. Downloads are here.

15 Jan

Lubuntu Xenial Xerus (with LXQt) in a Raspberry Pi 2

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A nice experiment made by wxl from the Lubuntu QA Team: running Lubuntu Xenial Xerus on a Raspberry Pi 2, with LXQt desktop. Made with Ubuntu Pi Flavour Maker, and following simple instructions:

  • Get the image from here
  • Install the image
  • do-release-upgrade to Xenial
  • Install LXQt packages following the wiki guide

And that’s all. Enjoy Lubuntu in your new Pi. Remember this is just an experiment, it may be unstable. But what are Raspberry Pi computers for, but testing and having fun?

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