15 Jan

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

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?

W404t14

15 Jan

Lubuntu 16.04 LTS will use kernel 4.4 LTS

The Ubuntu Linux kernel team has announced that the Linux kernel in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS has been upgraded to version 4.4, the latest stable release made available.

Linus Torvalds released a new stable version of the Linux kernel just a few days ago, and the Ubuntu developers have been quick to integrate it into the latest build of Ubuntu 16.04.

The team has been tracking the 4.4 branch for quite some time, and they had almost all of the RC versions, so it was only natural to get the stable 4.4 as soon as it made an appearance.

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04 Jan

Xenial Xerus alpha 1

Hi folks, the 1st milestone release of what will be our 16.04 LTS is now out in the wild. I’m only posting the release notes link, as it is important you know of issues (none are computer critical) so that you don’t waste your time reporting an issue we already know of. If you find new issues, please follow the reporting section at the bottom of the notes.

Grab it while it’s hot!

30 Dec

In Memory of Ian Murdock

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Ian Murdock was perhaps best known professionally as the founder of the Debian project, which he created while still a student at Purdue University, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in computer science in 1996.

Debian was one of the first Linux distros to be forged, and it is widely regarded as a one of the most successful open-source projects ever launched (via Docker).

 

Our distro, Lubuntu, is based on your dream. Thank you, Ian.

 

07 Dec

FileZilla Box theme

Box is the default Lubuntu theme, and it should cover all the system needs (icons, controls, backgrounds…) but some applications don’t follow the XDG specs for their buttons and graphics. FileZilla is a must-have app for most desktops, so here’s a theme for it. To use it go to Artwork, grab it and extract the folder to /usr/share/filezilla/resources/ folder. Then open FileZilla, at the menu Edit / Preferences and look for themes. That’s all!

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01 Dec

Ubuntu font 0.84

The guys from Design Canonical team have been busy these days, upgrading our desktop font to cover more alphabets, completing the Unicode sets for Hebrew, Arabic and Cyrillic. This change will arrive with Lubuntu 16.04, but we can get this updated font now, version 0.84, just downloading the package and uncompressing it in the ~/.fonts folder.

flowRoot4136

01 Nov

Box 0.56

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A new release for the Lubuntu default theme Box. Reaching version 0.56, a lot of bugs have been fixed. Since Wily Werewolf was released, some icons were added to fit the new apps. Changes of this revision:

  • fixed fcitx panel icon (fix for bug #1511980)
  • battery charge improvements
  • new restart / shutdown / alert icons for Unity
  • added Ubuntu slide and touch features
  • discontinued dark panel version

The decision of removing the dark panel support was voted in the Artwork Team, but this project will move it soon to Gnome-Look and freed to the community (for now it’s still available in Lubuntu Wily Werewolf).You can download the latest version 0.56 at the downloads page and use it with your Lubuntu OS or any other Linux distro.

26 Oct

Translated Release Notes for 15.10

Lubuntu is the most international flavour!

Thanks to some friends, collaborators and members of our Facebook groups, we have the Wily Werewolf Release Notes translated to a lot of languages. Here’s the (growing) list:

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If you want to add your native language to the list, and you know how to use MoinMoin wiki syntax, don’t hesitate and contact us leaving a comment. You all made this possible. Thank you!

Edit: if you want to help us to translate Lubuntu, join the Lubuntu Global team.