30 Jun

Lubuntu Yakkety Yak Alpha 1 has been released!

Lubuntu Yakkety Yak Alpha 1 (soon to be 16.10) has been released!

We have a couple papercuts listed in the release notes, so please take a look. We currently have a bug (with a workaround) that breaks creating BTRFS and XFS partitions using the desktop installer.

A big thanks to Brendan Perrine and Nio Wiklund for helping us test this release.

You can grab the images from here: http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/lubuntu/releases/yakkety/alpha-1/

If you find any issues, feel free to contact us and visit our Get Involved page to get involved!

21 Apr

Lubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Released!

Thanks to all the hard work from our contributors, Lubuntu 16.04 LTS has been released! With the codename Xenial Xerus, Lubuntu 16.04 LTS is the 10th release of Lubuntu, and the second long term support release. Lubuntu 16.04 LTS will be supported until April 2019, with three years of support.

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.

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