Thanks to all the hard work from our contributors, we are pleased to announce that Lubuntu 16.04.1 LTS has been released! This release provides updates to the Lubuntu 16.04 LTS to reduce the update time post-download and an upgrade path for users running Lubuntu 14.04 LTS.
The Lubuntu team is running a bug day on Tuesday, July 26, 2016. It’s a spin of a hug day.
We will have an Ubuntu On Air session on Monday, July 25, 2016 from 19 to 20 UTC. I will give a presentation for the first half, then for the second half, I will be joined by Walter Lapchynski and we will answer questions provided to us over IRC. I strongly recommend that you either attend the session or watch the archive, because we might answer a question that you have. To attend, go to ubuntuonair.com during the date/time I listed above.
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.
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.