Thanks to all the hard work from our contributors, Lubuntu 17.04 has been released! With the codename Zesty Zapus, Lubuntu 17.04 is the 12th release of Lubuntu, with support until January of 2018.
Thanks to all the hard work from our contributors, we are pleased to announce that Lubuntu 16.04.2 LTS has been released!
The latest and last point release of the Lubuntu Trusty Tahr LTS, 14.04.5, is now available for download.
This release includes images for amd64 (commonly referred to as 64-bit), i386 (commonly referred to as 32-bit), and PowerPC.
Just note that we have a bug affecting PowerPC that affects installing Lubuntu alongside another operating system. More details are in the release notes.
Thanks to everyone who helped make this release possible!
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.
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.
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.