01 Sep

Lubuntu Artful Aardvark Beta 1 has been released!

Lubuntu Artful Aardvark Beta 1 (soon to be 17.10) has been released! Also in this release (in addition to the usual LXDE ISO) is an experimental image with LXQt instead of LXDE.

For the LXDE edition, we have a couple papercuts listed in the release notes, so please take a look there. Please note that this Beta release features usage of netplan instead of ifupdown, so networking issues might occur. If you find such issues, please let us know by reporting a bug against plan (the source that ships netplan).

You can grab the Lubuntu images from here: http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/lubuntu/releases/artful/beta-1/

We recommend that if you install Lubuntu Artful Aardvark Beta 1, that you download the LXDE edition rather than the experimental LXQt ISO. The LXQt ISO will most likely break your system.

If you would like to read the release notes for Lubuntu Next (the experimental LXQt edition of Lubuntu), you can find them here. The release notes lists all of the known issues for the images.

You can grab the experimental Lubuntu Next images from here: http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/lubuntu-next/releases/artful/beta-1/

A big thanks to the whole Lubuntu team and contributors for helping pull this release together! If you would like to join our team and help make Lubuntu 17.10 the best release ever, feel free to get involved! Any contribution of your time, no matter how small or trivial, helps us out.


5 thoughts on “Lubuntu Artful Aardvark Beta 1 has been released!

    • We’ll keep XOrg for now. But Wayland is doing pretty well as a base for Plasma / KDE desktops. So will ours, in the ultimate LXQT version. But better the devil you know 😉

  1. So I am not a developer but a avid computer user, and so I thought why not try 17.10 beta 1. Actually I do not like it as much as Unity which I thought that Gnome would somehow be better? Why the flip screen to get to sign in is beyond me? Most have desktop PC’s not tablets or touch screens. Maybe have a way to turn off? It’s been pretty stable, and I like it detected my printer automatically (nice touch). The only thing it did not recognize was my Bluetooth chip but had no problem with the wifi. Best of luck to everyone, and looking forward to the release sometime next year.

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