28 Nov

Restyling Box

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Arriving to version 0.43, we found the inspiration (or the need) to revisit the current icon theme. Just a few retouches here and there, a lot of (colour) improvements and (grid) adjustments, returned a refreshed air on all folders and related glyphs, and an overall smoothing look. Now the theme is a bit more sharp than before, and sure more clear for reading in small and big screens. Here’s the sample:

Also, if you use any dock (docky, plank,  or you just use a huge lxPanel) you’ll notice the completed new sizes. If you have installed Lubuntu 13.10 don’t worry, updates will arrive in a few weeks.

18 Oct

Saucy Salamander is out!

Finally the day arrived. New ISOs for every model of architecture are available. I updated the downloads section where you can grab the new Lubuntu Saucy Salamander with all these improvements (among others not so visible):

  • LightDM using a simple GTK+ greeter
  • Firefox as the new web browser for Lubuntu 13.10
  • new version of PCManFM and libfm including a built-in search utility
  • artwork improvements, new wallpapers, community wallpapers and icons
  • removed Catfish since PCManFM has its own search utility
  • fixed a very old bug causing GNOME MPlayer to crash with some CPUs
  • several fixes for the GPicView image viewer

Go to downloads section and get it for free now!

14 Oct

Corbin’s countdown

Thanks to Corbin Davenport for these amazing countdown clocks. There’s one for Lubuntu flavour and another for Ubuntu. For Lubuntu:

…and its code:


<iframe src=”http://www.corbindavenport.com/ubuntu/lubuntu.html” style=”width:180px; height:150px; border:0px;”>There was an error loading the countdown.</iframe>

For Ubuntu:



…and the code:


<iframe src=”http://www.corbindavenport.com/ubuntu/ubuntu.html” style=”width:180px; height:150px; border:0px;”>There was an error loading the countdown.</iframe>

05 Oct

Box 0.41 (icon theme)

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The default icon theme, Box, has reached another completion hit, version 0.41 is one of the most all-covered and complete icon themes over there. More than 2800 objects (icons and symlinks, apps, devices, filetypes, actions, etc) make this a suitable theme for any Linux based OS.

I’d like to thank Julien Lavergne for collecting every upload we made and creating a handy deb package, and my partner at the Lubuntu Artwork Team, Alexander Andjelkovich, without you this theme wouldn’t exist.If you’re going to download and install Lubuntu 13.10 you’ll have it by default (check release schedule). If not, you can check it out here, and choose your architecture here. Next step? Maybe a full Unity compliant Box theme 😉

30 Sep

Lubuntu 13.10 beta 2

Just wanted to inform that the second beta of Lubuntu Saucy Salamander is out (as published at the mailing lists and the Fridge). If you want to test this system feel free to download (PC32, PC64 and Mac). If you prefer to use Torrent files you can get them here.

More changes are included in this “cooked” ISO, like the complete removal of Chromium (getting back Firefox), the zRAM module, updated (and more complete) icon theme, redesigned LightDM theme, etc.

12 Sep

And the winner is…

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The poll has come to an end and we have five new wallpapers for
Lubuntu 13.10. We had a total of 1699 unique voters that picked their
5 favourite wallpapers (= 8495 votes), here are the winning
submissions:

1. Muelle by Manuel Puentes with 1261 Votes (15%)
2. Two Jack Lake by C Ayers with 1050 Votes (12%)
3. A Winter Magic by Luciash D’Being with 1033 Votes (12%)
4. Smolikas by George Blades Voulgarakis with 923 Votes (11%)
5. Moody by Robert Wicek with 813 Votes (10%)

Congratulations! (Complete result summary can be viewed HERE)

Muelle, by Manuel Puentes

I personally want to thank everyone that in any form made a
contribution to this contest – competitors, voters, promoters,
everyone. Also, a big thank you goes to Guillaume Le Roy who once
again helped us host our contest at Picomp – a great tool
and service of his that we’ve used for several contests now.

Next contest will be held sometime in March and will decide our
default wallpapers for Lubuntu 14.04!

25 Jul

Alpha 2

I do not recommend installing any alpha, unless you want to test (and possibly crash) your computer. Some changes you will find on this new release are:

  • Using now Firefox instead of Chromium as default browser
  • XScreensaver has been removed
  • ZRam added, enabling the desktop installer to work on lower RAM machines
  • Updated artwork (icons, new wallpaper, etc)

CD images (yes, it still fits on a CD!) are here.