26 Apr

Lubuntu 12.04 released!

Lubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin is finaly here. Download it while hot. Features:

  • Based on the lightweight LXDE desktop environment
  • Pcmanfm 0.9.10, a fast and lightweight files manager using gio/gvfs
  • Openbox, the fast and extensible, default windows-manager of LXDE
  • Lightdm, using the simple GTK greeter
  • Chromium, the open-source version of Google Chrome
  • …and, of course, based on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

Improvements since Lubuntu 11.10

  • A new software-center, optimized to be lightweight, for easy installation and removal of applications from your system
  • New theme is used, and each previous themes are available in the repositories
  • Lightdm is used as the display manager with the default gtk greeter
  • Blueman is now used instead of gnome-bluetooth for managing bluetooth devices
  • A lot of bug fixes, especially on the panel and the file manager

Some links:
22 Apr

Trisquel Mini 5.5 Brigantia

Celtic power arrives to our computers! It has been released Trisquel 5.5 Mini edition, with LXDE environment, and based on Linux-Libre (under the GNU Free Software Foundation); sorry, only Gnome screenshot. Brigantia ships with Midori as web browser, Empathy, Sylpheed, Transmission and XChat; Abiword and ePDFReader for the office, SimpleScan and mtPaint for the graphics, Gnome MPlayer and XFBurn for multtimedia, etc. Also, it’s included Gigolo (from XFCE) for performing connections and mounting remote filesystems. You can download it here.

16 Apr

New Lubuntu icon theme

A new icon theme is going to land soon: Lubuntu Box. At this moment only a few icons and the design guide are being developed to create the main look line. Of course, the icon theme will (and always) be free, released under GPL license, and it will fit another desktop environments, such as Gnome3 or Unity. Stay tuned!

15 Apr

SliTaz 4

The SliTaz team has anounced the fourth version of this tiny Linux. With a new graphical installer this rolling release is a new minimal requierements goal, needing 192 Mb memory and voer 48 mb once installed. It’s projected thinking as a powerful but light server without need of installation. Anyway, it has the kernel 2.6.37 (a bit older, considering Lubuntu and OpenSuSE/LXDE ship with 3.0 ones while being light), Openbox 3.4 (again 0.1 points old fashioned), XOrg 1.9.5 and Alsa 1.0.24 (not PulseAudio).

10 Apr

Snowlinux 2

Lars Torben Kremer has presented the new version of another Debian based LXDE distro, Snowlinux 2 “Ice” LXDE. This release features its own artwork (called Snowlinux-Metal), an improved installer, apturl, OpenJDK 6 Java, amon other system improvements. This Release Candidate is presented in 32bit only and you can download it here for testing.

08 Apr

Downlaod Cairo effects for Lubuntu

Now we host the Cairo Compositing Manager, so you can download it whenever you want. And of course you can install it on Lubuntu 12.04 (even its version is older than the Precise Pangolin, it worked fine). I’ve updated the Tools page and posted links for both i386 and amd64 architectures. Enjoy!