18 Aug

We need your input on Lubuntu image sizes!

This has been extended to 30 August 2016 at 19 UTC.

The Lubuntu team needs your feedback!

We would like to get your input on a poll we have created to gauge your usage of the Lubuntu images. Your feedback is essential in making sure we make the right decision going forward!

The poll is located here: http://lubuntu.me/cd-size-poll/

The poll closes on 26 August 2016 at 19 UTC, so please get your feedback in before then!

05 Aug

Lubuntu 14.04.5 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.

Please read the release notes, which covers the latest update as well as the whole history of the release. Additionally, you can download the images from the Ubuntu cdimage server.

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!

15 Jul

Lubuntu Bug Day

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.
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30 Jun

Lubuntu Yakkety Yak Alpha 1 has been released!

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.

You can grab the images from here: http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/lubuntu/releases/yakkety/alpha-1/

If you find any issues, feel free to contact us and visit our Get Involved page to get involved!

17 May

Lubuntu.me is back

First of all, we need to apologise for being offline for several days, due to server problems. Now everything’s solved and working fine. The download links have been repaired, the usual sections are still there and, of course, the blog and comment ability is restored.

Again, sorry for the annoyance and… Happy downloading!

21 Apr

Lubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Released!

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.

With many LXDE components, Lubuntu also uses well-known applications, such as Firefox, Openbox, Pidgin, to name a few. The Lubuntu project wiki contains more information on the project.

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