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!

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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