For those who want to rescue a very old machine maybe Ubiquity installer is too heavy and full featured. So we’re testing a new text based installing system, based on Ubuntu alternate installer (wizard, anyway). If you want to test it download it and burn. But remember, it’s only a test (thanks to Phill Whiteside).
The day has arrived. The final stable release of Lubuntu is here. Not too much to say, except you can download it while it’s hot! Go to downloads section and get it! Julien Lavergne said:
== What is Lubuntu ? ==
Lubuntu is an Ubuntu derivated using the LXDE desktop. It’s designed to be a lightweight and easy-to-use desktop environment.
Lubuntu is actually not part of the Ubuntu family, and not build with the current Ubuntu infrastructure. This release is considered as a «stable beta», a result that could be a final and stable release if we was included in the Ubuntu family.
== Features ==
* Based on the lightweight LXDE desktop environment.
* Pcmanfm 0.9.7, a fast and lightweight files manager using gio/gvfs.
* Lxdm, a lightweight GTK display manager.
* Chromium, the open-source version of Google Chrome.
* … and, of course, based on Ubuntu 10.10
As you can see, we’re still developing (and working!). Julien Lavergne (a.k.a. The Boss 😀 ) is proud to present the second (and last) testing release. This one includes some bug fixes and has the usual Ubuntu updates (that are plenty). Here are the download links (please, using torrent is better for everybody). Also, I’ve updated the downloads section. There you can still download the last stable version of Lubuntu, if you don’t want to test this release and want your system to be stable and fully functional.
- new lxappareance from LXDE git
- update-notifier and Xpad was added
- parcellite and Pyneighborhood removed
- lxtask was added, to replace xfce4-taskmanager
- evince is now used for reading pdf
- we can now play games! (powered by ace-of-penguins)
- new theme and installation slideshow by me 😉
- lxde is now hal-free
- new meta-packages lubuntu-core and lubuntu-restricted-extras
- added support for indicator applets on lxpanel (turn off by default)
- and the usual updates of LXDE and Lubuntu components packages
See the image, or see it by yourself at Distrowatch. Lubuntu is the 8th linux distribution according download ratios. We have overcome one of the first ones, over other famous distros like Mandriva, Gentoo, Slackware, etc. So we have to continue the effort and going ahead. Congratulations to all the people who made this possible!
<irony> I’m really glad about this (compare the artwork) </irony>
Panel and menu button from Lubuntu Lucid Lynx (last year dated):
Panel and menu button from SalixOS 13.1 (presented today at DistroWatch):
A new blog dedicated to Lubuntu is started, an Ubuntu-based operating system, but enhanced for speed and focused on simplicity. So we celebrate it providing the disc image download, wich is in alpha 3 state (development, for testing purposes only).