22 Jul

RazorQT theme

Yesterday I read this interesting article on the LXDE blog. For those who don’t know yet, RazorQT and LXDE are joining forces, to make a extremely fast, beautiful and brand new desktop. And here we are, Lubuntu, with a promising RazorQT session available.

Until this arrives (the complete and finished RazorQT environment) you can install it via the official PPA and use this ready-made theme to match your Lubuntu Raring Ringtail desktop. Download it while it’s hot!

25 Apr

Lubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail

It has landed! We have new release, the Raring Ringtail. There’re lots of changes:

  • New version of pcmanfm / libfm (1.1.0) including a built-in search utility.
  • Artwork improvements, including new wallpapers, community wallpapers, new icons…
  • Removing catfish, since pcmanfm has its own search utility
  • Fix a very old bug causing gnome-mplayer to crash with some CPU (P4)
  • Several fixes for the image viewer gpicview

You can download it while it’s hot, either 32bit or AMD64 versions (these are Torrent files, look here for more downloads). Enjoy!

05 Apr

Lubuntu 13.04 Beta

Steve Langasek, the release wizard, has announced the availability of the last beta for all flavours of the Raring Ringtail, including Ubuntu, Edubuntu, Kubuntu, UbuntuStudio, Xubuntu, UbuntuGnome (NEW) and Kylin (NEW also):

The Ubuntu team is pleased to announce the final beta release of Ubuntu 13.04 Desktop, Server, Cloud, and Core products. Together with Ubuntu 13.04, Kubuntu, Edubuntu, Lubuntu, Xubuntu and Ubuntu Studio also reached final beta status today. We also welcome two new flavors, Ubuntu GNOME and UbuntuKylin, which are participating in the Ubuntu release process for the first time this cycle…

You can grab your copy of Lubuntu here.

12 Mar

Community wallpaper contest results

Alexander Andjelkovic, from the Lubuntu Artwork Team, announced the results of the Community Wallpaper Contest for the 13.04 release of Lubuntu. The results for our wallpapers contest are in, and can be viewed in detail at Picomp.

The winners are:

1. ‘nature’ by wakarii (80 Votes)
2. ‘Frost Glas’ by Tylana (74 Votes)
3. ‘Simple. Fast. Lubuntu.’ by Julian Fernandes (72 Votes)
4. ‘Squares’ by Ray O Sullivan (71 Votes)
5. ‘Fish 2’ by AmmarkoV (66 Votes)

If you want to download any of these finalists or whatever in this contest you’ll need to go to the Flickr pool.

06 Feb

A new wallpaper

Simply that, the first two wallpapers for Lubuntu Raring Ringtail, with two versions, “normal” and “particle beam”. Usually Lubuntu uses a single soft wave, so if you’re asking about the inspiration for the new design, I’ll explain:

The double wave resembles a DNA helix. Particle beam radiation is used to create mutations on some genes. So the expectation is just a useful, improved and creative mutation of previous environments (yeah, too geek, I know).

You can download it at the Raring Artwork wiki page. I hope you like it.

Note: a reminder for everybody, the Flickr pool is still open. What are you waiting? Send your hand-made wallpapers, yours may become a Lubuntu’s official background!

21 Jan

13.04 wallpaper contest

Alexander Andjelkovic, member of the Lubuntu Artwork Team, is proud to announce the 13.04 release wallpaper contest, as said:

As 13.04 is getting closer, it’s about time that we announce the community wallpaper contest.

Submissions are done through this Flickr group: http://www.flickr.com/groups/lubuntu1304contest/

And you’ll find all the necessary information about the contest there as well.

Spread the word!

Feel free to submit your apliance and release the artist you’ve got inside!