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DistroWatch.com: Lubuntu

Lubuntu

Last Update: 2017-10-20 05:01 UTC


Lubuntu is a fast, lightweight and energy-saving variant of Ubuntu using the LXDE (Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment) desktop. It is intended to have low-resource system requirements and is designed primarily for netbooks, mobile devices and older PCs.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 21 (450), 6 months: 22 (424), 3 months: 19 (457), 4 weeks: 17 (572), 1 week: 30 (398)

Average visitor rating: 8.69/10 from 55 review(s).


Lubuntu Summary
Distribution Lubuntu
Home Page http://lubuntu.me/
Mailing Lists https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/Lubuntu-users
User Forums --
Alternative User Forums LinuxQuestions.org
Documentation https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Lubuntu/Documentation
Screenshots DistroWatch Gallery
Screencasts
Download Mirrors https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Lubuntu/GetLubuntuLinuxTracker.org
Bug Tracker https://bugs.launchpad.net/~lubuntu-desktop
Related Websites Wikipedia
Reviews 17.04: DarkDuck
16.10: DarkDuck
16.04: DarkDuck
14.x: BlogspotDedoimedo
13.x: TalLinux (Italian) • Desktop Linux ReviewsBlogspotBlogspot
12.x: Blogspot
11.x: TechWorldDedoimedoLinux UserLinux User
10.x: OSNewsBlogspot
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 2017-10-20: Distribution Release: Lubuntu 17.10
 • 2017-06-30: Development Release: Lubuntu 17.10 Alpha 1
 • 2017-04-14: Distribution Release: Lubuntu 17.04
 • 2017-01-28: Development Release: Lubuntu 17.04 Alpha 2
 • 2016-10-14: Distribution Release: Lubuntu 16.10
 • 2016-07-28: Development Release: Lubuntu 16.10 Alpha 2
 • 2016-04-25: Distribution Release: Lubuntu 16.04
 • 2016-01-29: Development Release: Lubuntu 16.04 Alpha 2
 • 2015-10-23: Distribution Release: Lubuntu 15.10
 • 2015-04-23: Distribution Release: Lubuntu 15.04
 • 2014-10-24: Distribution Release: Lubuntu 14.10
 • 2014-04-17: Distribution Release: Lubuntu 14.04
 • More Lubuntu releases...

  Headlines:
 •2016-08-13 Lubuntu migrating to LXQt
 • More Lubuntu headlines...

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Feature 17.10
artful
17.04
zesty
16.10
yakkety
16.04
xenial
15.10
wily
15.04
vivid
14.10
utopic
14.04
trusty
13.10
saucy
13.04
raring
12.10
quantal
12.04
precise
11.10
oneiric
11.04 10.10 10.04 Feature
Release Date 2017-10-19 2017-04-13 2016-10-13 2016-04-21 2015-10-22 2015-04-23 2014-10-23 2014-04-17 2013-10-17 2013-04-25 2012-10-18 2012-04-26 2011-10-13 2011-04-28 2010-10-10 2010-05-03 Release Date
End Of Life 2018-07 2018-01 2017-07 2019-04 2016-07 2016-01 2015-07 2017-04                 End Of Life
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Price (US$)
Image Size (MB) 686-929 684-916   722-843                         Image Size (MB)
Free Download ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO Free Download
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Installation
Default Desktop LXDE LXDE LXDE LXDE LXDE LXDE LXDE LXDE LXDE LXDE LXDE LXDE LXDE LXDE LXDE LXDE Default Desktop
Package Management DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB Package Management
Release Model Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Release Model
Office Suite GOffice GOffice GOffice GOffice GOffice GOffice GOffice GOffice GOffice GOffice GOffice GOffice GOffice GOffice GOffice GOffice Office Suite
Processor Architecture i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 armhf, i386, powerpc, x86_64 armhf, i386, powerpc, x86_64 armhf, i386, powerpc, x86_64 i386, powerpc, x86_64 i386, powerpc, x86_64 i386, powerpc, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386 i386 i386 Processor Architecture
Init Software systemd systemd systemd systemd systemd systemd systemd systemd systemd Upstart Upstart Upstart Upstart Upstart Upstart Upstart Init Software
Journaled File Systems Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Journaled File Systems
Multilingual Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Multilingual
Asian Language Support                                 Asian Language Support
Full Package List 17.10 17.04 16.10 16.04 15.10 15.04 14.10 14.04 13.10 13.04 12.10 12.04 11.10 11.04 10.10 10.04 Full Package List
Package 17.10
artful
17.04
zesty
16.10
yakkety
16.04
xenial
15.10
wily
15.04
vivid
14.10
utopic
14.04
trusty
13.10
saucy
13.04
raring
12.10
quantal
12.04
precise
11.10
oneiric
11.04 10.10 10.04 Package
abiword (3.0.2) 3.0.2 3.0.2 3.0.1 3.0.1 3.0.1 3.0.1 3.0.0 3.0.0 3.0.0svn 2.9.2 2.9.2 2.9.2 2.8.6 2.8.6 2.8.6 2.8.2 abiword (3.0.2)
alsa-lib (1.1.5) 1.1.3 1.1.3 1.1.2 1.1.0 1.0.29 1.0.28 1.0.28 1.0.27.2 1.0.27.2 1.0.25 1.0.25 1.0.25 1.0.24.1 1.0.24.1 1.0.23 1.0.22 alsa-lib (1.1.5)
ati-driver (16.40) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 8.780 -- ati-driver (16.40)
bash (4.4.12) 4.4 4.4 4.3 4.3 4.3 4.3 4.3 4.3 4.2 4.2 4.2 4.2 4.2 4.2 4.1 4.1 bash (4.4.12)
bind (9.11.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- bind (9.11.2)
chromium (62.0.3202.94) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 25.0.1364.160 22.0.1229.94 18.0.1025.151 14.0.835.202 10.0.648.205 6.0.472.63 5.0.342.9 chromium (62.0.3202.94)
cups (2.2.6) 2.2.4 2.2.2 2.2.0 2.1.3 2.1.0 2.0.2 1.7.5 1.7.2 1.7.0rc1 1.6.2 1.6.1 1.5.2 1.5.0 1.4.6 1.4.4 1.4.3 cups (2.2.6)
dhcp (4.3.6) 4.3.5 4.3.5 4.3.3 4.3.3 4.3.1 4.3.1 4.2.4 4.2.4 4.2.4 4.2.4 4.2.4 4.1.ESV-R4 4.1.1-P1 4.1.1-P1 3.1.3 3.1.3 dhcp (4.3.6)
e2fsprogs (1.43.7) 1.43.5 1.43.4 1.43.3 1.42.13 1.42.12 1.42.12 1.42.10 1.42.9 1.42.8 1.42.5 1.42.5 1.42 1.41.14 1.41.14 1.41.12 1.41.11 e2fsprogs (1.43.7)
firefox (57.0) 55.0.2 52.0.1 49.0 45.0.2 41.0.2 37.0 33.0 28.0 24.0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- firefox (57.0)
freetype (2.8.1) 2.8 2.6.3 2.6.3 2.6.1 2.5.2 2.5.2 2.5.2 2.5.2 2.4.12 2.4.11 2.4.10 2.4.8 2.4.4 2.4.4 2.4.2 2.3.11 freetype (2.8.1)
gcc (7.2.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gcc (7.2.0)
gimp (2.8.22) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gimp (2.8.22)
glibc (2.26) 2.26 2.24 2.24 2.23 2.21 2.21 2.19 2.19 2.17 2.17 2.15 2.15 2.13 2.13 2.12.1 2.11.1 glibc (2.26)
gnome-shell (3.26.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnome-shell (3.26.2)
gnucash (2.6.18-1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnucash (2.6.18-1)
gnumeric (1.12.35) 1.12.32 1.12.32 1.12.32 1.12.28 1.12.23 1.12.18 1.12.17 1.12.9 1.12.6 1.12.1 1.10.17 1.10.17 1.10.17 1.10.13 1.10.8 1.10.1 gnumeric (1.12.35)
grub (2.02) 2.02beta3 2.02beta3 2.02beta2 2.02beta2 2.02beta2 2.02beta2 2.02beta2 2.02beta2 2.00 2.00 2.00 1.99 1.99 1.99rc1 1.98 1.98 grub (2.02)
gtk+ (3.22.26) 3.22.24 3.22.11 3.20.9 3.18.9 2.24.28 2.24.27 2.24.25 2.24.23 2.24.20 2.24.17 2.24.13 2.24.10 2.24.6 2.24.4 2.22.0 2.20.0 gtk+ (3.22.26)
httpd (2.4.29) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- httpd (2.4.29)
inkscape (0.92.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- inkscape (0.92.2)
k3b (17.08.3) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- k3b (17.08.3)
kmod (24) 24 22 22 22 21 18 18 15 9 9 -- -- -- -- -- -- kmod (24)
libgnome (2.32.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 2.32.1 2.32.0 2.30.0 libgnome (2.32.1)
libreoffice (5.4.3) 5.4.1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- libreoffice (5.4.3)
linux (4.14) 4.13 4.10 4.8 4.4 4.2 3.19 3.16 3.13 3.11 3.8 3.5 3.2 3.0 2.6.38 2.6.35 2.6.32 linux (4.14)
Package 17.10
artful
17.04
zesty
16.10
yakkety
16.04
xenial
15.10
wily
15.04
vivid
14.10
utopic
14.04
trusty
13.10
saucy
13.04
raring
12.10
quantal
12.04
precise
11.10
oneiric
11.04 10.10 10.04 Package
lxde-common (0.99.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 0.5.5 0.5.0 -- -- -- lxde-common (0.99.2)
mariadb (10.2.10) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mariadb (10.2.10)
mate-desktop (1.18.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mate-desktop (1.18.0)
mesa (17.2.5) 17.2.2 17.0.3 12.0.3 11.2.0 11.0.2 10.5.2 10.3.0 10.1.0 9.2.1 9.1.1 9.0 8.0.2 7.11 7.10.2 7.9git 7.7.1 mesa (17.2.5)
mysql (5.7.20) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mysql (5.7.20)
nautilus (3.26.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- nautilus (3.26.2)
NVIDIA (387.22) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 260.19.06 -- NVIDIA (387.22)
openbox (3.6.1) 3.6.1 3.6.1 3.6.1 3.6.1 3.6.1 3.5.2 3.5.2 3.5.2 3.5.2 3.5.0 3.5.0 3.5.0 3.5.0 3.4.11.2 3.4.11.1 3.4.10 openbox (3.6.1)
openjdk (8u151) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- openjdk (8u151)
openssh (7.6p1) 7.5p1 7.4p1 7.3p1 7.2p1 6.9p1 6.7p1 6.6p1 6.6p1 6.2p2 6.1p1 6.0p1 5.9p1 5.8p1 5.8p1 5.5p1 5.3p1 openssh (7.6p1)
openssl (1.1.0g) 1.0.2g 1.0.2g 1.0.2g 1.0.2g 1.0.2d 1.0.1f 1.0.1f 1.0.1f 1.0.1e 1.0.1c 1.0.1c 1.0.1 1.0.0e 0.9.8o 0.9.8o 0.9.8k openssl (1.1.0g)
perl (5.26.1) 5.26.0 5.24.1 5.22.2 5.22.1 5.20.2 5.20.2 5.20.1 5.18.2 5.14.2 5.14.2 5.14.2 5.14.2 5.12.4 5.10.1 5.10.1 5.10.1 perl (5.26.1)
php (7.1.11) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- php (7.1.11)
plasma-desktop (5.11.3) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- plasma-desktop (5.11.3)
postfix (3.2.4) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 2.9.3 2.9.1 2.8.5 -- -- -- postfix (3.2.4)
postgresql (10.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- postgresql (10.1)
Python (3.6.3) 2.7.14 2.7.13 2.7.11 2.7.11 2.7.9 2.7.9 2.7.8 2.7.5 2.7.5 2.7.4 2.7.3 2.7.3 2.7.2 2.7.1 2.6.6 2.6.5 Python (3.6.3)
qt (5.9.2) 5.9.1 -- 5.6.1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- qt (5.9.2)
samba (4.7.2) -- -- -- -- 4.1.17 4.1.13 4.1.11 4.1.6 3.6.18 3.6.9 3.6.6 3.6.3 -- -- -- 3.4.7 samba (4.7.2)
systemd (235) 234 232 231 229 225 219 208 204 204 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- systemd (235)
thunderbird (52.4.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- thunderbird (52.4.0)
vim (8.0) 8.0 8.0 7.4 7.4 7.4 7.4 7.4 7.4 7.4 7.3 7.3 7.3 7.3 7.3 7.2 7.2 vim (8.0)
vlc (2.2.6) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- vlc (2.2.6)
xfdesktop (4.12.4) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- xfdesktop (4.12.4)
xorg-server (1.19.5) 1.19.5 1.19.3 1.18.4 1.18.3 1.17.2 1.17.1 1.16.0 1.15.1 1.14.3 1.13.3 1.13.0 1.11.4 1.10.4 1.10.1 1.9.0 1.7.6 xorg-server (1.19.5)

Reader Ratings
Reader supplied reviews for Lubuntu

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8.7
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Version: 17.10
Rating: 8
Date: 2017-11-12
Votes: 0


The old saying "Everything you need and nothing that you don't need" comes close to describing Lubuntu. This distro has been stable for me and works very well on older machines. This and Xubuntu are my favorite so far of the Ubuntu family of distros.

Pros: Simple straightforward desktop, easy to use.
Loads fast, boots fast, easy on memory and CPU.

Cons: Not the best if you are looking for a bling-ed up desktop.
Watch out for the default software source options if you are security minded.



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Version: 17.04
Rating: 8
Date: 2017-11-03
Votes: 0


I have problems with steam (problems with x32 library) and bad standard spreadsheets.


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Version: 17.10
Rating: 10
Date: 2017-10-29
Votes: 2


Lubuntu is my favorite Linux distribution, Lubuntu is not just simple and fast, and easy to operate.


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