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DistroWatch.com: Lubuntu

Lubuntu

Last Update: 2017-06-30 13:12 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.

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Average visitor rating: 8.44/10 from 36 review(s).


Lubuntu Summary
Distribution Lubuntu
Home Page http://lubuntu.me/
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 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
 • 2013-10-18: Distribution Release: Lubuntu 13.10
 • More Lubuntu releases...

  Headlines:
 •2016-08-13 Lubuntu migrating to LXQt
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Feature 17.10-alpha1
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 2017-06-30 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$) Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Price (US$)
CDs 1 DVD 1 DVD 1 DVD 1 DVD 1 DVD 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 CDs
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, LXQt 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
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
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-alpha1 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-alpha1
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 (1.1.4.1) 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 (1.1.4.1)
ati-driver (16.40) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 8.780 -- ati-driver (16.40)
bash (4.4) 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)
bind (9.11.1-P3) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- bind (9.11.1-P3)
chromium (59.0.3071.115) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 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 (59.0.3071.115)
cups (2.2.4) 2.2.3 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 (2.2.4)
dhcp (4.3.5) 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 (4.3.5)
e2fsprogs (1.43.4) 1.43.4 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 (1.43.4)
firefox (54.0.1) 50.1.0 52.0.1 49.0 45.0.2 41.0.2 37.0 33.0 28.0 24.0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- firefox (54.0.1)
freetype (2.8) 2.6.3 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)
gcc (7.1.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gcc (7.1.0)
gimp (2.8.22) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gimp (2.8.22)
glibc (2.25) 2.24 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 (2.25)
gnome-shell (3.24.3) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnome-shell (3.24.3)
gnucash (2.6.17) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnucash (2.6.17)
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+ (3.22.17) 3.22.15 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+ (3.22.17)
httpd (2.4.27) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- httpd (2.4.27)
inkscape (0.92.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- inkscape (0.92.1)
k3b (17.04.3) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- k3b (17.04.3)
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 (5.3.4) 5.3.3 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- libreoffice (5.3.4)
linux (4.12.3) 4.10 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 (4.12.3)
Package 17.10-alpha1
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 (10.2.7) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mariadb (10.2.7)
mate-desktop (1.18.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mate-desktop (1.18.0)
mesa (17.1.5) 17.1.2 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 (17.1.5)
mysql (5.7.19) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mysql (5.7.19)
nautilus (3.24.2.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- nautilus (3.24.2.1)
NVIDIA (381.22) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 260.19.06 -- NVIDIA (381.22)
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 (8u131) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- openjdk (8u131)
openssh (7.5p1) 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 (7.5p1)
openssl (1.1.0f) 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 (1.1.0f)
perl (5.26.0) 5.24.1 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 (5.26.0)
php (7.1.7) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- php (7.1.7)
plasma-desktop (5.10.4) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- plasma-desktop (5.10.4)
postfix (3.2.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 2.9.3 2.9.1 2.8.5 -- -- -- postfix (3.2.2)
postgresql (9.6.3) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- postgresql (9.6.3)
Python (3.6.2) 2.7.13 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 (3.6.2)
qt (5.9.1) 5.7.1 -- 5.6.1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- qt (5.9.1)
samba (4.6.6) -- -- -- -- 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 (4.6.6)
systemd (234) 233 232 231 229 225 219 208 204 204 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- systemd (234)
thunderbird (52.2.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- thunderbird (52.2.1)
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 (1.19.3) 1.19.3 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 (1.19.3)

Reader Ratings
Reader supplied reviews for Lubuntu

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8.4
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Version: 14.04
Rating: 9
Date: 2017-07-21
Votes: 0


Lubuntu has been my choice for free desktop OS. Lubuntu 14.04 LTS is also compatibel with my old laptop, it help me for daily use.

here, some of pros and cons, from my point of view :

CONS :

1. Lubuntu 14.04 does not has search ability to searching file. it can be fixed with catfish file search.
2. Lubuntu lack of best suite office, so we have to install libreOffice.
3. Lubuntu is not by default put thunderbird on it, that it is usefull for me.

PROS :

simple, fas, lightweight and low-resource system requirement that make it's suitable for old machine


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Version: 17.04
Rating: 1
Date: 2017-07-16
Votes: 0


nothing good to report

pros:
can't think of any

cons:
Nothing works. Truly. Nothing.
Live medium as well as install routine unable to detect twin monitors correctly. Once chosen the wrong one as main monitor (which of course will not display anything) you cannot convice Lubuntu to change that setting.
Installation routine gets stuck after choosing to download neither updates nor proprietary drivers. End of story.


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Version: 17.04
Rating: 2
Date: 2017-07-10
Votes: 13


Really Beautiful, Simple and Light with LxQt and Lubuntu's default theme and icons, and becomes really more elegant after you customize easily with Openbox...

On the other hand, the Most Frustrating one I've tried so far. It's really something like a testing distro which is uncompleted yet. "Disappointment" with a single word.

Yes, though it's based on the latest Ubuntu... Even some of the items in the main menu don't work and you have to install them again using Synaptic (i.e. even the Lubuntu Software Center itself).. The most annoying side was the usb wireless adapter issues for me. (Yes, no surprise as both the base Ubuntu and the parent Debian are infamous with this).

In fact, I'm a happy Mint user with no issues.. And even though Mint is based on Ubuntu and Debian, it's flawless to use the same usb wireless adapter with it, when Debian 9 did not detect and Lubuntu detected but could not connect with no errors displayed, no matter what I did. (In the meantime, there was no problem with the same adapter with some other distros I tried, like MX, AntiX and Manjaro) ..

Consequently; I'd never think and suggest anyone as a 1st distro to be trusted and used on a pc.. Maybe just to have a try or for simple things; copying files etc.

I'm really sad for leaving such a nice looking software for it doesn't work properly and for it looks obviously uncompleted.

P.S.: Sometimes I suggest and install Linux (Mint especially) on my friens and neighbours laptops and PCs -both new and old-. And all thank me on every occasion. I particularly trust Mint and install especially that one as I know that everything will just work no matter what make and model their wifi or printers are... Now I really thank God saying: "What if I installed Lubuntu for it's lightweight?.. They all know nothing but Windows.. They'd all call me saying: "What did you do to our XP or Win7 ? We want it back ! .. "


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