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DistroWatch.com: Lubuntu

Lubuntu

Last Update: 2017-03-24 01:49 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: 20 (490), 6 months: 20 (490), 3 months: 18 (531), 4 weeks: 22 (472), 1 week: 22 (518)

Average visitor rating: 9/10 from 9 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 LinuxQuestions.orgDistroWatch Gallery
Screencasts LinuxQuestions.org
Download Mirrors https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Lubuntu/GetLubuntuLinuxTracker.org
Bug Tracker https://bugs.launchpad.net/~lubuntu-desktop
Related Websites Wikipedia
Reviews 16.10: DarkDuck
16.04: DarkDuck
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 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
 • 2013-04-26: Distribution Release: Lubuntu 13.04
 • 2012-10-19: Distribution Release: Lubuntu 12.10
 • More Lubuntu releases...

  Headlines:
 •2016-08-13 Lubuntu migrating to LXQt
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  • Colour scheme: green text = latest stable version, red text = development or beta version. The function determining beta versions is not 100% reliable due to a wide variety of versioning schemes.

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Feature 17.04-beta2
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 2017-03-23 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 2018-01 2017-07 2019-04 2016-07 2016-01 2015-07 2017-04                 End Of Life
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Price (US$)
CDs 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 Free Download
Installation 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 Default Desktop
Package Management 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 Office Suite
Processor Architecture 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 ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Journaled File Systems
Multilingual 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 17.04-beta2 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 17.04-beta2
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 3.0.1 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 (1.1.3) 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 (1.1.3)
ati-driver (16.40) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 8.780 -- ati-driver (16.40)
bash (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 (9.11.0-P3) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- bind (9.11.0-P3)
chromium (57.0.2987.133) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 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 (57.0.2987.133)
cups (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 (2.2.3)
dhcp (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 1.43.3 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 (52.0.2) 50.1.0 49.0 45.0.2 41.0.2 37.0 33.0 28.0 24.0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- firefox (52.0.2)
freetype (2.7.1) 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 (2.7.1)
gcc (6.3.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gcc (6.3.0)
gimp (2.8.20) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gimp (2.8.20)
glibc (2.25) 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 (3.24.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnome-shell (3.24.0)
gnucash (2.6.16) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnucash (2.6.16)
gnumeric (1.12.34) 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 (1.12.34)
grub (2.00) 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 (2.00)
gtk+ (3.22.11) 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+ (3.22.11)
httpd (2.4.25) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- httpd (2.4.25)
inkscape (0.92.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- inkscape (0.92.1)
k3b (2.0.3a) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- k3b (2.0.3a)
kmod (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 (5.3.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- libreoffice (5.3.1)
linux (4.10.7) 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 (4.10.7)
Package 17.04-beta2
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 (10.1.22) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mariadb (10.1.22)
mate-desktop (1.18.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mate-desktop (1.18.0)
mesa (17.0.2) 17.0.1 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 (17.0.2)
mysql (5.7.17) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mysql (5.7.17)
nautilus (3.24.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- nautilus (3.24.0)
NVIDIA (378.13) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 260.19.06 -- NVIDIA (378.13)
openbox (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 (8u121) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- openjdk (8u121)
openssh (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 (1.1.0e) 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 (1.1.0e)
perl (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 (5.24.1)
php (7.1.3) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- php (7.1.3)
plasma-desktop (5.9.4) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- plasma-desktop (5.9.4)
postfix (3.2.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 2.9.3 2.9.1 2.8.5 -- -- -- postfix (3.2.0)
postgresql (9.6.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- postgresql (9.6.2)
Python (3.6.1) 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 (3.6.1)
qt (5.8.0) -- 5.6.1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- qt (5.8.0)
samba (4.6.1) -- -- -- 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 (4.6.1)
systemd (233) 232 231 229 225 219 208 204 204 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- systemd (233)
thunderbird (45.8.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- thunderbird (45.8.0)
vim (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 (2.2.4) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- vlc (2.2.4)
xfdesktop (4.12.3) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- xfdesktop (4.12.3)
xorg-server (1.19.3) 1.18.4 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)

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Version: 16.10
Rating: 10
Date: 2017-03-29
Votes: 0


Absolutely fantastic! Great community support, speedy, and most of all: lightweight.
I would like to mention that surprisingly LXDE is moderately heavy compared to other desktops (such as the alternate openbox). Here is a great comparison of desktops! https://l3net.wordpress.com/2013/03/17/a-memory-comparison-of-light-linux-desktops/


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Version: 16.04
Rating: 9
Date: 2017-03-28
Votes: 0


Pros: After trying around eight lite distros on a very old friend's laptop, that is the one that made it the best. It works pretty fine, is light, clean and the look is not bad at all. I've been using it for almost a year until today on a ThinkPad T60 1go RAM; that's just perfect.

Cons: Not really equiped basically, but it's fine cause nothing useless.


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Version: 16.04
Rating: 8
Date: 2017-03-20
Votes: 0


Pros: Faster and more efficient than other Ubuntu flavors. Large software repository.

Cons: LXDE apps gave up some useful features to save memory. Not as light weight as Debian, Devuan LXDE; or LXDE on Slackware built from source. Risky version upgrade procedure like the other 'buntus.

Additional info.: Unofficial Christian version available of latest LTS at http://www.computers4christians.org/C4C.html with Systemback installer rather than Ubiquity.


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