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 • 2023-04-21: Distribution Release: Lubuntu 23.04
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Feature 23.04
lunar
22.10
kinetic
22.04
jammy
21.10
impish
21.04
hirsute
20.10
groovy
20.04
focal
19.10
eoan
19.04
disco
18.10
cosmic
18.04
bionic
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 2023-04-20 2022-10-20 2022-04-21 2021-10-14 2021-04-22 2020-10-22 2020-04-23 2019-10-17 2019-04-18 2018-10-18 2018-04-26 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 2024-01 2023-07 2025-04 2022-07 2022-01 2021-07 2023-04 2020-07 2020-01 2019-07 2021-04 2018-07 2018-01 2017-07 2019-04 2016-07 2016-01 2015-07 2017-04                 End Of Life
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Price (US$)
Image Size (MB) 2900-3000 2700-2800 2400-2500 1900-2000 1900-2000 1800-1900 1600-1700 1600-1700 1600-1700 1600-1700 1000-1100 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 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 Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Installation
Default Desktop LXQt LXQt LXQt LXQt LXQt LXQt LXQt LXQt LXQt LXQt LXDE 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 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 Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Release Model
Office Suite LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice GOffice GOffice GOffice GOffice GOffice GOffice GOffice GOffice GOffice GOffice GOffice GOffice GOffice GOffice GOffice GOffice GOffice Office Suite
Processor Architecture x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 i686, x86_64 i386, x86_64 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 systemd systemd 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 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 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Multilingual
Asian Language Support                                                       Asian Language Support
Full Package List 23.04 22.10 22.04 21.10 21.04 20.10 20.04 19.10 19.04 18.10 18.04 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 23.04
lunar
22.10
kinetic
22.04
jammy
21.10
impish
21.04
hirsute
20.10
groovy
20.04
focal
19.10
eoan
19.04
disco
18.10
cosmic
18.04
bionic
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 (3.0.5) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 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 (3.0.5)
alsa-lib (1.2.9) 1.2.8 1.2.7.2 1.2.6 1.2.4 1.2.4 1.2.3.2 1.2.2 1.1.9 1.1.8 1.1.6 1.1.3 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 (1.2.9)
amdgpu (23.0.0) 23.0.0 22.0.0 21.0.0 19.1.0 19.1.0 19.1.0 19.0.1 19.0.1 18.1.0 18.0.1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 8.780 -- amdgpu (23.0.0)
bash (5.2.15) 5.2.15 5.2 5.1 5.1 5.1 5.0 5.0 5.0 5.0 4.4.18 4.4.18 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 (5.2.15)
bind (9.18.15) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- bind (9.18.15)
chromium (114.0.5735.106) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 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 (114.0.5735.106)
cups (2.4.4) 2.4.2 2.4.2 2.4.1 2.3.3 2.3.3 2.3.3 2.3.1 2.2.12 2.2.10 2.2.8 2.2.7 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 (2.4.4)
dhcp (4.4.3-P1) 4.4.3-P1 4.4.3 4.4.1 4.4.1 4.4.1 4.4.1 4.4.1 4.4.1 4.4.1 4.3.5 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 (4.4.3-P1)
e2fsprogs (1.47.0) 1.47.0 1.46.5 1.46.5 1.46.3 1.45.7 1.45.6 1.45.5 1.45.3 1.44.6 1.44.4 1.44.1 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 (1.47.0)
firefox (114.0.1) snap snap snap 93.0 87.0 81.0.2 75.0 69.0.3 66.0.3 63.0 59.0.2 55.0.2 52.0.1 49.0 45.0.2 41.0.2 37.0 33.0 28.0 24.0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- firefox (114.0.1)
freetype (2.13.0) 2.12.1 2.12.1 2.11.1 2.10.4 2.10.4 2.10.2 2.10.1 2.9.1 2.9.1 2.8.1 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 (2.13.0)
gcc (13.1.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 9.2.1 8.3.0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gcc (13.1.0)
gimp (2.10.34) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gimp (2.10.34)
glibc (2.37) 2.37 2.36 2.35 2.34 2.33 2.32 2.31 2.30 2.29 2.28 2.27 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 (2.37)
gnome-shell (44.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnome-shell (44.2)
gnucash (5.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnucash (5.1)
gnumeric (1.12.55) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 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 (1.12.55)
grub (2.06) 2.06 2.06 2.06 2.04 2.04 2.04 2.04 2.04 2.02 2.02 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 (2.06)
gtk (4.10.4) 4.10.1 3.24.33 3.24.32 3.24.30 3.24.25 3.24.23 3.24.18 3.24.11 3.24.8 3.24.1 3.22.30 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 (4.10.4)
httpd (2.4.57) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- httpd (2.4.57)
inkscape (1.2.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- inkscape (1.2.2)
k3b (23.04.2) -- -- -- 21.08.1 20.12.3 20.08.1 19.12.3 19.04.3 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- k3b (23.04.2)
kmod (30) 30 30 29 28 28 27 27 26 25 25 24 24 22 22 22 21 18 18 15 9 9 -- -- -- -- -- -- kmod (30)
krita (5.1.5) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- krita (5.1.5)
libreoffice (7.5.4) 7.5.2 7.4.2rc3 7.3.2 7.2.1 7.1.2rc2 7.0.2 6.4.2 6.3.2 6.2.2 6.1.2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- libreoffice (7.5.4)
linux (6.3.7) 6.2 5.19 5.15 5.13 5.11 5.8 5.4 5.3 5.0 4.18 4.15 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 (6.3.7)
Package 23.04
lunar
22.10
kinetic
22.04
jammy
21.10
impish
21.04
hirsute
20.10
groovy
20.04
focal
19.10
eoan
19.04
disco
18.10
cosmic
18.04
bionic
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
lxpanel (0.10.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 0.9.3 0.9.3 0.9.3 0.8.2 0.8.2 0.8.1 0.7.2 0.6.2 0.6.1 0.6.1 0.5.12 0.5.10 0.5.8 0.5.8 0.5.6 0.5.6 0.5.5 lxpanel (0.10.1)
mariadb (11.1.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mariadb (11.1.1)
mate-desktop (1.26.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mate-desktop (1.26.1)
mesa (23.1.2) 23.0.2 22.2.1 22.0.1 21.2.2 21.0.1 20.2.1 20.0.4 19.2.1 19.0.2 18.2.2 18.0.0rc5 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 (23.1.2)
mysql (8.0.33) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mysql (8.0.33)
nautilus (44.2.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- nautilus (44.2.1)
NVIDIA (530.41.03) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 260.19.06 -- NVIDIA (530.41.03)
openbox (3.6.1) 3.6.1 3.6.1 3.6.1 3.6.1 3.6.1 3.6.1 3.6.1 3.6.1 3.6.1 3.6.1 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 (20.0.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- openjdk (20.0.1)
openssh (9.3p1) 9.0p1 9.0p1 8.9p1 8.4p1 8.4p1 8.3p1 8.2p1 8.0p1 7.9p1 7.7p1 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 (9.3p1)
openssl (3.1.1) 3.0.8 3.0.5 3.0.2 1.1.1l 1.1.1j 1.1.1f 1.1.1f 1.1.1c 1.1.1b 1.1.1 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 (3.1.1)
perl (5.36.1) 5.36.0 5.34.0 5.34.0 5.32.1 5.32.1 5.30.3 5.30.0 5.28.1 5.28.1 5.26.2 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 (5.36.1)
php (8.2.7) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- php (8.2.7)
plasma-desktop (5.27.5) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- plasma-desktop (5.27.5)
postfix (3.8.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 2.9.3 2.9.1 2.8.5 -- -- -- postfix (3.8.1)
postgresql (15.3) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- postgresql (15.3)
Python (3.11.4) 3.11.2 3.10.6 3.10.4 3.9.4 3.9.4 3.8.6 3.8.2 3.7.5 3.7.3 2.7.15 2.7.15rc1 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 (3.11.4)
qt (6.5.1) 5.15.8 5.15.6 5.15.3 5.15.2 5.15.2 5.14.2 5.12.8 5.12.4 5.12.2 5.11.1 -- 5.9.1 -- 5.6.1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- qt (6.5.1)
samba (4.18.3) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 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 (4.18.3)
systemd (253.5) 252.5 251.4 249.11 248.3 247.3 246 245 242 240 239 237 234 232 231 229 225 219 208 204 204 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- systemd (253.5)
thunderbird (102.12.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- thunderbird (102.12.0)
vim (9.0) 9.0 9.0 8.2 8.2 8.2 8.2 8.1 8.1 8.1 8.0 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 (9.0)
vlc (3.0.18) 3.0.18 3.0.17.4 3.0.16 3.0.16 3.0.12 3.0.11.1 3.0.9.2 3.0.8 3.0.6 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- vlc (3.0.18)
wayland (1.22.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- wayland (1.22.0)
xfdesktop (4.18.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- xfdesktop (4.18.1)
xorg-server (21.1.8) 21.1.7 21.1.4 21.1.3 1.20.13 1.20.11 1.20.9 1.20.8 1.20.5 1.20.4 1.20.1 1.19.6 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 (21.1.8)

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Version: 22.04
Rating: 10
Date: 2023-06-02
Votes: 0


Having tried several different distros in the past few days, all of which proved to be so fragile that they self-destructed, I thought I'd give Lubuntu a spin, and I'm glad that I did.

I'd tried LXQt before, with Porteus, and it seemed OK.

Now it's more mature, and the Lubuntu iteration is nothing less than fairly excellent. It is clean, fast, stable, and has a very informative, interactive user interface.

Much as I love LXDE for its configurability, etc., it's dated. LXQt is just as configurable, but it's modern both in looks and feel. I think that the Lubuntu development team made the right decision in dropping LXDE in favor of LXQt.

Which brings me to another point. Too many distros are trying to be 'all things for everyone', offering a multitude of DE options, rather than focusing on one and doing it very well.

Switching desktop environments involves a lot of work under the hood, especially in ~/.config and /etc. I know this from bitter experience.

I want stability and consistency, and Lubuntu LXQt offers this, as did Lubuntu LXDE. I don't have to spend days on configuration, only for the system to break, because I've somehow breached a parameter.

There is also the aspect that it is community developed, rather than a personal project that can often seem like an ego trip.

I distrust those particular flavors (re. William Gibson's book 'Distrust That Particular Flavor'). They are often very fragile, and tend to be suddenly abandoned.

I think its fair to consider LXQt as 'KDE Lite', and I am tempted to try Kubuntu, even though it is very specialized and 'niche' as a a complete DE. I'll probably stick with Lubuntu, because of the greater flexibility.

PROS:

Lubuntu is very stable. Why can't Debian do this?

Lubuntu installs in about 5 minutes.

Lubuntu does not enforce swap on installation, giving the option of 'no swap/swap to file'. There really is no need for swap on modern X86-64 machines that can handle more RAM than most users will ever need.

The Muon package manager is far superior to Synaptic, which is so dated it's becoming clunky. Even broken packages are resolved as easily as closing and relaunching Muon.

Lubuntu is simply a very pleasant experience.

CONS:

There is no minimal install option, which means having to remove LibreOffice if you don't want it, although that's easy enough with Muon.

There's no OEM install option, which would be good for passing on or selling old machines.

Calamares installer doesn't recognize certain keyboards when it comes to setting a passphrase for an encrypted install, e.g. '# vs £'.

But these are no big deals, just ideas for the future.

I would recommend Lubuntu to people who want a light, fast and responsive DE.

Well done.




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Version: 22.04
Rating: 10
Date: 2023-05-19
Votes: 3


I'm running 22.04 and it works flawlessly.

I have it installed on three different systems, and runs perfectly fine even on the oldest of them all. The dual core system I have normally throttles while idle on w10. It really is one of the least resource hungry distros

LXQt is quite consistent, and allows for sufficient customization. You can really consider this version a 'modern' distribution. I guess the only "downside" I see is the selection of certain apps, but just install the ones you prefer.

It's the first distrbution of linux I'm willing to keep as my daily driver and recommend to others. I can finally say I'll stop distro hopping.


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Version: 22.10
Rating: 10
Date: 2022-11-03
Votes: 1


Top distro.
Just like Xubuntu, it just works great.
Tried after reading this week's distrowatch review.
Lubuntu is now using other tech but ligh as it was.
Tried it on a very old 10 year pentium Toshiba laptop.
Installation took a while but usb 2.0 etc etc, no ssd, old disk, etc, it's normal.
Installed it on dual boot but after reinstalled using all disk. Worked great recognizing all.
Was the best install i did in some time. New installer is cute, easy and works.
I use kubuntu and xubuntu for daily tasks but i found lubuntu to be top on my older and forgotten hardware.
I was using OpenBSD on it and i will later, for now Lubuntu is a good experience.
Congratulations


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