lubuntu 17.10 Artful Aardvark released.
What is Lubuntu?
Lubuntu is an Ubuntu flavor using LXDE. The project’s goal is to provide a lightweight yet functional distribution. Lubuntu specifically targets older machines with lower resources, but also runs great on newer hardware. Along with a simple but usable graphical user interface, Lubuntu comes with a wide variety of applications chosen for their small footprint so you can browse, email, chat, play, and be productive.
Where can I download it?
On the Ubuntu cdimage server, we have images for the following architectures:
- amd64 (commonly referred to as 64-bit)
- i386 (commonly referred to as 32-bit)
What’s improved since 17.04?
- We now ship with Linux Kernel 4.13.
- General bug fix release as we prepare to switch to LXQt.
- LXDE components have been updated with bug fixes.
- The artwork has received an update.
- The latest release of Audacious, 3.9, is included by default.
- Hardinfo has been updated to the latest upstream snapshot.
Lubuntu is a good operating system for many old computers, but not for all of them. Some computers have too little horsepower or memory. A rule of thumb is that the computer should not be more than 10 years old (although some older computers are known to work as well).
- Memory (RAM): for advanced internet services like Google+, YouTube, Google Drive, and Facebook, your computer needs at least 1 GB of RAM. For local programs like LibreOffice and simple browsing habits, your computer needs at least 512 MB of RAM.
- Processor (CPU): the minimum specification for CPU is Pentium 4 or Pentium M or AMD K8. Older processors are too slow and the AMD K7 has problems with Flash video.
How do I get support?
We recommend that you email the lubuntu-users mailing list. Send an email to lubuntu-users AT lists DOT ubuntu DOT com.
If you prefer IRC, our support channel is #lubuntu on freenode IRC. If you don’t have an IRC client, click the link in the earlier sentence, type in a nickname, press start, state your question and press Enter to speak. If your question is not answered right away, stick around, and if you don’t get an answer, email the lubuntu-users list.
How do I contribute?
We always need more help! If you would like to contribute, head over to our Getting Involved page. If you have any questions about contributing, please join #lubuntu-devel on freenode or email the lubuntu-devel mailing list at lubuntu-devel AT lists DOT ubuntu DOT com.
For known issues, please see the release notes.