Lubuntu Launched

By Ali Hammad Baig on 2:33 AM

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The Lubuntu project (Ubuntu based on LXDE) just published it's first ISO. LXDE is a very lightweight and minimal desktop environment using the openbox window manager, the PcManFM file manager, and a very select list of default applications. It is compatible with basic freedesktop standards and all needed parts are already packaged in Ubuntu today.

Lubuntu is based on Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala) and these are some of the applications that come with it:

· Linux Kernel 2.6.31 RC8
· Openbox 3.4.7.2
· Firefox 3.5.2
· Pidgin 2.5.8
· Aqualung R-1061
· Xfburn 0.4.2

The final version is planned to be synchronized with the Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala, and is scheduled for the 29th of October, 2009.


The Lubuntu project started in March 2009, with the purpose of creating a lighter and less resource demanding alternative to the Xubuntu operating system, using the LXDE desktop environment. The ultimate goal of this project is to join the ranks of Kubuntu and Xubuntu and become an officially supported derivative of Ubuntu.

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