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Lubuntu is an Ubuntu derivated using the LXDE desktop. It’s designed to be a lightweight and easy-to-use desktop environment.
Lubuntu is actually not part of the Ubuntu family, and not build with the current Ubuntu infrastructure. This release is considered as a « stable beta », a result that could be a final and stable release if we was included in the Ubuntu family.

Features

* Based on the lightweight LXDE desktop environment.
* Pcmanfm 0.9.7, a fast and lightweight files manager using gio/gvfs.
* Lxdm, a lightweight GTK display manager.
* Chromium, the open-source version of Google Chrome.
* … and, of course, based on Ubuntu 10.10

Improvements since Lubuntu 10.04

Applications by default

Programs installed by default have been updated

  • Added :

Update-notifier, to get notification for available updates.
Xpad, to create quick notes (similar to Tomboy).
Ace-of-penguins, to provide some games

  • Removed

Parcellite, which is not maintained upstream, is less useful since most of copy/paste bugs was gone with pcmanfm 0.9.X.
Pyneighborhood was replaced by gvfs support of pcmanfm.

  • Changes

LXtask replace Xfce4-taskmanager for tasks monitoring.
Evince is now used for reading PDF, ePDFview have some serious memory leaks.

New theme

A new and fresh theme, made by Rafael Laguna, is available.

Installer slideshow

New slideshow is available during the installation, to describe Lubuntu and its features.

Indicators supports

Lxpanel now support Ubuntu indicators applets. This feature is turn off by default, but you can activate it by adding the « Indicators applet”.

New extras packages

  • A new meta-package (lubuntu-core) is available to install only core packages of Lubuntu.
  • A new meta-package (lubuntu-restricted-extras) is available to install restricted packages for Lubuntu (such as flash, java and extra codecs for Chromium)

LXDE updates

  • LXDE is now HAL-free. Lubuntu still depends on HAL for CD-burner, but by removing it, you can obtain a HAL-free system.
  • New lxappareance from LXDE git (without Openbox integration)
  • And the usual updates of LXDE and Ubuntu packages included in Lubuntu.

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2 Comments to “Lubuntu 10.10 is released and download links included”

  1. Paul says:

    Can I get the Sourcecode?

    I’ve noticed that a lot of Lubuntu users were hoping for a 64-bit release. Is there any chance of that happening? If not, can I get some help compiling one?

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  2. Fred Jodry says:

    Not only would a 64- bit release of Lubuntu be nice for those who want that, but how about a non- live CD download (that we can find?) since Lubuntu`s like anyone`s Live- CDs are not reliable to install on computers with less memory instead of more memory, than the size of the Live- CD? Since the download directions say, http://people.ubuntu.com/~gilir/lubuntu-10.10.iso , I`m going to add in as, 10.10-alternate.iso , and see if that eventually shows up. KA2PYQahhhhhtYAHOOdooootCOM

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