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Lubuntu 15.04 English
Founded:
2010? (edit)
Version: 15.10 (edit)
Release Date: April 23, 2015 (edit)
Next Release: 16.04 (edit)
Platform(s): i386, x86-64, ARM, PowerPC (edit)
Packaging: DPKG (edit)
Interface(s): LXDE (edit)
Derivative of: Ubuntu (edit)
Home Page: http://lubuntu.net/ (edit)
 

Lubuntu is the LXDE version of Ubuntu, and is considered the lightest Ubuntu distro. It is optimized for old computers, and is surprisingly stable. Lubuntu is targeted at "normal" PC and laptop users running on low-spec hardware. Such users may not know how to use command line tools, and in most cases they just don't have enough resources for all the bells and whistles of the "full-featured" mainstream distributions. 

Lubuntu vs. Ubuntu

Lighter applications than the usual versions of Ubuntu are included. LXDE is extremely light, and Lubuntu is considered a light-weight distribution. 

Features

Lubuntu features the LXDE desktop environment, including all of the standard LXDE applications (lxpanel, lxappearance, LXDE Control Center, PCManFM File Manager)

Lubuntu uses Opnebox as its window manager.

LXQt

The LXDE developers are putting their focus on a new project called LXQt, the result of a merge between RazorQT and a Qt port of LXDE. The Lubuntu team has expressed interest in supporting LXQt, and has plans to replace LXDE with LXQt in a future release.

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