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Lubuntu

Last Update: 2018-10-20 05:58 UTC


Lubuntu is a fast, lightweight and energy-saving variant of Ubuntu using the LXDE (Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment) desktop. It is intended to have low-resource system requirements and is designed primarily for netbooks, mobile devices and older PCs.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 20 (412), 6 months: 20 (398), 3 months: 19 (452), 4 weeks: 20 (504), 1 week: 32 (425)

Average visitor rating: 8.69/10 from 160 review(s).


Lubuntu Summary
Distribution Lubuntu
Home Page http://lubuntu.me/
Mailing Lists https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/Lubuntu-users
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Documentation https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Lubuntu/Documentation
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Bug Tracker https://bugs.launchpad.net/~lubuntu-desktop
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Reviews 18.10: DistroWatch
17.04: DarkDuck
16.10: DarkDuck
16.04: DarkDuck
14.x: BlogspotDedoimedo
13.x: TalLinux (Italian) • BlogspotBlogspot
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 2018-10-20: Distribution Release: Lubuntu 18.10
 • 2018-04-28: Distribution Release: Lubuntu 18.04
 • 2017-10-20: Distribution Release: Lubuntu 17.10
 • 2017-06-30: Development Release: Lubuntu 17.10 Alpha 1
 • 2017-04-14: Distribution Release: Lubuntu 17.04
 • 2017-01-28: Development Release: Lubuntu 17.04 Alpha 2
 • 2016-10-14: Distribution Release: Lubuntu 16.10
 • 2016-07-28: Development Release: Lubuntu 16.10 Alpha 2
 • 2016-04-25: Distribution Release: Lubuntu 16.04
 • 2016-01-29: Development Release: Lubuntu 16.04 Alpha 2
 • 2015-10-23: Distribution Release: Lubuntu 15.10
 • 2015-04-23: Distribution Release: Lubuntu 15.04
 • More Lubuntu releases...

  Headlines:
 •2018-09-28 Lubuntu switches to LXQt desktop
 •2018-08-28 Lubuntu makes installer changes
 •2018-08-17 Lubuntu migrating to Wayland
 •2018-07-27 Lubuntu shifts focus
 •2018-01-12 New install media for 17.10
 •2016-08-13 Lubuntu migrating to LXQt
 • More Lubuntu headlines...

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Feature 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 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 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$) Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Price (US$)
Image Size (MB) 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 Free Download
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Installation
Default Desktop 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 Package Management
Release Model Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Release Model
Office Suite LibreOffice GOffice GOffice GOffice GOffice GOffice GOffice GOffice GOffice GOffice GOffice GOffice GOffice GOffice GOffice GOffice GOffice GOffice Office Suite
Processor Architecture i386, 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 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 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 Multilingual
Asian Language Support                                     Asian Language Support
Full Package List 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 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 (3.0.2) -- 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 (3.0.2)
alsa-lib (1.1.7) 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 (1.1.7)
ati-driver (18.30) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 8.780 -- ati-driver (18.30)
bash (4.4.18) 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 (4.4.18)
bind (9.13.3) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- bind (9.13.3)
chromium (70.0.3538.110) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 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 (70.0.3538.110)
cups (2.2.9) 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 (2.2.9)
dhcp (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 (4.4.1)
e2fsprogs (1.44.4) 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 (1.44.4)
firefox (63.0.3) 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 (63.0.3)
freetype (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 (2.9.1)
gcc (8.2.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gcc (8.2.0)
gimp (2.10.8) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gimp (2.10.8)
glibc (2.28) 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 (2.28)
gnome-shell (3.30.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnome-shell (3.30.2)
gnucash (3.3) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnucash (3.3)
gnumeric (1.12.43) -- 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 (1.12.43)
grub (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 (2.02)
gtk+ (3.24.1) 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+ (3.24.1)
httpd (2.4.37) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- httpd (2.4.37)
inkscape (0.92.3) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- inkscape (0.92.3)
k3b (18.08.3) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- k3b (18.08.3)
kmod (25) 25 24 24 22 22 22 21 18 18 15 9 9 -- -- -- -- -- -- kmod (25)
krita (4.1.5) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- krita (4.1.5)
libreoffice (6.1.3) 6.1.2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- libreoffice (6.1.3)
linux (4.19.3) 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 (4.19.3)
Package 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 (0.9.3) -- 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 (0.9.3)
mariadb (10.3.11) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mariadb (10.3.11)
mate-desktop (1.20.3) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mate-desktop (1.20.3)
mesa (18.2.5) 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 (18.2.5)
mysql (8.0.13) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mysql (8.0.13)
nautilus (3.30.3) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- nautilus (3.30.3)
NVIDIA (410.78) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 260.19.06 -- NVIDIA (410.78)
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 3.5.2 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 (10.0.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- openjdk (10.0.2)
openssh (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 (7.9p1)
openssl (1.1.1a) 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 (1.1.1a)
perl (5.28.0) 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 (5.28.0)
php (7.2.12) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- php (7.2.12)
plasma-desktop (5.14.3) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- plasma-desktop (5.14.3)
postfix (3.3.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 2.9.3 2.9.1 2.8.5 -- -- -- postfix (3.3.1)
postgresql (11.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- postgresql (11.1)
Python (3.7.1) 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 (3.7.1)
qt (5.11.2) 5.11.1 -- 5.9.1 -- 5.6.1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- qt (5.11.2)
samba (4.9.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- 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 (4.9.2)
systemd (239) 239 237 234 232 231 229 225 219 208 204 204 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- systemd (239)
thunderbird (60.3.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- thunderbird (60.3.1)
vim (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 (8.1)
vlc (3.0.4) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- vlc (3.0.4)
xfdesktop (4.12.4) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- xfdesktop (4.12.4)
xorg-server (1.20.3) 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 (1.20.3)

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Version: 18.10
Rating: 8
Date: 2018-11-16
Votes: 0


Lubuntu 18.10 with LXQT Desktop;I idle, more ram usage than Peppermint 9.
319/320 MB for Peppermint OS 9;
362/367 MB for Lubuntu 18.10. (It can vary, of course, from one machine to another, but this example tell us the point.)
Conclusion: Lubuntu is not lightweight anymore.
Furthermore, Whiskermenu on Peppermint 9 (an Hybrid desktop, LXDE with XFCE panel and elements) is faster, when you enter windows key, than LXQT menu on Lubuntu.
Besides Peppermint 9 being nicer than Lubuntu 18.10 (in my opinion, of course. This is too subjective). And Peppermint uses Nemo as a file explorer, that has more functionality than Pcmanfm and Thunar
On the other hand XFCE desktop is more efficient and has more tools and is easy to easier to configure than LXQT.
In spite of this, Lubuntu 18.10 is still a good choice. For instance, Lubuntu is faster than majority distros opening applications.




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Version: 18.04
Rating: 6
Date: 2018-11-14
Votes: 3


18.04 has a bug issue with its file manager and with the desktop icons hopefully bug fix on the way for version 18.04 sooner then later please...


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Version: 18.04
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-11-13
Votes: 1


I have been using Lubuntu since 10.10, using 18.04 LTS for six months now and it is almost flawless. It is very solid and everything works well. Customization is good and it runs fats on my modest hardware. I have evaluated Lubuntu 18.10 with the new LXQt desktop and it shows good promise as it will lead to LXQt being used for 20.04 LTS, although I am sticking with 18.04 LTS and its LXDE desktop for now.


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