Lubuntu è una versione di Ubuntu basata sul desktop environment LXDE. Questa distribuzione utilizza come window manager Openbox e risulta leggera ed adatta anche ai pc più datati, netbook e dispositivi mobili. Una prima revisione sostiene che Lubuntu usa la metà della RAM utilizzata da Xubuntu e Ubuntu su una normale installazione o nell’utilizzo tipico.

E’ stata da poco rilasciata Lubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat, ecco le novità:

New LXAppearance from LXDE git (without Openbox integration); the usual updates from Ubuntu; update notifier was added; Xpad was added; Parcellite and pyNeighborhood were removed; LXTask was added to replace Xfce task manager; Evince is now used for reading PDF files; some small games, powered by Ace of Penguins; new theme and slideshow available during installation; LXDE is now HAL-free, Lubuntu still depends on HAL for CD-burner, but by removing it, you can obtain a HAL-free system; a new meta-package (lubuntu-core) is available to install only core packages of Lubuntu; add support for indicator applets on LXPanel…

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