Welcome to the Lubuntu Team Wiki
The objective of the Lubuntu project is to create a variant of Ubuntu that is lighter, less resource hungry and more energy-efficient by using lightweight applications and LXDE, The Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment, as its default GUI.
Lubuntu is targeted at PC and laptop users running on low-spec hardware that, in most cases, just don't have enough resources for all the bells and whistles of the "full-featured" mainstream distributions. Members of the team take care of LXDE and other packages that are part of Lubuntu. Lubuntu received official recognition as a formal member of the Ubuntu family, commencing with Lubuntu 11.10.
Please join us and contribute to an exciting international Free and Open Source Software project. We look forward to working together with you.
We have done many tests and we've found out that Lubuntu can be installed on a Pentium II or Celeron system with 128 MB of RAM, but such a system would not perform well enough for daily use.
With 256MB - 384MB of RAM, the performance will be better and the system will be more usable.
With 512MB of RAM, you don't need to worry much.
The default "Desktop" installer requires 384-800 MB of RAM (depending on selected options.) If you have problems, please use the "Alternate" installer.
To download Lubuntu and see the various options available head over to Get Lubuntu. This section discusses both the standard installs and those required for computers with low memory (RAM), old chipsets (i586) and low disk-space (netbooks). Please read the release notes before you install.
Upgrading from last release
When upgrading, it is recommended that you back up your own data.
Lubuntu vs Ubuntu
Both Lubuntu and Ubuntu share Two Major Important Things:
- Same Core System
- Same Repositories
Lubuntu and Ubuntu belong to the same family and talking about each as totally different two systems is not correct since they have some things in common. Thus, we use the same Forum Area and share many Wiki Pages.
The differences between Lubuntu and Ubuntu are:
- Different Default Applications
Lubuntu 12.04 is not an LTS (5 years support), but a standard release that is supported for 18 months (if you would like to change this please feel free to contact the developers to offer assistance in this area).
Other than that, they are the same. The DE is what makes Lubuntu a lightweight OS, and of course the selected applications too because we make sure to use the lightest applications which are not resource hungry.
Contribute to Lubuntu
Do you want to help make Lubuntu even more awesome? Learn more using the links below. We need contributions in the following areas:
Head over to Testing if you'd like to help in the testing.
More detail are available on : the "Getting Involved" page.
Lubuntu Wiki Map
Lubuntu One Stop Page
We believe that Lubuntu can play a major and important role on this project because it is the best alternative and replacement for Windows XP. For more details, please see: Start Ubuntu