Lubuntu 11.04 is now available :

What is Lubuntu ?

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.


  • Based on the lightweight LXDE desktop environment.
  • Pcmanfm 0.9.8, 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 11.04

See the complete list of applications on

Improvements since Lubuntu 10.10

  • New automatic way to build the ISO (thanks Jonathan Marsden)
  • Modifications to the applications by default :
    • Switch from aqualung to audacious for the music player.
    • Switch from xarchiver to file-roller for the archives.
    • Switch from cheese to guvcview for using webcams.
  • New added applications by default :
    • Gucharmap
    • Lxkeymap
    • Various documentations
  • Lubuntu is now HAL free (thanks Xubuntu dev)
  • New theme made by Raphael Laguna
  • Lxrandr (Monitor settings) is able to save the configuration. Check

the .desktop in ~.config/autostart/lxrandr-autostart.desktop

  • Lxappareance is able to configure the font (antialiasing) and openbox


  • You are now able to call directly obconf to configure the number of

workspaces, on workspace applet.

  • Installer (ubiquity) support installation of Lubuntu and autologin

configuration at install time includes in Ubuntu official repository.

  • Icons on the desktop are now movable.
  • Fake transparency is available again.
  • Lubuntu use now Ubuntu font by default.
  • New Lubuntu text plymouth theme.
  • Menus are now correctly translated.
  • Menus have now an Administration and a Preference sub-menus.
  • You can now change the layout on a Lubuntu session with lxkeymap

(directly, or launched by lxinput).

  • Updated installer, with new layout and screenshots.
  • Fix a critical crash on qemu / kvm (thanks Fedora)
  • Translations up-to-date with LXDE git.
  • Up-to-date LXDE and pcmanfm.

Releases notes and known issues

The release notes, with a list of known problems are available on

Reporting bugs

You can find information on how to report bug on this wiki page :


I would like to thanks all people involved in the development of Lubuntu during this past 6 months : LXDE developpers, people helping on IRC, testing and reporting bugs, making documentation and artwork ... It was a pleasure to work with you.

Lubuntu/Announcement/NattyNarwhal (last edited 2011-04-28 19:01:13 by gilir)