New Features in Lubuntu 17.04
The switch to LXQt has been postponed.
- We now ship with Linux Kernel 4.10.
- General bug fix release as we prepare for LXQt.
- LXDE components have been updated.
- The artwork has received an update.
Based on the lightweight LXDE desktop environment.
PCManFM, a fast and lightweight file manager.
Openbox, the fast and extensible, default windows-manager of LXDE.
LightDM, using the simple GTK greeter.
- Mozilla Firefox.
For more detail, please see the full list of applications.
Lubuntu is a good operating system for many old computers, but not for all of them. Some computers have too little horsepower or memory. A rule of thumb is that the computer should not be more than 10 years old.
For advanced internet services like Google+, YouTube, Google Drive, and Facebook, your computer needs at least 1 GB of RAM.
For local programs like LibreOffice and simple browsing habits, your computer needs at least 512 MB of RAM.
The minimum specification for CPU is Pentium 4 or Pentium M or AMD K8. Older processors are too slow and the AMD K7 has problems with Flash video.
To upgrade from Lubuntu 16.04 LTS, read our instructions for doing so.
Ubuntu Release notes
For a full list of issues and features common to Ubuntu, please refer to the Ubuntu release notes.
For bugs affecting all flavors, please refer to the Ubuntu release notes.
This is our list of known bugs affecting applications that Lubuntu uses but relies on others to maintain.
gnumeric menu ->help ->about gnumeric -> license button, does not work. (1516454)
abiword text cursor and border start to flicker. (1574278)
unable to unlock session after suspend. (1656399)
Software properties gtk implies my cpu is unknown and not working. (1444682)
gparted does not recognize the iso9660 file system in cloned Ubuntu USB boot drives. (1622313)
gnome-disks shows three icons in menu of lxpanel. (1666693)
These are maintained by the Lubuntu team.
run dialog called from one desktop opens on the desktop with preferences dialog, regardless of which desktop is current (1445818).
changing multiple desktop names only results in the first being changed. (1522625).
All images require a DVD or USB. As a workaround, use the server or netboot images.
GTK warning about "The :insensitive pseudo-class is deprecated. Use :disabled instead." in Lubuntu 16.10 installer output (1633135).
Lubuntu Zesty ubiquity welcome dialog not shown. (1667453)
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- This release is supported for 9 months (until December of 2017).