Submit A Tip Alternative Tip Form

Lubuntu made ‘official Ubuntu derivative’

Lubuntu news

After what seems like aneternityof waiting, the light-weight LXDE based Ubuntu spin ‘Lubuntu’ has been granted ‘official’ Ubuntu family status.

Lubuntu 11.10 will be the first fully supported release, with its desktop packages made available in the Ubunturepositoriesfor users to install alongside their chosen desktopenvironment- as is currently the case with Kubuntu and Xubuntu.

It is hoped the move will see Lubuntu achieve greater visibility within the community and beyond.

Lubuntu is a lightweight Linuxdistribution based on Ubuntu that isaimed at computers withcomparatively ‘low’ hardware.

A formalannouncementon the decision is expected later today.