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Lubuntu Alpha 2 Released; Gets New Bootsplash, Artwork, File Manager

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The second Alpha of Lubuntu 10.04 has slipped out for testing.

The main differences from Lubuntu Alpha 1 are minimal, so for a better insight in to Lubuntu I’d recommend referring to our ‘Lubuntu Alpha 1′ review.

The new changes are as follows: –

  • PCMAN File Manager 2 available for testing
  • A selection of artwork from the LXDE forum, Gnome-look and artist Leszek Lesner to test
  • Brand new boot splash
  • Ubiquity installer for installation



It may seem like very minor changes, which the developers themselves note in the release statement, saying: –

There is not so much changes between Alpha 1 and Alpha 2, don’t expect big surprises. The next release (Alpha 3), which will be released after the Feature Freeze, will be more interesting :)

You can download Alpha 2 to test from here, but remember this release is not to be used as your main OS unless you’re, well, fool-darn crazy.

You can continue to follow Lubuntu’s progress, along with the rest of Ubuntu 10.04 right here on OMG! Ubuntu!