Lubuntu

Lubuntu
Distribution of Linux
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Architecture
Latest versionLubuntu 21.04
Initial release2 May 2010
User interfaceLXQt
Based on
Ubuntu

Lubuntu is a variant of Ubuntu that uses the LXQt desktop environment instead of Ubuntu's GNOME. It is considered to use fewer resources and be more lightweight than other Linux distributions. Therefore, it is popular to run on older PCs and netbooks which may not have as much power.

Lubuntu originally used the LXDE desktop environment, however it was replaced by LXQt in version 18.10.

Version history[edit | edit source]

Name Release date Notes
Lubuntu 10.04 2 May 2010
Lubuntu 10.10 10 October 2010
Lubuntu 11.04 28 April 2011
Lubuntu 11.10 13 October 2011
Lubuntu 12.04 26 April 2012
Lubuntu 12.10 18 October 2012
Lubuntu 13.04 25 April 2013
Lubuntu 13.10 17 October 2013
Lubuntu 14.04 LTS 17 April 2014
Lubuntu 14.10 23 October 2014
Lubuntu 15.04 23 April 2015
Lubuntu 15.10 22 October 2015
Lubuntu 16.04 LTS 21 April 2016
Lubuntu 16.10 20 October 2016
Lubuntu 17.04 13 April 2017
Lubuntu 17.10 19 October 2017 First version to offer an alternate version using LXQt
Lubuntu 18.04 LTS 26 April 2018
Lubuntu 18.10 18 October 2018 Fully transitioned from LXDE to LXQt for the official release
Lubuntu 19.04 18 April 2019 First version to drop 32-bit CPU support
Lubuntu 19.10 17 October 2019
Lubuntu 20.04 LTS 23 April 2020
Lubuntu 20.10 22 October 2020 Moved from using the X display server to the Wayland protocol via Mir
Lubuntu 21.04 22 April 2021