Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

Lubuntu 10.04 Review

Filed under
Ubuntu

One of the defining characteristics of Linux is its open nature. As one of the most popular modern distributions, Ubuntu has seen its share of modifications, respins, and derivatives. One of the latest Ubuntu offspring is Lubuntu, which mixes the basic distribution with the LXDE desktop environment and Openbox window manager.

The developers' goal is to produce a truly “lightweight” distribution which can run on even older or lower-specification hardware than the basic Ubuntu. This niche is also targeted to some extent by Xubuntu, which grafts XFCE onto Ubuntu, but whose “lightweight” credentials have been questioned as it has evolved. I used Lubuntu as a primary working distribution on my Acer AS1410 subnote for around three months, and found it to be a solid and reliable distribution with a simple and user-friendly desktop that's an excellent choice for the right users.

Lubuntu weighs in towards the bottom of the Ubuntu family in download size at 521MB, suitable for burning to a single CD or a reasonably inexpensive flash drive. I ran Lubuntu both from a persistent USB drive and from a 5400 rpm internal hard drive, and found the main difference to be the much faster boot speed of the hard drive boot. Regardless of where I ran the distribution from, however, it it was snappy and responsive.

rest here




More in Tux Machines

Why Android's Winning The Battle Right Now

Without a doubt, the key technological revolution of our time has been the rise of mobile computing. With iOS and Android leading the charge, the way people communicate has been transformed. Of course the most significant competition in the space is the one between the two dominant mobile platforms: Google and Apple. Together, they make up the lion’s share of the mobile market. The fierce competition between the two has been the driving force behind the incredible pace of development and innovation the market has seen. Read more

Linux Kernel Source Code of BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition Published on GitHub

Some of you might be aware of the fact that about a week ago, on March 18, Carsten Munk, Chief Research Engineer at Jolla, published an interesting article on his blog, where he claimed that BQ is not offering a GPL license for the Linux kernel that powers the BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition device. Read more

Google makes deploying software on its cloud a trivial task

Google is offering a new incentive for using its Google Compute Engine. With Google Cloud Launcher, you can launch more than 120 popular open-source packages. Read more

Linux Kernel 3.19.3 Arrives with ARM, ARM64, and IPv6 Fixes, Many Updated Drivers

Greg Kroah-Hartman has announced today, March 26, the immediate availability for download of the third maintenance releases for Linux 3.19 kernel, along with Linux kernels 3.14.37 LTS and 3.10.37 LTS. Additionally, Linux kernel 3.18.10 LTS has also been announced a couple days ago. Read more