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Lubuntu 11.10 preview images now available

Jul 28, 2011, 13:00 (0 Talkback[s])


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"After 2 years of work, and 3 "unofficial" releases (10.04, 10.10 and 11.04), we had recently an official go from the Technical Board and ISO images are now made like other Ubuntu flavors. I hope the 11.10 will be the 1st official release of Lubuntu as a member of the Ubuntu family :)

We have 2 important particularities. Like Xubuntu, we use another GTK-based desktop environment than GNOME, and we try to avoid unnecessary GNOME depends which could slow the system. We need some GNOME parts because LXDE doesn't provide all necessary components. It's the reason why we are very careful about dependencies of those applications.

We are also very strict with ressources requirement. It's the reason why we don't include all Ubuntu specific applications. For example, we don't include Software-Center because it's still a bit heavy for some of our targets.

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