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Lubuntu 17.10 Will Likely Launch with LXQt & LXDE Spins, GNOME MPV and LXQt 0.12

We’re getting closer and closer to the first Alpha milestone of the Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark) operating system, and Lubuntu is participating in the early testing phase as an opt-in flavor. The Alpha 1 is expected later this month, on June 29, 2017, so we thought you should be aware of some changes in Lubuntu. The biggest change of the upcoming Lubuntu 17.10 Alpha 1 release is the replacement of GNOME MPlayer with GNOME MPV as default media player, and it also looks like Lubuntu’s network management stack will be moved to dhcpcd, a DHCP and DHCPv6 client.