Lubuntu 17.10’s First Alpha Milestone Ships with Separate LXDE and LXQt Editions

In the last several weeks, Lubuntu maintainer Simon Quigley kept us up-to-date with the development of the Lubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark) operating system, which appears to be the first release shipping with separate LXDE and LXQt editions, the latter being dubbed as “Lubuntu Next.” Powered by Linux kernel 4.10, X.Org Server 1.19.3, Mesa 17.1.2, and systemd 233, the first Alpha build of Lubuntu 17.10 and Lubuntu Next 17.10 is here to give users a sneak peek at what’s coming to the final release, which is hitting the streets later this year on October 19, 2017, along with the rest of the official Ubuntu 17.10 flavors.