When will you release Lubuntu? Many people ask us this question recently. Actually, we do not have a distribution named Lubuntu… yet. So time to get in touch with the Ubuntu community and Mark Shuttleworth about an official cooperation. I finally met up with Mark today for breakfast here in Berlin and talked with him about LXDE.
As a first step Mark invited us to become a self-maintained project in the Ubuntu community. This means we will be able to manage LXDE inside Ubuntu, ultimately offering an Ubuntu derivate, ergo Lubuntu.
Congratulations to the whole LXDE team and community. I am looking forward to this milestone! Special thanks for supporting the growth of the community and being a link between Asia and Europe in the LXDE project to Arne Götje.
Deviceguru and Desktoplinux.com reviewed the new Ubuntulite Edition which is build with LXDE.
The community-run Ubuntulite project aims to extend the useful life of aging, under-resourced hardware, as might be found in schools or nonprofit organizations. Accordingly, instead of using a high end, video-hungry desktop environment, such as GNOME or KDE, this parsimonious OS incorporates the Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment (LXDE), a platform being honed for use on nettops (aka mini notebook PCs) and MIDs (mobile Internet devices). LXDE provides “moderate” performance on systems with Pentium 2 processors clocked as slow as 266MHz and equipped with as little as 192MB of RAM,… (Rick Lehrbaum, http://www.deviceguru.com/2008/08/26/gettin…)
Henry Kignman writes about LXDE:
UbuntuLite’s featured desktop environment is LXDE, a GTK+ 2 based software collection that first emerged in late 2006, when two Taiwanese Linux distributions, B2D and the Ubuntu-based PUD GNU/Linux, adopted an early version. More recently, LXDE was catapulted into the spotlight in the latest “gOS 3 Gadget” release, which traded Enlightenment E17 for LXDE. (Henry Kignman, http://www.desktoplinux.com/news/NS4275692353.html)