Lubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn : Simple, Lightweight and Support for Low-end Machines

Lubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn is an linux distribution derived from Ubuntu 14.10. As official ubuntu flavor that uses the lightweight LXDE (Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment) window manager has been released with new features and bug fixes.

“Lubuntu is a flavor of Ubuntu based on the Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment (LXDE), as its default GUI. The goal is to provide a very lightweight distribution, with all the advantages of the Ubuntu world (repositories, support, etc.). Lubuntu is targeted at “normal” PC and laptop users running on low-spec hardware. Such users may not know how to use command line tools, and in most cases they just don’t have enough resources for all the bells and whistles of the “full-featured” mainstream distributions” What is lubuntu?

Lubuntu 14.10 - Desktop

Based on the lightweight LXDE desktop environment Lubuntu 14.10 brings with with a minimal, clean and traditional desktop. It is comprised of a single taskbar located at the bottom edge of the screen, from where users can access the lubuntu main menu, launch applications, interact with running programs, and switch between the two virtual workspaces.

Lubuntu 14.10 shipped with kernel 3.16 and application installed by default such as PCManFM file manager,Mozilla Firefox web browser, Sylpheed email client,mtPaint graphic editor, Pidgin multi-protocol IM client, Leafpad text editor, LXTerminal terminal emulator,  as well as Transmission torrent downloader.

Additionally, it also include AbiWord as word processor, Gnumeric spreadsheet editor,GNOME MPlayer video editor, Xfburn CD/DVD burning software, Audacious audio player,  GPicView image viewer, guvcview webcam viewer, and Lubuntu Sofware Center for installing extra applications.

Netbook and Openbox session installed by default. To using it, from the session option on the right-top panel in login screen select netbook or Openbox.

Lubuntu 14.10 - Netbook Session - Pacman

Lubuntu 14.10 with Netbook Session

Lubuntu 14.10 - Openbox Session

Lubuntu 14.10 with Openbox Session

Use “Costumize look and feel” if you want to change theme, icon theme, color,mouse cursor and window border. You can also easily change the desktop background in Lubuntu 14.10 with Desktop preferences.  the both can access from menu – Preferences.

Preferences

Preferences

Here’s video overview of Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, this video create by linuxscoop, the original video can found here:

The next release of Lubuntu will based on Qt, Currently Lubuntu developer focused on the development of LXQt. Like another Ubuntu 14.10 flavours (Ubuntu GNOME 14.10, Kubuntu 14.10, Xubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu Kylin 14.10, Ubuntu Studio 14.10, Edubuntu 14.10) Lubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn branch will be supported for just nine months.

Download Lubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn

Lubuntu 14.10 is shipped as hybrid Live DVD ISO images and support for multiple hardware platforms, including 64-bit, 32-bit and also available in multiple languages. You can download it from link below:

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