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yoshiki2
October 14th, 2009, 03:25 AM
without installing ubuntu or kubuntu first? thx

sandyd
October 14th, 2009, 03:35 AM
http://webupd8.blogspot.com/2009/09/first-lubuntu-iso-was-published.html

ackley
October 14th, 2009, 05:09 AM
Until Lubuntu comes out, I've been using Masonux on my eee pc. It works flawlessly. This install was more of a test that I grew to love.

http://sites.google.com/site/masonux/

It's a super light distro only taking up 1 gig after a fresh install. Which was nice for my 4 gig ssd. I did have to copy over my sources.list file from another install since there were like 4 lines in the entire thing. No access to any decent apps until I did this, really. Overall, it's a very nice, quick little distro.

I also got compiz running very nicely on this machine, too.

Grifulkin
October 14th, 2009, 06:47 AM
I would say minimal install and then
sudo apt-get install lxde very tiny install and probably the best way to do it honestly until Lubuntu actually comes out, I really hope they don't bloat it up though.

MelDJ
October 14th, 2009, 07:12 AM
+1 to masonux.
Lubuntu will be coming out. according to the lxde site, an arrangement has been made to make Lubuntu in the near future

sandyd
October 14th, 2009, 10:33 PM
isnt it already out?
http://blog.lxde.org/?p=514

oh wait. mybad. thats the testing version.

bodhi.zazen
October 14th, 2009, 10:55 PM
People have reported installing lubuntu by running :


sudo ubiquity –desktop %k gtk_ui

ibuclaw
October 14th, 2009, 11:05 PM
People have reported installing lubuntu by running :


sudo ubiquity –desktop %k gtk_ui

You mean:

sudo ubiquity --desktop gtk_ui
:)

Regards
Iain

bodhi.zazen
October 14th, 2009, 11:07 PM
I donna know, I copied and code from IRC, lol.

YTurtle
October 20th, 2009, 03:07 AM
I am also using Masonux quite successfully on a Lenovo netbook. I discovered Masonux while trying to get everything running the way I wanted in LXDE and decided to try it while waiting for the release of Lubuntu. However, I'm very happy with it. Very light and quick. I may just stick with it.

earthpigg
October 20th, 2009, 03:19 AM
Until Lubuntu comes out, I've been using Masonux on my eee pc. It works flawlessly. This install was more of a test that I grew to love.

http://sites.google.com/site/masonux/

It's a super light distro only taking up 1 gig after a fresh install. Which was nice for my 4 gig ssd. I did have to copy over my sources.list file from another install since there were like 4 lines in the entire thing. No access to any decent apps until I did this, really. Overall, it's a very nice, quick little distro.

I also got compiz running very nicely on this machine, too.

yeah, that was a pretty big mistake i made in the first release, documented here (http://sites.google.com/site/masonux/home/release-notes).

the current release does not have that issue, and with any ubuntu-based distro you can always use this (http://repogen.simplylinux.ch/) to get access to mostly the exact repos you want.

im glad so many have and are using and enjoying Masonux, though :D :D

if Lubuntu does what Xubuntu did and makes a lightweight DE as bloated as humanly possible, Masonux will hang around and i am confident it will continue to have a userbase greater than "earthpigg's three computers". (i have seen articles conclude that Xubuntu actually has a greater resource overhead than Ubuntu...)

if Lubuntu ends up doing what Crunchbang does and releases a "Lite" version without 5000 services, daemons, and applications installed/running by default, then Masonux will probably be discontinued.

(Crunchbang Lite was my remix of choice prior to making my own.)

the.phantom
October 20th, 2009, 03:48 AM
i downloaded the latest beta of lubuntu!
it is not ready for use but shows most of what it will be

had no trouble getting online and had firefox3.5.2 worked
and the e-mail software looks like t-bird displayed !( but is something else)

could not update or much but played with it on a old 4oo mhx with 384 meg of memory and it was running good as a live cd
it is suppose to use less than 1/2 the memory of xubuntu and will be released on the 29th.
so looks like i can make a couple of old win98 systems available for friends to get online in a bit ;-D
and if it uses the regular repositories can get all the plugins so could make a good online system !

this is what is going to be on lubuntu
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Lubuntu/Applications

didn't see anything about printer interface yet

pretty stripped down on install and you can add what you want to set it up to be nice
and open office is not on by default !

yoshiki2
November 7th, 2009, 07:01 AM
You can try also Wattos.. great distro lxde and ubuntu bassed