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May 11th, 2011, 12:49 PM
After what seems like an eternity of waiting, the light-weight LXDE based Ubuntu spin ‘Lubuntu’ has been granted ‘official’ Ubuntu family status.

Lubuntu 11.10 will be the first fully supported release, with its desktop packages made available in the Ubuntu repositories for users to install alongside their chosen desktop environment - as is currently the case with Kubuntu and Xubuntu.

It is hoped the move will see Lubuntu achieve greater visibility within the community and beyond.

Lubuntu is a lightweight Linux distribution based on Ubuntu that is aimed at computers with comparatively ‘low’ hardware.

A formal announcement on the decision is expected later today.
Source: http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2011/05/lubuntu-made-official-ubuntu-derivative/

finally! :guitar:

Dry Lips
May 11th, 2011, 01:36 PM
Wow! Excellent news!

May 11th, 2011, 01:58 PM
VERY good news.

May 11th, 2011, 02:50 PM
Great news. But what will happen to Xubuntu then?

May 11th, 2011, 02:52 PM
Great news. But what will happen to Xubuntu then?


May 11th, 2011, 02:58 PM
Ubuntu GNOME Remix is next ;)

May 11th, 2011, 03:08 PM
good news, when it makes it to 12o4 i want to give it a spin

May 11th, 2011, 04:24 PM
Cool! I think this is good since Xubuntu isn't really a 'light' distro anymore. Lubuntu is now LXDE Ubuntu and Light Ubuntu. Congratz on your hard work Lubuntu devs!

May 11th, 2011, 04:55 PM
Sounds like a good move to me.

May 11th, 2011, 05:13 PM
While I prefer Thunar over PCMan File Manager. I love Lx's apps for their few dependencies on my Arch and Openbox netbook.