Lubuntu 11.04 released
Posted on: 04/29/2011 01:11 PM

Lubuntu 11.04, a LXDE based Ubuntu distribution has been released.

Julien Lavergne has released Lubuntu 11.04. It is now available :

* Torrent :
* Direct download :
* Md5:

== What is Lubuntu ? ==

Lubuntu is an Ubuntu derivate using the LXDE desktop. It's designed to be a lightweight and easy-to-use desktop environment.

Lubuntu is actually not part of the Ubuntu family, and not build with the current Ubuntu infrastructure. This release is considered as a «stable beta », a result that could be a final and stable release if we was included in the Ubuntu family.

== Features ==

* Based on the lightweight LXDE desktop environment.
* Pcmanfm 0.9.8, a fast and lightweight files manager using gio/gvfs.
* Lxdm, a lightweight GTK display manager.
* Chromium, the open-source version of Google Chrome.
* ... and, of course, based on Ubuntu 11.04

See the complete list of applications on

== Improvements since Lubuntu 10.10 ==

- New automatic way to build the ISO (thanks Jonathan Marsden)

- Modifications to the applications by default :
* Switch from aqualung to audacious for the music player.
* Switch from xarchiver to file-roller for the archives.
* Switch from cheese to guvcview for using webcams.

- New added applications by default :
* Gucharmap
* Lxkeymap
* Various documentations

- Lubuntu is now HAL free (thanks Xubuntu dev)

- New theme made by Raphael Laguna

- Lxrandr (Monitor settings) is able to save the configuration. Check the .desktop in ~.config/autostart/lxrandr-


- Lxappareance is able to configure the font (antialiasing) and openbox directly.

- You are now able to call directly obconf to configure the number of workspaces, on workspace applet.

- Installer (ubiquity) support installation of Lubuntu and autologin configuration at install time includes in Ubuntu official repository.

- Icons on the desktop are now movable.

- Fake transparency is available again.

- Lubuntu use now Ubuntu font by default.

- New Lubuntu text plymouth theme.

- Menus are now correctly translated.

- Menus have now an Administration and a Preference sub-menus.

- You can now change the layout on a Lubuntu session with lxkeymap (directly, or launched by lxinput).

- Updated installer, with new layout and screenshots.

- Fix a critical crash on qemu / kvm (thanks Fedora)

- Translations up-to-date with LXDE git.

- Up-to-date LXDE and pcmanfm.

== Releases notes and known issues ==
The release notes, with a list of known problems are available on

== Reporting bugs ==
You can find information on how to report bug on this wiki page:

== Thanks ==

I would like to thanks all people involved in the development of Lubuntu during this past 6 months : LXDE developers, people helping on IRC, testing and reporting bugs, making documentation and artwork ... It was a pleasure to work with you.

== Links ==

* Website :
* Documentation :
* LXDE website :
* Announcement:

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