LXLE 16.04 beta now available, distro based on Lubuntu 16.04

LXLE 16.04One of the things I like about Linux and Ubuntu in general is that there are so many versions to choose from. There are the official flavors and others not supported by Canonical, such as LXLE, a distribution based on Lubuntu which in turn is based on Ubuntu 16.04. Explained this, LXLE 16.04 First Beta Now Available, but only for 64-bit computers. The developers of the project have promised that there will be a 32-bit version in the future.

If you are developers or users who like to test new distributions to, among other things, help improve the system by reporting bugs, LXLE 16.04 may be a perfect candidate. It is a lightweight operating system designed to run on computers that have already been behind them for several years or some more modern with limited resources. That's one of the reasons why too will release a 32-bit version which in all probability will arrive in the next beta.

LXLE 16.04, a lightweight distribution for low-resource computers

Among the novelties that LXLE 16.04 will include is the incorporation of several MATE applications that will replace the GNOME ones that were used in LXLE 14.04.4. But the LXLE team promises another novelty that is always important: the system will be lighter. On the other hand, there will also be Linux Mint applications.

The LXLE developer team is waiting for Canonical to release the first Ubuntu 16.04 update, scheduled for July 21, to publish more details on the LXLE 16.04 release. If you can't wait and you want to, you can download the image of the first LXLE 16.04 beta and test how this Lubuntu-based distro works by clicking the image below.


And, if you don't want to install it on your computer or create a virtual machine, you can always watch the promotional video they have created for the occasion. We leave you with him.

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  1.   Federico Cabanas said

    I'm going to try it: O