Lubuntu 16.10 release and the switch to LXQt

Lubuntu 16.10

With the still recent launch of the new Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak), we tell you the news that is coming about another distribution based on that one, such as the Lubuntu distro that announces its next release, Lubuntu 16.10, along with an important claim regarding the migration from your desktop to LXQt.

Based, of course, on the Ubuntu 16.10 source code, and therefore the Linux kernel 4.8, Lubuntu 16.10 will assume a version intended to correct mainly errors and issues encountered while preparing the environment for desktop migration to the new environment, which will be released in the next system life cycle, in Lubutnu 17.04.

With the LXQt desktop delayed to the next edition of Lubuntu 17.04, the next version of Lubuntu 16.10 will still arrive with the current classic LXDE desktop where certain improvements have been made in this regard and some minor bugs have been corrected.

On Lubuntu 16.10 few surprises await us, since being a revision of the current Lubuntu 16.04 based on Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial Xerus), the same set of system applications continue: the PCManFM file manager, Mozilla Firefox as the default web browser on the system, LightDM will continue to be the access manager and Openbox for windows. No variation in this regard.

However yeah requirements for other programs have been lowered that can be run within the system, such as Google+, Youtube, Google Drive, Facebook or the classic Libre Office, these being a team Pentium 4, Pentium M, or AMD K8 with at least 512MB of RAM, compared to 1 GB that they previously required.

You can download the images of the system in this link, although as always, For those of you who have a stable system with version 16.04 LTS on your computers, this update to Lubuntu 16.10 is not recommended. Stay until the future Lubuntu 17.04.

Source: Softpedia.

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  1.   Javier Castro said

    more than lubuntu 14

  2.   leillo1975 said

    From my point of view, going to QT is a mistake. Lubuntu is a distro for old and not very powerful computers, from what I have seen, the first tests that have been done with LXQT show that the consumption of resources is higher than with LXDE, which loses all its meaning.

  3.   dark_king said

    I agree with Leillo1975, although it must be recognized that as time goes by the old equipment and with very limited resources are already left aside or do not work as it will with the 32-bit versions at some point.
    Although it is true that LXQT consumes more than LXDE, at least for the moment, this must be why the requirements for the applications were lowered to half the memory, the rest would be taken by the system.