The Lubuntu developers announce that the daily compilation that was performed on Lubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus) for PowerPC equipment will cease to be produced. Some time ago various currents of opinion were unleashed from the discontinuation of 32-bit versions of that operating system, and now it is the turn of all those based on this platform.
The architecture PowerPC is losing image and until now, users who wanted to obtain official versions on said medium must go to environments such as Ubuntu MATE and Lubuntu. It will be from next February 16 when this latest distribution stops its development in Lubuntu 17.04.
Although the Daily Builds option will remain active, no development will occur under this medium. In fact, all ISO images on this medium are expected to be permanently removed from their servers as of the date indicated. It remains at least, as a positive aspect of the statements of Simon Quigley (one of the Lubuntu developers) that LTS (Long Term Support) versions for PPC machines will maintain their supportat least until April 2021, when Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) maintenance expires.
At the moment, the Lubuntu development team remains focused on Lubuntu 17.04 and is preparing its beta version later this month. It will be the next day 23 when the Zesty Zapus series is launched for the well-known flavors of this platform, which includes Lubuntu.
Lubuntu will be, as is tradition, the first of the flavors to be released, first in its beta version and later, on March 23, as the final version.
If you don't want to miss out on Get the 32-bit Lubuntu ISO image for PPC machines, we recommend that you download the file from their servers as soon as possible from this same link.
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Too bad, there are a lot of old 32-bit machines where Lubuntu works very well. I used it on an old Pentium 4.
Is not the same! 32-bit version of «Power PC» not x86-x64 discontinued