Ubuntu Lumina, future new distro of those that promise to resurrect old equipment or be ultra-fast in the most modern

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Years ago, when we had a very old computer and wanted to give it a second life, we would install a distribution like Lubuntu, Xubuntu or Linux Mint. I am not going to say that now they are bad options for the most modest teams, but yes that, over the years and becoming more and more beautiful, they have lost a bit of their reason for being. Perhaps partly thinking about the above, a new project has been born known as ubuntu.

It is not the first time that Lumina has been talked about on this blog. Years ago we already explained that it is an environment that «was designed to require as few system dependencies and requirements as possible«, Which also translates into higher speed and lower RAM consumption. What is new is that the project that is taking its first steps promises to offer us a version of Ubuntu that includes the aforementioned graphical environment by default.

Ubuntu Lumina will release version 20.04 soon

After spending several days following the project, I have decided to write about it because Your Website it is already operational ... half. It is currently under construction, there is only a small explanation and the links to the downloads do not work, but we have been promised that there will be Ubuntu Lumina 20.04, a stable version that should be released to as of April 23 but it does not have a scheduled date yet.

Lightness united with humanity for others. Ubuntu Lumina strives to be lightweight. The Lumina graphical environment was previously produced by the BSD TrueOS distribution. Ubuntu Lumina is fast, with some numbers showing as low as less than a gigabyte of RAM. Ubuntu Lumina is small, with a basic installation of only 7GB, enough to fit most USB drives! Ubuntu Lumina is human, we do not mean to say that we will never make mistakes. Ubuntu Lumina is easy, with the right tools you need to run it and be free.

At the time of this writing an ISO of the Ubuntu Lumina 20.04 beta is available (here!), but I am personally experiencing an error trying to run it on GNOME Boxes and VirtualBox. Another option to try it would be to create a Live USB but, if it doesn't work for you, the best to take a look is watching the video that its developer uploaded a little over a month ago and that you have below.

Logically, with so little information, without being able to make the ISO work in a virtual machine and in such a young project, little can we say about its future. For our part, as we are doing with Ubuntu Cinnamon and UbuntuDDE, we will continue to follow the project to report any important changes.

UPGRADE: Ubuntu Lumina is working to become an official flavor.


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  1.   Arthur said

    It really looks very interesting, I would like you to make a comparison of its performance with Lubuntu in the future 😀

  2.   Gigaran said

    Well, I don't know, but as the 1gb ram is true, then it won't be as light as it looks.

  3.   Juan Carlos Varona placeholder image said

    I just installed lubuntu on laptop with Celeron M processor, 756 Mb ram and it allows me to browse and use Kodi without any interruption. An old friend revived and it is very nice to share it.

  4.   Marco said

    Thanks and good to be able to recover old 32 bit equipment.

    1.    franc said

      That's because you have a supported graphics card and not like the Intel GMA 3600 which is an ASCO. Because for the other specs of the notebook, any fairly light distro should work.

      1.    Jorgeneitor said

        SparkyLinux worked for me on a GMA 3500. I can watch 1080p VLC videos with no problem.

  5.   Diego regero said

    The download link and twitter link go nowhere.

  6.   shoebox said

    There is a new ISO on May 3 !!

    ubuntulumina-20.04-lumina-desktop.20200502.iso 2020-05-03 01:10 867M

    https://aranym.com/ubuntu-lumina/

    1.    shoebox said

      The website is already linking the LINKS to the distro.

  7.   shoebox said

    The website is already linking the LINKS to the distro.

  8.   noobsaibot73 said

    There are already distros that need less than 1GB to work, such as Puppy, DSL, Bodhi Linux, Helium ... The interesting thing is that they consume the less RAM the better and that it is as small as possible in terms of space consumed in HD. Thus, it will be truly a breakthrough and not just another lightweight distro.