Lubuntu now ships the most advanced desktop interface, using Qt technologies for rendering the widgets and the entire ecosystem (from the installer to the smallest parts).

The winning combination of Arc theme and the Papirus icons makes the new Lubuntu desktop easier to read and less cluttered. The symbolic icons and glyphs, now easier to recognise, added to sharp edges and vibrant colours, add visual dynamics without overwhelming the overall design.

Combined with the new compositing effects, the apps, panels and widgets of your new desktop will look modern, while being fast, simple and affordable for almost every machine.

If you need more, you can use the Discover Software Center to download the required app that suits your needs, for free.

Ubuntu based

Built with a rock-solid Ubuntu Linux base, with thousands of free apps available and virus-free from the safe Software Center.

Compatible

Use all your music, PDFs, documents and files, and share them with other computers and operating systems.

Fast and lightweight

Designed to be fast, friendly, and energy saving, from Open Source software with a great supporting community behind.

Useful for all your needs

Lubuntu is compatible with the majority of existing file formats, such as images, songs, films, spreadsheets, text documents, internet radio stations, and much more.

Everything works out of the box. But if you need more (usually proprietary) codecs for exotic file formats, you can always install the ubuntu-restricted-extras package and enjoy all that content.

And there is more in the Software Center. Just look for the file format or application you need and get it for free.

Install it everywhere!

Lubuntu is offered in many ISOs for several computers, like standard PC, laptops, Raspberry Pi, PowerPC, etc.

Our Lubuntu QA Team ensures every release works well on every architecture. From maximum performance machines to those with older and more limited hardware, Lubuntu works flawless, giving you a smooth Linux experience.

Revive that old PC by installing Lubuntu and give it a second life!

What's New:

Lubuntu is an official Ubuntu flavor which uses the Lightweight Qt Desktop Environment (LXQt). The project’s goal is to provide a lightweight yet functional Linux distribution based on a rock-solid Ubuntu base. Lubuntu provides a simple but modern and powerful graphical user interface, and comes with a wide variety of applications so you can browse, email, chat, play, and be productive.

You can find the following major applications and toolkits installed by default in this release:

  • LXQt 0.17.0 – with many improvements over 0.16, you can go here for more information.
  • LXQt Archiver 0.4.0 which is based on Engrampa, is now included.
  • Qt 5.15.2
  • Mozilla Firefox will be shipped as a Debian package with version 93.0 and will receive updates from the Ubuntu Security Team throughout the support cycle of the release.
  • The LibreOffice 7.2.1 suite.
  • VLC 3.0.16, for viewing media and listening to music.
  • Featherpad 0.17.1, for notes and code editing.
  • Discover Software Center 5.22.5, for an easy, graphical way to install and update software.

You can find a variety of other applications installed which aim to enhance your experience while staying out of the way of your normal workflow.

Read the complete release notes