Linux News Today: Lubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Officially Released for Raspberry Pi 2 SBCs
Lubuntu maintainer Rafael Laguna had the great pleasure of announcing the release and immediate availability for download of the Lubuntu 16.04 LTS operating system for Raspberry Pi 2 single-board computers.
As you might very well be aware, the Lubuntu 16.04 LTS GNU/Linux distribution was unveiled last week, on April 24, 2016, as part of the massive Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system.
The Lubuntu 16.04 release brought in new features like massive artwork improvements for both the desktop theme and the icon set, multiple updates to most of the LXDE components, and support for PowerPC (PPC) Mac computers.
Additionally, it includes all the major components of Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, such as Linux kernel 4.4 LTS, Python 3.5, Glibc 2.23, APT 1.2, OpenSSH 7.2p2, GCC 5.3, and many more. And now, you can have all the above on your Raspberry Pi 2 single-board computer.
“The Raspberry Pi2 version of Lubuntu has been updated, of course, to Xenial Xerus 16.04 too. Now it’s available at the downloads section. Grab it while it’s hot!” said Rafael Laguna, Lubuntu maintainer, in the brief announcement.
Supported until April 2019
Lubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) is an LTS (Long Term Support) release with three years of support, which means that it will receive critical security patches and software updates until April 2019.
If you’re interested in running the Lubuntu 16.04 LTS on your tiny Raspberry Pi 2 computer, you can download the binary image from the project’s website. Instructions on how to use it are also available there.
The Lubuntu 16.04 LTS for Raspberry Pi 2 port has been created with the Ubuntu Pi Flavour Maker tool from the Ubuntu MATE project lead by Martin Wimpress. Users are recommended to use Class 6 or Class 10 microSDHC cards for the image.