Linux News Today: Xubuntu 16.04 LTS and Lubuntu 16.04 LTS Released, Get Three Years of Support
Xubuntu and Lubuntu are the last two official Ubuntu flavors released as part of the massive Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) launch, and we’re going to tell you a little about their presence.
First, we’re going to tell all about the Xubuntu 16.04 LTS operating system, which had the smallest presence of all the Ubuntu flavors, and according to the announcement, release highlights include new community wallpapers, and the replacement of the Ubuntu Software Centre app with the GNOME Software graphical package manager.
While still based on the LXDE desktop, Lubuntu 16.04 LTS’ presence was also quite small but a bit better, with features like massive artwork improvements for both the desktop theme and the icons, various updates to most of the LXDE components, the removal of the lubuntu-extra-sessions component from the default install, and several bug fixes.
“With the codename Xenial Xerus, Lubuntu 16.04 LTS is the 10th release of Lubuntu, and the second long term support release. Lubuntu 16.04 LTS will be supported until April 2019, with three years of support,” reads the official announcement for Lubuntu 16.04 LTS.
Lubuntu PPC Mac images now available
Another interesting feature of the Lubuntu 16.04 LTS release is that it now ships with an ISO image to help users install the OS on PPC (PowerPC) Mac computers. Default applications of Lubuntu 16.04 LTS include PCManFM file manager, Mozilla Firefox web browser, LightDM login manager, and Openbox window manager.
As expected, both flavors are powered by the same kernel that’s available in the Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system, Linux 4.4 LTS, and will receive critical security patches and software updates for three years. Download Xubuntu 16.04 LTS and Lubuntu 16.04 LTS right now via our website.