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The lubuntu documentation supports users to get lubuntu installed. Learn about lubuntu releases, advantages of lubuntu compared to other operating systems, lubuntu tools, its applications, and advanced alternative installation instructions for very old PCs. This site is maintained by an independent community from Asia.

About lubuntu

lubuntu is a fast and lightweight operating system with a clean and easy-to-use user interface. It is a Linux system, that uses the minimal desktop LXDE, and a selection of light applications. Because of this, Lubuntu has very low hardware requirements.

System Requirements

Our tests show that until version 14.10 lubuntu can be installed on a Pentium II or Celeron system with 256 MB RAM to get a usable system. With 512 MB of RAM, you do not need to worry much. The recommended "lubuntu Desktop" from version 15.04 onwards is 1 GB of RAM. For Internet services like Facebook, Youtube, and Google Docs about 1 GB RAM are needed. For local programs like Libre Office and simple browsing habits 512 MB RAM are usually sufficient. For PCs with less resources, there are alternative lubuntu installers on the download pages, that provide a basic running system for those systems.

Applications in lubuntu

lubuntu is a full-featured desktop, that includes a selection of lightweight tools and applications. Here are links with details and the list of Installed Tools and Applications in lubuntu.

Installation of lubuntu

lubuntu can be installed on most computers in a fairly simple standard way. Some older PC architectures require specific installation methods.

lubuntu Installation on Most Systems

How to install lubuntu on commonly used hardware and standard systems? Please find installation instructions for lubuntu here.

lubuntu Installation on Very Old Computers

How to install lubuntu on older hardware and very old computers? Please find alternative installation instructions through "Advanced Installation Methods" here.

lubuntu Releases

How to choose the right version of lubuntu? Which is the right lubuntu release for you? Here are a few pointers:

lubuntu Versions

Below you find links to a copy of the release notes and links to downloads.

There is also a download page of lubuntu releases at

lubuntu compared to other Operating Systems

What is the major difference between lubuntu and Windows, MacOS, Ubuntu and other operating systems?

lubuntu vs Windows

How does lubuntu compare to Windows? Why is lubuntu a good alternative?

lubuntu vs Ubuntu

What is the difference between lubuntu and Ubuntu? How does lubuntu compare to Ubuntu?

lubuntu vs MacOS

How does lubuntu compare to macOS?

lubuntu vs Android

How does lubuntu compare to Android?


Need more help? Please visit the lubuntu section in the Ubuntu forum.

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The content of this site is freely licensed under Creative Commons and the GPLv3 license. It is maintained by a community of lightweight Linux fans mainly from Asia and based on the original documentation of Mario Behling that had been started here. This domain is not related to Ubuntu websites or maintained by Canonical.

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