lubuntu 12.10 Release Notes

New Features in Lubuntu 12.04

This release of Lubuntu contains:

Lubuntu Applications

System Requirements

A Pentium II or Celeron system with 128 MB of RAM is probably a bottom-line configuration that may yield slow yet usable system with a standard lubuntu desktop.

12.10 32 bit ISO require your CPU to have Physical Address Extensions, or PAE. "PAE is provided by Intel Pentium Pro and above CPUs, including all later Pentium-series processors (except most 400 MHz-bus versions of the Pentium M)." - If you have a NON-PAE CPU and would like to install Lubuntu 12.10, please see this link or you can use Lubuntu 12.04 instead.

For PowerPC, it is known to run on a G4 running at 867MHz with 640MB RAM.

For Intel based Macs, lubuntu should run on all models.


To download Lubuntu and see the various options available head over to Get Lubuntu. This section also discusses both the standard installs and those required for computers with low memory (RAM), old chipsets (i586), PowerPC, Mac and low disk-space (netbooks).

Known Issues


PPC has several issues and workarounds, please refer to the documentation on the wiki

Graphics and Display

On some GTK3 applications, some tooltips have a black background and a black font. (1065941)



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