[Lubuntu-qa] Lubuntu Utopic Unicorn 14.10 Released!

Walter Lapchynski wxl at ubuntu.com
Sat Oct 25 22:08:39 UTC 2014

On Sat, Oct 25, 2014 at 10:25 AM, Julien Lavergne
<julien.lavergne at gmail.com> wrote:
> A big thank to all for this release :-) And a special thank for our
> new release manager for his great work on this release :-)

Aw, thank you, thank you. Couldn't do it without you, though, boss.

Speaking of thank yous, I'd like to thank silverlion, our Team Leader
of Communications, for all of his hard work getting the word about
Lubuntu out there. He wrote a great press release that I neglected to
include in the original release note I included (sorry, buddy!).

That being said, it's now on the blog for your perusal:

But the text is here, too:
The blue Unicorn set free!

After the success[1] of their first Long-Term-Support (LTS) version in
April this year, the Head of the Developer Team, Julien Lavergne, has
finished work on the Utopic Unicorn which can now be downloaded at

Acting Release Manager, Walter Lapchynski, shortly after the release:
“This cycle we mainly focused on fixing known bugs. But”, he adds
“there is a downside, too: due to several serious bugs, we had to skip
PPC versions of the Unicorn. We recommend using of the LTS version for
now and do hope, that we are able to present a PPC Version in April
next year. For the moment we are still working on our plans to
implement LXQt in either 15.04 or 15.10.”

The Unicorn itself comes with eliminated known bugs[2], software such
as Pcmanfm,Openbox and LightDM brought to state of the art technology
and new wallpapers which were sent in by Lubuntu users via Flickr [3].
Artwork Director Rafael Laguna explains: “We try to get a little
contest going each cycle in which we offer a chance for users to
become part of this great distribution.”

What is Lubuntu?

As the name suggests, Lubuntu is the lightweight of the Ubuntu family.
Based on the LXDE technology, Lubuntu takes only 512 MB RAM for simple
actions such as surfing the internet or word processing with
LibreOffice. Once again Walter Lapchynski: “We do recommend to have at
least a Pentium 4 or Pentium M or AMD K8 with 1 GB RAM to prevent
advanced internet services like Google+, Youtube, Google Docs and
Facebook from failing to work.”

[1] https://twitter.com/montyjanderson/status/505362281468006400
[2] For issues and features common to Ubuntu, please refer to the
Ubuntu release notes.
[3] https://www.flickr.com/groups/lubuntu1410contest/

Lubuntu Release Manager, Head of QA
Ubuntu PPC Point of Contact
Ubuntu Oregon LoCo Team Leader

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