The beta of LXLE 16.04, OS based on Lubuntu 16.04 is now available

One of the things I like about Linux and Ubuntu in general is that there are so many versions to choose from. There are the official flavors and others not supported by Canonical, such as LXLE, a Lubuntu-based distribution which in turn is based on Ubuntu 16.04. Explained this, the first beta of LXLE 16.04 is now available, But only for 64-bit computers. The developers of the project have promised that there will be a 32-bit version in the future.

If you are a developer or user who likes to test new distributions to, among other things, help improve system by reporting bugs, LXLE 16.04 can be a perfect candidate. It is a lightweight operating system designed to run on computers that already have several years behind them or some more modern ones with limited resources. This is one of the reasons why too they will release a 32-bit version which will most likely reach the next beta.

LXLE 16.04, a lightweight distribution for low-resource computers

Among the new features that will include LXLE 16.04 is the incorporation of several MATE applications that will replace GNOME which were used in LXLE 14.04.4. But the LXLE team promises another novelty that is always important: the system will be lighter. On the other hand, there will also be Linux Mint applications.

The LXLE developer team is waiting for Canonical to release the first update of Ubuntu 16.04, scheduled for July 21, to release more details on the LXLE 16.04 release. If you can’t wait and so wish, you can download the image of the first beta of LXLE 16.04 and test how this Lubuntu-based distribution works by clicking on the image below.


And, if you don’t want to install it on your computer or create a virtual machine, you can always watch the promotional video they created for the occasion. We leave you with it.


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