March 16, 2012

Lubuntu 12.04 Beta 1 is a winner

I tried the new Lubuntu 12.04 Beta 1 image and was very impressed with the polished theme they have given it. It comes with a new Elementary /OSX silver style theme, Chromium browser 17.0963, Abiword, Gnumeric, Pidgin 2.10, Sylpheed email client, Audacious media player 3.2.1, along with a new fresh looking wallpaper. What a veteran Linux user like me appreciates is that Lubuntu is 100% workable right out of the box without any tweaking. No having to install classic Gnome, moving title buttons back to the right, downloading and tweaking the installed theme & wallpaper, or needing to add must-have programs like Chromium and Pidgin. Everything is there for you on one CD ISO image. I find this so amazing. Lubuntu 12.04 has got it right, and is everything a top Linux distro should be: fast, good looking, simple, and stable. Very nice job Lubuntu. Below are some screen shots and a link where to get it.

You can download the 12.05 Beta 1 here: