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Old 05-06-2010, 10:25 AM   #1
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Relationship between Ubuntu and Lubuntu


What is the relationship between Ubuntu and Lubuntu? Is Lubuntu an Ubuntu variant, like Kubuntu and standard Ubuntu, thus using the standard Ubuntu repos and allowing me to install eg ubuntu-desktop as well if I want? Or is it an Ubuntu derivative, like Mint, with its own repos covering everything and potentially diverging from Ubuntu in future?

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Old 05-06-2010, 11:44 AM   #2
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The latter.

From Lubutu's web site, http://lubuntu.net/about:
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note also that Lubuntu 10.04 is not a LTS version
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The ultimate goal of the lubuntu project is to earn official endorsement from Canonical
 
Old 05-06-2010, 11:57 AM   #3
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This page seems to indicate it's a variant that will remain compatible with ubuntu. Lucid too has a lubuntu-desktop package in the official multiverse repos.

I'll probably pop it in a virtual machine to check myself, that's gonna be the easiest way.
 
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It uses the standard repos along with its own 'extra' PPA.

(And it's looking very nice. I have a laptop at my work I intend to put it on.)
 
  


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