In short, this is a project whose goal is to create a lightweight, energy-efficient distribution with low resource consumption. LXDE is used as a desktop manager. According to the Linux Magazine test results, compared to Xubuntu and Ubuntu, the Lubuntu distribution uses almost half the memory of a typical desktop installation, and almost three times less when booting from a Live CD.
Changes in the new version
Update-notifier, to receive notifications of available updates;
Xpad, to quickly create notes;
Ace-of-penguins, for providing some games.
Parcellite, not supported by the developer, is less useful, since most of the errors with copyipe disappeared with pcmanfm 0.9.X;
Pyneighborhood, replaced by gvfs support in pcmanfm.
LXtask replaced Xfce4-taskmanager;
Evince is now being used to read PDF, as ePDFview has seen serious memory leaks.
A new and fresh theme created by Rafael Laguna is available.
When installed, a slideshow about Lubuntu is shown.
Lxpanel now supports Ubuntu indicator applets (disabled by default).
The lubuntu-core meta package allows you to install only basic Lubuntu packages;
The lubuntu-restricted-extras meta package allows you to install packages such as flash, java, and codecs for chromium.
LXDE is no longer HAL dependent, although HAL is still used to burn CDs;
new lxappareance (without Openbox integration).
Both regular updates of the LXDE and Ubuntu packages are also included in Lubuntu.