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Lubuntu (w/ LXDE) 12.10 – Quick Overview

Lubuntu, an official Ubuntu flavour starting with version 11.10 which uses LXDE, a lightweight desktop environment by default, has reached version 12.10.I’m posting this article a bit late, since Lubuntu 12.10 was released 5 days ago, but there are too many Ubuntu flavours to cover in just one day. Lubuntu 12.10 brings updated artwork, a new session manager, updated file manager which includes an external thumbnailer, along with updated default applications and other changes.eTo see the latest Lubuntu 12.10 in action, watch the video below:(direct video link)Default applicationsLubuntu 12.10 ships with applications such as Pcmanfm as the default file manager, Synaptic Package Manager, Lubuntu Software Center, Chromium as the default browser, Pidgin, Transmission, mtPaint for simple image editing, Abiword, Gnumeric, GNOME Mplayer, Xfburn, Audacious and others.Lubuntu Software CenterAs you can see, most if not all are lightweight tools, and the result is that Lubuntu requires very low system resources – the Lubuntu wiki mentions that Lubuntu should run even with 128 MB of RAM, though for decent usage, 256MB or RAM or more are required.In Lubuntu 12.10, a new default application has been added: Catfish, which can be used to search the file system:Another change is the addition of the

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