From Now on: lubuntu Linux is An Official Derivative of Ubuntu!

Lubuntu is another derivative of Ubuntu which aims on giving a fast loading GNU/Linux for those of us who has older or low-end PCs. But of course, even if you have a newer Laptop or a PC you can still use Lubuntu since it comes with the latest GNU/Linux Kernel and other popular software.

Lubuntu... uses the excellent LXDE desktop, even faster than Xfce!.
Anyhow, for a longtime, they've been a separate project and in their web site they used to "say" that, among their main objectives is to become accepted into the Ubuntu's official support and now, according to them the day has finally arrived!.

For their Launchpad project page, there seems to be about 460 developers/users, willing to help Lubuntu into Canonical at the moment.This was first announced by Mark Shuttleworth (of course ;) ) by saying...

"Thanks for the great work and progress of Lubuntu in the past 2 years. The fact that you are now 100% in the archive, and using PPA's and other tools effectively, makes it possible for us to consider recognising Lubuntu as an official part of the project. ... with the other desktop environments making greater demands on PC resources, LXDE has a continued role to play."
If you're interested in helping Lubuntu in their process of "Canonicalizing" ;-) then you can do so by through their official Launchpad page. And if you're a bit new to this, you don't have to be a developer to help them, if you're a bit of a risk taker, then you can help Lubuntu by participating in beta testing for instance.

Although I could be wrong, but for those of use who wants a fast running server with all the features offered by "ubuntu virtualization" framework currently, but if you want an Ubuntu server with a decent GUI, again without making the PC any slower, then I think Lubuntu may have a shot!. You go guys and gals!.

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