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    Lubuntu Alternatives

    Lubuntu is described as 'fast and lightweight operating system with a clean and easy-to-use user interface. It is a Linux system, that uses the minimal desktop LXDE/LXQT' and is a very popular Operating System in the OS & Utilities category. There are more than 100 alternatives to Lubuntu for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Self-Hosted solutions, Windows, Mac and Online / Web-based. Most alternatives are Operating Systems and Linux Distros. The best alternative is Ubuntu, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Lubuntu are Linux Mint (Free, Open Source), Manjaro Linux (Free, Open Source), elementary OS (Free, Open Source) and Xubuntu (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jan 17, 2022

    1. Ubuntu is a community developed, Linux-based operating system that is perfect for laptops, desktops and servers. It contains all the applications you need - a web browser, presentation, document and spreadsheet software, instant messaging and much more.
      Ubuntu vs Lubuntu opinions
      This alternative is disputed. Ubuntu is still a legitimate alternative to Lubuntu, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
      A key feature of Lubuntu is its light-weightedness. Ubuntu couldn't be any farther from this.
      Negative comment over 5 years ago

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      Lubuntu is a lightweight OS specifically designed to be fast and compatible with older hardware. Ubuntu is not lightweight.
      Negative comment about 4 years ago

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      chelovekot Lubuntu works much faster, than Ubuntu. LXDE desktop environtment is not so massive, than Unity.
      Positive comment almost 5 years ago

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    2. Linux Mint is one of the most popular desktop Linux distributions and used by millions of people. The purpose of Linux Mint is to produce a modern, elegant and comfortable operating system which is both powerful and easy to use. Latest: Uma (20.2).
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      WeCanDoThis52 Lubuntu is designed to be fast and usable on older computers. Linux Mint is a heavyweight, full-featued OS that would slow an older PC to a crawl.
      Negative comment about 4 years ago

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      beat_truck With the XFCE desktop, Mint isn't quite as lightweight as Lubuntu, but it is still fast and a good choice for older hardware.
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

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    3. Manjaro is a user-friendly Linux distribution based on the independently developed Arch operating system.
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      Manjaro Linux vs Lubuntu opinions
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      Not as lightweight as Lubuntu.
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

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    4. Xubuntu is an elegant and easy-to-use operating system. Xubuntu comes with Xfce, which is a stable, light and configurable desktop environment. It is based on Ubuntu Debian Linux.
      Xubuntu vs Lubuntu opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Xubuntu is a great alternative to Lubuntu.
      Xubuntu is still light weight distro, with richer features and software. It's more user friendly. Its XFCE is closer to those well-known full featured desktop enviroments like Unity, Gnome and KDE than LXDE is.
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

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      programadorveg I prefer to use it instead of Lubuntu, because Xfce is way better than LXDE and both don't consume too many resources.
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

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    5. macOS is a Unix-based operating system, developed and marketed by Apple Inc. It is designed to run on Macintosh computers, having been pre-installed on all Macs since 2002.
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      macOS is not open source.
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

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      macOS is not free, and only comes with apple computers.
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    6. Kubuntu is an official "flavor" of Ubuntu that uses the KDE Plasma desktop environment. This gives it a completely different look and feel.
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    7. ReactOS™ is an Open Source effort to develop a quality operating system that is compatible with applications and drivers written for the Microsoft® Windows™ NT family of operating systems (NT4, 2000, XP, 2003, Vista, Seven).
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      ReactOS vs Lubuntu opinions
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      Not completely finished, although not sure about how lightweight it is. Maybe someday it might be a good alternative.
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

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    8. Zorin OS is a multi-functional operating system designed specifically for Windows users who want to have easy and smooth access to Linux. It is based on Ubuntu which is the most popular Linux operating system in the world.
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    9. Qubes is an open source operating system designed to provide strong security for desktop computing.
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