Well, you don't have to remove the (Gnome) desktop, there's an option to just not install it. Please see https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Lubuntu/DocumentationHelp/MinimalInstall for details. I believe that if you use Ubuntu alternate CD instead of mini.iso there's still an option to install a minimal system.
It would be very nice if there were a 64-bit version of this soon instead of using the method of installing first ubuntu and then removing the desktop and installing lubuntu-desktop. Does this give us exactly the same solution as installing (32-bit) lubuntu with the exception, of course, of the fact that it is 64-bit?
--- On Sun, 10/10/10, Julien Lavergne <email@example.com> wrote:
> From: Julien Lavergne <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Subject: [Lxde-list] Lubuntu 10.10 released
> To: "lubuntu-desktop" <email@example.com>, "lxde-list" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Date: Sunday, October 10, 2010, 12:14 PM
> Lubuntu 10.10 is now available :
> * Torrent : http://people.ubuntu.com/~gilir/lubuntu-10.10.iso.torrent
> * Direct download : http://people.ubuntu.com/~gilir/lubuntu-10.10.iso
> * Md5: http://people.ubuntu.com/~gilir/md5sum.txt
> == What is Lubuntu ? ==
> Lubuntu is an Ubuntu derivated using the LXDE desktop. It's
> designed to
> be a lightweight and easy-to-use desktop environment.
> Lubuntu is actually not part of the Ubuntu family, and not
> build with
> the current Ubuntu infrastructure. This release is
> considered as a «
> stable beta », a result that could be a final and stable
> release if we
> was included in the Ubuntu family.
> == Features ==
> * Based on the lightweight LXDE desktop environment.
> * Pcmanfm 0.9.7, a fast and lightweight files manager
> using gio/gvfs.
> * Lxdm, a lightweight GTK display manager.
> * Chromium, the open-source version of Google Chrome.
> * ... and, of course, based on Ubuntu 10.10
> See the complete list of applications on
> == Improvements since Lubuntu 10.04 ==
> === Applications by default ===
> Programs installed by default have been updated
> * Added :
> Update-notifier, to get notification for available
> Xpad, to create quick notes (similar to Tomboy).
> Ace-of-penguins, to provide some games
> * Removed
> Parcellite, which is not maintained upstream, is less
> useful since most
> of copy/paste bugs was gone with pcmanfm 0.9.X
> Pyneighborhood was replaced by gvfs support of pcmanfm.
> * Changes
> LXtask replace Xfce4-taskmanager for tasks monitoring.
> Evince is now used for reading PDF, ePDFview have some
> serious memory
> === New theme ===
> A new and fresh theme, made by Rafael Laguna, is
> === Installer slideshow ===
> New slideshow is available during the installation, to
> describe Lubuntu
> and its features.
> === Indicators supports ===
> Lxpanel now support Ubuntu indicators applets. This feature
> is turn off
> by default, but you can activate it by adding the
> "Indicators applet”.
> === New extras packages ===
> * A new meta-package (lubuntu-core) is available to
> install only core
> packages of Lubuntu.
> * A new meta-package (lubuntu-restricted-extras) is
> available to
> install restricted packages for Lubuntu (such as flash,
> java and extra
> codecs for chromium)
> === LXDE updates ===
> * LXDE is now HAL-free. Lubuntu still depends on HAL for
> CD-burner, but
> by removing it, you can obtain a HAL-free system.
> * New lxappareance from LXDE git (without Openbox
> And the usual updates of LXDE and Ubuntu packages included
> in Lubuntu.
> == Releases notes and known issues ==
> The release notes, with a list of known problems are
> available on
> == Specific Lubuntu changes ==
> Lubuntu still contains modifications not available in the
> repository, you can see them in the Lubuntu PPA  :
> * Autologin support in ubiquity (LP: #546445)
> * Support Install only mode in ubiquity
> * Support for lubuntu-restricted package in ubiquity
> == Reporting bugs ==
> You can find information on how to report bug on this wiki
> page :
> == Thanks ==
> I would like to thanks all people involved in the
> development of Lubuntu
> during this past 6 months :
> Thanks to the LXDE team for providing this fast and nice
> Thanks to Rafael for his wonderful work on this new
> Thanks to Mario for his wonderful work on the website, the
> wiki and all
> the advertising.
> Thanks to all testers which help in the testing process,
> making Lubuntu
> Thanks to Phillw and Zach, our masters of the wiki and the
> Thanks to all people which help to provide support and
> documentation to
> new Lubuntu users.
> It was a pleasure to work with you.
> == Links ==
> * Website : http://lubuntu.net/
> * Documentation : https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Lubuntu
> * LXDE website : http://lxde.org/
> * Announcement:
>  : https://launchpad.net/~lubuntu-desktop/+archive/ppa
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