Lubuntu strategy development: won’t focus on old PCs but perhaps support 32-bit PCs
After launching the next Lubuntu version 18.10 development earlier this year, Lubuntu developer Simon Quigley announced that the team behind the lightweight GNU/Linux distribution hopes to provide 32-bit support if the community still needs it.
The forthcoming release of the upcoming Ubuntu 18.10 (Cosmic Cuttlefish) version currently schedules for release on October 18, 2018. If users are interested in helping with the test, the official flavor will not come with a 32-bit installation image in addition to Lubuntu. Unless the user is interested in testing 32-bit (i386) ISO. Otherwise, lubuntu18.10 will not ship with a 32-bit installation image.
“This means that Lubuntu will stay light, and for users with old systems, should still be usable. But we will no longer provide minimum system requirements and we will no longer primarily focus on older hardware.“
With the gradual disappearance of traditional 32-bit computers, the development team decided it was time to migrate Lubuntu’s main goal from the old PC to create a more modern, feature-rich, modular GNU/Linux distribution.
“We decided that going forward, we need to adapt for the current state of the market. Therefore, our main focus is shifting from a distribution whose main focus is providing a distribution for old hardware to a functional yet modular distribution focused on getting out of the way and letting users use their computer.”