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Lubuntu 16.04 LTS Alpha 1 (Xenial Xerus) is GTK Based, Still No Sight of LXQt

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A few minutes ago, January 4, 2015, the maintainers of the Lubuntu operating system, a lightweight, official edition of Ubuntu Linux based on the LXDE desktop environment, were happy to announce the release of Lubuntu 16.04 LTS Alpha 1 (Xenial Xerus).

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