Lubuntu 11.10 VMware image with Tools
Lubuntu is the "light" flavor of Ubuntu. This version is similar to Ubuntu 11.10, but it has by default the LXDE desktop instead of Unity from Ubuntu installed. LXDE features the classic Gnome 2.x look and feel, which means it has the hierarchical start menu, a task bar and normal scroll bars. On top of that it is lightening fast.
There is an ongoing debate about the new and shiny desktop ideas from Gnome aka the Shell and Ubuntu's answer Unity. From an ergonomic point of view both are strongly inferior to the classic and simple system. All right, that's an opinion, but a true one ;)
In order to support the opinion building of others, we have also the Ubuntu VMware images with Unity, with and without VMware Tools. See below.
This Lubuntu image has VMware Tools installed and is directly derived from the one without the Tools, which in turn is based on the standard Ubuntu Ocelot that comes with Unity. Here are the three other images:
Lubuntu with LXDE seems to become a viable alternative to the standard Ubuntu. On Distrowatch Mint 11 just took over the number one spot. The Mint team has also some doubts about the usefulness of the new Gnome 3 Shell and Unity. They are planning to fork Gnome 3 and combine the classic desktop behavior into it.
Applications: Chromium, Sylpheed, Transmission, Pidgin, Simple Scan, mtpaint, Abiword, Gnumeric, Osmo, Audacious, MPlayer, Xfburn and some other tools.
Zip md5: ffd67cc80cd9c75c7c4894bcd66c3f42