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I use Xubuntu 11.10 on my 10+ years old PC (2,8GHz,512RAM, 80GB). Is it possible to upgrade to Lubuntu 12.4 when released? Am I gonna see any difference practically? Shall I have to install all my packages from the begining again?

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thanX! I think staying in Xubuntu (upgrading to Xubuntu 12.4) is my best choise. I 'm just browsing, listening to muZic/YouTube, writing some stuff, downloading booX & muZic ... light enough for Xubuntu, right? – user54938 Apr 14 '12 at 16:19
with 1gb of ram i have experienced a great improvement in speed by passing to lxde from xfce so i strongly recommend it for 512 ram. just install in synaptic lubuntu and lxde and then you'll just have to make it a bit stylish :… – cipricus Aug 20 '12 at 13:42

No it is not possible to upgrade from Xubuntu 11.10 to Lubuntu 12.04.

A possible way to get around this would be to install lubuntu-desktop using Synaptic or from the command line.

Either search Synaptic for lubuntu-desktop and mark it for installation or open a terminal and run

sudo apt-get install lubuntu-desktop

You can then get the remove xubuntu command from - check that you use the correct version's command here.

Be aware that any packages you have added to the default could be lost and needed to be reinstalled.

Now you will have lubuntu 11.10 - from here you should be able to upgrade to 12.04 when it is released.

Please make sure you read the release notes for 12.04 prior to upgrading.

As far as seeing any difference practically - I doubt you'd notice much, it really depends on what you use the machine for.

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Before upgrading to 12.04 install lubuntu-desktop package

sudo apt-get install lubuntu-desktop

Then remove unwanted packages and upgrade your system

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