These statistics brought much internal debate within the Lubuntu team, but we decided that going forward, we need to adapt for the current state of the market. Therefore, our main focus is shifting from 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.
This is really interesting. Lubuntu is still going to be light—just not as light. Which will allow it to do interesting things while also running well on most machines. LXDE is nice, but it’s not my favorite desktop environment. I prefer Xfce for smallish footprint and i3 for no footprint. But Lubuntu could head into an interesting direction as it embraces newer technologies.
Taking a new direction | Lubuntu