The light version of the Ubuntu operating system, i.e. Lubuntu, has been ported to the small Raspberry Pi computer, using the small LXQt desktop to make it work.
The way to do it is with the Ubuntu Pi Flavor Maker, which one We have spoken before on this page, which allows you to install different versions of Ubuntu on the small Raspberry Pi and make it 100% compatible with its features.
The experiment has obviously been done with a preview version of Lubuntu 16.04, as the final version has not yet come out. The experiment was carried out by the Lubuntu QA team, which I wanted to test to see if this operating system was able to run fluently on the small computer.
The result has been quite satisfactory, however, they have stated that since it is only an experiment could be still unstable, something logical, since they are also loading a totally unstable preliminary operating system and which still has long months of development left.
It is certainly a very interesting experiment since due to its low cost and small size, more and more people are opting to take advantage of the power of a Raspberry Pi, which has a fairly decent hardware for the little money it costs.
We remember that the final version of Lubuntu 16.04 LTS and all Ubuntu flavors are ready to be released around April 21 of this same year, a version that will undoubtedly bring many new features due to its long LTS support.
If you want to try it, you can go to the website of Ubuntu Pi Flavor Maker, in which both Lubuntu and all Ubuntu flavors are available that at the moment have been able to carry to the Raspberry Pi. Here is also a little tutorial to load the LXQT desktop environment, which is the desktop used for this experiment.