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Lubuntu 16.04 LTS VMware image with Tools

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS is out and here you have the Lubuntu 16.04 VMware image. The Lubuntu image is the swiftest and most compact VM of the Ubuntu flavours we can offer. Enjoy the Xenial Xerus with LXDE and VMware Tools!

Appliance Lubuntu 16.04 LTS
VM image size 939 MB
Disk 20 GB
VMware Tools yes
User/password user/password
Root password password
Successor is
Lubuntu 18.04 LTS

Lubuntu has always been fast and small. It also comes with the classical start menu and a task switcher. In other words, the Lubuntu Xenial image is really nice and convenient.

We have left the originally installed applications in place as the download is already light enough. The Lubuntu image comes with a full set of desktop apps. It also has the VMware Tools installed, and they seem to be better working with regard to the host integration (copy and paste) than with our two other Ubuntu 16.04 images.

So, our recommendation goes to the Lubuntu VM, but if you still want the other Xenial images, here you are:

  • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS is the original, the master, of the Ubuntu family. It has 5 years of Ubuntu support compared to the 3 years of all other Xenial flavours. You work with the new desktop Unity, which some people like and others don't. In our opinion, it is just cumbersome compared with a hierarchical menu and the task switcher. But you decide...

  • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS MATE is the successor of the classic Gnome 2.0. Like Lubuntu is has start menus and a task switcher, but it also has different looks that mimic Windows, Mac, and also Unity. Definitely worth a try.

Applications: Firefox, Abiword, Gnumeric, Sylpheed, Transmission, Pidgin, mtPaint, Simple Scan, Audaciuos, MPlayer, Xfburn, Synaptic, and some other tools. VMware Tools are also installed and verified to work completely.

Zip md5: e56f07d4ff455a77be815a1c224f9238

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