Lubuntu 12.10 VMware image including the Tools
Ubuntu's Quantal Quetzal got crystallized into this VMware image with the LXDE desktop system. If you like Ubuntu images, this swift Lubuntu 12.10 appliance or the Ubuntu 12.04 LTS image with five years of Ubuntu support are the most reasonable choices.
Ubuntu managed for the 12.10 version to slow down Unity, its own desktop system, to an almost unbelievable level on older hardware. Running the Quetzal virtualized means riding a snail. On top of that, the Ubuntu standard version has now a tightly integrated Amazon product stream and the Unity desktop is as unusable as it used to be. Finally Ubuntu managed to morph its "human" software into an adware product.
Fortunately there are also the Ubuntu versions with LXDE, Xfce, and KDE. It is strange, but Ubuntu obviously chose to cripple their main distro more and more. Are they hoping that a desktop that lets you hardly find out what lies on it will lure people into buying some solace books from Amazon?
Perhaps their leaders are blinded by all the apps and mobile hype and the race of some big companies to design the most moronic system. But people will sooner or later realize that modern computers want to transform their users into consumption zombies. And exactly that could be the chance of old-fashioned but usable open source software. The LXDE team seems to be of the same opinion...
Installed software: Chromium, Sylpheed, Transmission, Abiword, Gnumeric, Simple Scan, Xfburn, Pidgin, Mtpaint, MPlayer, Audacious and some more tools like the GCC compiler.
Zip md5: 4ff4b6d501fe403567b5664a21969cd7