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Does Lubuntu 12.10 use Ubuntu 12.10 prebuilt binary package repository or does it have its own??

I like a light-weight distro, but huge selection of packages is even more important for me.

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Google DuckDuckGo is your friend :)

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Lubuntu#Lubuntu_VS_Ubuntu (emphasis mine):

Lubuntu VS Ubuntu

Both Lubuntu and Ubuntu share Two Major Important Things:

  • Same Core System
  • Same Repositories

Lubuntu and Ubuntu belong to the same family and talking about each as totally different two systems is not correct since they have some things in common. Thus, we use the same Forum Area and share many Wiki Pages.

The differences between Lubuntu and Ubuntu are:

  • Different DE - Lubuntu uses LXDE while Ubuntu uses Unity as the default DE.
  • Different Default Applications

Other than that, they are the same. The DE is what makes Lubuntu a lightweight OS, and of course the selected applications too because we make sure to use the lightest applications which are not resource hungry.

Also, as a general rule, if you want a lightweight distro don't go for Ubuntu. Any flavor. Go for a real light weight distro like damnsmalllinux, or Arch.

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