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DistroWatch.com: Linux Lite

Linux Lite

Last Update: 2017-03-31 03:09 UTC


Linux Lite is a beginner-friendly Linux distribution based on Ubuntu's long-term support (LTS) release and featuring the Xfce desktop. Linux Lite primarily targets Windows users. It aims to provide a complete set of applications to assist users with their everyday computing needs, including a full office suite, media players and other essential daily software.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 17 (512), 6 months: 17 (538), 3 months: 18 (554), 4 weeks: 24 (417), 1 week: 24 (398)

Average visitor rating: 8.96/10 from 28 review(s).


Linux Lite Summary
Distribution Linux Lite
Home Page https://www.linuxliteos.com/
Mailing Lists --
User Forums https://www.linuxliteos.com/forums/
Alternative User Forums LinuxQuestions.org
Documentation https://www.linuxliteos.com/manual/
Screenshots https://www.linuxliteos.com/screenshots/DistroWatch Gallery
Screencasts
Download Mirrors https://www.linuxliteos.com/download.phpLinuxTracker.org
Bug Tracker https://www.linuxliteos.com/bugs/
Related Websites Linux Lite Thailand
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 2017-03-31: Distribution Release: Linux Lite 3.4
 • 2017-02-28: Development Release: Linux Lite 3.4 Beta
 • 2016-10-31: Distribution Release: Linux Lite 3.2
 • 2016-10-05: Development Release: Linux Lite 3.2 Beta
 • 2016-05-31: Distribution Release: Linux Lite 3.0
 • 2016-05-09: Development Release: Linux Lite 3.0 Beta
 • 2016-01-31: Distribution Release: Linux Lite 2.8
 • 2016-01-12: Development Release: Linux Lite 2.8 Beta
 • 2015-09-01: Distribution Release: Linux Lite 2.6
 • 2015-08-07: Development Release: Linux Lite 2.6 Beta
 • 2015-03-31: Distribution Release: Linux Lite 2.4
 • 2015-03-12: Development Release: Linux Lite 2.4 Beta
 • More Lite releases...

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  • Colour scheme: green text = latest stable version, red text = development or beta version. The function determining beta versions is not 100% reliable due to a wide variety of versioning schemes.

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Feature 3.4 2.8 1.0.8
Release Date 2017-03-31 2016-01-31 2014-01-16
End Of Life      
Price (US$) Free Free Free
CDs 1 DVD 1 DVD 1 DVD
Free Download ISO ISO ISO
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical
Default Desktop Xfce Xfce Xfce
Package Management DEB DEB DEB
Office Suite LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice
Processor Architecture i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64
Journaled File Systems      
Multilingual      
Asian Language Support      
Full Package List 3.4 2.8 1.0.8
Package 3.4 2.8 1.0.8
abiword (3.0.2) -- -- --
alsa-lib (1.1.4.1) 1.1.0 1.0.27.2 1.0.25
ati-driver (16.40) -- -- --
bash (4.4) 4.3 4.3 4.2
bind (9.11.1-P1) -- -- --
chromium (59.0.3071.109) -- -- --
cups (2.2.3) 2.1.3 1.7.2 1.5.3
dhcp (4.3.5) 4.3.3 4.2.4 4.1.ESV-R4
e2fsprogs (1.43.4) 1.42.13 1.42.9 1.42
firefox (54.0) 52.0.1 44.0 26.0
freetype (2.8) 2.6.1 2.5.2 2.4.8
gcc (7.1.0) 5.3.1 4.8.2 4.6.3
gimp (2.8.22) 2.8.18 2.8.16 2.8.10
glibc (2.25) 2.23 2.19 2.15
gnome-shell (3.24.2) -- -- --
gnucash (2.6.16) -- -- --
gnumeric (1.12.34) -- -- --
grub (2.02) 2.02beta2 2.02beta2 1.99
gtk+ (3.22.16) 3.18.9 2.24.23 2.24.10
httpd (2.4.26) -- -- --
inkscape (0.92.1) -- -- --
k3b (17.04.2) -- -- --
kmod (24) 22 15 --
libgnome (2.32.1) 2.32.1 2.32.1 --
libreoffice (5.3.4) 5.1.6rc2 5.0.4rc2 3.5.7
linux (4.11.6) 4.4 3.19 3.8
Package 3.4 2.8 1.0.8
lxde-common (0.99.2) -- -- --
mariadb (10.2.6) -- -- --
mate-desktop (1.18.0) -- -- --
mesa (17.1.3) 12.0.6 10.5.9 8.0.4
mysql (5.7.18) -- -- --
nautilus (3.24.1) -- -- --
NVIDIA (381.22) -- -- --
openbox (3.6.1) -- -- --
openjdk (8u131) 8u121 7u91 6b27
openssh (7.5p1) 7.2p2 6.6p1 5.9p1
openssl (1.1.0f) 1.0.2g 1.0.1f 1.0.1
perl (5.26.0) 5.22.1 5.18.2 5.14.2
php (7.1.6) -- -- --
plasma-desktop (5.10.2) -- -- --
postfix (3.2.2) -- -- --
postgresql (9.6.3) -- -- --
Python (3.6.1) 2.7.11 2.7.5 2.7.3
qt (5.9.0) 5.5.1 5.2.1 4.8.1
samba (4.6.5) 4.3.11 4.1.6 3.6.3
systemd (233) 229 204 --
thunderbird (52.2.0) 45.8.0 38.5.1 24.2.0
vim (8.0) 7.4 7.4 7.3
vlc (2.2.6) 2.2.2 2.1.6 2.0.8
xfdesktop (4.12.3) 4.12.3 4.11.8 4.8.3
xorg-server (1.19.3) 1.18.4 1.15.1 1.11.4

Reader Ratings
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Average rating
9.0
from 28 review(s)



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Version: 3.4
Rating: 8
Date: 2017-06-22
Votes: 0


Tried a few lightweight distros to run on an old pentium 3 /Toshiba Portege 2010 laptop , so linux lite seems to be the best. Not expecting the computer to run sites like you tube but it nice to give the pc a 2nd life .


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Version: 3.4
Rating: 8
Date: 2017-06-19
Votes: 0


Lightweight desktop environment for weak systems that works out of the box. I have this on two old family computers.


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Version: 3.4
Rating: 7
Date: 2017-06-15
Votes: 0


Things pretty much worked straight away, including getting zotero to integrate with Libreoffice which was nice, installed easily too.

However, it quickly became very laggy and would freeze up, and my machine is not that old -an Acer Aspire Intel i5 core. The desktop environment is damned ugly and outdated too, and the one thing that drove me nuts - numlock would automatically switch on at bootup and no matter what I did it would not switch off! Deepin did none of these things, and was much more polished. Sorry Linux Lite.... I wanted to like you, I really did.




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