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DistroWatch.com: Linux Lite

Linux Lite

Last Update: 2017-08-31 12:52 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 (542), 6 months: 17 (530), 3 months: 16 (509), 4 weeks: 15 (557), 1 week: 24 (415)

Average visitor rating: 8.45/10 from 51 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/forums/security-bug-fixes/
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 2017-08-31: Distribution Release: Linux Lite 3.6
 • 2017-07-30: Development Release: Linux Lite 3.6 Beta
 • 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
 • 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 3.6 2.8 1.0.8
Release Date 2017-08-31 2016-01-31 2014-01-16
End Of Life      
Price (US$) Free Free Free
Image Size (MB) 807-807    
Free Download ISO ISO ISO
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical
Default Desktop Xfce Xfce Xfce
Package Management DEB DEB DEB
Release Model Fixed Fixed Fixed
Office Suite LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice
Processor Architecture i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64
Init Software systemd systemd Upstart
Journaled File Systems Btrfs, ext3, ext4    
Multilingual      
Asian Language Support      
Full Package List 3.6 2.8 1.0.8
Package 3.6 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 (9.11.2) -- -- --
chromium (61.0.3163.100) -- -- --
cups (2.2.4) 2.1.3 1.7.2 1.5.3
dhcp (4.3.6) 4.3.3 4.2.4 4.1.ESV-R4
e2fsprogs (1.43.6) 1.42.13 1.42.9 1.42
firefox (55.0.3) 55.0.2 44.0 26.0
freetype (2.8.1) 2.6.1 2.5.2 2.4.8
gcc (7.2.0) 5.3.1 4.8.2 4.6.3
gimp (2.8.22) 2.8.22 2.8.16 2.8.10
glibc (2.26) 2.23 2.19 2.15
gnome-shell (3.26.0) -- -- --
gnucash (2.6.18) -- -- --
gnumeric (1.12.35) -- -- --
grub (2.02) 2.02 2.02beta2 1.99
gtk+ (3.22.21) 3.18.9 2.24.23 2.24.10
httpd (2.4.27) -- -- --
inkscape (0.92.2) -- -- --
k3b (17.08.1) -- -- --
kmod (24) 22 15 --
libgnome (2.32.1) 2.32.1 2.32.1 --
libreoffice (5.4.1) 5.1.6 5.0.4rc2 3.5.7
linux (4.13.3) 4.4.0 3.19 3.8
Package 3.6 2.8 1.0.8
lxde-common (0.99.2) -- -- --
mariadb (10.2.8) -- -- --
mate-desktop (1.18.0) -- -- --
mesa (17.2.1) 17.0.7 10.5.9 8.0.4
mysql (5.7.19) -- -- --
nautilus (3.26.0) -- -- --
NVIDIA (384.69) -- -- --
openbox (3.6.1) -- -- --
openjdk (8u144) 8u131 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 (5.26.1) 5.22.1 5.18.2 5.14.2
php (7.1.9) -- -- --
plasma-desktop (5.10.5) -- -- --
postfix (3.2.3) -- -- --
postgresql (9.6.5) -- -- --
Python (3.6.2) 2.7.11 2.7.5 2.7.3
qt (5.9.1) 4.8.7 5.2.1 4.8.1
samba (4.7.0) 4.3.11 4.1.6 3.6.3
systemd (234) 229 204 --
thunderbird (52.3.0) 52.2.1 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 (4.12.4) 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
Reader supplied reviews for Linux Lite

Average rating
8.5
from 51 review(s)



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Version: 3.6
Rating: 10
Date: 2017-09-22
Votes: 0


I've been using Linux Lite primarily as a VM for learning on a 2010 MacBook Pro, dual-core, and as a live boot from disc image.

I've found this distro to be rock solid. It's always installed and worked properly right out of the gates. Even things like having the resolution automatically adjust to use the full window/screen in VirtualBox doesn't work correctly on many distros I've tried, but works flawlessly right away in Lite.

It's very light on resources and performs very well with my modest hardware as a VM over top of MacOS. It's easy to use and looks good, in my opinion -- I'm a big fan of Xfce. Software installs as easily as any Ubuntu-based distro, though it doesn't have quite the advanced GUI-based software center ('app store') that Ubuntu/Mint have.

Overall a great and stable platform to learn and use Linux. I can't think of a single negative about it. It's made me more interested in using Linux overall as it's such a nice experience and I'd certainly consider it to be my daily driver if I move to Linux more permanently.

Thanks for the great distro!


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Version: 3.6
Rating: 9
Date: 2017-09-19
Votes: 0


Linux Lite 3.6 is an excellent operating system.

My Epson printer and Epson scanner work well with this distro - far less complicated to set up than in other distros.

Also videos, e.g. BBC weather, now work without the need to install the malware-ridden Adobe Flashplayer.

It didn't get 10 out of 10 as it won't plug-and-play with external monitors like Manjaro and PCLinuxOS does (instead you need to fiddle around in the display settings which can be a bit of a hassle)



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Version: 3.6
Rating: 10
Date: 2017-09-18
Votes: 2


just what to share the love for linux lite .
got hooked on 2.8 after having trouble with xubuntu not wanting to install on my system .
KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK
THANK YOU !


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