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Linux Lite

Last Update: 2016-11-01 02:02 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 (516), 6 months: 16 (558), 3 months: 16 (535), 4 weeks: 14 (676), 1 week: 19 (577)

Average visitor rating: 9.83/10 from 6 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/LinuxQuestions.orgDistroWatch Gallery
Screencasts LinuxQuestions.org
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:
 • 2017-02-28: 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
 • 2014-12-02: Distribution Release: Linux Lite 2.2
 • 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 3.2 2.8 1.0.8
Release Date 2016-10-31 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 3.2 2.8 1.0.8
Package 3.2 2.8 1.0.8
abiword (3.0.2) -- -- --
alsa-lib (1.1.3) 1.1.0 1.0.27.2 1.0.25
ati-driver (16.40) -- -- --
bash (4.4) 4.3 4.3 4.2
bind (9.11.0-P3) -- -- --
chromium (57.0.2987.133) -- -- --
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 (52.0.2) 49.0.2 44.0 26.0
freetype (2.7.1) 2.6.1 2.5.2 2.4.8
gcc (6.3.0) 5.3.1 4.8.2 4.6.3
gimp (2.8.20) 2.8.18 2.8.16 2.8.10
glibc (2.25) 2.23 2.19 2.15
gnome-shell (3.24.0) -- -- --
gnucash (2.6.16) -- -- --
gnumeric (1.12.34) -- -- --
grub (2.00) 2.02beta2 2.02beta2 1.99
gtk+ (3.22.11) 3.18.9 2.24.23 2.24.10
httpd (2.4.25) -- -- --
inkscape (0.92.1) -- -- --
k3b (2.0.3a) -- -- --
kmod (24) 22 15 --
libgnome (2.32.1) 2.32.1 2.32.1 --
libreoffice (5.3.1) 5.1.4 5.0.4rc2 3.5.7
linux (4.10.6) 4.4 3.19 3.8
Package 3.2 2.8 1.0.8
lxde-common (0.99.2) -- -- --
mariadb (10.1.22) -- -- --
mate-desktop (1.18.0) -- -- --
mesa (17.0.2) 11.2.0 10.5.9 8.0.4
mysql (5.7.17) -- -- --
nautilus (3.24.0) -- -- --
NVIDIA (378.13) -- -- --
openbox (3.6.1) -- -- --
openjdk (8u121) 8u91 7u91 6b27
openssh (7.5p1) 7.2p2 6.6p1 5.9p1
openssl (1.1.0e) 1.0.2g 1.0.1f 1.0.1
perl (5.24.1) 5.22.1 5.18.2 5.14.2
php (7.1.3) -- -- --
plasma-desktop (5.9.4) -- -- --
postfix (3.2.0) -- -- --
postgresql (9.6.2) -- -- --
Python (3.6.1) 2.7.11 2.7.5 2.7.3
qt (5.8.0) 5.5.1 5.2.1 4.8.1
samba (4.6.1) 4.3.11 4.1.6 3.6.3
systemd (233) 229 204 --
thunderbird (45.8.0) 45.4.0 38.5.1 24.2.0
vim (8.0) 7.4 7.4 7.3
vlc (2.2.4) 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
9.8
from 6 review(s)



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Version: 3.2
Rating: 10
Date: 2017-03-28
Votes: 0


Having tried several flavors of Linux over the years - the last one being Ubuntu - I'm now happily running Linux Lite on my old laptop. As intended it's a pretty easy transition from Windows, and (although I've configured it further) it comes with a good selection of software to suit the regular user. Recommended.


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Version: 3.2
Rating: 9
Date: 2017-02-05
Votes: 2


Followed Help manual, updates and driver install ok, printer ok,customised xfce some , with cairo-dock, this OS is only Lite in name this is impressive, I am keeping this , you need to check it out.Linux user for 8yrs, thanks team Lite and Distro-watch


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Version: 3.2
Rating: 10
Date: 2017-01-26
Votes: 0


Works very well on my old Dell Inspiron 9300, and I was able to bring it back to life as a living room media computer!


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