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Linux Lite

Last Update: 2017-10-26 05:39 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: 18 (500), 6 months: 20 (462), 3 months: 22 (426), 4 weeks: 18 (516), 1 week: 34 (417)

Average visitor rating: 8.47/10 from 68 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:
 • 2017-12-29: Development Release: Linux Lite 3.8 Beta
 • 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
 • More Lite releases...

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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) 1000-1015    
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 (1.1.5) 1.1.0 1.0.27.2 1.0.25
ati-driver (16.40) -- -- --
bash (4.4.12) 4.3 4.3 4.2
bind (9.11.2-P1) -- -- --
chromium (63.0.3239.132) -- -- --
cups (2.2.6) 2.1.3 1.7.2 1.5.3
dhcp (4.3.6) 4.3.3 4.2.4 4.1.ESV-R4
e2fsprogs (1.43.8) 1.42.13 1.42.9 1.42
firefox (57.0.4) 55.0.2 44.0 26.0
freetype (2.9) 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 (3.26.2) -- -- --
gnucash (2.6.19) -- -- --
gnumeric (1.12.38) -- -- --
grub (2.02) 2.02beta2 2.02beta2 1.99
gtk+ (3.22.26) 3.18.9 2.24.23 2.24.10
httpd (2.4.29) -- -- --
inkscape (0.92.2) -- -- --
k3b (17.12.1) -- -- --
kmod (25) 22 15 --
libgnome (2.32.1) 2.32.1 2.32.1 --
libreoffice (5.4.4) 5.1.6rc2 5.0.4rc2 3.5.7
linux (4.14.13) 4.4 3.19 3.8
Package 3.6 2.8 1.0.8
lxde-common (0.99.2) -- -- --
mariadb (10.2.12) -- -- --
mate-desktop (1.18.0) -- -- --
mesa (17.3.2) 17.0.7 10.5.9 8.0.4
mysql (5.7.21) -- -- --
nautilus (3.26.2) -- -- --
NVIDIA (387.22) -- -- --
openbox (3.6.1) -- -- --
openjdk (8u151) 8u131 7u91 6b27
openssh (7.6p1) 7.2p2 6.6p1 5.9p1
openssl (1.1.0g) 1.0.2g 1.0.1f 1.0.1
perl (5.26.1) 5.22.1 5.18.2 5.14.2
php (7.2.1) -- -- --
plasma-desktop (5.11.5) -- -- --
postfix (3.2.4) -- -- --
postgresql (10.1) -- -- --
Python (3.6.4) 2.7.11 2.7.5 2.7.3
qt (5.10.0) 5.5.1 5.2.1 4.8.1
samba (4.7.4) 4.3.11 4.1.6 3.6.3
systemd (236) 229 204 --
thunderbird (52.5.2) 52.2.1 38.5.1 24.2.0
vim (8.0) 7.4 7.4 7.3
vlc (2.2.8) 2.2.2 2.1.6 2.0.8
xfdesktop (4.12.4) 4.12.3 4.11.8 4.8.3
xorg-server (1.19.6) 1.18.4 1.15.1 1.11.4

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Version: 3.6
Rating: 10
Date: 2017-12-31
Votes: 5


For some strange reason firefox & some time thunderbird will not run after doing updates or a clean install on some pc,other wise lite is bar far the best for normal folk just wishing to send email/surf web,scan or print the odd document,keep the baby rolling.


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Version: 3.6
Rating: 9
Date: 2017-12-29
Votes: 2


Linux Lite 3.6 is a great distro. The XFCE desktop is a great choice since it's low on resources use and very customizable. Linux Lite ships with unique features and tools to help users to get their everyday tasks done; lite tweaks to help in the maintenance of the OS by removing logs, cleaning package and browsers' cache, install/remove kernels, preload, zram. It comes with all the necessary apps to start working right after installation. The forum is very helpful and people there are always willing to give a hand. I've been using for quite a few months now and am very happy with it; everything works nothing fails.


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Version: 3.6
Rating: 9
Date: 2017-12-23
Votes: 14


I switched from Microsoft to Linux in 2014 and have been so very pleased with it. The first two distros I tried (successfully) were Linux Lite and Xubuntu. I loved them both. Over the years I ended up, however, mainly using Linux Mint Cinnamon. However, I'm constantly drawn to try other distros. A couple weeks ago I gave an old laptop to a friend and needed to wipe the hard disk and install an OS before handing it over. It was an old Toshiba Satellite, which had struggled to run Windows XP service pack 3.

I decided to stick Linux Lite 3.6 32 bit on the machine. Wow! I was impressed all over again with the great, clean, snappy way it made that machine run! Everything included fit beautifully and ran great.

Now, I'm seriously thinking of using Linux Lite 3.6 on my extra laptop, just for fun. I think I'll do some customization.

Seriously, this is a GREAT distro to introduce someone new to Linux. After two weeks with that laptop, I asked my friend how it was going. His reply was "Great! I love it!"


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