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Linux Lite

Last Update: 2018-10-31 03:00 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: 19 (464), 6 months: 20 (479), 3 months: 22 (421), 4 weeks: 19 (500), 1 week: 29 (348)

Average visitor rating: 8.56/10 from 149 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
Documentation https://www.linuxliteos.com/manual/
Screenshots https://www.linuxliteos.com/screenshots/DistroWatch Gallery
Screencasts
Download Mirrors https://www.linuxliteos.com/download.php
Bug Tracker https://www.linuxliteos.com/forums/security-bug-fixes/
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 2019-02-27: Development Release: Linux Lite 4.4 RC1
 • 2018-10-31: Distribution Release: Linux Lite 4.2
 • 2018-09-25: Development Release: Linux Lite 4.2 Beta
 • 2018-05-31: Distribution Release: Linux Lite 4.0
 • 2018-04-27: Development Release: Linux Lite 4.0 Beta
 • 2018-01-31: Distribution Release: Linux Lite 3.8
 • 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
 • More Lite releases...

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  • Notes: In case where multiple versions of a package are shipped with a distribution, only the default version appears in the table. For indication about the GNOME version, please check the "nautilus" and "gnome-shell" packages. The Apache web server is listed as "httpd" and the Linux kernel is listed as "linux". The KDE desktop is represented by the "plasma-desktop" package and the Xfce desktop by the "xfdesktop" package.
  • 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 4.2 3.8 2.8 1.0.8
Release Date 2018-10-31 2018-01-30 2016-01-31 2014-01-16
End Of Life        
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free
Image Size (MB) 1300-1400 1000-1100    
Free Download ISO ISO ISO ISO
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical
Default Desktop Xfce Xfce Xfce Xfce
Package Management DEB DEB DEB DEB
Release Model Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed
Office Suite LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice
Processor Architecture x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64
Init Software systemd systemd systemd Upstart
Journaled File Systems Btrfs, ext3, ext4 Btrfs, ext3, ext4    
Multilingual        
Asian Language Support        
Full Package List 4.2 3.8 2.8 1.0.8
Package 4.2 3.8 2.8 1.0.8
abiword (3.0.2) -- -- -- --
alsa-lib (1.1.8) 1.1.3 1.1.0 1.0.27.2 1.0.25
ati-driver (18.30) -- -- -- --
bash (5.0) 4.4.18 4.3 4.3 4.2
bind (9.14.0) -- -- -- --
chromium (73.0.3683.86) -- -- -- --
cups (2.2.11) 2.2.7 2.1.3 1.7.2 1.5.3
dhcp (4.4.1) 4.3.5 4.3.3 4.2.4 4.1.ESV-R4
e2fsprogs (1.45.0) 1.44.1 1.42.13 1.42.9 1.42
firefox (66.0.1) 63.0 58.0 44.0 26.0
freetype (2.10.0) 2.8.1 2.6.1 2.5.2 2.4.8
gcc (8.3.0) 7.3.0 5.3.1 4.8.2 4.6.3
gimp (2.10.8) 2.10.6 2.8.22 2.8.16 2.8.10
glibc (2.29) 2.27 2.23 2.19 2.15
gnome-shell (3.32.0) -- -- -- --
gnucash (3.4) -- -- -- --
gnumeric (1.12.44) -- -- -- --
grub (2.02) 2.02 2.02beta2 2.02beta2 1.99
gtk+ (3.24.7) 3.22.30 3.18.9 2.24.23 2.24.10
httpd (2.4.38) -- -- -- --
inkscape (0.92.4) -- -- -- --
k3b (18.12.3) -- -- -- --
kmod (26) 24 22 15 --
krita (4.1.8) -- -- -- --
libreoffice (6.2.2) 6.0.6 5.1.6rc2 5.0.4rc2 3.5.7
linux (5.0.4) 4.15 4.4 3.19 3.8
Package 4.2 3.8 2.8 1.0.8
lxpanel (0.10.0) -- -- -- --
mariadb (10.3.13) -- -- -- --
mate-desktop (1.22.0) -- -- -- --
mesa (19.0.0) 18.0.5 17.2.4 10.5.9 8.0.4
mysql (8.0.15) -- -- -- --
nautilus (3.32.0) -- -- -- --
NVIDIA (418.56) -- -- -- --
openbox (3.6.1) -- -- -- --
openjdk (12) 10.0.2 8u151 7u91 6b27
openssh (7.9p1) 7.6p1 7.2p2 6.6p1 5.9p1
openssl (1.1.1b) 1.1.0g 1.0.2g 1.0.1f 1.0.1
perl (5.28.1) 5.26.1 5.22.1 5.18.2 5.14.2
php (7.3.3) -- -- -- --
plasma-desktop (5.15.3) -- -- -- --
postfix (3.4.4) -- -- -- --
postgresql (11.2) -- -- -- --
Python (3.7.2) 2.7.15rc1 2.7.12 2.7.5 2.7.3
qt (5.12.2) 5.9.5 5.5.1 5.2.1 4.8.1
samba (4.10.0) 4.7.6 4.3.11 4.1.6 3.6.3
systemd (241) 237 229 204 --
thunderbird (60.6.1) 60.2.1 52.5.0 38.5.1 24.2.0
vim (8.1) 8.0 7.4 7.4 7.3
vlc (3.0.6) 3.0.3 2.2.2 2.1.6 2.0.8
xfdesktop (4.12.4) 4.12.3 4.12.3 4.11.8 4.8.3
xorg-server (1.20.4) 1.19.6 1.18.4 1.15.1 1.11.4

Reader Ratings
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Average rating
8.6
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Version: 4.2
Rating: 10
Date: 2019-03-21
Votes: 2


Linux Mint (Xfce) is good but Linux Lite is faster and more intuitive...particularly if you are new to Linux and coming from Windows.


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Version: 4.2
Rating: 8
Date: 2019-03-16
Votes: 0


I like LL but I don't like it's update manager, it should be made to update automatically when something is there to be updated other than when I have to remember to do it. I use Chromium browser and LL does not do the reverse scrolling. That burnt me until I found how to make it do so by adding a command in the system startup. I've had to do this since LL 3.6 I think, I have been with the OS for some time, it's pretty good for everything I will ever do on the net. I will leave a copy of the command needed to make the reverse scrolling possible for those like me who try any OS with the Xfce DE. This works with all Xfce DE that I have used for reverse scrolling with Chromium browser.

Name Reverse Scroll
Description On Startup
Command synclient VertScrollDelta=-100
synclient HorizScrollDelta=-100


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Version: 4.2
Rating: 6
Date: 2019-03-04
Votes: 0


Linux Lite Xfce
Ubuntu 18.04 base with Debian installer
systemd
Kerenel 4.15.0-45

Does not support UEFI/EFI installations on GPT mapped drives. Install on MBR drives only, otherwise the bootloader could make the disk unbootable, destroy the existing OS, delete partitions, cause shutdown hangs and/or rebooting after shutdowns, etc.

Do not install the 4.20 Kernel as it induces system sluggishness throughout the system. There is still some slight sluggishness with the 4.15 kernel, for example, YouTube videos having very slight tearing (line(s) during video playback).

Uses "sudo" instead of "su".

BlackMATE theme installed by default. It gives very nice roundness to the Whiskey Menu. Setting the Whiskey Menu "Show Menu Hierarchy" does not create sub-menus (where a folder has "+" signs to denote a sub-menu). The Application menu is non cascading, so one has to scroll constantly; it will cover part of the system taskbar when "Settings" is highlighted. Like some other distros, some older applications have squished menus.

Con: Everything in LL has a gray tinge to it: text fonts are a lighter shade of gray on top of a darker shade of gray, making it somewhat tiresome after awhile. Rendering Hinting Anti-Aliasing was set to "Full," but the sub-pixel order was set to none. (It looked good, regardless, and should need minimal "tweaking".)

Contains the Paprius icon set, and like any icon set it is subjective, but since it is a flat theme, whether or not one finds it acceptable may depend on the monitor one is using. Flat icons may look good on a cell phone, for example, but even cell phones usually have glass covered screens to increase contrast and sharpness, unlike most monitors produced today.

Libre Office is installed instead of Open Office. Nice icons, though.

Firewall ufw installs pre-configured for “Home,” so that’s a plus.


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