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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: 18 (494), 6 months: 17 (457), 3 months: 15 (536), 4 weeks: 21 (488), 1 week: 24 (411)

Average visitor rating: 8.58/10 from 132 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/
Related Websites Linux Lite Thailand
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 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
 • 2016-10-05: Development Release: Linux Lite 3.2 Beta
 • More Lite releases...

Table Notes and Explanations

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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 (1.1.7) 1.1.3 1.1.0 1.0.27.2 1.0.25
ati-driver (18.30) -- -- -- --
bash (4.4.18) 4.4.18 4.3 4.3 4.2
bind (9.13.4) -- -- -- --
chromium (71.0.3578.80) -- -- -- --
cups (2.2.10) 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 (1.44.4) 1.44.1 1.42.13 1.42.9 1.42
firefox (64.0) 63.0 58.0 44.0 26.0
freetype (2.9.1) 2.8.1 2.6.1 2.5.2 2.4.8
gcc (8.2.0) 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 (2.28) 2.27 2.23 2.19 2.15
gnome-shell (3.30.2) -- -- -- --
gnucash (3.3) -- -- -- --
gnumeric (1.12.44) -- -- -- --
grub (2.02) 2.02 2.02beta2 2.02beta2 1.99
gtk+ (3.24.1) 3.22.30 3.18.9 2.24.23 2.24.10
httpd (2.4.37) -- -- -- --
inkscape (0.92.3) -- -- -- --
k3b (18.08.3) -- -- -- --
kmod (25) 24 22 15 --
krita (4.1.5) -- -- -- --
libreoffice (6.1.3) 6.0.6 5.1.6rc2 5.0.4rc2 3.5.7
linux (4.19.8) 4.15 4.4 3.19 3.8
Package 4.2 3.8 2.8 1.0.8
lxpanel (0.9.3) -- -- -- --
mariadb (10.3.11) -- -- -- --
mate-desktop (1.20.3) -- -- -- --
mesa (18.3.0) 18.0.5 17.2.4 10.5.9 8.0.4
mysql (8.0.13) -- -- -- --
nautilus (3.30.4) -- -- -- --
NVIDIA (415.18) -- -- -- --
openbox (3.6.1) -- -- -- --
openjdk (10.0.2) 10.0.2 8u151 7u91 6b27
openssh (7.9p1) 7.6p1 7.2p2 6.6p1 5.9p1
openssl (1.1.1a) 1.1.0g 1.0.2g 1.0.1f 1.0.1
perl (5.28.0) 5.26.1 5.22.1 5.18.2 5.14.2
php (7.3.0) -- -- -- --
plasma-desktop (5.14.4) -- -- -- --
postfix (3.3.2) -- -- -- --
postgresql (11.1) -- -- -- --
Python (3.7.1) 2.7.15rc1 2.7.12 2.7.5 2.7.3
qt (5.12.0) 5.9.5 5.5.1 5.2.1 4.8.1
samba (4.9.3) 4.7.6 4.3.11 4.1.6 3.6.3
systemd (239) 237 229 204 --
thunderbird (60.3.3) 60.2.1 52.5.0 38.5.1 24.2.0
vim (8.1) 8.0 7.4 7.4 7.3
vlc (3.0.4) 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 (1.20.3) 1.19.6 1.18.4 1.15.1 1.11.4

Reader Ratings
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Average rating
8.6
from 132 review(s)



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Version: 4.2
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-12-02
Votes: 8


I rarely rate anything a "10", but feel the work and improvements the Linux Lite crew have put into their distro deserves the accolade. Their latest release (4.2) is filled with improvements, and shows they've been listening to their users.

I've installed LL on 5 different machines. All of the installs were easy, painless, simple to setup, and fast, and there hasn't been single problem with any of them. The documentation provided with LL is some of the best in the Linux community, and will enable even people new to Linux to easily install, run, and use Linux Lite.

I like this version so much, I installed it on my own tweaked AMD 6-core, 16GB RAM, 8-HD machine, and am very happy with it. Every single one of my peripherals work flawlessly with it. Having tried all Top 10 distros of the moment over the last couple of months, this one wins hands down. Great job Linux Lite crew!


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Version: 4.2
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-12-02
Votes: 1


I've given this Distro a 10 because it's performed faultlessly over the past 5 or so years ive been running it.
I replaced Windows 7 with L Lite on my old Samsung N150 plus netbook and it turns on and off within 6 seconds which is lightning fast in my experience.
I'm about to replace Windows 10 on my Levano T430s with Linux Mint and if I encounter any instability, I'll revert to the tried and tested 'LL.




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Version: 4.2
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-11-26
Votes: 26


Very pleased with LL 4.2. It works well on our older machines and it's easy for noobs to understand. I've got my non-technical family members using it now. They have only ever worked with Windows...mostly for surfing or creating word documents or spreadsheets. Linux Lite made the transition virtually painless.


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