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Linux Lite

Last Update: 2018-06-07 08:02 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: 18 (463), 6 months: 15 (460), 3 months: 19 (399), 4 weeks: 16 (462), 1 week: 45 (152)

Average visitor rating: 8.61/10 from 119 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:
 • 2018-09-25: 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
 • 2016-05-31: Distribution Release: Linux Lite 3.0
 • More Lite releases...

Table Notes and Explanations

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  • To compare the software in this project to the software available in other distributions, please see our Compare Packages page.
  • 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 4.0 3.8 2.8 1.0.8
Release Date 2018-05-31 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 4.0 3.8 2.8 1.0.8
Package 4.0 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 4.3 4.3 4.2
bind (9.13.3) -- -- -- --
chromium (70.0.3538.67) -- -- -- --
cups (2.2.8) 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 (62.0.3) 60.0.1 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 (2.10.6) 2.10.2 2.8.22 2.8.16 2.8.10
glibc (2.28) 2.27 2.23 2.19 2.15
gnome-shell (3.30.1) -- -- -- --
gnucash (3.3) -- -- -- --
gnumeric (1.12.43) -- -- -- --
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 (2.4.35) -- -- -- --
inkscape (0.92.3) -- -- -- --
k3b (18.08.2) -- -- -- --
kmod (25) 24 22 15 --
krita (4.1.5) -- -- -- --
libreoffice (6.1.2) 6.0.3 5.1.6rc2 5.0.4rc2 3.5.7
linux (4.18.14) 4.15 4.4 3.19 3.8
Package 4.0 3.8 2.8 1.0.8
lxpanel (0.9.3) -- -- -- --
mariadb (10.3.10) -- -- -- --
mate-desktop (1.20.3) -- -- -- --
mesa (18.2.2) 18.0.0rc5 17.2.4 10.5.9 8.0.4
mysql (8.0.12) -- -- -- --
nautilus (3.30.2) -- -- -- --
NVIDIA (396.54) -- -- -- --
openbox (3.6.1) -- -- -- --
openjdk (10.0.2) 10.0.1 8u151 7u91 6b27
openssh (7.8p1) 7.6p1 7.2p2 6.6p1 5.9p1
openssl (1.1.1) 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 (7.2.11) -- -- -- --
plasma-desktop (5.14.1) -- -- -- --
postfix (3.3.1) -- -- -- --
postgresql (10.5) -- -- -- --
Python (3.7.0) 2.7.15 2.7.12 2.7.5 2.7.3
qt (5.11.2) 5.9.5 5.5.1 5.2.1 4.8.1
samba (4.9.1) 4.7.6 4.3.11 4.1.6 3.6.3
systemd (239) 237 229 204 --
thunderbird (60.2.1) 52.8.0 52.5.0 38.5.1 24.2.0
vim (8.1) 8.0 7.4 7.4 7.3
vlc (3.0.4) 3.0.2 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 (1.20.2) 1.19.6 1.18.4 1.15.1 1.11.4

Reader Ratings
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Version: 4.0
Rating: 8
Date: 2018-10-10
Votes: 4


I was using Lubuntu prior to Linux Lite and must say its looks better then Lubuntu but wish it was lighter like Lubuntu but so far so good look forward to more improvement Linux Lite Team!



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Version: 4.0
Rating: 8
Date: 2018-10-04
Votes: 2


I have installed with 64 Bit but wish they would bring back the 32 Bit option it worked much better on my desktop computers!



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Version: 3.8
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-09-26
Votes: 11


L.L. 3.8 is the best o.s. that i have found for my old 32 bit computer. It runs faster and more stable than ANY other o.s. I've tried. I will continue to use it until the 'puter drops dead or they make something better. It runs wine programs nicely and virtualbox works good too. The slow boot thing is worth the wait. I hope they make a 4.0 series 386 version someday , although they said they won't. Oh well, 3.8 is great for now.


I tried 4.0 on my 64 bit computer and found it to be as good as MX 17 . Doing everything I want , when I want. This version would also get a 10 rating. If MX comes out with a wonky version , L.L. will be my replacement.

I know that MX 17 has a 386 version , but L.L. 3.8 just runs faster and more stable on my old dinosaur. I'm watching for a 4.0 386 version and if they relese one I'll have it for sure.








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