• Home Page, Headlines
 • DW Weekly, Comments
 • Packages, Package Management
 • Glossary, FAQ, Mobile Site
 • Search, Sitemap
 • Major Distributions
 • Submit Distribution
 • Upcoming Releases
 • About DistroWatch
 • Page Hit Ranking
 • Advertise
 • Torrent Downloads

JingPad: World's First Consumer-level Linux Tablet

Linux Lite RSS Feed DistroWatch.com: Linux Lite

Linux Lite

Last Update: 2021-04-01 03:45 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: 27 (401), 6 months: 27 (388), 3 months: 24 (395), 4 weeks: 39 (280), 1 week: 36 (261)

Average visitor rating: 8.79/10 from 213 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
DistroWatch Torrent Archive
Bug Tracker https://www.linuxliteos.com/forums/security-bug-fixes/
Related Websites Linux Lite Thailand
Reviews 5.x: DistrocrucnhDistroWatch
4.x: DistroWatch
3.x: DistroWatchLinux Insider
2.x: DistroWatchBlogspotHectic GeekBlogspot
1.x: Linux InsiderBlogspotBlogspot
Where To Buy

Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases announcements with download links and checksums:
 • 2021-04-01: Distribution Release: Linux Lite 5.4
 • 2020-10-31: Distribution Release: Linux Lite 5.2
 • 2020-09-22: Development Release: Linux Lite 5.2 RC1
 • 2020-05-31: Distribution Release: Linux Lite 5.0
 • 2020-04-22: Development Release: Linux Lite 5.0 RC1
 • 2020-01-13: Distribution Release: Linux Lite 4.8
 • 2019-08-31: Distribution Release: Linux Lite 4.6
 • 2019-07-29: Development Release: Linux Lite 4.6 RC1
 • 2019-03-31: Distribution Release: Linux Lite 4.4
 • 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
 • More Lite releases...

Table Notes and Explanations

(Please refer to the table below.)
  • Select view:
  • 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.
TUXEDO
TUXEDO Computers
Get your Linux laptop at TUXEDO Computers today! Choose from a wide variety of Linux laptops with both AMD Ryzen and Intel Core i processors. All coming pre-installed and ready-to-run with Ubuntu or openSUSE. Full 24 months of warranty included!

TUXEDOComputers.com

Star Labs

Star Labs Systems | Laptops designed for Linux

Star Labs - Laptops built for Linux.
View our range including the StarLite and the StarBook. Available with coreboot open-source firmware and a choice of Ubuntu, elementary, Manjaro and more. Visit Star Labs for information, to buy and get support.


Free Tech Guides

Programming Cheat Sheet Bundle



20 cheatsheets containing Arduino commands, CSS3 properties, HTML essentials, JavaScript commands, Python RegEx shortcuts, Raspberry Pi commands, SQL commands and Visual Studio code shortcuts


Learn Linux Quickly

Learn Linux Quickly


Shells.com

Shells.com - Your Personal Workspace in the Cloud

Your own personal Linux computer in the cloud, available on any device. Supported operating systems include Android, Debian, Fedora, KDE neon, Kubuntu, Linux Mint, Manjaro and Ubuntu, ready in minutes.

Starting at US$4.95 per month, 7-day money-back guarantee



Feature 5.4 4.8 3.8 2.8 1.0.8
Release Date 2021-04-01 2020-01-13 2018-01-30 2016-01-31 2014-01-16
End Of Life          
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free Free
Image Size (MB) 1400-1400 1300-1400 1000-1100    
Free Download ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical
Default Desktop Xfce Xfce Xfce Xfce Xfce
Package Management DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB
Release Model Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed
Office Suite LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice
Processor Architecture x86_64 x86_64 i686, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64
Init Software systemd systemd systemd systemd Upstart
Journaled File Systems Btrfs, ext3, ext4 Btrfs, ext3, ext4 Btrfs, ext3, ext4    
Multilingual          
Asian Language Support          
Full Package List 5.4 4.8 3.8 2.8 1.0.8
Package 5.4 4.8 3.8 2.8 1.0.8
abiword (3.0.4) -- -- -- -- --
alsa-lib (1.2.5.1) 1.2.2 1.1.3 1.1.0 1.0.27.2 1.0.25
ati-driver (20.45) -- -- -- -- --
bash (5.1.8) 5.0 4.4 4.3 4.3 4.2
bind (9.16.18) -- -- -- -- --
chromium (91.0.4472.114) -- -- -- -- --
cups (2.3.3) 2.3.1 2.2.7 2.1.3 1.7.2 1.5.3
dhcp (4.4.2-P1) 4.4.1 4.3.5 4.3.3 4.2.4 4.1.ESV-R4
e2fsprogs (1.46.2) 1.45.5 1.44.1 1.42.13 1.42.9 1.42
firefox (89.0.1) 87.0 71.0 58.0 44.0 26.0
freetype (2.10.4) 2.10.1 2.8.1 2.6.1 2.5.2 2.4.8
gcc (11.1.0) 9.3.0 7.4.0 5.3.1 4.8.2 4.6.3
gimp (2.10.24) 2.10.18 2.10.14 2.8.22 2.8.16 2.8.10
glibc (2.33) 2.31 2.27 2.23 2.19 2.15
gnome-shell (40.2) -- -- -- -- --
gnucash (4.5) -- -- -- -- --
gnumeric (1.12.50) -- -- -- -- --
grub (2.06) 2.04 2.02 2.02beta2 2.02beta2 1.99
gtk (4.2.1) 3.24.18 3.22.30 3.18.9 2.24.23 2.24.10
httpd (2.4.48) -- -- -- -- --
inkscape (1.1) -- -- -- -- --
k3b (21.04.2) -- -- -- -- --
kmod (29) 27 24 22 15 --
krita (4.4.5) -- -- -- -- --
libreoffice (7.1.4) 6.4.6 6.0.7 5.1.6rc2 5.0.4rc2 3.5.7
linux (5.12.12) 5.4 4.15 4.4 3.19 3.8
Package 5.4 4.8 3.8 2.8 1.0.8
lxpanel (0.10.1) -- -- -- -- --
mariadb (10.5.10) -- -- -- -- --
mate-desktop (1.24.1) -- -- -- -- --
mesa (21.1.2) 20.2.6 19.0.8 17.2.4 10.5.9 8.0.4
mysql (8.0.25) -- -- -- -- --
nautilus (40.2) -- -- -- -- --
NVIDIA (465.31) -- -- -- -- --
openbox (3.6.1) -- -- -- -- --
openjdk (16.0.1) 14.0.2 11.0.5 8u151 7u91 6b27
openssh (8.6p1) 8.2p1 7.6p1 7.2p2 6.6p1 5.9p1
openssl (1.1.1k) 1.1.1f 1.1.1 1.0.2g 1.0.1f 1.0.1
perl (5.34.0) 5.30.0 5.26.1 5.22.1 5.18.2 5.14.2
php (8.0.7) -- -- -- -- --
plasma-desktop (5.22.1) -- -- -- -- --
postfix (3.6.1) -- -- -- -- --
postgresql (13.3) -- -- -- -- --
Python (3.9.5) 3.8.2 2.7.17 2.7.12 2.7.5 2.7.3
qt (6.1.1) 5.12.8 5.9.5 5.5.1 5.2.1 4.8.1
samba (4.14.5) 4.11.6 4.7.6 4.3.11 4.1.6 3.6.3
systemd (248.3) 245 237 229 204 --
thunderbird (78.11.0) 78.7.1 68.2.2 52.5.0 38.5.1 24.2.0
vim (8.2) 8.1 8.0 7.4 7.4 7.3
vlc (3.0.15) 3.0.9.2 3.0.8 2.2.2 2.1.6 2.0.8
xfdesktop (4.16.0) 4.14.2 4.12.3 4.12.3 4.11.8 4.8.3
xorg-server (1.20.11) 1.20.9 1.19.6 1.18.4 1.15.1 1.11.4

Reader Ratings
Reader supplied reviews for Linux Lite

Average rating
8.8
from 213 review(s)



What are your thoughts on Linux Lite?
Please include a few pros and a few cons, along with your overall impression of the operating system.
Our FAQ page has tips on writing a good mini-review.

Version:

Rating:    out of 10

Comments (maximum 2,040 characters):




Past reviews - sort by:

Version: 5.4
Rating: 10
Date: 2021-06-07
Votes: 3


It's absolutely fantastic what Linux Lite have made my Intel Celeron PC. Others "lite" distros drink my cpu usage, but only this one and Bodhi Linux run fast. It's very kind for windows users and very nice to customize and install programs (like Balena Etcher, Skype and others). Just by one click. Really fantastic distro, pleased to meet your, Linux Lite!!


Was this review helpful? Yes No
Version: 5.4
Rating: 10
Date: 2021-06-02
Votes: 1


Linux Lite 5.4 + XFCE Chicago95 Theme = Looks a lot like Windows 95!
Linux Lite was my 4. distro for testing. It is now my favorite Linux by far.
Been using of Windows for decades. It's was a very smooth transition.
Will not go into tech. details...I am still to fresh into the world of Linux.
All in all, it was much easier than expected. A generous rating here.


Was this review helpful? Yes No
Version: 5.4
Rating: 9
Date: 2021-05-11
Votes: 9


Linux Lite was the first distro I installed and offered me a great experience, I did not have any problems, its very noob friendly, stable, has a beautiful xfce enviroment and is lightweight.


Was this review helpful? Yes No

See all 213 reader reviews of Linux Lite...


Copyright (C) 2001 - 2021 Atea Ataroa Limited. All rights reserved. All trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Privacy policy. Change privacy settings.
DistroWatch.com is hosted at Copenhagen.

Contact, corrections and suggestions: Jesse Smith
Tips: BTC bc1qtede6f7adcce4kjpgx0e5j68wwgtdxrek2qvc4 • XMR 86fA3qPTeQtNb2k1vLwEQaAp3XxkvvvXt69gSG5LGunXXikK9koPWZaRQgfFPBPWhMgXjPjccy9LA9xRFchPWQAnPvxh5Le • PayPal.me/distrowatchweekly