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Linux Lite

Last Update: 2019-04-11 06:22 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: 21 (448), 6 months: 23 (435), 3 months: 24 (385), 4 weeks: 19 (498), 1 week: 36 (348)

Average visitor rating: 8.57/10 from 169 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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Where To Buy

Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 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
 • 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
 • 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 4.4 3.8 2.8 1.0.8
Release Date 2019-03-31 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 4.4 3.8 2.8 1.0.8
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Version: 4.4
Rating: 10
Date: 2019-08-13
Votes: 8


I'm tried to find the ideal 32 and 64 bit for the older systems that people contribute to my non-profit company (Computerstogive) for redistribution to those in need.

After downloading most distros suggested by a Linux Facebook Group, I kept coming back to this package. Yes it comes out of New Zealand, but it was the easiest package to install and update. Several of the apps that come with the standard packages (VLC and Libre Office)will be of the greatest benefit to those that get their systems from me. It also has a full and detailed documentation package built into the system (something so important to those relatively new to computers) .

I was so pleased with the ease of installing and maintaining this system that I made a donation to Linux Lite and have already loaded the package onto 5-32 bit systems and 2-64 bit systems. This will become our company's new standard.


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Version: 4.4
Rating: 10
Date: 2019-08-13
Votes: 1


Pros: fluide, stable, sécurisé (ufw, Firejail, AppArmor). tout fonctionne trés bien et léger en mémoire.

Xfce mieux implementé donc plus stable que dans MXLinux , la traduction en français aussi.

Plus légère que Xubuntu que j'aime aussi.

Wifi bien détecté. Sakura terminal est mon préféré.

Lite tweaks et autres outils maison sont merveilleux, j'ai installé la dernière version à date du noyau; kernel = uname-a me donne:
Linux ... 5.2.0 #1.linuxlite SMP Mon Jul 8 17:01:10 NZST 2019 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

Pas de problèmes multimedia, skype fonctionne, le lecteur Parole me propose d'installer des codecs pour lire un fichier .wma et ça marche.

j'utilise Linux Lite pour mes loisirs, quelques jeux, LibreOffice, Gimp, qpdfview, PDF-Shuffler, FBReader, Audacity, Mirage, Firefox, et aussi pour productivité car trés stable.

Le côté LTS mises à jour de sécurité jusqu'en 2023 a motiver mon choix.

Cons: Rien

Je recommande vivement Linux Lite à tout le monde.


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Version: 4.4
Rating: 9
Date: 2019-08-11
Votes: 3


A fantastic distro, fast, userfriendly, ready for day-to-day use, great.
I always have a dispute for myself when I have to install fresh, what shall I use, Linux Lite or MX (MX it is for now)? I like testing, so no problem. But LLite and MX belong in the same category for me: very, very top. :smile:


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