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Linux Lite

Last Update: 2024-06-02 15:22 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: 16 (470), 6 months: 20 (390), 3 months: 19 (398), 4 weeks: 14 (539), 1 week: 27 (378)

Average visitor rating: 8.07/10 from 118 review(s).

Linux Lite Summary
Distribution Linux Lite
Home Page https://www.linuxliteos.com/
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases announcements with download links and checksums:
 • 2024-06-01: Distribution Release: Linux Lite 7.0
 • 2024-05-09: Development Release: Linux Lite 7.0 RC1
 • 2023-09-04: Distribution Release: Linux Lite 6.6
 • 2023-07-10: Development Release: Linux Lite 6.6 RC1
 • 2023-03-31: Distribution Release: Linux Lite 6.4
 • 2022-10-31: Distribution Release: Linux Lite 6.2
 • 2022-10-01: Development Release: Linux Lite 6.2 RC1
 • 2022-05-31: Distribution Release: Linux Lite 6.0
 • 2022-04-25: Development Release: Linux Lite 6.0 RC1
 • 2022-01-31: Distribution Release: Linux Lite 5.8
 • 2021-08-31: Distribution Release: Linux Lite 5.6
 • 2021-07-28: Development Release: Linux Lite 5.6 RC1
 • More Lite releases...

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Feature 7.0 6.6 5.8 4.8 3.8 2.8 1.0.8 Feature
Release Date 2024-05-31 2023-09-04 2022-01-31 2020-01-13 2018-01-30 2016-01-31 2014-01-16 Release Date
End Of Life               End Of Life
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Price (US$)
Image Size (MB) 2700-2800 2400-2500 1400-1500 1300-1400 1000-1100     Image Size (MB)
Free Download ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO Free Download
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Installation
Default Desktop Xfce Xfce Xfce Xfce Xfce Xfce Xfce Default Desktop
Package Management DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB Package Management
Release Model Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Release Model
Office Suite LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice Office Suite
Processor Architecture x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 i686, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 Processor Architecture
Init Software systemd systemd systemd systemd systemd systemd Upstart Init Software
Journaled File Systems Btrfs, ext3, ext4 Btrfs, ext3, ext4 Btrfs, ext3, ext4 Btrfs, ext3, ext4 Btrfs, ext3, ext4     Journaled File Systems
Multilingual               Multilingual
Asian Language Support               Asian Language Support
Full Package List 7.0 6.6 5.8 4.8 3.8 2.8 1.0.8 Full Package List
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Version: 7.0
Rating: 7
Date: 2024-06-02
Votes: 5

Another distribution solely based on the principle of "Grab Ubuntu ISO, change the icons and desktop background." For those users who need a truly fast and smooth Linux, MX Linux or Mint LMDE 6 is an ultimate choice. On the other side, if you're looking for an Ubuntu-based option for older computers, consider downloading Lubuntu or Linux Mint XFCE.

P.S. It would be beneficial if the creators of the numerous clones of popular distributions collaborated to develop a single, stable Linux distribution.

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Version: 7.0
Rating: 7
Date: 2024-06-02
Votes: 1


As a person who tests quite a few Linux Distributions, here is my take:

The install process was a little slow on my modern hardware , SDD hard drive and 16GB RAM, 4 GB NVIDIA Graphics Card.

After Install of Lite 7.0 a few updates were needed and reboot, all seems well , opened up a couple of installed Applications without issues. then tested file manager new features , no issue there. I wanted to format a USB Stick , the application that formats USB sticks did not open from the Main Lite Menu.

I then opened Synaptic Package Manager, package mintstick was installed, but not working , so I uninstalled mint stick and then reinstalled , both USB Formater and USB Image writer, did not open again which is the same ie mint stick package , so it seems broken, not a good sign in my book.

I did not do a complete test of all apps after this failure.
Hopefully the developers are reading these , to fix, seems minor.

Just wanted to share my experience with Lite 7.

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Version: 7.0
Rating: 9
Date: 2024-06-01
Votes: 1

A really good execution of xfce, I prefer it over my second choice mx linux because I use many apps depending on systemd (too lazy to check the apps or make them work under mx linux). I've used linux for a very long time I'll choose a distro with the least number of key strokes to install/configure it as I can. Power, screen, file manager and browser setup done very easily. I would add an additional GUI package manager like gnome's or KDE discover. They should be pushed for newbies and anyone else that can't remember package/app names.

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