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Linux Lite

Last Update: 2023-09-07 08:56 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: 11 (642), 6 months: 12 (555), 3 months: 16 (458), 4 weeks: 20 (400), 1 week: 25 (409)

Average visitor rating: 8.1/10 from 109 review(s).

Linux Lite Summary
Distribution Linux Lite
Home Page https://www.linuxliteos.com/
Mailing Lists --
User Forums https://www.linuxliteos.com/forums/
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Documentation https://www.linuxliteos.com/manual/
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Bug Tracker https://www.linuxliteos.com/forums/security-bug-fixes/
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases announcements with download links and checksums:
 • 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
 • 2021-04-01: Distribution Release: Linux Lite 5.4
 • 2020-10-31: Distribution Release: Linux Lite 5.2
 • More Lite releases...

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Feature 6.6 5.8 4.8 3.8 2.8 1.0.8
Release Date 2023-09-04 2022-01-31 2020-01-13 2018-01-30 2016-01-31 2014-01-16
End Of Life            
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free Free Free
Image Size (MB) 2300-2400 1400-1500 1300-1400 1000-1100    
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical
Default Desktop Xfce Xfce Xfce Xfce Xfce Xfce
Package Management DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB
Release Model Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed
Office Suite LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice
Processor Architecture x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 i686, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64
Init Software systemd systemd systemd systemd systemd Upstart
Journaled File Systems Btrfs, ext3, ext4 Btrfs, ext3, ext4 Btrfs, ext3, ext4 Btrfs, ext3, ext4    
Asian Language Support            
Full Package List 6.6 5.8 4.8 3.8 2.8 1.0.8
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Version: 6.6
Rating: 8
Date: 2023-12-04
Votes: 0

Certainly, Linux Lite is a good option, for older hardware. One of the best, in fact. It loads easily and comes with a range of software and tools, to get you up and running, from internet through to office software.

That said, it has thrown up a few graphical issues, with screen tearing and a little corruption, when loading into the operating system. I'm not sure if this is a driver issue but its not one I experienced on other platforms such as Deepin and Mint.

All in all, pretty good but there is some room for improvement.

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Version: 6.6
Rating: 6
Date: 2023-11-21
Votes: 6

Enjoying the screen savers and grsync that other linuxOS are not leaving out. A good solid alternative to MINT/Neon. Lots of apps to choose from and you can install from KDE snap-craft store. So no worries with dependancies. Distro could pick up a free more testing tools like MATE has DHT hardware tester included in the build Linux Lite was by far the fastest of them all. But, there were a few major problems that has us decide on a major pass. On the laptops, not a single one, had working volume, brightness, etc. On all of the systems, (a mix of laptops, and desktops, a few newer miniforum cube pcs), not a single one could use a USB drive/thumb drive without jumping through hoops. Every other distro we tried just accomplished these things from the get-go the Older xfce 4.16, single-panel thunar, which is a pity, I'm already used to two-panel ones, which are much better to work with, but it's not a problem to manually update to version 4.18. Otherwise, I have no reservations about Linux Lite 6.6, it is still a clean and simple working system, with a fine-tuned xfce environment. The system recognized all my hardware, including the problematic scanner and printer. Great work again by the developer of the Linux Lite project. Thanks for the excellent work.

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Version: 6.6
Rating: 1
Date: 2023-11-10
Votes: 0

bad distro it doesn't support nothing mouse keeps hanging all the time. sometimes keyboard doesn't even work and I need to unplug or press the button
vmware runs badly and can't do nothing just sucks

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