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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: 20 (438), 6 months: 22 (417), 3 months: 30 (344), 4 weeks: 35 (320), 1 week: 41 (316)

Average visitor rating: 8.54/10 from 162 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:
 • 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
 • 2017-02-28: Development Release: Linux Lite 3.4 Beta
 • More Lite releases...

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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: 2019-07-17
Votes: 0


In my opinion Linux Lite best looking XFCE desktop by far.
Really sweet distro, rock solid, brilliant out of the box experience.

Also tested a few games via steam and lutris. not a single problem noticed.



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Version: 4.4
Rating: 9
Date: 2019-07-14
Votes: 3


fast and stable
similar to windows - more so that Linux Mint
having tried a number of lighter flavors I am sticking with this one and so is my mum


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Version: 3.8
Rating: 9
Date: 2019-07-11
Votes: 8


With many Linux distros becoming too overloaded for older machines, Linux Lite is an ideal solution. I got a couple of broken 2008 Toshiba A200 1A0 and made one good laptop from the pair. With only 2GB maximum ram and a two core processor it was technically challenged for a GUI like Cinnamon, to run at a reasonable speed. Tried Lite 64bit, but too many issues for a laptop of this age. Tried Lite 32bit and it worked immediately. Boots amazingly quickly too. Has a very nice traditional, fast GUI which makes it a good choice for Windows refugees who are used to XP or 7. Currently using this laptop as media centre for a pre-smart TV, with a VGA to HDMI converter.


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