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LXLE

Last Update: 2019-04-11 06:22 UTC


LXLE is an easy-to-use lightweight desktop Linux distribution based on Lubuntu and featuring the LXDE desktop environment. Compared to its parent, LXLE has a number of unique characteristics: it is built from Ubuntu's LTS (long-term support) releases, it covers most users' everyday needs by providing a good selection of default applications, and it adds useful modifications and tweaks to improve performance and functions.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 57 (188), 6 months: 66 (174), 3 months: 71 (166), 4 weeks: 74 (157), 1 week: 65 (159)

Average visitor rating: 8.46/10 from 46 review(s).


LXLE Summary
Distribution LXLE
Home Page http://lxle.net/
Mailing Lists http://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/lxle-general
User Forums http://lxle.net/forums/
Alternative User Forums
Documentation http://wiki.lxle.net/doku.phphttp://lxle.net/?id=support
Screenshots http://lxle.net/?id=screenshotsDistroWatch Gallery
Screencasts
Download Mirrors http://www.lxle.net/download
Bug Tracker --
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 2017-11-22: Distribution Release: LXLE 16.04.3
 • 2017-04-09: Distribution Release: LXLE 16.04.2
 • 2016-07-31: Distribution Release: LXLE 16.04.1
 • 2016-03-26: Distribution Release: LXLE 14.04.4
 • 2016-02-27: Development Release: LXLE 14.04.4 RC
 • 2016-02-01: Development Release: LXLE 14.04.4 Beta
 • 2015-08-31: Distribution Release: LXLE 14.04.3
 • 2015-07-08: Development Release: LXLE 14.04.2 Beta "LS"
 • 2015-04-05: Distribution Release: LXLE 14.04.2, 12.04.5
 • 2015-03-11: Development Release: LXLE 14.04.2 Beta
 • 2014-10-23: Distribution Releases: LXLE 14.04.1, 12.04.5
 • 2014-06-14: Distribution Release: LXLE 14.04
 • More LXLE releases...

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  • 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 16.04.4 14.04.4 12.04.5
Release Date 2018-05-16 2016-03-25 2014-10-23
End Of Life      
Price (US$) Free Free Free
Image Size (MB) 1400-1500    
Free Download ISO ISO ISO
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical
Default Desktop LXDE LXDE LXDE
Package Management DEB DEB DEB
Release Model Fixed Fixed Fixed
Office Suite LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice
Processor Architecture x86_64 x86_64 i386
Init Software systemd systemd Upstart
Journaled File Systems Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS
Multilingual Yes Yes Yes
Asian Language Support      
Full Package List 16.04.4 14.04.4 12.04.5
Package 16.04.4 14.04.4 12.04.5
abiword (3.0.2) -- -- --
alsa-lib (1.1.8) 1.1.0 1.0.27.2 1.0.25
ati-driver (18.30) -- -- --
bash (5.0) 4.3 4.3 4.2
bind (9.14.1) -- -- --
chromium (74.0.3729.108) -- -- --
cups (2.2.11) 2.1.3 1.7.2 1.5.3
dhcp (4.4.1) 4.3.3 4.2.4 4.1.ESV-R4
e2fsprogs (1.45.0) 1.42.13 1.42.9 1.42
firefox (66.0.3) -- -- 33.0
freetype (2.10.0) 2.6.1 2.5.2 2.4.8
gcc (8.3.0) -- 4.8.2 4.6.3
gimp (2.10.10) 2.8.22 2.8.16 2.8.14
glibc (2.29) 2.23 2.19 2.15
gnome-shell (3.32.1) -- -- --
gnucash (3.5) -- -- --
gnumeric (1.12.44) -- -- --
grub (2.02) 2.02beta2 2.02beta2 1.99
gtk (3.24.8) 2.24.30 2.24.23 2.24.10
httpd (2.4.39) -- -- --
inkscape (0.92.4) -- -- --
k3b (19.04.0) -- -- --
kmod (26) 22 15 --
krita (4.1.8) -- -- --
libreoffice (6.2.3) 6.0.4rc2 5.1.1 4.3.2rc2
linux (5.0.9) 4.4 3.13 3.2
Package 16.04.4 14.04.4 12.04.5
lxpanel (0.10.0) 0.8.2 0.8.2 0.6.1
mariadb (10.3.14) -- -- --
mate-desktop (1.22.0) -- -- --
mesa (19.0.3) 17.2.8 10.1.3 8.0.4
mysql (8.0.16) -- -- --
nautilus (3.32.0) -- -- --
NVIDIA (418.56) -- -- --
openbox (3.6.1) 3.6.1 3.5.2 3.5.2
openjdk (12.0.1) 8u171 7u95 7u65
openssh (8.0p1) 7.2p2 6.6p1 5.9p1
openssl (1.1.1b) 1.0.2g 1.0.1f 1.0.1
perl (5.28.2) 5.22.1 5.18.2 5.14.2
php (7.3.4) -- -- --
plasma-desktop (5.15.4) -- -- --
postfix (3.4.5) -- -- --
postgresql (11.2) -- -- --
Python (3.7.3) 2.7.12 2.7.5 2.7.3
qt (5.12.3) 5.6.1 4.8.5 4.8.2
samba (4.10.2) 4.3.11 4.1.6 3.6.3
systemd (242) 229 204 --
thunderbird (60.6.1) -- -- --
vim (8.1) 7.4 7.4 7.3
vlc (3.0.6) -- -- --
xfdesktop (4.12.4) -- -- --
xorg-server (1.20.4) 1.18.4 1.15.1 1.11.4

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Average rating
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Version: 16.04.4
Rating: 9
Date: 2019-04-23
Votes: 0


I made a dual boot LXLE with Win7 on my 10-year-old netbook, and LXLE didn't let me down. People said it's not friendly to beginners, I think it's a kind of exaggeration. I'm a pretty new user of OSs except Windows and Macintosh series, maybe just one year of experience. But I find it like home while using LXLE. It has plenty of useful softwares after installing, so don't really bother to download other stuffs if only for learning and working. The only problem is, Chinese input SunPinyin doesn't work, I don't know whether it's due to the ibus or not, have no idea.
Anyway, it's still not bad, recommend to non-video-gamers.


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Version: 16.04.4
Rating: 9
Date: 2019-04-22
Votes: 0


Runs hasslefree, needs less system-requirements than Lubuntu (16.04 and even more so 18.04). Comes with great programs - superb in fact. Developer knows what many users need!
No newer 16.04.5 or 18.04 since quite some months, but I hope it will come. sudo apt update gets you some getdeb ressources that do not exist since many months, otherwise I would have rated 10 out of 10. Highly recommended.


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Version: 16.04.4
Rating: 9
Date: 2019-02-01
Votes: 1


Folosesc distributii Linux regulat.In momentul asta am chiar LXLE.
LXLE este o distributie Linux excelenta! Are cateva chichite minore nu tocmai bine puse la punct dar , per total, este un sistem complet pentru computerele/laptopurile mai slabe. Consum mic de resurse (RAM, CPU etc). Aplicatii cate vrei, jocuri etc. Este bun si pentru incepatori, nu cum zic unii ca nu e bun. E bun, dom-le! Bine, acuma nu trebuie sa te bagi cu capul in ce nu cunosti.
Pentru laptopuri este excelent. Are TLP preinstalat, lucru care ar trebui sa-l faca toate distributiile. Pentru laptopuri TLP este vital.
Un minus (fara mare importanta) este ca memoreaza tot istoricul comenzilor duble consecutive din terminal. Adica, daca dai comanda ls de 2 sau 10 sau mai multe ori consecutiv ti-o memoreaza in history tot de atatea ori consecutiv, cand ar fi normal doar o memorare..
Alt minus. Daca ai un laptop si vrei sa-l conectezi la un monitor extern o sa-ti dea de furca pana il setezi externul ca principal si dupa restart. Afara daca deja esti cunoscator bun de linux. Acum, asta poate sa nu fie o problema generala, poate mi s-a intamplat doar lmie, nu stiu, poate depinde si de monitor.
Per total, recomand tuturor care n-au o scula de putere.


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