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Last Update: 2019-05-02 21:27 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: 67 (168), 6 months: 73 (158), 3 months: 71 (150), 4 weeks: 75 (149), 1 week: 69 (156)

Average visitor rating: 8.42/10 from 48 review(s).

LXLE Summary
Distribution LXLE
Home Page http://www.lxle.net/
Mailing Lists http://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/lxle-general
User Forums http://www.lxle.net/forums/
Alternative User Forums
Documentation http://wiki.lxle.net/doku.phphttp://www.lxle.net/?id=support
Screenshots http://www.lxle.net/?id=screenshotsDistroWatch Gallery
Download Mirrors http://www.lxle.net/download
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Related Websites  
Reviews 14.04: Linux UserDistroWatchBlogspot
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Where To Buy

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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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 i386, x86_64 i386, 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
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Version: 16.04.4
Rating: 9
Date: 2019-08-17
Votes: 0

LXLE is the ideal distro for me. It is easy to install, intuitive, small, runs on just about any machine, fast, stable, and comes bundled with just about any software you might need. It's hard to find any fault with LXLE. [I do confess, however, that I am not a gamer, so I can't comment on how it does there.] I also find the desktop environment, (LXDE), to be very attractive, and I like the way it functions better than any other I've used. The only gripe I've got against LXLE is that it's still stuck on version 16.04.4, Thus, I've given it a 9 rating instead of a 10. Maybe staying on the cutting edge isn't such a big deal. It's like wanting a new car all the time, when your "old car" is running just fine. From my experience, LXLE is a great distro, and will not disappoint.

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Version: 16.04.4
Rating: 6
Date: 2019-06-28
Votes: 0

Old kernel (4.4 in the era of 5.x) and an old DE (LXDE instead of LxQt), but it's a good last resort if Lubuntu will not run on a 32-bit machine.

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Version: 16.04.4
Rating: 9
Date: 2019-04-23
Votes: 9

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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