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Last Update: 2019-09-09 07:16 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: 55 (202), 6 months: 48 (230), 3 months: 35 (303), 4 weeks: 65 (191), 1 week: 59 (196)

Average visitor rating: 8.47/10 from 53 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
Bug Tracker --
Related Websites  
Reviews 14.04: Linux UserDistroWatchBlogspot
12.04: BlogspotDistroWatch
Where To Buy

Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases announcements with download links and checksums:
 • 2019-09-09: Distribution Release: LXLE 18.04.3
 • 2019-08-19: Development Release: LXLE 18.04.3 Beta
 • 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
 • 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 18.04.3 16.04.4 14.04.4 12.04.5
Release Date 2019-09-09 2018-05-16 2016-03-25 2014-10-23
End Of Life        
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free
Image Size (MB) 1200-1400 1400-1500    
Free Download ISO ISO ISO ISO
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical
Package Management DEB DEB DEB DEB
Release Model Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed
Office Suite GOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice
Processor Architecture i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386
Init Software systemd systemd systemd Upstart
Journaled File Systems Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS
Multilingual Yes Yes Yes Yes
Asian Language Support        
Full Package List 18.04.3 16.04.4 14.04.4 12.04.5
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Version: 18.04.3
Rating: 10
Date: 2019-10-17
Votes: 0

I have used LXLE since 14.04; it is absolutely my favorite gnu/linux distro, bar none. Solid features, and my favorite laptop run sharp and clean when using LXLE. I have used multiple different newer and better laptops over the years, but my venerable t400 is still my go-to machine as a network engineer, and this is the distro to run on that Thinkpad. I have also run LXLE on an HP ProBook and an Asus Aspire S7, as well as my children's desktop PC, and it never disappoints. LXLE just works.

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Version: 18.04.3
Rating: 9
Date: 2019-10-16
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this the fastest distro for my old notebook

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Version: 18.04.3
Rating: 9
Date: 2019-10-11
Votes: 0

I have tried numerous Ubuntu based OS and I keep coming back to LXLE. All the others are lacking in some particular feature that is available in LXLE. Having said this LXLE is missing a couple of features also, but nevertheless it leaves all the others wanting. What the other Linux OS developers should do is to take LXLE features and try to improve on it, because they are now running far behind LXLE.

I have an old emachines EL1352 desktop tower computer which has sat idle for a couple of years because I thought it was slow. I was using a laptop instead because I thought it was better, I was wrong! I installed LXLE 18.04.3 on the emachines tower and to put it bluntly, to my surprise, it ran fast i.e. like greased lightning from an almost instant boot up. I was almost on the verge of buying a new computer. Thank you LXLE.

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