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Linux Lite

Last Update: 2019-09-04 07:41 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 (459), 6 months: 22 (435), 3 months: 20 (434), 4 weeks: 21 (490), 1 week: 34 (351)

Average visitor rating: 8.59/10 from 172 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/
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 2019-08-31: Distribution Release: Linux Lite 4.6
 • 2019-07-29: Development Release: Linux Lite 4.6 RC1
 • 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
 • More Lite releases...

Table Notes and Explanations

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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 4.6 3.8 2.8 1.0.8
Release Date 2019-08-31 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 4.6 3.8 2.8 1.0.8
Package 4.6 3.8 2.8 1.0.8
abiword (3.0.2) -- -- -- --
alsa-lib (1.1.9) 1.1.3 1.1.0 1.0.27.2 1.0.25
ati-driver (18.30) -- -- -- --
bash (5.0) 4.4 4.3 4.3 4.2
bind (9.15.3) -- -- -- --
chromium (77.0.3865.75) -- -- -- --
cups (2.3.0) 2.2.7 2.1.3 1.7.2 1.5.3
dhcp (4.4.1) 4.3.5 4.3.3 4.2.4 4.1.ESV-R4
e2fsprogs (1.45.3) 1.44.1 1.42.13 1.42.9 1.42
firefox (69.0) 68.0.2 58.0 44.0 26.0
freetype (2.10.1) 2.8.1 2.6.1 2.5.2 2.4.8
gcc (9.2.0) 7.4.0 5.3.1 4.8.2 4.6.3
gimp (2.10.12) 2.10.12 2.8.22 2.8.16 2.8.10
glibc (2.30) 2.27 2.23 2.19 2.15
gnome-shell (3.34.0) -- -- -- --
gnucash (3.7) -- -- -- --
gnumeric (1.12.45) -- -- -- --
grub (2.04) 2.02 2.02beta2 2.02beta2 1.99
gtk (3.24.11) 3.22.30 3.18.9 2.24.23 2.24.10
httpd (2.4.41) -- -- -- --
inkscape (0.92.4) -- -- -- --
k3b (19.08.1) -- -- -- --
kmod (26) 24 22 15 --
krita (4.2.6) -- -- -- --
libreoffice (6.3.1) 6.0.7 5.1.6rc2 5.0.4rc2 3.5.7
linux (5.3) 4.15 4.4 3.19 3.8
Package 4.6 3.8 2.8 1.0.8
lxpanel (0.10.0) -- -- -- --
mariadb (10.4.8) -- -- -- --
mate-desktop (1.22.1) -- -- -- --
mesa (19.1.6) 19.0.8 17.2.4 10.5.9 8.0.4
mysql (8.0.17) -- -- -- --
nautilus (3.34.0) -- -- -- --
NVIDIA (435.21) -- -- -- --
openbox (3.6.1) -- -- -- --
openjdk (12.0.2) 11.0.4 8u151 7u91 6b27
openssh (8.0p1) 7.6p1 7.2p2 6.6p1 5.9p1
openssl (1.1.1d) 1.1.1 1.0.2g 1.0.1f 1.0.1
perl (5.30.0) 5.26.1 5.22.1 5.18.2 5.14.2
php (7.3.9) -- -- -- --
plasma-desktop (5.16.5) -- -- -- --
postfix (3.4.6) -- -- -- --
postgresql (11.5) -- -- -- --
Python (3.7.4) 2.7.15 2.7.12 2.7.5 2.7.3
qt (5.13.1) 5.9.5 5.5.1 5.2.1 4.8.1
samba (4.10.8) 4.7.6 4.3.11 4.1.6 3.6.3
systemd (243) 237 229 204 --
thunderbird (68.1.0) 60.8.0 52.5.0 38.5.1 24.2.0
vim (8.1) 8.0 7.4 7.4 7.3
vlc (3.0.8) 3.0.7.1 2.2.2 2.1.6 2.0.8
xfdesktop (4.14.1) 4.12.3 4.12.3 4.11.8 4.8.3
xorg-server (1.20.5) 1.19.6 1.18.4 1.15.1 1.11.4

Reader Ratings
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Version: 4.2
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-11-26
Votes: 35


Very pleased with LL 4.2. It works well on our older machines and it's easy for noobs to understand. I've got my non-technical family members using it now. They have only ever worked with Windows...mostly for surfing or creating word documents or spreadsheets. Linux Lite made the transition virtually painless.


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Version: 4.2
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-11-03
Votes: 30


One of the best XFCE distros ive tried and its many user features make it a great choice for beginners and experts alike. Having the option to install it from the live menu without having to go into live session is great and the install is fast and simple.
The option to install software from Synaptic or from Lite Software with one click is great. Lite tweaks allows you to keep your system clean and stable. hardware like my HP printer were auto installed and wifi worked fine. The help menu at GUI is a great feature for new users and there are so many support features, like links for help, support forums or search in Firefox for instance.
Most of the apps you need are already installed but youll need to add a music player,Clementine and Rhythmbox are included in the Lite Software. Games are easy as Wine and PlayOnLinux are available They even include Htop for resource usage and at 340mbs at GUI thats amazing and it certainly will be a great help with older hardware. Easy to configure but the default setup is very good and easy to understand.
Its difficult to explain all the great things about this distro but if you havent tried it, you should.
Im running both a Dell E6400 laptop and a Dell 7010 USFF and Linux Lite runs extremely well with no multimedia issues. Be sure to install the Xubuntu restricted extras from Synaptic to get the additional codecs and fonts as well as added flash support.

Give this distro a try, you wont be sorry!


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Version: 3.8
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-04-09
Votes: 25


I have never before encountered a distro which I thought deserved 10, but if there ever was, this is it. It is an extremely compatible, capable, and powerful Ubuntu/Debian derivative, running extremely well on two different machines of mine now: a single-core ten-year-old Intel CPU with 3 gigabytes of RAM in the 32-bit standard install, and quad-core 8 gigabytes of RAM in the 64-bit standard. Both of them Toshiba laptops which some recent distros refused to boot from. This is not a graphics-heavy bloatmonster at install, but it has all of the Ubuntu bells and whistles ready for install if the user desires. Very highly recommendable.


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