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DistroWatch.com: Linux Lite

Linux Lite

Last Update: 2017-08-17 23:12 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: 17 (524), 6 months: 17 (550), 3 months: 19 (465), 4 weeks: 14 (569), 1 week: 27 (375)

Average visitor rating: 8.68/10 from 40 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 LinuxQuestions.org
Documentation https://www.linuxliteos.com/manual/
Screenshots https://www.linuxliteos.com/screenshots/DistroWatch Gallery
Screencasts
Download Mirrors https://www.linuxliteos.com/download.phpLinuxTracker.org
Bug Tracker https://www.linuxliteos.com/bugs/
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 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
 • 2016-10-31: Distribution Release: Linux Lite 3.2
 • 2016-10-05: Development Release: Linux Lite 3.2 Beta
 • 2016-05-31: Distribution Release: Linux Lite 3.0
 • 2016-05-09: Development Release: Linux Lite 3.0 Beta
 • 2016-01-31: Distribution Release: Linux Lite 2.8
 • 2016-01-12: Development Release: Linux Lite 2.8 Beta
 • 2015-09-01: Distribution Release: Linux Lite 2.6
 • 2015-08-07: Development Release: Linux Lite 2.6 Beta
 • 2015-03-31: Distribution Release: Linux Lite 2.4
 • More Lite releases...

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Feature 3.4 2.8 1.0.8
Release Date 2017-03-31 2016-01-31 2014-01-16
End Of Life      
Price (US$) Free Free Free
Image Size (MB) 807-807MB    
Free Download ISO ISO ISO
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical
Default Desktop Xfce Xfce Xfce
Package Management DEB DEB DEB
Release Model Fixed Fixed Fixed
Office Suite LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice
Processor Architecture i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64
Init Software systemd systemd Upstart
Journaled File Systems      
Multilingual      
Asian Language Support      
Full Package List 3.4 2.8 1.0.8
Package 3.4 2.8 1.0.8
abiword (3.0.2) -- -- --
alsa-lib (1.1.4.1) 1.1.0 1.0.27.2 1.0.25
ati-driver (16.40) -- -- --
bash (4.4) 4.3 4.3 4.2
bind (9.11.2) -- -- --
chromium (60.0.3112.101) -- -- --
cups (2.2.4) 2.1.3 1.7.2 1.5.3
dhcp (4.3.6) 4.3.3 4.2.4 4.1.ESV-R4
e2fsprogs (1.43.5) 1.42.13 1.42.9 1.42
firefox (55.0.2) 52.0.1 44.0 26.0
freetype (2.8) 2.6.1 2.5.2 2.4.8
gcc (7.2.0) 5.3.1 4.8.2 4.6.3
gimp (2.8.22) 2.8.18 2.8.16 2.8.10
glibc (2.26) 2.23 2.19 2.15
gnome-shell (3.24.3) -- -- --
gnucash (2.6.17) -- -- --
gnumeric (1.12.35) -- -- --
grub (2.02) 2.02beta2 2.02beta2 1.99
gtk+ (3.22.19) 3.18.9 2.24.23 2.24.10
httpd (2.4.27) -- -- --
inkscape (0.92.2) -- -- --
k3b (17.08.0) -- -- --
kmod (24) 22 15 --
libgnome (2.32.1) 2.32.1 2.32.1 --
libreoffice (5.4.0) 5.1.6rc2 5.0.4rc2 3.5.7
linux (4.12.8) 4.4 3.19 3.8
Package 3.4 2.8 1.0.8
lxde-common (0.99.2) -- -- --
mariadb (10.2.8) -- -- --
mate-desktop (1.18.0) -- -- --
mesa (17.1.7) 12.0.6 10.5.9 8.0.4
mysql (5.7.19) -- -- --
nautilus (3.24.2.1) -- -- --
NVIDIA (384.69) -- -- --
openbox (3.6.1) -- -- --
openjdk (8u144) 8u121 7u91 6b27
openssh (7.5p1) 7.2p2 6.6p1 5.9p1
openssl (1.1.0f) 1.0.2g 1.0.1f 1.0.1
perl (5.26.0) 5.22.1 5.18.2 5.14.2
php (7.1.8) -- -- --
plasma-desktop (5.10.5) -- -- --
postfix (3.2.2) -- -- --
postgresql (9.6.4) -- -- --
Python (3.6.2) 2.7.11 2.7.5 2.7.3
qt (5.9.1) 5.5.1 5.2.1 4.8.1
samba (4.6.7) 4.3.11 4.1.6 3.6.3
systemd (234) 229 204 --
thunderbird (52.3.0) 45.8.0 38.5.1 24.2.0
vim (8.0) 7.4 7.4 7.3
vlc (2.2.6) 2.2.2 2.1.6 2.0.8
xfdesktop (4.12.4) 4.12.3 4.11.8 4.8.3
xorg-server (1.19.3) 1.18.4 1.15.1 1.11.4

Reader Ratings
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Average rating
8.7
from 40 review(s)



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Version: 3.4
Rating: 9
Date: 2017-08-06
Votes: 2


Great system for my ageing laptop. Have not had any problems with applications including those installed from web eg sophos anti virus and wps office. Easy to use and I do not have to become a Linux guru. Recommend this to friends using W10 as it will make their machine feel young and fast again. Microsoft will have you buying new computers!!


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Version: 3.4
Rating: 5
Date: 2017-08-05
Votes: 0


Real nice distribution.
But they should tell people which decide to install distribution, that that is impossible to install the distribution in an other language (at least in French and Spanish), at the end of the installation process, there's a message telling that the installer crashed.
To install an other language, you have to install the English version and after do a dpkg-reconfiture locales and install some packages to be able to have the language you want.
Really not smart to omit to advise people of that bug.
Or they should use an other installer, not the one from Ubuntu wich is an universal installer for any language. It will be a kind of respect for peopler who want to use an other language.
That's happen installing the version 3.6 Beta, but it was the same problem with all previous version.

But finally I like that distribution on older computer


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Version: 3.4
Rating: 7
Date: 2017-07-23
Votes: 3


This is a great system. As others have said everything works which these days makes a nice change. It includes systemback which is an outstanding piece of software and a great time and bandwidth saver. My only con is that it requires PAE. Strange for a distro which is supposed to be lightweight and therefore work on old machines. You would think that 32bit systems would be designed to work on all computers. Other than that Lite comes highly recommended.


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