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Linux Lite

Last Update: 2018-06-07 08:02 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: 18 (487), 6 months: 16 (511), 3 months: 12 (523), 4 weeks: 20 (397), 1 week: 27 (373)

Average visitor rating: 8.56/10 from 105 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/
Related Websites Linux Lite Thailand
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 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
 • 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
 • More Lite releases...

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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 4.0 3.8 2.8 1.0.8
Release Date 2018-05-31 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 4.0 3.8 2.8 1.0.8
Package 4.0 3.8 2.8 1.0.8
abiword (3.0.2) -- -- -- --
alsa-lib (1.1.6) 1.1.3 1.1.0 1.0.27.2 1.0.25
ati-driver (16.40) -- -- -- --
bash (4.4.18) 4.4 4.3 4.3 4.2
bind (9.13.2) -- -- -- --
chromium (67.0.3396.99) -- -- -- --
cups (2.2.8) 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 (1.44.3) 1.44.1 1.42.13 1.42.9 1.42
firefox (61.0.1) 60.0.1 58.0 44.0 26.0
freetype (2.9.1) 2.8.1 2.6.1 2.5.2 2.4.8
gcc (8.1.0) 7.3.0 5.3.1 4.8.2 4.6.3
gimp (2.10.4) 2.10.2 2.8.22 2.8.16 2.8.10
glibc (2.27) 2.27 2.23 2.19 2.15
gnome-shell (3.28.3) -- -- -- --
gnucash (3.2) -- -- -- --
gnumeric (1.12.41) -- -- -- --
grub (2.02) 2.02 2.02beta2 2.02beta2 1.99
gtk+ (3.22.30) 3.22.30 3.18.9 2.24.23 2.24.10
httpd (2.4.34) -- -- -- --
inkscape (0.92.3) -- -- -- --
k3b (18.04.3) -- -- -- --
kmod (25) 24 22 15 --
krita (4.1.1) -- -- -- --
libreoffice (6.0.5) 6.0.3 5.1.6rc2 5.0.4rc2 3.5.7
linux (4.17.9) 4.15 4.4 3.19 3.8
Package 4.0 3.8 2.8 1.0.8
lxpanel (0.9.3) -- -- -- --
mariadb (10.3.8) -- -- -- --
mate-desktop (1.20.3) -- -- -- --
mesa (18.1.4) 18.0.0rc5 17.2.4 10.5.9 8.0.4
mysql (8.0.11) -- -- -- --
nautilus (3.28.1) -- -- -- --
NVIDIA (396.24) -- -- -- --
openbox (3.6.1) -- -- -- --
openjdk (10.0.2) 10.0.1 8u151 7u91 6b27
openssh (7.7p1) 7.6p1 7.2p2 6.6p1 5.9p1
openssl (1.1.0h) 1.1.0g 1.0.2g 1.0.1f 1.0.1
perl (5.28.0) 5.26.1 5.22.1 5.18.2 5.14.2
php (7.2.8) -- -- -- --
plasma-desktop (5.13.3) -- -- -- --
postfix (3.3.1) -- -- -- --
postgresql (10.4) -- -- -- --
Python (3.7.0) 2.7.15 2.7.12 2.7.5 2.7.3
qt (5.11.1) 5.9.5 5.5.1 5.2.1 4.8.1
samba (4.8.3) 4.7.6 4.3.11 4.1.6 3.6.3
systemd (239) 237 229 204 --
thunderbird (52.9.1) 52.8.0 52.5.0 38.5.1 24.2.0
vim (8.1) 8.0 7.4 7.4 7.3
vlc (3.0.3) 3.0.2 2.2.2 2.1.6 2.0.8
xfdesktop (4.12.4) 4.12.3 4.12.3 4.11.8 4.8.3
xorg-server (1.20.0) 1.19.6 1.18.4 1.15.1 1.11.4

Reader Ratings
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Average rating
8.6
from 105 review(s)



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Version: 3.8
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-07-14
Votes: 0


3.8 was just right but looking into 4 tho good it has blotted a bit and taken away the simplicity which i like.


Was this review helpful? Yes No
Version: 4.0
Rating: 4
Date: 2018-07-11
Votes: 0


I tried 4.0 on a new partition. As I have been using 3.8 for some time, I wanted to compare them. I found nothing wrong with the content and new look, but 4.0 on partition 4 took about 5 min. to boot while 3.8 on partition 3 was up and working in 30 sec.. I admit to not being a geek but have been using Linux for years. This has me beat. I deleted partition 4. Nothing wrong with Lite 3.8.


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Version: 4.0
Rating: 6
Date: 2018-07-11
Votes: 0


Pros: Looking good, mostly, on everything. Dell Vostro 220 Dual core.

Cons: After updating everything and starting Thunderbird, the "new" modified version just froze at the usual "Skip this and let me use my regular email" button.
After multiple tries, I just gave up. This was fatal for me.

Also seems to have something like the Ubuntu bug re: slow bootup.
I didn't check whether the assigned Swap partition was the issue after the Thunderbird problem.
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