• Home Page, Headlines
 • DW Weekly, Comments
 • Packages, Package Management
 • Glossary, FAQ, Mobile Site
 • Search, Sitemap
 • Major Distributions
 • Submit Distribution
 • Upcoming Releases
 • About DistroWatch
 • Page Hit Ranking
 • Advertise
 • CryptoCoin.cc

Linux Lite RSS
Feed DistroWatch.com: Linux Lite

Linux Lite

Last Update: 2018-03-24 02:03 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 (466), 6 months: 19 (464), 3 months: 18 (498), 4 weeks: 26 (383), 1 week: 25 (377)

Average visitor rating: 8.61/10 from 83 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.phpLinuxTracker.org
Bug Tracker https://www.linuxliteos.com/forums/security-bug-fixes/
Related Websites Linux Lite Thailand
Reviews 3.x: DistroWatchEveryday Linux UserLinux Insider
2.x: Everyday Linux UserDistroWatchBlogspotDesktop Linux ReviewsHectic GeekBlogspot
1.x: Desktop Linux ReviewsLinux InsiderBlogspotEveryday Linux UserBlogspot
Where To Buy OSDisc.com (sponsored link)

Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 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
 • 2016-01-31: Distribution Release: Linux Lite 2.8
 • 2016-01-12: Development Release: Linux Lite 2.8 Beta
 • More Lite releases...

Table Notes and Explanations

(Please refer to the table below.)
  • Select view:
  • To compare the software in this project to the software available in other distributions, please see our Compare Packages page.
  • 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.

Linux Media
Linux Mint 18.3$5.95
Ubuntu 17.10.1$5.95
Debian 9.4.0$5.95
openSUSE 42.3$5.95
Manjaro 17.1.8$5.95
Fedora 27$5.95
MX Linux 17.1$5.95
USB Flash Drives
Linux Mint 18.3 16GB$14.95
Ubuntu 17.10.1 16GB$14.95
Fedora 27 16GB$14.95

Free Shipping on orders over $20
Professional Quality
Click here to visit OSDisc.com now


Advertisement

StickerYou
Create Custom Stickers, Labels, Tattoos and Decals at StickerYou

As a valued partner and proud supporter of DistroWatch, StickerYou is happy to offer a 10% discount on all Custom Stickers, Business Labels, Roll Labels, Vinyl Lettering or Custom Decals. StickerYou is your one-stop shop to make your business stick! Use code DW10 at the checkout page to apply your discount.


Metapress

Metapress | Discover More

Read detailed guides on how to make a website, start a blog, increase traffic and find the best website builders at Metapress.


Feature 3.8 2.8 1.0.8
Release Date 2018-01-30 2016-01-31 2014-01-16
End Of Life      
Price (US$) Free Free Free
Image Size (MB) 1000-1100    
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 Btrfs, ext3, ext4    
Multilingual      
Asian Language Support      
Full Package List 3.8 2.8 1.0.8
Package 3.8 2.8 1.0.8
abiword (3.0.2) -- -- --
alsa-lib (1.1.6) 1.1.0 1.0.27.2 1.0.25
ati-driver (16.40) -- -- --
bash (4.4.18) 4.3 4.3 4.2
bind (9.12.1) -- -- --
chromium (66.0.3359.117) -- -- --
cups (2.2.7) 2.1.3 1.7.2 1.5.3
dhcp (4.4.1) 4.3.3 4.2.4 4.1.ESV-R4
e2fsprogs (1.44.1) 1.42.13 1.42.9 1.42
firefox (59.0.2) 58.0 44.0 26.0
freetype (2.9) 2.6.1 2.5.2 2.4.8
gcc (7.3.0) 5.3.1 4.8.2 4.6.3
gimp (2.8.22) 2.8.22 2.8.16 2.8.10
glibc (2.27) 2.23 2.19 2.15
gnome-shell (3.28.0) -- -- --
gnucash (3.0) -- -- --
gnumeric (1.12.39) -- -- --
grub (2.02) 2.02beta2 2.02beta2 1.99
gtk+ (3.22.30) 3.18.9 2.24.23 2.24.10
httpd (2.4.33) -- -- --
inkscape (0.92.3) -- -- --
k3b (18.04.0) -- -- --
kmod (25) 22 15 --
krita (4.0.1)      
libreoffice (6.0.3) 5.1.6rc2 5.0.4rc2 3.5.7
linux (4.16.3) 4.4 3.19 3.8
Package 3.8 2.8 1.0.8
lxpanel (0.9.3) -- -- --
mariadb (10.2.14) -- -- --
mate-desktop (1.20.1) -- -- --
mesa (18.0.1) 17.2.4 10.5.9 8.0.4
mysql (8.0.11) -- -- --
nautilus (3.28.1) -- -- --
NVIDIA (390.48) -- -- --
openbox (3.6.1) -- -- --
openjdk (9.0.4) 8u151 7u91 6b27
openssh (7.7p1) 7.2p2 6.6p1 5.9p1
openssl (1.1.0h) 1.0.2g 1.0.1f 1.0.1
perl (5.26.2) 5.22.1 5.18.2 5.14.2
php (7.2.4) -- -- --
plasma-desktop (5.12.4) -- -- --
postfix (3.3.0) -- -- --
postgresql (10.3) -- -- --
Python (3.6.5) 2.7.12 2.7.5 2.7.3
qt (5.10.1) 5.5.1 5.2.1 4.8.1
samba (4.8.0) 4.3.11 4.1.6 3.6.3
systemd (238) 229 204 --
thunderbird (52.7.0) 52.5.0 38.5.1 24.2.0
vim (8.0) 7.4 7.4 7.3
vlc (3.0.2) 2.2.2 2.1.6 2.0.8
xfdesktop (4.12.4) 4.12.3 4.11.8 4.8.3
xorg-server (1.19.6) 1.18.4 1.15.1 1.11.4

Reader Ratings
Reader supplied reviews for Linux Lite

Average rating
8.6
from 83 review(s)



What are your thoughts on Linux Lite?
Please include a few pros and a few cons, along with your overall impression of the operating system.
Our FAQ page has tips on writing a good mini-review.

Version:

Rating:    out of 10

Comments (maximum 2,048 characters):




Past reviews - sort by:

Version: 3.8
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-04-09
Votes: 15


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.


Was this review helpful? Yes No
Version: 3.8
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-03-29
Votes: 4


Been using Linux since 2008. My son had a relatively new low end HP laptop that he purchased a year ago running Windows 10. Out of the box it was slow as molasses and could not properly stream videos without freezing or crashing. He got so fed up with it that he handed it over to me totally exasperated. I stumbled across Linux Lite when I was looking for a lightweight distro to replace Windows10 with, and was amazed and surprised and how easy LL was to install and the laptop works really well without videos freezing etc..
As result of that experience I have replaced Mint Mate with Lite on my desktop and with my Nvidia drivers configured and working beautifully on my dual screens, it is a pleasure at how snappy my 12 year old desktop is functioning with this distro.


Was this review helpful? Yes No
Version: 3.8
Rating: 8
Date: 2018-03-24
Votes: 0


love it have used many distros wine works right with old pop games most distros won't work full screen wish it had os snapshot and live usb like MX does


Was this review helpful? Yes No

See all 83 reader reviews of Linux Lite...


Copyright (C) 2001 - 2018 Unsigned Integer Limited. All rights reserved. All trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Privacy policy.
DistroWatch.com is hosted at Copenhagen.

Contact, corrections and suggestions: Jesse Smith
Tips: BTC 1J5s35r7v8L3k2zmr3JmUfydzvdnsiNXm2 • PayPal.me/distrowatchweekly