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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: 21 (445), 6 months: 25 (388), 3 months: 21 (437), 4 weeks: 36 (327), 1 week: 43 (311)

Average visitor rating: 8.57/10 from 180 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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Where To Buy

Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases announcements with 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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  • Select view: Major packages only (52) All tracked packages (226)
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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 (9.15.5) -- -- -- --
chromium (78.0.3904.70) -- -- -- --
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 (1.45.4) 1.44.1 1.42.13 1.42.9 1.42
firefox (70.0) 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 (3.34.1) -- -- -- --
gnucash (3.7) -- -- -- --
gnumeric (1.12.45) -- -- -- --
grub (2.04) 2.02 2.02beta2 2.02beta2 1.99
gtk (3.24.12) 3.22.30 3.18.9 2.24.23 2.24.10
httpd (2.4.41) -- -- -- --
inkscape (0.92.4) -- -- -- --
k3b (19.08.2) -- -- -- --
kmod (26) 24 22 15 --
krita (4.2.7.1) -- -- -- --
libreoffice (6.3.2) 6.0.7 5.1.6rc2 5.0.4rc2 3.5.7
linux (5.3.7) 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 (1.22.2) -- -- -- --
mesa (19.2.1) 19.0.8 17.2.4 10.5.9 8.0.4
mysql (8.0.18) -- -- -- --
nautilus (3.34.1) -- -- -- --
NVIDIA (435.21) -- -- -- --
openbox (3.6.1) -- -- -- --
openjdk (13) 11.0.4 8u151 7u91 6b27
openssh (8.1p1) 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 (7.3.11) -- -- -- --
plasma-desktop (5.17.1) -- -- -- --
postfix (3.4.7) -- -- -- --
postgresql (12.0) -- -- -- --
Python (3.8.0) 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 (4.11.1) 4.7.6 4.3.11 4.1.6 3.6.3
systemd (243) 237 229 204 --
thunderbird (68.2.0) 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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Average rating
8.6
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Version: 4.6
Rating: 7
Date: 2019-10-21
Votes: 0


1. Like the Icon Set. 2 like the dark set everyone else's dark set seem illegible. 3 didn't have to fit with XFCE to keep my panel on the screen (TV usually puts it just off the top, side, or bottom depending on distro. 4.To Install their own software you only have to enter your password once!. 5. the only bit of their software I had to ditch was VLC. 6. Clementine is easier to use on Linux Lite than any other distro I've used. 7. the Tweak works easier than any that I've used in the past I think a 2 year old could use it. 8. the Sticky Notes program is set up the way I want to use it, I don't have to jump through hoops to get it to work right. The only thing I don't care about is that I can not install it on my older 32 bit computer so I will have to come up with something that is usable with an XFCE as being able to right click anywhere on the desktop to get a menu is fantastic plus it's so much more responsive than Cinnamon, Mate, or Gnome. The only thing that Gnome has that I'd like was GDrive but I use the web for that most of the time.


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Version: 4.6
Rating: 10
Date: 2019-10-16
Votes: 3


Linux Lite is my distro of choice because I can share it with friends and family (who know nothing about Linux) without getting a lot of follow-up questions about how to do this or that.


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Version: 4.6
Rating: 5
Date: 2019-10-11
Votes: 0


Nice looking Ubuntu based. Installation and boot is very slow, even after VBox is disabled. Once Lite has been completely loaded te performance is good.


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