Linux Lite

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Linux Lite
Linux Lite Simple Fast Free logo.png
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DeveloperJerry Bezencon
OS familyLinux (Unix-like)
Working stateCurrent
Source modelOpen source and closed source
Initial releaseLinux Lite 1.0.0[1] / October 26, 2012; 8 years ago (2012-10-26)[2][3]
Latest release5.6[3][4][5] / 1 September 2021; 16 days ago (2021-09-01)
Marketing targetLinux beginners; Windows users
Update methodapt
Package managerdpkg
PlatformsIA-32, x86-64
Kernel typeLinux kernel
UserlandGNU
Default
user interface
Xfce
LicenseMainly GPL and other free software licenses, some proprietary
Official websitewww.linuxliteos.com
Welcome Center
Help Manual
Screen shots from the Help Manual
Lite Tweaks
Lite Software, for installing popular software.
Lite Info, an application for uploading system information to the community hardware database

Linux Lite is a Linux distribution, based on Debian and Ubuntu and created by a team led by Jerry Bezencon.[6] The distribution offers a lightweight desktop experience with a customized Xfce desktop environment. It includes a set of Lite applications to make things easier for a novice Linux user.

Linux Lite was created to make the transition from MS Windows to a Linux-based operating system as smooth as possible (especially to users of no-longer supported versions). Linux Lite follows the Unix philosophy in regards to software selection and programming as it applies to the modern era - Write programs that do one thing and do it well.[7]

Hardware Specifications[edit]

Minimum Recommended Specifications[8][edit]

  • CPU: 1 GHz processor
  • RAM: 768MB ram
  • STORAGE: 8gb
  • RESOLUTION: VGA screen 1024x768 resolution
  • MEDIA: DVD drive or USB port for the ISO image

Preferred Specifications[8][edit]

  • CPU: 1.5 GHz processor
  • RAM: 1024MB ram
  • STORAGE: 20gb
  • RESOLUTION: VGA, DVI or HDMI screen 1366x768
  • MEDIA: DVD drive or USB port for the ISO image

Available Software[edit]

Linux Lite aims to provide a sense of familiarity to user experienced in MS Windows by providing basic software and features available in MS Windows. The following software is included as part of the operating system:[9]

The following software additional to the operating system is offered:

History[edit]

Linux Lite began in 2013 with the release of Linux Lite 1.0.0, code-named "Amethyst",[10] based on Ubuntu. It was initially developed and designed to attract Windows users to a Linux based operating system. The idea was to dispel myths that Linux was hard to use.

Releases[edit]

Linux Lite started out with a number system made up of the following - 1.0.0 The '1' represented the base code from Ubuntu i.e. '1' meant the Ubuntu 12.04 LTS base. The second number '0' represented the interim Ubuntu LTS release i.e. '0' meant 12.04.1 The third number '0' represented any point releases thereafter. For the 2.x Series,[11] the third number was dropped as point releases were not required.

Version Release date Codename End-of-life date Based on
Future releases
Releases
5.6[3] 1 September 2021 Emerald April 2025 Ubuntu 20.04 LTS
5.4[3] 1 April 2021
5.2[3] 31 October 2020
5.0[3] 31 May 2020
4.8[3] 14 January 2020 Diamond April 2023 Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
4.6[3] 1 September 2019
4.4[3] 1 April 2019
4.2[12] 1 November 2018
4.0[13] 1 June 2018
3.8[14] 1 February 2018 Citrine April 2021 Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
3.6[15] 1 September 2017
3.4[16] 1 April 2017
3.2[17] 1 November 2016
3.0[18] 1 June 2016
2.8[19] 1 February 2016 Beryl April 2019 Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
2.6[20] 1 September 2015
2.4[21] 1 April 2015
2.2[22] 1 December 2014
2.0[23] 1 June 2014
1.0.8[24] 17 January 2014 Amethyst April 2017 Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
1.0.6[25] 24 June 2013
1.0.4[26] 12 February 2013
1.0.2[27] 25 November 2012
1.0[1] 26 October 2012

Software developed by Linux Lite[edit]

  • Lite Info: an application that retrieves hardware information from the user's computer and shares it with the community.[28]
  • Lite Kernel: custom built Linux kernel built by Linux Lite.
  • Lite Manual: a user guide.[29]
  • Lite Software: offers additional software for users to install.[30]
  • Lite Themes: system, icon, font and mouse themes.[31]
  • Lite Tweaks: a utility to provide users the ability to clean and fix their system.[32]
  • Lite Upgrade: provides a way for users to update their system.
  • Lite User Manager: add and remove users.[33]
  • Lite Welcome: a dialog window that appears when a user's computer boots for the first time.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Linux Lite 1.0.0 Release Date
  2. ^ "Distribution Release: Linux Lite 1.0.0 (DistroWatch.com News)". DistroWatch. 26 October 2012. Retrieved 7 October 2017.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Roadmap". Retrieved 2020-06-01.
  4. ^ "Linux Lite 5.6 Final Released". Retrieved 2021-09-02.
  5. ^ "Distribution Release: Linux Lite 5.6 (DistroWatch.com News)". Retrieved 2021-09-02.
  6. ^ "Jerry Bezencon interview". Archived from the original on 2015-11-09. Retrieved 2016-03-26.
  7. ^ Bezencon, Jerry. "Free Operating System - Linux Lite". www.linuxliteos.com. Retrieved 2020-11-02.
  8. ^ a b "Minimum Recommended Specifications". Retrieved 2020-11-02.
  9. ^ "Free Operating System - Linux Lite". www.linuxliteos.com. Retrieved 2021-04-02.
  10. ^ "Linux Lite 1.0.0 "Amethyst"".
  11. ^ "Linux Lite 2.x Releases".
  12. ^ DistroWatch. "Distribution Release: Linux Lite 4.2 (DistroWatch.com News)". distrowatch.com. Retrieved 2018-11-10.
  13. ^ "Distribution Release: Linux Lite 4.0". DistroWatch.com.
  14. ^ "Linux Lite 3.8 Release Date". Archived from the original on 2018-08-15. Retrieved 2018-01-31.
  15. ^ Distribution Release: Linux Lite 3.6
  16. ^ Linux Lite 3.4 Released With New Features — Download Torrent And ISO Files Here, Fossbytes
  17. ^ Distribution Release: Linux Lite 3.2 (DistroWatch.com News)
  18. ^ Linux Lite 3: The Ideal Platform for Old Hardware and New Users | Linux.com | The source for Linux information
  19. ^ Linux Lite 2.8 Beta Arrives with Btrfs Support and New Linux Kernel Archived 2018-06-12 at the Wayback Machine, Softpedia News
  20. ^ DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 632, 19 October 2015
  21. ^ Distribution Release: Linux Lite 2.4 (DistroWatch.com News)
  22. ^ Linux Lite 2.2 Review – Consumes Low Memory, But Failed to Wake My PC from Sleep Archived 2018-07-23 at the Wayback Machine, Hectic Geek
  23. ^ "Linux Lite 2.0 Final Released". Archived from the original on 2018-06-13. Retrieved 2018-04-24.
  24. ^ Distribution Release: Linux Lite 1.0.8 (DistroWatch.com News)
  25. ^ Distribution Release: Linux Lite 1.0.6 (DistroWatch.com News)
  26. ^ "Linux Lite 1.0.4 Final Released - Linux Distro Community Forum". Archived from the original on 2018-06-13. Retrieved 2018-04-24.
  27. ^ Distribution Release: Linux Lite 1.0.2 (DistroWatch.com News)
  28. ^ "Linux Lite Hardware Database".
  29. ^ "Linux Lite Help Manual".
  30. ^ "Lite Software".
  31. ^ "Lite Themes".
  32. ^ "Lite Tweaks".
  33. ^ "Lite User Manager".

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