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Desktop of Linux Lite 4.0 with Lite Terminal
|Source model||Open source and closed source|
|Initial release||Linux Lite 1.0.0 / October 26, 2012|
|Latest release||4.0 / 1 June 2018|
|Marketing target||Linux beginners; Windows users|
|Kernel type||Monolithic (Linux)|
|Default user interface||Xfce|
|License||Mainly GPL and other free software licenses, minor additions of proprietary|
Linux Lite is a Linux distribution, based on Debian and Ubuntu and created by a team led by Jerry Bezencon. The distribution offers a lightweight desktop experience with well customized Xfce Desktop environment. It includes a set of Lite application to make the life easier for a novice Linux user.
Linux Lite is a 'gateway operating system'. It was created to make the transition from Windows to a Linux based operating system, as smooth as possible. 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.
The distribution is based on the Ubuntu LTS series of releases. LTS stands for Long Term Support, which means each release has a support period of 5 years. This means that a major update is only required once every 5 years. During that period the operating system will continue to receive updates.
- CPU: 1Ghz processor
- RAM: 768MB ram
- STORAGE: 8gb
- RESOLUTION: VGA screen 1024x768 resolution
- MEDIA: DVD drive or USB port for the ISO image
- CPU: 1.5GHz processor
- RAM: 1024MB ram
- STORAGE: 20gb
- RESOLUTION: VGA, DVI or HDMI screen 1366x768
- MEDIA: DVD drive or USB port for the ISO image
Linux Lite aims to provide a sense of familiarity to Windows users by providing the same software available for Windows computers.
The following software is included as part of the operating system:
The following software additional to the operating system is offered:
- Chromium (web browser)
- Dropbox (service)
- Kodi (software)
- Skype (64-bit only)
- Steam (software)
- Tor (anonymity network)#Tor Browser
Linux Lite began in 2013 with the release of Linux Lite 1.0.0, code-named "Amethyst", 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.
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, the third number was dropped as point releases were not required.
|Version||Release date||Codename||End-of-life date||Based on|
|4.6||1 September 2019||Diamond||April 2023||Ubuntu 18.04 LTS|
|4.4||1 April 2019|
|4.2||1 November 2018|
|4.0||1 June 2018||Diamond||April 2023||Ubuntu 18.04|
|3.8||1 February 2018||Citrine||April 2021||Ubuntu 16.04 LTS|
|3.6||1 September 2017|
|3.4||1 April 2017|
|3.2||1 November 2016|
|3.0||1 June 2016|
|2.8||1 February 2016||Beryl||April 2019||Ubuntu 14.04 LTS|
|2.6||1 September 2015|
|2.4||1 April 2015|
|2.2||1 December 2014|
|2.0||1 June 2014|
|1.0.8||17 January 2014||Amethyst||April 2017||Ubuntu 12.04 LTS|
|1.0.6||24 June 2013|
|1.0.4||12 February 2013|
|1.0.2||25 November 2012|
|1.0||26 October 2012|
Software developed by Linux Lite
- Lite Info: an application that retrieves hardware information from the users computer and shares it with the community.
- Lite Kernel: custom built Linux Kernel (operating system) built by Linux Lite.
- Lite Manual: a user guide written to assist users to operate their Linux Lite computer.
- Lite Software: offers additional, familiar software for users to install.
- Lite Themes: a complete package containing, system, icon, font and mouse themes.
- Lite Tweaks: a utility to provide users the ability to clean and fix their system.
- Lite Upgrade: provides a way for users to update their system.
- Lite User Manager: add and remove users.
- Lite Welcome: a dialogue window that appears when a users computer boots for the first time.
- Linux Lite 1.0.0 Release Date
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- Linux Lite 4.0 Final Released
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- Minimum Recommended Specifications
- Preferred Specifications
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