Linux Lite

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Linux Lite
Logo: 'LINUX LITE, simple - fast - free'
Linux Lite 4.0.png
Desktop of Linux Lite 4.0 with Lite Terminal
Developer Jerry Bezencon
OS family Linux
Working state Current
Source model Open source and closed source
Initial release Linux Lite 1.0.0[1] / October 26, 2012; 5 years ago (2012-10-26)[2][3]
Latest release 4.0[4][3] / 1 June 2018; 4 months ago (2018-06-01)
Marketing target Linux beginners; Windows users
Update method apt
Package manager dpkg
Platforms IA-32, x86-64
Kernel type Monolithic (Linux)
Userland GNU
Default user interface Xfce
License Mainly GPL and other free software licenses, minor additions of proprietary
Official website www.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.[5] 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.[6]

The distribution is based on the Ubuntu LTS[7] 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.

Hardware Specifications[edit]

Minimum Recommended Specifications[8][edit]

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

Preferred Specifications[9][edit]

  • 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

Available Software[edit]

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[citation needed]:

The following software additional to the operating system is offered[citation needed]:

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
4.6[3] 1 September 2019 Diamond April 2023 Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
4.4[3] 1 April 2019
4.2[3] 1 November 2018
Releases
4.0[4][3][12][13][14][15][16][17][18] 1 June 2018 Diamond April 2023 Ubuntu 18.04
3.8[19] 1 February 2018 Citrine April 2021 Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
3.6[20][21][22] 1 September 2017
3.4[23][24][25] 1 April 2017
3.2[26][27][28] 1 November 2016
3.0[29][30][31][32][33][34] 1 June 2016
2.8[35][36] 1 February 2016 Beryl April 2019 Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
2.6[37][38][39][40] 1 September 2015
2.4[41][42][43] 1 April 2015
2.2[44][45][46] 1 December 2014
2.0[47] 1 June 2014
1.0.8[48][49] 17 January 2014 Amethyst April 2017 Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
1.0.6[50][51][52] 24 June 2013
1.0.4[53] 12 February 2013
1.0.2[54] 25 November 2012
1.0[1] 26 October 2012

Features[edit]

Linux Lite utilizes free and open-source software, and some proprietary software.

Software developed by Linux Lite[edit]

  • Lite Info: an application that retrieves hardware information from the users computer and shares it with the community.[55]
  • 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.[56]
  • Lite Software: offers additional, familiar software for users to install.[57]
  • Lite Themes: a complete package containing, system, icon, font and mouse themes.[58]
  • Lite Tweaks: a utility to provide users the ability to clean and fix their system.[59]
  • Lite Upgrade: provides a way for users to update their system.
  • Lite User Manager: add and remove users.[60]
  • Lite Welcome: a dialogue window that appears when a users 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 Linux Download | Download Linux Lite Free Linux Operating System
  4. ^ a b Linux Lite 4.0 Final Released
  5. ^ Jerry Bezencon interview
  6. ^ Bezencon, Jerry. "Free Operating System - Linux Lite". www.linuxliteos.com. Retrieved 2018-06-22.
  7. ^ "LTS - Ubuntu Wiki". wiki.ubuntu.com. Retrieved 2018-06-22.
  8. ^ Minimum Recommended Specifications
  9. ^ Preferred Specifications
  10. ^ "Linux Lite 1.0.0 "Amethyst"".
  11. ^ "Linux Lite 2.x Releases".
  12. ^ Linux Lite 4.0 Beta Released
  13. ^ Distribution Release: Linux Lite 4.0 (DistroWatch.com News)
  14. ^ Lightweight Distribution Linux Lite 4.0 Released With Brand New Look | It's FOSS
  15. ^ Linux Lite 4.0 OS Enters Beta with New Look and Feel, Based on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, Softpedia News
  16. ^ DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 771, 9 July 2018
  17. ^ Linux Lite 4.0 Released, Linux Foundation's Acumos AI Challenge, Fedora 29 Bootloader Debate and More | Linux Journal
  18. ^ Linux Lite 4.0 OS Enters Beta with New Look and Feel, Based on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS | Full Circle Magazine
  19. ^ Linux Lite 3.8 Release Date
  20. ^ Linux Lite 3.6 Final Released
  21. ^ Distribution Release: Linux Lite 3.6
  22. ^ Linux Lite 3.6 Operating System Launches Officially Based on Ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS, Softpedia News
  23. ^ Linux Lite 3.4 Final Released
  24. ^ Distribution Release: Linux Lite 3.4 (DistroWatch.com News)
  25. ^ Linux Lite 3.4 Released With New Features — Download Torrent And ISO Files Here, Fossbytes
  26. ^ Linux Lite 3.2 Final Released
  27. ^ Distribution Release: Linux Lite 3.2 (DistroWatch.com News)
  28. ^ Linux Lite 3.2 Beta Released With Lite Desktop Widget, Fossbytes
  29. ^ Linux Lite 3.0 Final Released
  30. ^ Distribution Release: Linux Lite 3.0 (DistroWatch.com News)
  31. ^ Linux Lite 3.0 Released, It's FOSS
  32. ^ Linux Lite 3: The Ideal Platform for Old Hardware and New Users | Linux.com | The source for Linux information
  33. ^ An Everyday Linux User Review Of Linux Lite 3.0
  34. ^ New Linux Lite Is a Powerhouse Distro in Disguise | Reviews | LinuxInsider
  35. ^ Linux Lite 2.8 Final Released
  36. ^ Linux Lite 2.8 Beta Arrives with Btrfs Support and New Linux Kernel, Softpedia News
  37. ^ Linux Lite 2.6 Final Released
  38. ^ Linux Lite 2.6 Enters Beta with LibreOffice 5.0 and New Control Center, Based on Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS
  39. ^ An Everyday Linux User Review Of Linux Lite 2.6
  40. ^ DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 632, 19 October 2015
  41. ^ Linux Lite 2.4 Final Released
  42. ^ Distribution Release: Linux Lite 2.4 (DistroWatch.com News)
  43. ^ Linux Lite 2.4 Officially Released with Support for Microsoft’s exFAT File System - Screenshot Tour
  44. ^ Linux Lite 2.2 Final Released
  45. ^ Distribution Release: Linux Lite 2.2
  46. ^ Linux Lite 2.2 Review – Consumes Low Memory, But Failed to Wake My PC from Sleep, Hectic Geek
  47. ^ Linux Lite 2.0 Final Released
  48. ^ Linux Lite 1.0.8 Final released - Linux Distro Community Forum
  49. ^ Distribution Release: Linux Lite 1.0.8 (DistroWatch.com News)
  50. ^ Linux Lite 1.0.6 Final released - Linux Distro Community Forum
  51. ^ Distribution Release: Linux Lite 1.0.6 (DistroWatch.com News)
  52. ^ Linux Lite Is Heavy on Feature and Usability | Reviews | LinuxInsider
  53. ^ Linux Lite 1.0.4 Final Released - Linux Distro Community Forum
  54. ^ Distribution Release: Linux Lite 1.0.2 (DistroWatch.com News)
  55. ^ "Linux Lite Hardware Database". Linux Lite Hardware Database.
  56. ^ "Linux Lite Help Manual". Linux Lite Help Manual.
  57. ^ "Lite Software". Lite Software.
  58. ^ "Lite Themes". Lite Themes.
  59. ^ "Lite Tweaks". Lite Tweaks.
  60. ^ "Lite User Manager". Lite User Manager.

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