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Linux Lite

Linux Lite can be defined as the Linux distribution which is based on Ubuntu and Debian and developed by a group led via Jerry Bezencon. This distribution provides a lightweight experience of desktop with a customized environment of Xfce desktop.

It contains a group of Lite applications for making things efficient for various new users of Linux. Linux Lite was developed to enable the transition through Windows to the Linux-based OS as efficiently as possible.

This distribution pursues the Linux philosophy regarding software programming and selection. It uses to the latest era- "Write programs that do one thing and do it well".

Hardware Specifications of Linux Lite

Minimum Suggested Specifications

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

Preferred Specifications

RAM: 1024MB ram
CPU: 1.5 GHz processor
Storage: 20gb
MEDIA: USB port or DVD drive for ISO image
RESOLUTION: HDMI, DVI, or VGA screen 1366*768 resolution

Available Software of Linux Lite

Linux Lite focuses to give a familiarity sense to the users of Windows by offering similar software that exists for all Windows computers.

The software incorporated as the operating system's part are listed below:

  • LibreOffice
  • GIMP
  • VLC Media Player
  • Mozilla Thunderbird
  • Firefox

The software added to the operating system are listed below:

  • VirtualBox
  • Tor Browser
  • Teamviewer
  • Steam
  • Spotify
  • Skype (64-bit only)
  • Kodi (software)
  • Dropbox (service)
  • Chromium (web browser)

History of Linux Lite

In 2013, Linux Lite started with the publication of Linux Lite 1.0.0, based on Ubuntu, and code-named "Amethyst". Initially, it was designed and developed for attracting the users of Windows to the Linux-based OS. The idea was to resolve myths that Linux is complex to use.

Releases of Linux Lite

Linux Lite began out along with a number system composed of the below: 1.0.0 The '1' illustrated the base code through Ubuntu i.e., '1' meant that 12.04 LTS base of Ubuntu.

The '0' illustrated the interim LTS release of Ubuntu i.e., '0' meant 12.04.1. The last number '0' illustrated the point release. The last number, i.e., '0' was ignored because point release was not needed for the 2.x series.

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

Linux Lite Developed Software

Linux Lite
  • Lite Info: It is an application that fetches hardware information through the computer of the user and distributes it with a community.
  • Lite Manual: It is a user guide.
  • Lite Kernel: There is custom created Linux kernel created by Linux Lite.
  • Lite Software: It facilitates additional software to install for users.
  • Lite Themes: Mouse, font, icon, and system themes.
  • Lite Upgrades: It facilitates a form for users for updating their system.
  • Lite Tweaks: It is a utility to facilitate users the capability to fix and clean their system.
  • Lite Welcome: It is a dialog window that occurs when the computer of the user restarts for the first time.
  • Lite User Manager: It can add or extract users.

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