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By producing an easy to use Linux based Operating System, we hope that people will discover just how simple it can be to use Linux Lite.

Linux Lite is free for everyone to use and share, and suitable for people who are new to Linux or for people who want a lightweight environment that is also fully functional.

Linux Lite is based on the Ubuntu LTS series giving you 5 years of support per major release.

The following software is included: LibreOffice Suite, VLC Media Player, Firefox Web Browser, Thunderbird Email, Gimp Image Editor, Lite Themes, Lite User Manager, Lite Software, Lite Sounds, Lite Tweaks, Lite Welcome, Lite Manual, Lite Sources, Lite Updates Notify, Lite Upgrade, Whiskermenu and more.

Laptop/Ultrabook/Netbook users: If the screen locks during Live mode, type 'linux' into the user box and click on the Login button (no password required)

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2022-09-29 16:27
Review by Mike

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t's impossible to stop commenting :D That's how good it is. Light, fast, robust, efficient, safe. Very easy to use. A polished diamond, expertly, no doubt. My congratulations and thanks to the entire Linux Lite team. A jewel. If you think about leaving the heavy burden of Windows, you are hesitating to switch to GNU/Linux, my recommendation, try Linux Lite 64bits, on a separate machine, you will see that it is very intuitive and step by step, you will get hold of it. It is absolutely configurable, everything can be configured. And it comes with a great software package, "Lite Software", with everything you need and more. I am using version 5.8. I started with 4.8 with doubts and after a short time I realized that this was my linux, since then, a few years ago, "windows 10 Pro", which usab is collecting dust, in some drawer. Apologies for the rambling, I'm still excited about Statist. By the way, greetings to all.

2022-09-21 02:15
Review by Artim

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"Bestest, most wonderfulest and awesomeful Linux distro in the history of ever!" Works well on modest hardware. Highly modified Xfce desktop is infinitely configurable yet free of the bling and bloat that so many Xfce distros add. "Lite Widget" is the only thing I can completely do without, but it's easily turned off. Conventional wisdom says that ease of use is supposed to be a trade-off: The easier the graphical user interface, the slower the computing and processing speed. LINUX LITE DEFIES THAT OLD AXIOM. Super-simple GUI lets even a user like me who is ordinarily scared of technology use a computer fearlessly WITHOUT LOSING SPEED. I don't know how they did it, but they sure did it well. "Xubuntu Done Right" is another way of describing Linux Lite. And before coming here to Linux Lite from first Linux Mint, and then Xubuntu, "Xubu done right" is exactly descriptive of this fine, underrated distro.
GREAT FOR NEWBIES, even more so than Linux Mint in my opinion, because of little things that really matter, like: * Applications are named for their function. A newbie wouldn't know what Thunar is (besides Thor's hammer, perhaps). So in Linux Lite it is called "File Manager." Sure it's just a little thing, but very thoughtful and helpful to new computer users. That's just one example. *Mind-bending SPEED despite the super-simple, pointy-and-clicky interface. *Good for grandpas and grandmas as well as a kid's first computer (say, middle school age and up) because of the straightforward terms and intuitive layout of this highly modified Xfce desktop. *LITE TWEAKS allows even a Ba'aku boy like me (from a race of people who fled from technology because it almost destroyed us) update, clean, and maintain the operating system (even cleaning systemd logs with a click!). *Terrific support in a friendly forum - one in which the Lead Developer participates regularly. *Snaps disabled by default because they're stupid and for all practical purposes, proprietary.
*Systemd. It's huge and becomes ginormous over time. Easily cleaned up with a click in Lite Tweaks at least, but if systemd is a deal breaker for you, then skip this distro and almost every other Linux distro except Slackware and Devuan. *You gotta use PPAs or Flatpaks for some of the most popular applications, including Firefox for cry'n out loud. Having a few of the popular PPAs pre-installed and enabled in future releases could mitigate this. Otherwise the default apps are fine for most users. But for Google-haters like me it's an annoyance to be removed and replaced.

2022-08-26 03:31
Review by avais

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linux is just damnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn good
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