Linux Lite is a Linux distribution based on Debian and Ubuntu created by a team of programmers led by Jerry Bezencon.[5] Created in 2012, it uses a customized implementation of Xfce as its desktop environment, and runs on the main Linux kernel.

Linux Lite
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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] / 26 October 2012; 10 years ago (2012-10-26)[2][3]
Latest release6.2[4] / 1 November 2022; 22 days ago (2022-11-01)
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

The distribution aims to appeal to Linux beginners and Windows users, by trying to make the transition from Windows to Linux as smooth as possible. To achieve this, the distribution tries to conserve many of the visual and functional elements of Windows, to create an experience that can be perceived as familiar by Windows users. Additionally, the distro also sets out to "dispel the myth that Linux is hard to use", by trying to offer a simple and intuitive desktop experience.[6][7]

HistoryEdit

Linux Lite began in 2013 with the release of Linux Lite 1.0.0, code-named "Amethyst",[8] based on Ubuntu. The idea to create a "simple and intuitive" desktop experience has been present since the beginning of its development, and was the idea the distribution founded itself on. It has since remained the core element of the distro.[7]

ReleasesEdit

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 and the third number '0' represented any point releases thereafter. For the 2.x Series,[9] the third number was dropped as point releases were not required.

Version Release date Codename End-of-life date Based on
Future releases
6.2[3] 1 November 2022 Fluorite April 2027 Ubuntu 22.04 LTS
Releases
6.0[3] 1 June 2022 Fluorite April 2027 Ubuntu 22.04 LTS
5.8[3] 31 January 2022 Emerald April 2025 Ubuntu 20.04 LTS
5.6[3] 1 September 2021
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[10] 1 November 2018
4.0[11] 1 June 2018
3.8[12] 1 February 2018 Citrine April 2021 Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
3.6[13] 1 September 2017
3.4[14] 1 April 2017
3.2[15] 1 November 2016
3.0[16] 1 June 2016
2.8[17] 1 February 2016 Beryl April 2019 Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
2.6[18] 1 September 2015
2.4[19] 1 April 2015
2.2[20] 1 December 2014
2.0[21] 1 June 2014
1.0.8[22] 17 January 2014 Amethyst April 2017 Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
1.0.6[23] 24 June 2013
1.0.4[24] 12 February 2013
1.0.2[25] 25 November 2012
1.0[1] 26 October 2012

Software developed by Linux LiteEdit

  • Lite Info: retrieves hardware information from the user's computer and shares it with the community.[26]
  • Lite Kernel: is a custom built Linux kernel built by Linux Lite.
  • Lite Manual: is a user guide.[27]
  • Lite Software: offers additional software for users to install.[28]
  • Lite Themes: provides system, icon, font and mouse themes.[29]
  • Lite Tweaks: provides users with the ability to clean and fix their system.[30]
  • Lite Upgrade: provides a way for users to update their system.
  • Lite User Manager: adds and removes users.[31]
  • Lite Welcome: is a dialog window that appears when a user's computer boots for the first time.

Hardware SpecificationsEdit

Minimum Recommended Specifications[32]Edit

  • CPU: 1 GHz processor;
  • Memory: 768MB RAM;
  • Storage: 8GB;
  • Display: VGA screen capable of 1024x768 resolution:
  • Media: DVD drive or USB port for the ISO image.

Preferred Specifications[32]Edit

  • CPU: 1.5 GHz processor
  • Memory: 1024MB RAM;
  • Storage: 20GB;
  • Display: VGA, DVI or HDMI screen capable of 1366x768 resolution;
  • Media: DVD drive or USB port for the ISO image.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  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 j k "Roadmap". Retrieved 9 February 2022.
  4. ^ ""Linux Lite 6.2 Released"".
  5. ^ "Jerry Bezencon interview". Archived from the original on 9 November 2015. Retrieved 26 March 2016.
  6. ^ Bezencon, Jerry. "Free Operating System - Linux Lite". www.linuxliteos.com. Retrieved 2 November 2020.
  7. ^ a b Prakash, Abhishek. "In Free Software, the Community is the Most Important Ingredient: Jerry Bezencon of Linux Lite [Interview]". Retrieved 11 September 2022.
  8. ^ "Linux Lite 1.0.0 "Amethyst"".
  9. ^ "Linux Lite 2.x Releases".
  10. ^ DistroWatch. "Distribution Release: Linux Lite 4.2 (DistroWatch.com News)". distrowatch.com. Retrieved 10 November 2018.
  11. ^ "Distribution Release: Linux Lite 4.0". DistroWatch.com.
  12. ^ "Linux Lite 3.8 Release Date". Archived from the original on 15 August 2018. Retrieved 31 January 2018.
  13. ^ Distribution Release: Linux Lite 3.6
  14. ^ Linux Lite 3.4 Released With New Features — Download Torrent And ISO Files Here, Fossbytes
  15. ^ Distribution Release: Linux Lite 3.2 (DistroWatch.com News)
  16. ^ Linux Lite 3: The Ideal Platform for Old Hardware and New Users | Linux.com | The source for Linux information
  17. ^ Linux Lite 2.8 Beta Arrives with Btrfs Support and New Linux Kernel Archived 12 June 2018 at the Wayback Machine, Softpedia News
  18. ^ DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 632, 19 October 2015
  19. ^ Distribution Release: Linux Lite 2.4 (DistroWatch.com News)
  20. ^ Linux Lite 2.2 Review – Consumes Low Memory, But Failed to Wake My PC from Sleep Archived 23 July 2018 at the Wayback Machine, Hectic Geek
  21. ^ "Linux Lite 2.0 Final Released". Archived from the original on 13 June 2018. Retrieved 24 April 2018.
  22. ^ Distribution Release: Linux Lite 1.0.8 (DistroWatch.com News)
  23. ^ Distribution Release: Linux Lite 1.0.6 (DistroWatch.com News)
  24. ^ "Linux Lite 1.0.4 Final Released - Linux Distro Community Forum". Archived from the original on 13 June 2018. Retrieved 24 April 2018.
  25. ^ Distribution Release: Linux Lite 1.0.2 (DistroWatch.com News)
  26. ^ "Linux Lite Hardware Database".
  27. ^ "Linux Lite Help Manual".
  28. ^ "Lite Software".
  29. ^ "Lite Themes".
  30. ^ "Lite Tweaks".
  31. ^ "Lite User Manager".
  32. ^ a b "Minimum Recommended Specifications". Retrieved 2 November 2020.

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