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LXLE

Last Update: 2018-06-12 01:51 UTC


LXLE is an easy-to-use lightweight desktop Linux distribution based on Lubuntu and featuring the LXDE desktop environment. Compared to its parent, LXLE has a number of unique characteristics: it is built from Ubuntu's LTS (long-term support) releases, it covers most users' everyday needs by providing a good selection of default applications, and it adds useful modifications and tweaks to improve performance and functions.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 41 (236), 6 months: 56 (183), 3 months: 61 (178), 4 weeks: 71 (196), 1 week: 68 (187)

Average visitor rating: 8.4/10 from 42 review(s).


LXLE Summary
Distribution LXLE
Home Page http://lxle.net/
Mailing Lists http://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/lxle-general
User Forums http://lxle.net/forums/
Alternative User Forums
Documentation http://wiki.lxle.net/doku.phphttp://lxle.net/?id=support
Screenshots http://lxle.net/?id=screenshotsDistroWatch Gallery
Screencasts
Download Mirrors http://www.lxle.net/download
Bug Tracker --
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 2017-11-22: Distribution Release: LXLE 16.04.3
 • 2017-04-09: Distribution Release: LXLE 16.04.2
 • 2016-07-31: Distribution Release: LXLE 16.04.1
 • 2016-03-26: Distribution Release: LXLE 14.04.4
 • 2016-02-27: Development Release: LXLE 14.04.4 RC
 • 2016-02-01: Development Release: LXLE 14.04.4 Beta
 • 2015-08-31: Distribution Release: LXLE 14.04.3
 • 2015-07-08: Development Release: LXLE 14.04.2 Beta "LS"
 • 2015-04-05: Distribution Release: LXLE 14.04.2, 12.04.5
 • 2015-03-11: Development Release: LXLE 14.04.2 Beta
 • 2014-10-23: Distribution Releases: LXLE 14.04.1, 12.04.5
 • 2014-06-14: Distribution Release: LXLE 14.04
 • More LXLE releases...

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Feature 16.04.4 14.04.4 12.04.5
Release Date 2018-05-16 2016-03-25 2014-10-23
End Of Life      
Price (US$) Free Free Free
Image Size (MB) 1400-1500    
Free Download ISO ISO ISO
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical
Default Desktop LXDE LXDE LXDE
Package Management DEB DEB DEB
Release Model Fixed Fixed Fixed
Office Suite LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice
Processor Architecture x86_64 x86_64 i386
Init Software systemd systemd Upstart
Journaled File Systems Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS
Multilingual Yes Yes Yes
Asian Language Support      
Full Package List 16.04.4 14.04.4 12.04.5
Package 16.04.4 14.04.4 12.04.5
abiword (3.0.2) -- -- --
alsa-lib (1.1.7) 1.1.0 1.0.27.2 1.0.25
ati-driver (18.30) -- -- --
bash (4.4.18) 4.3 4.3 4.2
bind (9.13.3) -- -- --
chromium (70.0.3538.102) -- -- --
cups (2.2.9) 2.1.3 1.7.2 1.5.3
dhcp (4.4.1) 4.3.3 4.2.4 4.1.ESV-R4
e2fsprogs (1.44.4) 1.42.13 1.42.9 1.42
firefox (63.0.3) -- -- 33.0
freetype (2.9.1) 2.6.1 2.5.2 2.4.8
gcc (8.2.0) -- 4.8.2 4.6.3
gimp (2.10.8) 2.8.22 2.8.16 2.8.14
glibc (2.28) 2.23 2.19 2.15
gnome-shell (3.30.2) -- -- --
gnucash (3.3) -- -- --
gnumeric (1.12.43) -- -- --
grub (2.02) 2.02beta2 2.02beta2 1.99
gtk+ (3.24.1) 2.24.30 2.24.23 2.24.10
httpd (2.4.37) -- -- --
inkscape (0.92.3) -- -- --
k3b (18.08.3) -- -- --
kmod (25) 22 15 --
krita (4.1.5) -- -- --
libreoffice (6.1.3) 6.0.4rc2 5.1.1 4.3.2rc2
linux (4.19.2) 4.4 3.13 3.2
Package 16.04.4 14.04.4 12.04.5
lxpanel (0.9.3) 0.8.2 0.8.2 0.6.1
mariadb (10.3.10) -- -- --
mate-desktop (1.20.3) -- -- --
mesa (18.2.5) 17.2.8 10.1.3 8.0.4
mysql (8.0.13) -- -- --
nautilus (3.30.3) -- -- --
NVIDIA (410.78) -- -- --
openbox (3.6.1) 3.6.1 3.5.2 3.5.2
openjdk (10.0.2) 8u171 7u95 7u65
openssh (7.9p1) 7.2p2 6.6p1 5.9p1
openssl (1.1.1) 1.0.2g 1.0.1f 1.0.1
perl (5.28.0) 5.22.1 5.18.2 5.14.2
php (7.2.12) -- -- --
plasma-desktop (5.14.3) -- -- --
postfix (3.3.1) -- -- --
postgresql (11.1) -- -- --
Python (3.7.1) 2.7.12 2.7.5 2.7.3
qt (5.11.2) 5.6.1 4.8.5 4.8.2
samba (4.9.2) 4.3.11 4.1.6 3.6.3
systemd (239) 229 204 --
thunderbird (60.3.1) -- -- --
vim (8.1) 7.4 7.4 7.3
vlc (3.0.4) -- -- --
xfdesktop (4.12.4) -- -- --
xorg-server (1.20.3) 1.18.4 1.15.1 1.11.4

Reader Ratings
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Average rating
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Version: 16.04.4
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-10-15
Votes: 3


Excellent distro for low end hardware .Stable and fast,but not for Linux newcomers and those who expect eye candies


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Version: 16.04.4
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-09-22
Votes: 3


I have used LXLE as my daily driver OS for 3 years. It is well made. The desktop is useful, the pre-packaged tools are useful, and it has never, ever let me down.

I am a network engineer by trade, and I use LXLE linux on my work laptop and my home desktop. My work laptop is a 5 year old thinkpad; even with this limited hardware LXLE is very fast and stable.

I hope the devs for this OS know how much a clean, sharp distro like this one is appreciated.


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Version: 16.04.4
Rating: 4
Date: 2018-08-14
Votes: 2


"LXLE is an easy-to-use lightweight desktop Linux distribution." (cough)

Pros:
LibreOffice 6, YES!!
The (yet another distro homegrown) File Manager supports F3 dual-panel mode.
100 bits of wallpaper eyecandy.

Cons:
File manager open icon gives a drop-down of 12 options, ONE needed. i.e. just open the FM..
Just feels obtuse and clumsy in operation - wierd software selections in many cases.
I would not recommend or install this for a new Linux user. They would get lost in 2 minutes.
Updates are text based and once it shows "done" then what.... oh, close the thing.

Based on trying it in a VM - got extensions CD to install, but not work to copy files on/off.


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