• Home Page, Headlines
 • DW Weekly, Comments
 • Packages, Package Management
 • Glossary, FAQ, Mobile Site
 • Search, Sitemap
 • Major Distributions
 • Submit Distribution
 • Upcoming Releases
 • About DistroWatch
 • Page Hit Ranking
 • Advertise
 • CryptoCoin.cc

LXLE RSS
Feed DistroWatch.com: LXLE

LXLE

Last Update: 2017-11-22 02:27 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: 26 (369), 6 months: 30 (309), 3 months: 28 (332), 4 weeks: 50 (249), 1 week: 48 (263)

Average visitor rating: 8.48/10 from 31 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 LinuxQuestions.org
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/downloadLinuxTracker.org
Bug Tracker --
Related Websites  
Reviews 14.04: Linux UserDistroWatchBlogspot
12.04: BlogspotDistroWatch
Where To Buy OSDisc.com (sponsored link)

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...

Table Notes and Explanations

(Please refer to the table below.)
  • Select view:
  • To compare the software in this project to the software available in other distributions, please see our Compare Packages page.
  • Notes: In case where multiple versions of a package are shipped with a distribution, only the default version appears in the table. For indication about the GNOME version, please check the "nautilus" and "gnome-shell" packages. The Apache web server is listed as "httpd" and the Linux kernel is listed as "linux". The KDE desktop is represented by the "kdelibs" and "plasma-desktop" packages and the Xfce desktop by the "xfdesktop" package.
  • Colour scheme: green text = latest stable version, red text = development or beta version. The function determining beta versions is not 100% reliable due to a wide variety of versioning schemes.

Linux Media
Linux Mint 18.3$5.95
Ubuntu 17.10.1$5.95
Debian 9.3.0$5.95
openSUSE 42.3$5.95
Manjaro 17.1.2$5.95
Fedora 27$5.95
Arch 2018.01$5.95
USB Flash Drives
Linux Mint 18.3 16GB$14.95
Ubuntu 17.10.1 16GB$14.95
Fedora 27 16GB$14.95

Free Shipping on orders over $20
Professional Quality
Click here to visit OSDisc.com now


Advertisement

Metapress

Metapress | Discover More

Read detailed guides on how to make a website, start a blog, increase traffic and find the best website builders at Metapress.


Feature 16.04.3 14.04.4 12.04.5
Release Date 2017-11-21 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 16.04.3 14.04.4 12.04.5
Package 16.04.3 14.04.4 12.04.5
abiword (3.0.2) -- -- --
alsa-lib (1.1.5) 1.1.0 1.0.27.2 1.0.25
ati-driver (16.40) -- -- --
bash (4.4.12) 4.3 4.3 4.2
bind (9.11.2-P1) -- -- --
chromium (63.0.3239.132) -- -- --
cups (2.2.6) 2.1.3 1.7.2 1.5.3
dhcp (4.3.6) 4.3.3 4.2.4 4.1.ESV-R4
e2fsprogs (1.43.8) 1.42.13 1.42.9 1.42
firefox (58.0) -- -- 33.0
freetype (2.9) 2.6.1 2.5.2 2.4.8
gcc (7.2.0) -- 4.8.2 4.6.3
gimp (2.8.22) 2.8.22 2.8.16 2.8.14
glibc (2.26) 2.23 2.19 2.15
gnome-shell (3.26.2) -- -- --
gnucash (2.6.19) -- -- --
gnumeric (1.12.38) -- -- --
grub (2.02) 2.02beta2 2.02beta2 1.99
gtk+ (3.22.26) 2.24.30 2.24.23 2.24.10
httpd (2.4.29) -- -- --
inkscape (0.92.2) -- -- --
k3b (17.12.1) -- -- --
kmod (25) 22 15 --
libgnome (2.32.1) 2.32.1 2.32.1 2.32.1
libreoffice (5.4.4) 5.4.3rc2 5.1.1 4.3.2rc2
linux (4.14.14) 4.4 3.13 3.2
Package 16.04.3 14.04.4 12.04.5
lxde-common (0.99.2) 0.99.1 -- --
mariadb (10.2.12) -- -- --
mate-desktop (1.18.0) -- -- --
mesa (17.3.3) 17.0.7 10.1.3 8.0.4
mysql (5.7.21) -- -- --
nautilus (3.26.2) -- -- --
NVIDIA (387.22) -- -- --
openbox (3.6.1) 3.6.1 3.5.2 3.5.2
openjdk (8u151) 8u151 7u95 7u65
openssh (7.6p1) 7.2p2 6.6p1 5.9p1
openssl (1.1.0g) 1.0.2g 1.0.1f 1.0.1
perl (5.26.1) 5.22.1 5.18.2 5.14.2
php (7.2.1) -- -- --
plasma-desktop (5.11.5) -- -- --
postfix (3.2.4) -- -- --
postgresql (10.1) -- -- --
Python (3.6.4) 2.7.11 2.7.5 2.7.3
qt (5.10.0) 5.6.1 4.8.5 4.8.2
samba (4.7.4) 4.3.11 4.1.6 3.6.3
systemd (236) 229 204 --
thunderbird (52.5.2) -- -- --
vim (8.0) 7.4 7.4 7.3
vlc (2.2.8) -- -- --
xfdesktop (4.12.4) -- -- --
xorg-server (1.19.6) 1.18.4 1.15.1 1.11.4

Reader Ratings
Reader supplied reviews for LXLE

Average rating
8.5
from 31 review(s)



What are your thoughts on LXLE?
Please include a few pros and a few cons, along with your overall impression of the operating system.
Our FAQ page has tips on writing a good mini-review.

Version:

Rating:    out of 10

Comments (maximum 2,048 characters):




Past reviews - sort by:

Version: 16.04.3
Rating: 1
Date: 2018-01-10
Votes: 1


The first download failed halfway through. The second download was successful. But the distro would not install on my Lenovo Thinkpad. It brought up the first screen with one line of text on it and then just froze. I had similar problems with Ubuntu MATE 16.04.3 in that it erased the disk and then bombed. This Ubuntu base release is apparently very buggy. Forget LXLE and Ubuntu MATE There are much better distros available with very few or no bugs such as these have!


Was this review helpful? Yes No
Version: 16.04.3
Rating: 10
Date: 2017-12-18
Votes: 2


My go-to distro since 14.04.2. I like a lot of other distros, but this one is the only one on most of my machines, including my laptop and my daily driver HTPC. The default applications are geared toward low system resources, but I have gotten used to configuring the LXDE desktop the way I like it and with the programs I use.

16.04.3 made some improvements that moved it back towards what I prefer. I'm a big fan of the LXDE and LXQt desktops, and it is hard to beat this LXLE implementation. It has always seemed much better to me than the Lubuntu it is based off of and more well polished. While geared towards lower end PC's, it is great for general desktop use as well. The 100 wallpapers that each release comes with are one of the highlights for me.

Anyone who likes LXDE and Ubuntu would be hard pressed to find a better combination, short of rolling your own minimal build. I ran a 16.04 LXQt minimal build for a few months, but LXQt just wasn't polished enough and I switched to LXLE after a few months. I keep it on my keyring for troubleshooting other PCs. I know I am biased, but nothing else I have used has worked with fewer problems.


Was this review helpful? Yes No
Version: 16.04.3
Rating: 9
Date: 2017-12-06
Votes: 1


Just installed on an IBM Thinkpad-T43 32-bit.

It has a finished feel and gives the impression a lot of thought has gone into the user experience.

It does have flash player installed...

sudo apt remove adobe-flashplugin


Was this review helpful? Yes No

See all 31 reader reviews of LXLE...


Copyright (C) 2001 - 2018 Unsigned Integer Limited. All rights reserved. All trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Privacy policy.
DistroWatch.com is hosted at Copenhagen.

Contact, corrections and suggestions: Jesse Smith
Tips: BTC 1J5s35r7v8L3k2zmr3JmUfydzvdnsiNXm2 • PayPal.me/distrowatchweekly