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DistroWatch.com: LXLE

LXLE

Last Update: 2017-04-08 10:55 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: 18 (489), 6 months: 22 (462), 3 months: 22 (431), 4 weeks: 32 (321), 1 week: 32 (294)

Average visitor rating: 8.63/10 from 16 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
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 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
 • 2014-05-22: Development Release: LXLE 14.04 Beta
 • More LXLE releases...

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Feature 16.04.2 14.04.4 12.04.5
Release Date 2017-04-08 2016-03-25 2014-10-23
End Of Life      
Price (US$) Free Free Free
CDs 1 DVD 1 DVD 1 DVD
Free Download ISO ISO ISO
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical
Default Desktop LXDE LXDE LXDE
Package Management DEB DEB DEB
Office Suite LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice
Processor Architecture x86_64 x86_64 i386
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 16.04.2 14.04.4 12.04.5
Package 16.04.2 14.04.4 12.04.5
abiword (3.0.2) -- -- --
alsa-lib (1.1.4.1) 1.1.0 1.0.27.2 1.0.25
ati-driver (16.40) -- -- --
bash (4.4) 4.3 4.3 4.2
bind (9.11.1-P1) -- -- --
chromium (59.0.3071.115) -- -- --
cups (2.2.3) 2.1.3 1.7.2 1.5.3
dhcp (4.3.5) 4.3.3 4.2.4 4.1.ESV-R4
e2fsprogs (1.43.4) 1.42.13 1.42.9 1.42
firefox (54.0) -- -- 33.0
freetype (2.8) 2.6.1 2.5.2 2.4.8
gcc (7.1.0) -- 4.8.2 4.6.3
gimp (2.8.22) 2.8.20 2.8.16 2.8.14
glibc (2.25) 2.23 2.19 2.15
gnome-shell (3.24.2) -- -- --
gnucash (2.6.16) -- -- --
gnumeric (1.12.34) -- -- --
grub (2.02) 2.02beta2 2.02beta2 1.99
gtk+ (3.22.16) 3.18.9 3.10.8 2.24.10
httpd (2.4.26) -- -- --
inkscape (0.92.1) -- -- --
k3b (17.04.2) -- -- --
kmod (24) 22 15 --
libgnome (2.32.1) 2.32.1 2.32.1 2.32.1
libreoffice (5.3.4) 5.3.2rc2 5.1.1 4.3.2rc2
linux (4.11.7) 4.4 3.13 3.2
Package 16.04.2 14.04.4 12.04.5
lxde-common (0.99.2) 0.99.1 -- --
mariadb (10.2.6) -- -- --
mate-desktop (1.18.0) -- -- --
mesa (17.1.3) 12.0.6 10.1.3 8.0.4
mysql (5.7.18) -- -- --
nautilus (3.24.1) -- -- --
NVIDIA (381.22) -- -- --
openbox (3.6.1) 3.6.1 3.5.2 3.5.2
openjdk (8u131) 8u121 7u95 7u65
openssh (7.5p1) 7.2p2 6.6p1 5.9p1
openssl (1.1.0f) 1.0.2g 1.0.1f 1.0.1
perl (5.26.0) 5.22.1 5.18.2 5.14.2
php (7.1.6) -- -- --
plasma-desktop (5.10.3) -- -- --
postfix (3.2.2) -- -- --
postgresql (9.6.3) -- -- --
Python (3.6.1) 2.7.11 2.7.5 2.7.3
qt (5.9.0) 5.5.1 4.8.5 4.8.2
samba (4.6.5) 4.3.11 4.1.6 3.6.3
systemd (233) 229 204 --
thunderbird (52.2.1) -- -- --
vim (8.0) 7.4 7.4 7.3
vlc (2.2.6) -- -- --
xfdesktop (4.12.4) -- -- --
xorg-server (1.19.3) 1.18.4 1.15.1 1.11.4

Reader Ratings
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Average rating
8.6
from 16 review(s)



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Version: 16.04.2
Rating: 10
Date: 2017-05-31
Votes: 2


Austere, elegant, powerful and lightweight.
Also: stable and universal.
Funny and good taste software selection.
How a distro could be better!
Will make FLY like a bolt any old -and new- machine!

*(very happy typing from a resurrected old Compaq610)


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Version: 12.04.5
Rating: 6
Date: 2017-05-30
Votes: 2


I was a happy puppy with it until, a few weeks into using it on a daily basis, it started giving dreadful screen tearing on my old Amilo Pro laptop (with an old and lame Intel X3100 GPU).

Have migrated to other shores since then (Manjaro, Mint, Lubuntu) and didn't have the chance to check out whether the problem would persist on my newer i3 processor-based desktop.


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Version: 16.04.2
Rating: 10
Date: 2017-05-18
Votes: 5


This is a one size fits all. And it fits all perfectly!
Super lightweight, super fast but surprisingly very complete out of the box! Oh and did I mention that it looks great?
Either in a new or in an old computer you gotta check this one out. I tried it out last year and since then LXLE has been my OS and for sure will keep on being for a very, very long time. I just dropped everything else.
Try it out, you won't be sorry. I highly recommend LXLE.


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