Linux Lite 1.0.6 an Ubuntu LTS Based Operating System for Linux Newbies – Full Review

Linux Lite 1.0.6 codename ‘Amethyst‘ with PAE support has been released recently. Linux Lite is a Linux Operating System which is freely available to download, use and share with everyone. Linux Lite is released based on Ubuntu LTS series, LTS stands for ‘Long Term Support‘. That means each release will be supported for period of 5 years time, means your system will continue to receive latest updates during this 5 years time.

Linux Lite is fully functional out of the box Operating System and best alternative for Windows users having complete functionality. This means that you don’t have to install additional software packages when you first time boot your computer. We hope our audience may find Linux Lite is an enjoyable computing experience.

Some reasons why one should give try to this distribution
  1. How easily Linux can be installed and to dispel scary myth about Linux Operating System.
  2. To create awareness about Linux Operating system.
  3. Helps to promote community.


There are end number of features and applications are added, some of them are highlighted below.

  1. Based on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
  2. GParted
  3. LibreOffice Writer,Calc
  4. XFBurn (CD /DVD Burner)
  5. VLC Player
  6. Firefox 21.0
  7. GMIP Image Editor
  8. OpenJDK V6
  9. Thunderbird
  10. XFCE 4.8
  11. Kernel PAE

System Requirements

Linux Lite works on low level system, below are the Minimal System/Hardware requirements

  1. 700 MHz processor+
  2. 512 MiB RAM+
  3. 5 GB of hard-drive space+
  4. VGA capable of 1024×768 screen resolution
  5. CD/DVD drive or a USB port for ISO

Linux Lite Review


Excellent stylish login screen with a clutter free, simply click on your username and enter password to logged into your desktop. It boots up and shut down very fast.

Linux Lite Login

Login Screen


A lots of hard work done into ensuring that Linux Lite experience is fast and responsive. As a result, there are bunch of spare resources to go around for trouble free multi-tasking.

Linux Lite Tasks

Linux Lite Tasks


The desktop screen is neat and simple with easy navigation to Menu, Settings, Configuration and making your computing in Linux Lite is simple and intuitive.

Linux Lite Desktop



Folders are organized according to their categories from Documents through to Videos, making your files accessible more easily from the one location.

Linux Lite Folders



Menus are Well categorized and clearly define the tasks you are looking for. Whether it be a PDF Viewer or a Video player, finding and using your programs is easy in Linux Lite.

Linux Lite Menu


Installing Software

It’s very easy to install new packages using Synaptic Package Manager tool. To install new software simple go to Menu -> Settings -> Install/Remove software.

Linux Lite Synaptic


Linux Lite Screenshots

Linux Lite Boot Screen

Boot Screen

Linux Lite Welcome Screen

Welcome Screen

Linux Lite Menu Navigation

Menu Navigation

Linux Lite Video Review

Download Linux Lite 1.0.6 ISO Images

  1. Download Linux Lite 1.0.6 32-bit ISO
  2. Download Linux Lite 1.0.6 64-bit ISO

Reference Link

Linux Lite Homepage

As we have posted various articles related to different Linux Distributions, our objective is to aware audience with different flavour of Linux to choose suitable one and also there are operating system available which are free to use and share. Let us Enjoy Freedom to use Operating System and share knowledge.

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11 Responses

  1. ChrisM says:

    Would really be nice if you provided “real games”, instead of “STEAM” and “Humble Bumble”. I tried installing other games, but then never show up under the “games” link. Very frustrating.

  2. ChrisM says:

    I installed Linux Lite 1.0.8 on my laptop, it’s great. However, it seems to take forever to boot, even when I installed it on my desktop. I quickly found it doesn’t support the AC-97 sound card. I have looked all around and have not found a working solution. This is a show stopper for me. Also cannot run SKYPE without “sound support”. In trying to configure the video, I also found it very lacking on available resolution options. Unless you have a DVI connection or full-wire VGA cable, you’re hosed with what you can set the resolution to. Not good, at all. Please contact me when you have these problems fixed and I’ll reconsider Linux Lite.

  3. scott jones says:

    recently installed linux lite on my hp compaq nc6320 laptop and its the distro hopper stopper wonderful, i have had mint, pclinuxos and xubuntu on it but linux lite seems to work the best i just love it. stopped using Microsoft at home 4 years ago and have never looked back many congrats to the linux distro community for some fantastic work.

  4. Rishi Raj says:

    Thanks for sharing. I’ll give it a try for sure.

  5. Pierpaolo says:

    At the moment I think is the best lightweight Xfce distro based on Ubuntu (Debian). Voyager and OS4 aren’t light and easy (at least at first glance), Solydx is light but is not completely customizable, and Mint xfce is not as light as they want to believe. However on my Intel IBM Thinkcentre (3.2 Ghz processor and 1.5 GiB of RAM ) Linux Lite is that it is a pleasure. ° _ ^
    Greetings from Italy :-)

  6. Doc says:

    I have it installed on an old underpowered laptop and it runs well. I have recently wipe the drive on my netbook and use it there too. It is IMO one of the best XCFE versions around. One feature I like is the preconfigured links to load optional software than can “sometimes” be a pain to get installed. These appear under System> Install Additional Software. I find it a very well thought out distro that works well for me. There are an increasing number of really nice XFCE based distros surfacing at the moment e.g. Voyager is worth a look and also SolyXK (XFCE edition).

  7. Your ISO image links at the bottom of this article are broken. They have an additional unnecessary quote mark at the end.

  8. Albin says:

    I’ll be willing to try it on a thumb drive. I’m test driving Mint XFCE (latest Ubuntu “Raring”) on my Acer netbook with weak specs (after finding Xubuntu not working so well on that machine.) The idea of a lighter/faster but familiar XFCE desktop is attractive. I’m skeptical that the software repository is up to date for third party software but am willing to check it out on a thumb drive.

    • DaveJ says:

      Dont strain yourself, Albin. We wouldn’t want to waste your valuable time putting something frivolous on your precious thumb drive. Beter yet, use a little butter on that flash drive, and put where we don’t have to look at it!

  9. Torin says:

    I wish they’d change the name. “Linux Lite” is far too generic. It is as bad as “PCLinuxOS”.

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