Linux Lite is an open source and freely distributed operating system based on the popular and highly acclaimed Ubuntu Linux distribution, but using the lightweight Xfce as its default desktop environment.
Availability, supported architectures, boot options
The distribution is available for download from our website as two Live CD ISO images that can be burned onto CD discs or USB flash drives of 1GB or higher capacity. Both 32-bit and 64-bit architectures are supported at this time.
The Linux Lite bootable mediums are designed from the ground up to start the live environment with default options in ten seconds from the moment they are booted. To access the hidden boot loader, press any key during that timeout.
Default boot options include the ability to start the live session with default settings or in safe graphics mode, run a memory diagnostic test using the Memtest86+ utility, as well as to boot an existing operating system from the fist disk drive.
Really beautiful and productive Xfce environment with popular apps
We must admit that the Xfce desktop environment used in Linux Lite is quite attractive, despite the fact that it has no bling factor. It's comprised of a single taskbar located on the bottom edge of the screen, from where users can access the main menu, launch applications, as well as to interact with opened programs.
Default applications include the Thunar file manager, Ristretto image viewer, GIMP image editor, Mozilla Firefox web browser, Mozilla Thunderbird email and news client, Mumble voice-chat utility for gamers, Xfburn CD/DVD burning software, VLC Media Player, and the LibreOffice office suite.
Summing up, Linux Lite is a really great, stable, productive and beautifully crafted Ubuntu-based operating system that can turn old and semi-old computers into powerful and modern workstations, replacing that deprecated Windows XP system.