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Linux lite - a lightweight linux for old laptops


    You have an old computer (laptop or PC) with low specs. The solution to that is a Linux distro. You'll find a lot of lightweight and easy-to-use Linux distros that can revive your old computer (old PC or laptop). One of the best lightweight Linux distributions in 2021 is Linux lite distro. Linux lite distro is an Ubuntu-based distro. Linux lite is an elegant , easy-to-use , lightweight , yet powerful Linux operating system.

Linux lite - GUI

Required hardware Specifications to run Linux lite distribution:

Minimum requirements:


1Ghz processor


768mb ram




VGA screen 1024x768 resolution


DVD drive or USB port for the ISO image

Recommended :


1.5GHz processor


1024mb ram




VGA, DVI or HDMI screen 1366x768


DVD drive or USB port for the ISO image

Features of Linux lite distribution

Fast :

Linux lite is one of the best lightweight linux distros. So it can run on old computers (Old laptops od PCs)

Good looking:

Linux lite has a really good-looking graphical user interface (GUI), That both pretty and simple without ignoring performance. So if you want something to run your old computer (PC or laptop) but you also want it to be good looking , you can use Linux lite.

Ready to use:

Linux lite distribution comes with pre-installed applications that will make it usable without having to install other software. Yet you can install applications supporting Ubuntu through APT , SNAP , or directly (e.g. .deb files and .appimage files) like other Ubuntu-based Linux distros


Linux lite allows you to run all types of documents and media using the proper applications. You can also run some windows programs properly using wine.

Free :

Linux lite is a free OS.


Being an ubuntu-based distro, You'll find ready solutions for almost all problems that face you when tou use Linux lite distro. There are a lot of forums,blogs and channels specializing in linux problems. You can aslo get timely support via the linux lite large Forum community

Familiar :

As the main website states , Linux lite was made to make the transition from Windows to Linux as smooth as could be. This is done by using familiar software and graphical user interface.
This makes it one of the best linux distributions to use if you're shifting from Windows OS to Linux for the first time

Security :

Linux lite comes with a highly configurable Firewall , security updates.

Download page of linux lite distro

 From the main website

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