Its rare that I run into a Linux distribution, that so perfectly meets my needs and I believe the needs of others. Linux Lite is that kind of OS and offers a range of features, that are not only very friendly to beginners, but make the lives of experienced users that much easier. Installation was easy and fast, plus the software update notifier alerted me immediately to needed updates.
They also have a install update application that is a one click script that completely updates your system very quickly. Makes it easy to stay up to date, particularly for newer users, but Synaptic is also there if you need it.
A welcome screen pops up after login, which most of you will disable, but novices will find the overall information helpful. They also include a Lite Cleaner, which allows you to remove unneeded files and temporary cache items, its easy to use and very safe. System information app is included, as well as a resource usage app.
The download size was 740mb, which is great for many of you with slower conections, yet it still has a decent number of default apps included. I added Wine,PlayOnLinux,LibreOffice,Thunderbird,Midori,HPLIP and LXsession edit. One of my favorite apps was install additional software, as it reminds me of the EasyLife project with Fedora. Its a large list of well known apps, that allows you to make a single click to install, fast and easy. I used it to install quite a few apps like the restricted extras package, Clementine and more codecs. For beginners it makes adding software as easy as possible.
Resource usage was amazing with 147mb at idle and here on site a mere 241mb, so this will run on much older hardware without issue. Im typing on a Pentium D 3.4ghz system with 2gb of ram, which is close to ten years old and performance is very quick.
I tried Youtube videos running at 720P and performance was also good, with no issues on a variety of websites.
The overall appearance of the distro is excellent, as the Whisker menu is easy to use and they give you a nice assortment of wallpapers and themes, but more are available.
The fact that Linux Lite 2.2 is based on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, means you’ve got a very long support period, and access to the Ubuntu repos, so there’s no problem finding whatever you need.
The devs at Linux Lite really did listen to their supporters and have created one of the best Linux distros Ive used in quite some time, and I hope youll give it a try- www.linuxliteos.com