Linux Lite follows the Unix philosophy as it relates to modern programming.

Write programs that do one thing and do it well.

Linux Lite produces custom software. Our philosophy is minimal code, minimal design and minimal dependency. Our applications should be clean, fast and simple. Intelligent, well thought out design with great attention to detail. We use the GNU GPL Version 2 Free Software Licence. (except Lite Info)


Our target audience are Windows users. We want to show people that a linux based operating system can:

1. Be simple to use.

2. Look good.

Following qualities and abilities we are looking for:

- People who are open minded.

- You desire to share knowledge with others.

- You think in terms of how software will benefit others.

- You don't let your own personal tastes influence your design and feature work.

- Have the ability to visualize in your head the end product and how users will interact with our software.

- Passionate about winning over Windows users to Linux.

- Can work as part of a team.

- Can code in either: python, bash, zenity. Other languages are welcome (just no java)

- You should already have some code and or software that we can look at.

Please don't volunteer if you:

- Are egotistical.

- Have an elitist attitude or mindset.

- Consider only how to benefit yourself.

- Believe that your way is the only way.

- Can't take constructive criticism.

Active Development Team

Jerry Bezencon

Project Manager, Design Chief, Repository Maintainer, Developer, Packager, Documentation

Karl Hutchinson (whateverthing)

Graphic Designer

Vladislav Bychkov

Developer - Python

Sergey Murzin

Developer - Shell

Manoj Kumar

Web Development

Ready to join the team? Contact us here.

How we produce software

Our approach like everything else in Linux Lite is simple.

We write our code > collaborate and share it on gitlab > test it thoroughly > package it for the correct architecture > test it thoroughly as a .deb > deploy it to our repos. Example package name: litesoftware_<version>_linuxlite.deb would be litesoftware_4.0-0010_linuxlite.deb next version litesoftware_4.0-0020_linuxlite.deb and so on.


Gitlab -

License - GNU GPL Version 2 Free Software Licence (except Lite Info)


In an effort to continually improve on our software, we also offer an incentive by paying developers to contribute code to Linux Lite. This is a win-win situation for both developers and our audience. A portion of our Donations are allocated to paid development. We'd love for you to contribute to Linux Lite, if you're a developer and want to make a difference in how people use their computers, contribute here (you will need a Gitlab account):

Team page:

Bounty's page:


1st November, 2018 - Linux Lite 4.2 Final released

See release announcement here -

1st June, 2018 - Linux Lite 4.0 Final released

See release announcement here -

1st February, 2018 - Linux Lite 3.8 Final released

See release announcement here -

1st September, 2017 - Linux Lite 3.6 Final released

See release announcement here -

1st April, 2017 - Linux Lite 3.4 Final released

See release announcement here -

1st November, 2016 - Linux Lite 3.2 Final released

See release announcement here -

1st June, 2016 - Linux Lite 3.0 Final released

See release announcement here -

1st February, 2016 - Linux Lite 2.8 Final released

See release announcement here -

1st September, 2015 - Linux Lite 2.6 Final released

See release announcement here -

1st April, 2015 - Linux Lite 2.4 Final released

See release announcement here -

1st January, 2015 - Lite Fonts released

See here for detailed information.

1st December, 2014 - Linux Lite 2.2 Final released

See release announcement here -

15th September, 2014 - Lite Cleaner released

See here for detailed information.

5th August, 2014 - Lite Welcome released

See here for detailed information.

2nd June, 2014 - Linux Lite 2.0 Final released

See release announcement here -

16th May, 2014 - Linux Lite 2.0 Beta released with Linux Lite Repositories

26th February, 2014 - Lite User Manager gets updated, new repos added

We've updated Lite User Manager with the Groups now showing in alphabetical order so they're easier to find, plus simpler labeling and updated information across all the tabs. We're also starting to push all of our new development to gitlab. Check out the new repos.

5th September, 2013 - Help and Support Manual

Currently to get the latest version of the Help and Support Manual, we've built a script into Install Updates. This method fetches the latest Manual from Github, unpacks it, overwrites the existing Manual.

In the future that will change. We have been testing a .deb packaged version the Manual with good success and in future releases, the Manual will be a part the Linux Lite repo containing all our custom software. The most noticeable part of this implementation will be that the updates process will finish a lot quicker.

Projects - Current

Lite Auto Login

Package name: lite-autologin

Lite Desktop

Package name: lite-desktop

Lite Info

Package name: lite-info

Lite Info uses inxi to collate hardware information, the command we use is: inxi -c 0 -AdGMNSz -b -! 31

Lite Info Licence:

/* Copyright (C) Linux Lite Operating System - All Rights Reserved
* This Licence is for Lite Info.
* The Software is Proprietary.
* The software uses inxi to collate hardware information to
* share with the community here -
* The command we use is: inxi -c 0 -AdGMNSz -b -! 31
* Written by Jerry Bezencon , February 2016

Lite Kernel

Package names: linux-headers-linuxlite-x.x.x linux-image-linuxlite-x.x.x

Lite Manual

Package name: lite-manual

Lite Software

Package name: lite-software

Lite Sounds

Package name: lite-sounds

Lite Sources

Package name: lite-sources

Lite System Report (part of Lite Software)

Package name: lite-software

Lite Themes

Package name: lite-themes

Lite Tweaks

Package name: lite-tweaks

Lite Updates Notify

Package name: lite-updatesnotify

Lite Upgrade

Package name: lite-upgrade-seriesx

Lite User Manager

Package name: lite-usermanager

Lite Welcome

Package name: lite-welcome

Lite Widget

Package name: lite-widget

Tor Web Browser

Package name: tor-web-browser

Check out our gitlab for more information on these projects.

Projects - In Development

Lite About

Will be integrated into Lite Software in Series 5.x. Lite About - A simple About box written in Python with Linux Lite version, and links to various Linux Lite resources.

Projects - Future Ideas & Concepts


Hire Us

Linux Lite has produced a number of custom operating systems for companies and institutions, including Intel.

We can produce a custom operating system that is specifically tailored to your needs. If you would like to commission us to build your organisation an operating system, please send us an email here.

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