Linux Lite follows the Unix philosophy as it relates to modern programming.
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.
We are looking for the following qualities and abilities:
- 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' as defined by - people who have contributed code or relevant material in the last 6 months.
Project Manager, Design Chief, Repository Maintainer, Developer, Packager, Documentation
Karl Hutchinson (whateverthing)
Developer - Python
Developer - Shell
Ready to join the team? Contact us here.
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_6.0-0010_linuxlite.deb next version litesoftware_6.0-0020_linuxlite.deb and so on.
Gitlab - https://gitlab.com/linuxlite
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: https://www.bountysource.com/teams/linuxlite
Bounty's page: https://www.bountysource.com/people/29895-linuxlite
1st November, 2022 - Linux Lite 6.2 Final released
See release announcement here - https://www.linuxliteos.com/forums/release-announcements/linux-lite-6-2-final-released/
1st June, 2022 - Linux Lite 6.0 Final released
See release announcement here - https://www.linuxliteos.com/forums/release-announcements/linux-lite-6-0-final-released/
1st February, 2022 - Linux Lite 5.8 Final released
See release announcement here - https://www.linuxliteos.com/forums/release-announcements/linux-lite-5-8-final-released/
1st September, 2021 - Linux Lite 5.6 Final released
See release announcement here - https://www.linuxliteos.com/forums/release-announcements/linux-lite-5-6-final-released/
1st April, 2021 - Linux Lite 5.4 Final released
See release announcement here - https://www.linuxliteos.com/forums/release-announcements/linux-lite-5-4-final-released/
1st November, 2020 - Linux Lite 5.2 Final released
See release announcement here - https://www.linuxliteos.com/forums/release-announcements/linux-lite-5-2-final-released/
1st June, 2020 - Linux Lite 5.0 Final released
See release announcement here - https://www.linuxliteos.com/forums/release-announcements/linux-lite-5-0-final-released/
14th January, 2020 - Linux Lite 4.8 Final released
See release announcement here - https://www.linuxliteos.com/forums/release-announcements/linux-lite-4-8-final-released/
1st September, 2019 - Linux Lite 4.6 Final released
See release announcement here - https://www.linuxliteos.com/forums/release-announcements/linux-lite-4-6-final-released/
1st April, 2019 - Linux Lite 4.4 Final released
See release announcement here - https://www.linuxliteos.com/forums/release-announcements/linux-lite-4-4-final-released/
1st November, 2018 - Linux Lite 4.2 Final released
See the release announcement here - https://www.linuxliteos.com/forums/release-announcements/linux-lite-4-2-final-released/
1st June, 2018 - Linux Lite 4.0 Final released
See the release announcement here - https://www.linuxliteos.com/forums/release-announcements/linux-lite-4-0-final-released/
1st February, 2018 - Linux Lite 3.8 Final released
See the release announcement here - https://www.linuxliteos.com/forums/release-announcements/linux-lite-3-8-final-released/
1st September, 2017 - Linux Lite 3.6 Final released
See the release announcement here - https://www.linuxliteos.com/forums/release-announcements/linux-lite-3-6-final-released/
1st April, 2017 - Linux Lite 3.4 Final released
See the release announcement here - https://www.linuxliteos.com/forums/release-announcements/linux-lite-3-4-final-released/
1st November, 2016 - Linux Lite 3.2 Final released
See the release announcement here - https://www.linuxliteos.com/forums/release-announcements/linux-lite-3-2-final-released/
1st June, 2016 - Linux Lite 3.0 Final released
See the release announcement here - https://www.linuxliteos.com/forums/release-announcements/linux-lite-3-0-final-released/
1st February, 2016 - Linux Lite 2.8 Final released
See the release announcement here - https://www.linuxliteos.com/forums/release-announcements/linux-lite-2-8-final-released-2706/
1st September, 2015 - Linux Lite 2.6 Final released
See the release announcement here - https://www.linuxliteos.com/forums/release-announcements/linux-lite-2-6-final-released/
1st April, 2015 - Linux Lite 2.4 Final released
See the release announcement here - https://www.linuxliteos.com/forums/release-announcements/linux-lite-2-4-final-released/
1st January, 2015 - Lite Fonts released
See here for detailed information.
1st December, 2014 - Linux Lite 2.2 Final released
See the release announcement here - https://www.linuxliteos.com/forums/release-announcements/linux-lite-2-2-final-released/
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 the release announcement here - https://www.linuxliteos.com/forums/release-announcements/linux-lite-2-0-final-released/
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.
Package name: lite-autologin
Package name: lite-desktop
Package name: lite-info
Lite Info uses inxi to collate hardware information, the command we use is: inxi -c 0 -ACdGMNSz
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 - https://www.linuxliteos.com/hardware.php
* The command we use is: inxi -c 0 -ACdGMNSz
* Written by Jerry Bezencon
Package names: linux-headers-linuxlite-x.x.x linux-image-linuxlite-x.x.x
Package name: lite-manual
Package name: lite-patch
Package name: lite-software (includes - HiDPI Settings, Lite Network Shares, Lite System Report and Lite Updates)
Package name: lite-sounds
Package name: lite-sources
Package name: lite-themes
Package name: lite-tweaks
Package name: lite-upgrade-seriesx
Package name: lite-usermanager
Package name: lite-welcome
Package name: lite-widget
Package name: tor-web-browser
Check out our Gitlab for more information on these projects.
Lite Shorcuts - Choose from dozens of popular Desktop shortcuts to your files, websites and more.
Package name: lite-shortcuts
None to date.
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 organization an operating system, please send us an email here.