Linux Lite: rejuvenate your old computer

Linux Lite Desktop

It's been a while since Microsoft withdrew official support for Windows XP, an operating system that has reaped great successes and that swept the number of users on the desktop. The withdrawal of this support did not please its users, who are now helpless and almost forced to get Windows 7 or 8, but not all hardware allows it ...

But as you know, they exist modern Linux distros that can be run on older hardware. For example, I own two computers, one of them from which I write this article is 9 years old and had Windows Vista when I acquired it. I got rid of Windows a long time ago and currently has the latest version of Ubuntu and is quite a bit lighter than Vista.

But if your hardware is even older and could not even with Ubuntu, openSuSE, Arch or any other top Linux distribution, we recommend Linux Lite. It is a distribution specially designed for computers with low performance (like so many others that exist for these purposes and of which we have already spoken).

Linux Lite only need a 700Mhz processor, 512MB of RAM and 5GB of free hard disk space. Sufficient requirements to move smoothly to this Ubuntu 14.04 LTS-based distro that has been endowed with a lightweight XFCE desktop environment. It also integrates software packages such as Firefox, LibreOffice, VLC, GIMP, etc.

And if you have come from Windows XP to Linux, the desktop is quite similar, so you will not have too many problems adapting ... Yes you are interested, Can download it from this link.


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  1.   linux lover said

    Put a little more advertising on the web please ... I feel like little

  2.   Tezu said

    What do you recommend for a Pentium IV PC with 256 Mb of RAM?

  3.   Javi said

    Does it have PAE support? I digged it for a Penium M 1600 and RAM 512 processor (Compaq HP nx 9030)

  4.   linuxero said

    it is very much a windows xp unattended lite oucpa 25 megs of ram and a pentoum ii 233 mhz i mb of video

    buiscalo is called xtreme plus and it is a jewel;)

  5.   sdfgsdfg said

    linux linte is slow compared to xp xtreme plus it is very fast it almost does not consume anything 20 megabytes of ram 0 video and it can still be optimized more without counting that it is compatible with everything in windows with chrome installed occupies 150 megabytes of ram with pentium 4 ht I am doing better than most of the pc with linux and 1 gb of ram I recommend it just give it a try

  6.   Elver Galarga said

    wtf and those requirements are called lite don't suck, better use the garbage of windows fenix that asks less and works fast