Linux Lite 3.0 for legacy systems

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Lean Linux distributions compete for the favor of users with older hardware. Linux Lite enters the scene with some interesting options for achieving simplicity with full functionality.

Older computers with slow processors and minimal RAM don't work so well with mainstream desktops and bulky graphical applications. Several Linux distributions are designed to appeal to the users of older systems, offering practical yet slimmed-down apps and kernels tuned for a more minimal setting.

New Zealand's Linux Lite [1] is a lean Ubuntu derivative aimed at Linux newcomers. In addition to a lean design and conscious avoidance of bloat, Linux Lite offers some simple yet effective management tools that will appeal to transitioning Windows users and other Linux beginners.

Since Linux Lite 3.0 is based on the current Ubuntu 16.04 version with LTS support, it will receive security updates for several years.

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