Number 6 on the Karmi’s Top 10 Linux Distros page and has been there for some time now.

Demand for Linux Distros just isn’t there, and never will be…unless Ubuntu LTS can make the ‘Leap’. As I’ve recently discovered (thru a year++ of experimenting), Linux Desktop’s future very possibly involves being installed onto a USB, and used as a ‘Portable OS’ … Rescue OS and/or ‘Specialty OS’.

Look at the one of the ads that Linux Lite is running on their Home Page:

That directs you to Xtra-PC®:

  • Turn Your Old Computer To Like New Again – Blazing Fast

And one of those USB’s at the bottom looks like the 64GB version of the SanDisk Ultra USB 3.0 Flash Drive I mention on my Linux ‘n USB Flash Drives page

Linux Lite 5.0 did fine on my tests…did the full install to 32GB SanDisk USB in 15 min ‘n 30 sec. It might be based on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, but it is not Ubuntu 20.04 LTS … e.g. Linux Lite recognized my Pantum 2500W ‘n GZ file, but couldn’t print a test page. Printers and scanners are a problem for 99.9% of Linux Distros…it’s not like walking into a store, finding a printer you like, and then buying it whilst expecting it to work with your Linux Lite. Sorry, but I’m not about to set any Linux Distro as my primary OS over Windows 10. Ubuntu LTS is my second OS, and the rest are just there.


No problem with getting the printer to work on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, so I don’t spend much time trying to get it to work on other Distros. I’ll give it the driver (if there is one) and expect it to recognize the printer ‘n then print the test page.

Linux only advantages over Windows 10 is on antique computers and/or as a portably OS. Will leave Linux Lite 5.0 at the #6 spot, and move to another interesting Distro for testing ‘n a review.

Rule of Thumb – if you can’t install Ubuntu on it, then you can’t install any Linux Distro on it.