Intro

Leeenux Linux is a Linux distribution, complete operating system like Microsoft Windows or MAC OS X, aimed at netbooks, although it works an all Desktop PCs and Laptops.

It is based on the latest Long Term Support (LTS) Ubuntu (which is based on Debian), thus it is supported until April 2021.

It has been tested to work out of box on Asus eee and eeepc, Acer Aspire, MSI Wind and other netbooks and nettops. If there is something that does not work right away, there is email support to help you resolve the issue. It works on Celeron, Pentium, Atom and other x86 and x64 CPUs.

Leeenux comes in many different flavors to match your taste and need. Choose what you like.

Q&A

Q: What is new in v10?
A: It is based on Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus LTS – the latest and the most stable base (it is improvement over the Ubuntu and derivatives, with many more features and bugfixes). It is an evolutionary step over previous version, not revolutionary – but it is better in every way for just a bit.

Q: What is the difference from the other Linux Distributions?
A: This distribution is tailored for small screens and interfaces netbooks have. It has been tuned to work faster and takes less space. It is optimized for SSD.

Q: What are the minimum system requirements?
A: The recommended minimum is Asus eee 2G: Celeron at 900MHz, 2GB Hard Drive (HDD) or Solid State Drive (SSD), 512MB RAM.

Q: Why Leeenux (and Linux in general) and not MS Windows (7, XP, 8.1, 10) or MAC OS X (Yosemite, Mavericks, Mountain Lion…)?
A: It is more secure, it is faster, you don’t need an antivirus, almost all the apps in the store are free, it is far more customizable and there is an issue of the price tag.

Q: Will it work on iPAD or instead of Android on Tablets (from Samsung, HTC, Toshiba etc.). Maybe on Raspberry Pi?
A: No, it requires x86 or x64 CPU, and most of the tablets and iPAD use ARM processors. However, it works on Ultrabooks.

To learn more about Leeenux Linux, its versions and editions, apps it uses, localizations, etc. continue reading.

Apps and Games in v10

v10 is based on Ubuntu Xenial Xerus 16.04 Long Term Release, more precisely:

  1. LXDE editions are based on Lubuntu 32b
  2. XFCE editions are based on Xubuntu 64b

Everything should work out-of-box. All drivers come pre-installed.

Improvements over Ubuntu

  1. Better user experience,
  2. Adapted environment for small screens,
  3. Faster,
  4. Many added and enabled system features,
  5. SSD optimization,
  6. Many bugs in Ubuntu are fixed,
  7. Works on old PCs even those with Celeron M and Pentium M processors,
  8. Different sets of apps and games,
  9. Improved looks,
  10. Personal email support.

Editions

2G

Recommended only for Asus eee 2G (700). Installed takes only 1.8GB.

It must be installed with only one partition. Swap partition must not be installed, thus during installation, choose “something else”.

4G

Recommended for Asus eee 4G (701) and possibly eee 900 series. Installed takes only 2.8GB.

It can be installed on any PC, but for more advanced netbooks, other editions are recommended, if lightness is not priority.

LXDE

Includes everything, full feature OS with everything you might need, including Adobe Flash, Java, Skype, various codecs, game emulators, lots of games, system tools etc.

XFCE Lite

For all PCs with 64b CPU, which is about every modern PC and for netbooks with at least Atom CPU. It is very advanced environment, with two launchers (Start Menus), one that looks like the one in Mac OS X, the other looks like in Windows 7.

XFCE

Same as previous, but with all the additional apps mentioned in LXDE above.

Live Linux Games

Boot from USB or DVD and turn your PC into a gaming console. It features ALL EMULATORS and the best free games available for Linux.

Leeenux Kids

Have an old PC lying around? Turn it into a fun, educational machine for your children. Many educational games, environment that is easy to use and is very likeable.

MACLeeenux

Based on XFCE, this edition resembles the MAC OS X on Apple computers. The functionality and simplicity is similar, however, it kept what is the best from the Linux world.

Default Apps

Leeenux Apps are included in all editions.

Edition2G4GLXDEXFCE LiteXFCELive Linux GamesLeeenux Kids
OfficeAbiword
Evince
Abiword
Gnumeric
Evince
Abiword
Gnumeric
Adobe Reader
e-book reader
Abiword
Evince
Libre Office EvinceEvince
InternetMidori
Transmission
Firefox
Sylpheed Mail
Transmission
Firefox
Thunderbird
qtorrent
Firefox
Thunderbird
Transmission
Firefox
Thunderbird
qtorrent
FirefoxFirefox
Games/EmulatorsLeeenux gamesLeeenux games Emulators, Gnome-games Leeenux games, Mines, SudokuEmulators, Gnome-games Full List is below
Steam included
 Educational suite, Tux Math, Tux Typing, Tux Guitar, Emulators, Gnome-games
MultimediaMPlayer
Audacious
VLC
MPlayer
Audacious
 VLC,
Mplayer,
Exaile
 VLC,
Rhythmbox
 VLC,
Rhythmbox
 VLC
Audacious
 VLC
MPlayer
Audacious
 OtherLubuntu Software Center (LSC) LSC LSC, Skype, Flash player,
Wine,
PlayOnLinux
Screenlets, Xubuntu Software Center (XSC)Screenlets, XSC, Flash player, Wine, PlayOnLinux LSCLSC

Choose the Right edition

  1. Asus eee 2G – 2G edition
  2. Asus eee 4G – 4G edition
  3. Asus eee 900 series or any PC with 32b CPU – LXDE or 4G editions
  4. 64b CPU – XFCE editions or MACLeeenux
  5. Any netbook but 2G, to be used by children – Leeenux Kids