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TOTAL WEB DOWNLOADS

(Download statistics do not include torrents, http mirrors and 3rd party websites)


See the full, raw stats by clicking here. Statistics are pulled using the SourceForge Download Stats API.


Linux Lite Project of the Month - SourceForge March 2018


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REQUIREMENTS

MINIMUM RECOMMENDED SPECIFICATIONS:

CPU: 700MHz processor

RAM: 512mb ram

STORAGE: 8gb

RESOLUTION: VGA screen 1024x768 resolution

MEDIA: DVD drive or USB port for the ISO image

PREFERRED SPECIFICATIONS:

CPU: 1.5GHz processor

RAM: 1024mb ram

STORAGE: 20gb

RESOLUTION: VGA, DVI or HDMI screen 1366x768

MEDIA: DVD drive or USB port for the ISO image


INFORMATION

Standard package list and more details here.

Check out our hardware database here.

How do I put Linux Lite on a DVD or USB? Click here.

How do I download with BitTorrent? Click here. Download BitTorrent for Windows or Mac here. Linux users here.


BUY MEDIA

Get a personalised copy of Linux Lite on DVD or USB.

Want a personalised DVD or a stylish USB key with Linux Lite already loaded? Click here to visit our Secure Online Shop and choose from a range of products. Thank you for your support.


CURRENT RELEASE

If you are writing the ISO to a USB on Windows, Mac or Linux, please use Etcher - https://etcher.io/

Linux or Mac command line: sudo dd if=linux-lite-3.8-32bit.iso of=/dev/sdx bs=4M


Yumi, Multiboot and other multi-boot applications are not supported.

If the screen locks during Live mode, type linux into the user box and click on the Login button (no password required)

Linux Lite 3.8 32bit - 1st February, 2018

FILENAME: linux-lite-3.8-32bit.iso

SIZE: 1.1GB - DVD

MD5SUM: a3ebf1d5b67f5b562aa27e5cf4d5aea5

HTTP MIRRORS: Click here

TORRENT HASH: 38c0ca5d45932d131ab19ced0d3391439ae9a51e

LIVE USER: Login to the live desktop is automatic

BASE: Ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS


DOWNLOAD 32bit

TORRENT 32bit
Linux Lite 3.8 64bit - 1st February, 2018

FILENAME: linux-lite-3.8-64bit.iso

SIZE: 1.1GB - DVD

MD5SUM: 4fbb8c5809631f768481716e56e5d066

HTTP MIRRORS: Click here

TORRENT HASH: aaa7bf4d5e0fd1d5b37f4a474da5c3e53b81c7d5

LIVE USER: Login to the live desktop is automatic

BASE: Ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS


DOWNLOAD 64bit

TORRENT 64bit



RELEASE ANNOUNCEMENT

The changes for Linux Lite 3.8 include - more support for LibreOffice, regional support for DVDs, a Font Viewer/Installer and we now have our own Google based Search page as the home page in Firefox. We've also added TLP for Laptops to Lite Tweaks. This is the last release in Series 3.x


Read the full announcement here.

CHANGELOG

Firefox 58.0 Quantum

Thunderbird 52.5.0

Kernel 4.4.0-112 (custom kernels are also available via our Repository for versions 3.13 - 4.15)

LibreOffice 5.1.6.2

VLC - 2.2.2

Gimp 2.8.22

Base: 16.04.3


New - Lite Tweaks (TLP for Laptops)

New - Lite Help Manual

New - Lite Upgrade

New - Lite Welcome

New - Wallpapers

New - Regionset for better DVD support

New - Font Viewer/Installer

New - Thesaurus for LibreOffice (US)

New - Home Page for Firefox (Linux Lite Custom Google Search)


UPGRADING

To upgrade from within a Series, click on Menu, Favorites, Install Updates (you must reboot if prompted to) then Menu, Settings, Lite Upgrade.

There is no upgrade path to or from Beta releases.

There is no upgrade path from Series 2 ( 2.0, 2.2, 2.4, 2.6, 2.8 ) to Series 3.


HOW TO INSTALL LINUX LITE



CHANGING BIOS MODE FROM UEFI TO LEGACY

UEFI & Secure Boot is not currently supported, see the video below for generic instructions on how to change the BIOS Mode from UEFI to Legacy (configuration will differ slightly depending on the manufacturer) Experimental, unsupported UEFI builds of Linux Lite are available from here.




DISABLE SECURE BOOT IN WINDOWS

See the following link for generic instructions on how to disable Secure Boot in Windows (configuration will differ slightly depending on the manufacturer)




RELEASE TIMES

Linux Lite releases are announced and ready 12AM New Zealand Time on the 1st of that months release date.

Other time zones:


Australia, Perth - 8PM (31st)

Brazil - Rio de Janeiro - 9AM (31st)

Canada - Montreal - 8AM (31st)

China - Beijing - 7PM (31st)

Finland, Helsinki - 1PM (31st)

France, Paris - 2PM (31st)

India, Mumbai - 5.30PM (31st)

Israel, Tel Aviv - 3PM (31st)

Japan, Tokyo - 9PM (31st)

Kuwait, Kuwait City - 3PM (31st)

Australia, Sydney - 10PM (31st)

Pakistan, Lahore - 5PM (31st)

Russia, Moscow - 3PM (31st)

South Africa, Cape Town - 2PM (31st)

Spain, Madrid - 2PM (31st)

United Kingdom, London - 1PM (31st)

United Arab Emirates, Dubai - 4PM (31st)

USA, New York - 8AM (31st)


ROADMAP

The release schedule for the Diamond Series is tentative. These dates will be confirmed after June 2018.


Linux Lite 4.8 Release - 1st February 2020 (End of Support April 2023)

Linux Lite 4.6 Release - 1st September 2019

Linux Lite 4.4 Release - 1st April 2019

Linux Lite 4.2 Release - 1st November 2018

Linux Lite 4.0 'Diamond' Release - 1st June 2018

Linux Lite 3.8 Release - 1st February 2018 (End of Support April 2021)

Linux Lite 3.6 Release - 1st September 2017

Linux Lite 3.4 Release - 1st April 2017

Linux Lite 3.2 Release - 1st November 2016

Linux Lite 3.0 'Citrine' Release - 1st June 2016

Linux Lite 2.8 Release - 1st December, 2014 (End of Support April 2019)

Linux Lite 2.6 Release - 1st April, 2015

Linux Lite 2.4 Release - 1st September, 2015

Linux Lite 2.2 Release - 1st February, 2016

Linux Lite 2.0 'Beryl' Release - 1st June, 2014


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