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Linux Lite 5.6

Linux Lite 5.6 64bit - 1st September, 2021

This is the fourth release in Series 5.x See below for more information.

  • UEFI/LEGACY ISO: linux-lite-5.6-64bit.iso
  • MD5SUM: 8c86035c534fe9972cb1e19361e2b58f
  • SHA256: 52eb66fa7303c5f5aa3d4161be789aa8636f4a33a6d45973e371d39894cd5dfa
  • SIZE: 1.4GB - DVD/USB
  • LIVE USER: Login to the live desktop is automatic
  • BASE: Ubuntu 20.04.3 LTS
  • More info

REQUIREMENTS

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.


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UEFI/Secure Boot

In Windows Search, type msinfo or msinfo32 and launch the desktop app named System Information. Look for the BIOS Mode item, and if the value for it is UEFI, then you have the UEFI firmware. If it says BIOS Mode Legacy, then that’s the firmware you’re running. Also, in general, UEFI-enabled machines have faster startup and shutdown times as compared to BIOS-Legacy machines. If you bought the computer/motherboard after 2010, chances are you have a UEFI system. If you are still unsure, download the UEFI version as it will also detect and run on a BIOS-Legacy computer.

It is highly recommended that you turn off Secure Boot or you will have a far less enjoyable computing experience. To disable Secure Boot, see here.


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RELEASE ANNOUNCEMENT

Linux Lite 5.6 Final is now available for download and installation. This release includes updates to the Help Manual - our extensive, easy to follow Linux Lite guide, you can now install Linux Lite directly from Lite Welcome, an updated Papirus icon theme, 2 new features added to Lite Tweaks, the introduction of the 'Pay what You Want' digital download model, new wallpapers and a host of bug fixes and enhancements for our target audience. If you're coming from Windows, you'll find this to be a solid, stable release that will help make your transition to a linux based operating system, user friendly. See below for What's New.


Read the full announcement here.

COMMON SOFTWARE

Web Browser - Firefox 91.0.2

Email Client - Thunderbird 78.11.0

Office Suite - LibreOffice 6.4.7.2

Media Player - VLC 3.0.9.2

Image Editor - Gimp 2.10.18

System Backup and Restore - Timeshift 20.03

File Manager - Thunar 1.8.14

Base: 20.04.3

Kernel: 5.4.0-81 (custom kernels are also available via our Repository for versions 3.13 - 5.14)

Series: 5.x


DESKTOP UI

Window Theme: Adapta

Icon Theme: Papirus

Font: Roboto Regular


WHAT'S NEW

You can now install Linux Lite directly from Lite Welcome

Latest Papirus icons theme

7 new Wallpapers

Python default now set to Python3

Lite Tweaks now has complete Brave Browser Support for cleaning the cache and setting as the default web browser.

Lite Tweaks - we've also added the ability to edit the Grub Menu to display the correct naming entry - Linux Lite (only works if Linux Lite controls Grub).

Bug fixes and enhancements


CURRENT RELEASE

If you are writing the ISO to a USB on Windows, Mac or Linux, Etcher - https://www.balena.io/etcher/ has proven to be reliable as has Rufus - https://rufus.ie (Windows only).

Linux or Mac command line:


      sudo dd if=linux-lite-5.6-64bit.iso of=/dev/sdx bs=4M

Yumi, Multiboot and other multi-boot applications are not officially supported, experiences and success rates may vary. If you do use unsupported third party software to burn Linux Lite to a USB, try logging in with ubuntu as the username and password, or just as the username, no password.

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

Linux Lite 5.6 64bit - 1st September, 2021

FILENAME: linux-lite-5.6-64bit.iso

SIZE: 1.4GB - DVD, USB

MD5SUM: 8c86035c534fe9972cb1e19361e2b58f

SHA256: 52eb66fa7303c5f5aa3d4161be789aa8636f4a33a6d45973e371d39894cd5dfa

HTTP MIRRORS: Click here

TORRENT HASH: 9215b3e37b495abe2b6ec5c3c121e5c32c291fc4

LIVE USER: Login to the live desktop is automatic


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WELCOME TO LINUX LITE



LINUX LITE 5.6 WALK-THROUGH



HOW TO INSTALL LINUX LITE



32bit ISO

There will be no 32bit ISO from Series 4.x onwards. If you still need to run a 32bit operating system, our Series 3.x is supported until April, 2021. Download it from here.

PREVIOUS VERSIONS




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 RC releases.

There is no upgrade path from Series to Series.


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 Linux Lite.


Linux Lite 5.8 Release - 1st February 2022 (End of Support April 2025)

Linux Lite 5.6 Release - 1st September 2021

Linux Lite 5.4 Release - 1st April 2021

Linux Lite 5.2 Release - 1st November 2020

Linux Lite 5.0 Release - 1st June 2020

Linux Lite 4.8 Release - 14th January 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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