Linux Lite 5.6 64bit - 1st September, 2021
This is the fourth release in Series 5.x See below for more information.
Standard package list and more details here.
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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.
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.
Web Browser - Firefox 91.0.2
Email Client - Thunderbird 78.11.0
Office Suite - LibreOffice 184.108.40.206
Media Player - VLC 220.127.116.11
Image Editor - Gimp 2.10.18
System Backup and Restore - Timeshift 20.03
File Manager - Thunar 1.8.14
Kernel: 5.4.0-81 (custom kernels are also available via our Repository for versions 3.13 - 5.14)
Window Theme: Adapta
Icon Theme: Papirus
Font: Roboto Regular
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
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)
SIZE: 1.4GB - DVD, USB
HTTP MIRRORS: Click here
TORRENT HASH: 9215b3e37b495abe2b6ec5c3c121e5c32c291fc4
LIVE USER: Login to the live desktop is automatic
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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.
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.
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)
The release schedule for Linux Lite.
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