Linux Lite 5.8 64bit - 1st February, 2022
This is the final release in Series 5.x See below for more information.
Standard package list and more details here.
Check out our hardware database 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 5.8 Final is now available for download and installation. This release includes updates to the Help Manual - our extensive, easy to follow Linux Lite guide, Lite Widget has caught up with the latest Conky syntax, there's an updated Papirus icon theme, Neofetch has been included, we've added Mintstick to our Accessories, there are 9 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. If you're coming from another linux based OS, you'll come to understand that this lightweight OS is the feature complete desktop you've been searching for. See below for What's New.
Web Browser - Firefox 96.0
Email Client - Thunderbird 91.5.0
Office Suite - LibreOffice 126.96.36.199
Media Player - VLC 188.8.131.52
Image Editor - Gimp 2.10.18
System Backup and Restore - Timeshift 20.03
File Manager - Thunar 1.8.14
Kernel: 5.4.0-96 (custom kernels are also available via our Repository for versions 3.13 - 5.16)
Window Theme: Adapta
Icon Theme: Papirus
Font: Roboto Regular
Minstick has been added.
Neofetch has been added.
Latest Papirus icons theme.
9 new Wallpapers.
Lite Widget code base has been updated to current Conky format.
Updated Help Manual.
Updated Lite Welcome.
Bug fixes and enhancements.
Linux or Mac command line:
sudo dd if=linux-lite-5.8-64bit.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: 6b0506c7f44a6e74c705aa820260771d9d74cec9
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