Sun. Jan 26th, 2020

Linux Lite 4.8 Released: based-Ubuntu LTS Distro

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Linux Lite is free for everyone to use and share and suitable for people who are new to Linux or for people who want a lightweight environment that is also fully functional. Linux Lite is based on the Ubuntu LTS series giving you 5 years of support per major release.

The following software is included: LibreOffice Suite, VLC Media Player, Firefox Web Browser, Thunderbird Email, Gimp Image Editor, Lite Themes, Lite User Manager, Lite Software, Lite Tweaks, Lite Welcome, Lite Manual, Lite Sources, Lite Updates Notify, Lite Upgrade, Whiskermenu and more.

Linux Lite

Laptop/Ultrabook/Netbook users: If the screen locks during Live mode, type ‘linux’ into the userbox and click on the Login button (no password required)

  • Simple, intuitive use
  • Built-in Help Manual
  • Low resource use
  • Good selection of easy to use software
  • Full Office Suite
  • Skype, Chromium, Dropbox, VLC, Teamviewer, Steam

Changelog v4.8


Welcome Windows 7 people!

We want to provide you with a familiar home. What you can expect from Linux Lite:

– A Desktop, taskbar and tray that have a familiar layout.
– You get a fully featured FREE Microsoft compatible Office Suite in the form of LibreOffice.
– The option to run familiar software such as Steam, DropBox, Kodi, OBS Studio, Skype, Spotify, Teamviewer all from within our Lite Software application.
– A Welcome screen that greets you at first boot and makes setting up your Linux Lite install a breeze. Just click and go.
– A Hardware Database containing over 30,000 existing pc configurations that is searchable. Will my hardware run Linux Lite? Look here –
– A friendly, welcoming Support Forum that will always do it’s best to find you answers.
– A massive, searchable built-in and online Help Manual that covers all aspects of setting up, troubleshooting and working with Linux Lite.
– A bundled powerful image editor Gimp that many refer to as a Photoshop competitor FREE in Linux Lite.
– Familiar Desktop icons that get you quickly to where you want to go.
– And so much more.

Windows 7 Customized Wallpaper: In the build-up to this announcement, a hint was given as to how we would look out-of-the-box to people coming across from Windows. People are greeted internationally with Welcome in dozens of languages. There are 2 critical elements in the wallpaper that I want people to look for that specifically pertain to Microsoft and Windows 7. Post your guess in this thread. All those who guess correctly will go into a draw to win some Linux Lite swag. Competition will run for 2 weeks and will be announced here in this thread.

VirtualBox Support: Out-of-the-box VirtualBox support for YouTube/Online Journalist reviewers and testers has been withdrawn. This was done to remove one more potential boot-up slow down from the list of variables.