Linux Lite 4.0 released, based-Ubuntu LTS Distro

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

Linux Lite 4.0 Final is now available for download.

This release marks the beginning of Series 4.x Codename Diamond.

The main changes in Linux Lite Series 4.x include a new icon and system theme, Timeshift for system backups, Shotwell to manage and perform basic edits on images, MenuLibre to manage menu entries, new Lite applications including Lite Desktop that manages common icons on the Desktop, Lite Sounds to manage system wide sounds, and many of our existing applications have been updated.

See below for all the changes:

– Minimum recommended specs have been raised slightly to more realistic levels (RAM, CPU).
– There are no more 32bit ISO releases. If you still require a 32bit OS due to hardware limitations, Series 3.x is supported through to April 2021.
– XFCE Pulseaudio plugin, has been added to the system tray for highly customizable options regarding volume management.
– Full disk encryption now replaces home encryption in the installer (an Ubuntu implementation).
– The new boot splash also shows you the password field in GUI for encrypted partitions.
– Ubuntu no longer offers an opportunity to set a swap partition. A swap file is now automatically created for you which is a maximum of 2gb or 5% of free disk space (an Ubuntu implementation).
– Compositing is now enabled out-of-the-box.