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REQUIREMENTS

MINIMUM RECOMMENDED SPECIFICATIONS:

CPU: 1Ghz processor

RAM: 768mb ram

STORAGE: 8gb

RESOLUTION: VGA screen 1024x768 resolution

MEDIA: DVD drive or USB port for the ISO image

PREFERRED SPECIFICATIONS:

CPU: 1.5GHz processor

RAM: 1024mb ram

STORAGE: 20gb

RESOLUTION: VGA, DVI or HDMI screen 1366x768

MEDIA: DVD drive or USB port for the ISO image


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.


BUY MEDIA

Get a personalised copy of Linux Lite on DVD or USB.

Want a personalised DVD or a stylish USB key with Linux Lite already loaded? Click here to visit our Secure Online Shop and choose from a range of products. Thank you for your support.


SUPPORT US ON PATREON

Patreon Linux Lite

CURRENT RELEASE

If you are writing the ISO to a USB on Windows, Mac or Linux, please use Etcher - https://etcher.io/

Linux or Mac command line: sudo dd if=linux-lite-4.8-64bit.iso of=/dev/sdx bs=4M


Yumi, Sardu, Multiboot and other multi-boot applications are not supported. 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. Sardu uses sardu as the username and or 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 4.8 64bit - 14th January, 2020

FILENAME: linux-lite-4.8-64bit.iso

SIZE: 1.4GB - DVD, USB

MD5SUM: 3c9b8e5a2341fdee7882642d98ad6266

HTTP MIRRORS: Click here

TORRENT HASH: 45e6734304c0fd767c72801363b312689cda0f2c

LIVE USER: Login to the live desktop is automatic

BASE: Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS


DOWNLOAD 64bit

TORRENT LINK

UEFI/SECURE BOOT DOWNLOAD

Looking for a 64bit UEFI & Secure Boot ISO?


Click on the UEFI logo below:


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How do I know which download to choose, LEGACY or UEFI/Secureboot?

In Windows Search, type msinfo 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.


Simply download the UEFI version of Linux Lite, then use Menu, Settings, Lite Upgrade to upgrade to the latest version of Linux Lite from within that Series. You will have exactly the same features as the Legacy version of Linux Lite.


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PREVIOUS VERSIONS



MD5SUM CHECKER

When your download has finished, drag and drop the ISO or click on the box below to navigate to your downloaded ISO.

Then check it against the MD5SUM for your ISO just above.

Your file will not be uploaded. instead, we use some clever pixie dust to do the magic.


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RELEASE ANNOUNCEMENT

Linux Lite 4.8 Final is now available for download and installation. We would like to take this opportunity to welcome all Windows 7 people who have come here to find a simple, fast and free alternative to Windows 7 which has reached its end of life and no longer provides security updates. Linux Lite makes the transition to a linux based operating system by offering a full, Microsoft compatible Office suite, familiar software like Firefox, Chrome, Teamviewer, VLC as well as full system back up tools, a comprehensive - easy to follow Help Manual to guide you on your journey, Steam so you can keep playing your Windows games and so much more familiar software. Our Desktop is laid out just like it is in Windows with a Start Menu to the left and a tray to the right with Volume, Network and Calendar options.. See below for What's New.


Read the full announcement here.

COMMON SOFTWARE

Web Browser - Firefox 71.0 Quantum

Email Client - Thunderbird 68.2.2

Office Suite - LibreOffice 6.0.7.3

Media Player - VLC 3.0.8

Image Editor - Gimp 2.10.14

System Backup and Restore - Timeshift 19.08.1

File Manager - Thunar 1.6.15

Base: 18.04.3

Kernel: 4.15.0-58 (custom kernels are also available via our Repository for versions 3.13 - 5.4)

Series: 4.x


WHAT'S NEW

Lite Help Manual - updated information

Lite Upgrade - latest version

Lite Welcome - updated information

New - Wallpaper

Minor bug fixes and improvements


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.


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.


HOW TO INSTALL LINUX LITE



CHANGING BIOS MODE FROM UEFI TO LEGACY

UEFI & Secure Boot is not currently supported, see the video below for generic instructions on how to change the BIOS Mode from UEFI to Legacy (configuration will differ slightly depending on the manufacturer) Experimental, unsupported UEFI builds of Linux Lite are available from here.




DISABLE SECURE BOOT IN WINDOWS

See the following link for generic instructions on how to disable Secure Boot in Windows (configuration will differ slightly depending on the manufacturer)




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 5.0 Release - 1st June 2020 (TO BE CONFIRMED)

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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