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Linux Lite Project of the Month - SourceForge March 2018
CPU: 1Ghz processor
RAM: 768mb ram
RESOLUTION: VGA screen 1024x768 resolution
MEDIA: DVD drive or USB port for the ISO image
CPU: 1.5GHz processor
RAM: 1024mb ram
RESOLUTION: VGA, DVI or HDMI screen 1366x768
MEDIA: DVD drive or USB port for the ISO image
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.
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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-4.0-64bit.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)
SIZE: 1.3GB - DVD
HTTP MIRRORS: Click here
TORRENT HASH: e80f9dcca531d64ccd9bb0c7f7c2da8184d2ee84
LIVE USER: Login to the live desktop is automatic
BASE: Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
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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.
Linux Lite 4.0 Final, Codename Diamond 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.
Web Browser - Firefox 60.0.1 Quantum
Email Client - Thunderbird 52.8.0
Office Suite - LibreOffice 18.104.22.168
Media Player - VLC 3.0.2
Image Editor - Gimp 2.10.2
System Backup and Restore - Timeshift 18.4
File Manager - Thunar 1.6.15
Kernel: 4.15.0-22 (custom kernels are also available via our Repository for versions 3.13 - 4.16)
New - Theme and Icon Set (Adapta + Papirus)
New - Lite Desktop
New - Lite Sounds
New - XFCE Pulseaudio Plugin
New - Boot Splash
New - Grub
New - XFCE Terminal
New - Shotwell Image Viewer
New - MenuLibre
New - Timeshift for system backup and restore
New - Help Manual - fully updated for Series 4.x
New - Linux Lite branded applications Icon Set
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 Beta releases.
There is no upgrade path from Series to Series.
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.
See the following link for generic instructions on how to disable Secure Boot in Windows (configuration will differ slightly depending on the manufacturer)
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 the Diamond Series is tentative. These dates will be confirmed after June 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