Linux Lite 5.0 64bit - 1st June, 2020
This is the first release in Series 5.x See below for more information.
MINIMUM RECOMMENDED SPECIFICATIONS:
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.
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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 5.0 Final is now available for download and installation with full UEFI support. This is the most feature rich, complete Linux Lite release to date. This is the release many people have been waiting for. 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.
Web Browser - Firefox 76.0.1
Email Client - Thunderbird 68.8.0
Office Suite - LibreOffice 22.214.171.124
Media Player - VLC 3.0.9
Image Editor - Gimp 2.10.18
System Backup and Restore - Timeshift 20.03
File Manager - Thunar 1.8.14
Kernel: 5.4.0-33 (custom kernels are also available via our Repository for versions 3.13 - 5.7)
Window Theme: Adapta
Icon Theme: Papirus
Font: Roboto Regular
UEFI is now supported
GUFW has been replaced by the highly configurable FirewallD
Integrity Check during live boot
No hidden telemetry
HiDPI - 4 x Settings
New Updater notifier
Mousepad replaces Leafpad
Paint now added to Accessories
XFCE Screensaver included
Zim replaces unsupported CherryTree as the note taker in Lite Software
Google Chrome has been added to Lite Software
NitroShare has been added to Lite Software
Lite Welcome (shortcuts now work) and Lite User Manager now updated to GTK3 and Python3
New Logout options
OEM installer for retailers and manufacturers (Legacy and UEFI)
Firewall status added to Lite Widget
Language choice included on Login screen
Dual architecture support
All Lite applications updated to new code base
Minor bug fixes and improvements
If you are writing the ISO to a USB on Windows, Mac or Linux, you need use Etcher - https://www.balena.io/etcher/ We only support Etcher as it has shown to be the most reliable in our testing.
Linux or Mac command line:
sudo dd if=linux-lite-5.0-64bit.iso of=/dev/sdx bs=4M
Yumi, 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.
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: d3b3735500e7ee77dab3fcc3144498176fdde951
LIVE USER: Login to the live desktop is automatic
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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.
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