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When 3.8 comes out it Feb, it will be supported till 2021..
I don't recall if 3.6 will follow same as part of the same  series...



--- Quote from: Jerry on August 31, 2017, 06:19:09 AM ---Release Announcement

Linux Lite 3.6 Final is now available for download. There have been a number of changes since the 3.4 release.

In this release, we introduce two major new features. Firstly, Lite Sources is a repository selector that allows you to easily select a software repository nearest to you. When new versions of Linux Lite branded applications are released, you'll now get much faster download speeds thanks to Lite Sources. The second newest feature for Linux Lite 3.6 is the inclusion of both an online and offline search engine for the Linux Lite Help Manual. Search results are highlighted to allow you to easily find the help content you need fast.

See below for all the changes and how to use our new features.

Presenting Linux Lite 3.6 Final

Lite Sources - A new application for Linux Lite. Lite Sources is a repository selector for Linux Lite created/branded applications.

1. Menu, Settings, Lite Sources.

2. Enter your password.

3. Click on the Check Repos status button. We need to do this first to see which mirrors are currently active.

4. You will see the following dialogue box. Hit any key when you are ready.

5. Wait for the repository check to complete.

6. Make note of an ONLINE repository.

7. Select an ONLINE repository then click on Use selected Repo.

8. When finished, you'll get a notification.

NOTE: Lite Sources does not include Ubuntu repositories or software. This is only for Linux Lite created applications eg. Lite Software, Lite Welcome, Lite Tweaks etc.

New Search engine for the Help Manual - The Linux Lite Help Manual has received the long awaited search engine. This is the culmination of 4 free software projects rolled into one.
The search engine has been designed in such a way that the end result produces an easy to understand UI. The search engine is available both offline and online and is mobile/tablet friendly. See the online version here -

1. Each page has a Search box directly below each pages contents menu, near the top of the page. Type in your search query.
TIP: For optimal results, only search for one or two words eg. nvidia instead of how do I install nvidia drivers

2. Click on the link in the search results.

3. When you arrive at the page that you clicked on, the search engine will automatically scroll to the first instance of that word, and it will also highlight in yellow every instance of that word on that page.

Mobile friendly:

Arc theme for Thunderbird - Has been included to ensure theme continuity across Linux Lite.


Kernel (custom kernels also available via our Repository for versions 3.13 - 4.12)
Firefox 55.0.2
Thunderbird 52.2.1
VLC - 2.2.2
Gimp 2.8.22
Base: 16.04.3

Better Bluray support
Arc theme for Thunderbird
Better Broadcom wireless support
Lite Upgrade has had some minor GUI and code changes
Lite Welcome has had some minor GUI changes
New wallpapers
Samba conf file - share name shortened from linuxliteshare to liteshare

Note: The Arc theme for Firefox has been removed. Development on the Firefox theme seems to have stalled and there are a number of unanswered issues on Github that are yet to be addressed. For this reason, the sensible thing to do is remove it as there are no guarantees it will play nice with future Firefox versions. If you have the Arc Firefox theme installed, I recommend disabling and/or removing it. In Firefox go to Tools, Addons, Appearance.
The system wide Arc theme has nothing to do with this issue.


> Menu, Favorites, Install Updates (you must reboot if asked to, otherwise continue to the next step)
> Set a Restore Point - Menu, System, Systemback
> Menu, Settings, Lite Upgrade

Lite Upgrade - What it will do:

- New Lite Sources
- New Lite Welcome
- New Lite Help Manual
- New Lite Upgrade
- New Wallpapers
- Install the Arc theme for Thunderbird (globally)
- Added Bluray support
- Added Broadcom wireless support
- Remove unattended upgrades and related Systemd start up services
- Back up your existing config files to: /home/user/.llupgradebackup/3.4/ (or whatever version you are upgrading from)
- Bug fixes, enhancements

Lite Upgrade - What it won't do:

- Change your samba conf file (people may already have a custom name set)

There is no upgrade path to or from Beta releases.
There is no upgrade path from Series 2 ( 2.0, 2.2, 2.4, 2.6, 2.8 ) to Series 3.

Developer credits for this release - Jerry Bezencon, Ralphy, Nicolas Bernaerts, Steve Pear, Michael Milette, Max Bittker

Download 32bit from here - Linux Lite 3.6 Final 32bit
md5sum: 17d7fe242d51b2cce950d896137d2c35
Size: 1015Mb (DVD, USB)

Download 64bit from here - Linux Lite 3.6 Final 64bit
md5sum: 8990ebf49215360f0fde7ea53228a027
Size: 1000mb (DVD, USB)

32bit Torrent from here - linux-lite-3.6-32bit.iso.torrent
Hash: cb678c6be0a3e74b9dfaf81ae55d7864908ec2cb
Size: 1015Mb (DVD, USB)

64bit Torrent from here - linux-lite-3.6-64bit.iso.torrent
Hash: 2d34271fe9bfdb0c6c707fda3267a6cf8f632310
Size: 1000mb (DVD, USB)

Live USB/DVD/VirtualBox/Vmware:

Login is automatic, no credentials are required. The image can be written to a 2gb or larger USB stick, or a writable DVD. Alternatively, you can use the dd command: sudo dd if=linux-lite-3.6-xxbit.iso of=/dev/sdx bs=4M where 'x' is the letter of your usb stick. In linux to find out the letter of your usb stick, open a terminal and type: df -h It is usually listed as 'media' or similar. Please see the built in Help Manual if you require a more detailed explanation of this procedure.

All Ubuntu 32bit kernels these days ship with PAE.

Minimum Recommended Specs:
700MHz processor
512mb ram
VGA screen capable of 1024x768 resolution
DVD drive or USB port for the ISO image

Preferred Specs:
1.5GHz processor+
1024mb ram+
VGA, DVI or HDMI screen capable of 1366x768 resolution+
DVD drive or USB port for the ISO image

Login to the live desktop is automatic.

The first thing you MUST do after a fresh install of Linux Lite is run Menu, Favorites, Install Updates.

Thank you :)
Jerry and the team.

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how long is linux lite 3.6 supported ?, for example (3 years )


--- Quote from: ockies on December 01, 2017, 06:11:45 AM ---Hi, I am using LL3.4 at the moment, can I upgrade to 3.6?


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yes you can through the lite upgrade .. search it from the menu

Hi, I am using LL3.4 at the moment, can I upgrade to 3.6?


No way I could boot into Linux Lite 3.6 64bit through USB. I downloaded the ISO twice, one through torrent and other through mirror. I checked the hashs. I tried 3 different flashdrives, 3 different brands and manufacturers, I tried all way to "burn" the iso into the flashdrive: dd; ggrescue; etcher; usb-creator-gtk; unetbootin; etc. One day lost  :'(

I didn't  tried the 32bit version nor older releases.

I can only assume now there is some problem with the .ISO  :-\

Also I tried UEFI on; Secure boot On | UEFI On; Secure boot Off | Legacy mode.

On UEFI the flashdrive ins't recognized as bootable. When I look into USB partition its like the EFI partition is missing.

On legacy I get the bootscreen but it thrives into error: casper cdrom something...


Holycrap. I spent all day trying to install Linux Lite 3.6 on my notebook and only now I realize UEFI isn't supported. Sorry to bother you guys.


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