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Release Announcement

Linux Lite 4.2 Final is now available for download and installation.

This release has a number of minor changes. Think of it as 'refinement' and not a 'major upgrade'. There are some new wallpapers thanks to @whateverthing and some minor tweaks here and there.

Lite Software - Redshift

Redshift has been added to Lite Software. Redshift adjusts the color temperature according to the position of the sun. A different color temperature is set during night and daytime. During twilight and early morning, the color temperature transitions smoothly from night to daytime temperature to allow your eyes to slowly adapt. At night the color temperature should be set to match the lamps in your room. This is typically a low temperature at around 3000K-4000K (default is 3700K). During the day, the color temperature should match the light from outside, typically around 5500K-6500K (default is 5500K). The light has a higher temperature on an overcast day.

Lite Welcome

Minor changes.

Install Menu

We've added back the ability to install Linux Lite straight from the live boot menu.


Kernel: 4.15.0-38.41 (custom kernels also available via our Repository for versions 3.13 - 4.19)
Firefox: 63.0 Quantum
Thunderbird: 60.2.1
VLC: 3.0.3
Gimp: 2.10.6
Base: 18.04.1

Known Issues:

Nothing to report.


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

Having problems upgrading? First thing to do is open a terminal, and make sure you have the latest version of Lite Upgrade.

--- Code: ---apt policy lite-upgrade-series4
--- End code ---

should return:

--- Code: ---  Installed: 4.0-0020-linuxlite
  Candidate: 4.0-0020-linuxlite
--- End code ---

If you've ran Install Updates and still don't have this version or greater you can either - wait 24 hours, or change to the default Linux Lite repository in Lite Sources.

Lite Upgrade - What it will do:

- New Lite Software
- New Lite Welcome
- New Lite Help Manual
- New Lite Upgrade
- New Wallpapers
- Remove leftovers of Upstart

Lite Upgrade - What it won't do:

- Nothing to list.

There is no upgrade path to or from Beta releases.
There is no upgrade path from Series 2 or 3 ( 2.0, 2.2, 2.4, 2.6, 2.8 | 3.0, 3.2, 3.4, 3.6, 3.8 ) to Series 4.

Minimum Recommended Specs:
1Ghz processor
768mb ram
8gb HDD/SD
VGA screen capable of 1024x768 resolution
DVD drive or USB port for the ISO image

Preferred Specs:
1.5GHz processor+
1024mb ram+
20gb HDD/SSD+
VGA, DVI or HDMI screen capable of 1366x768 resolution+
DVD drive or USB port for the ISO image



Download 64bit from here - Linux Lite 4.2 Final 64bit
md5sum: feccbfb1629396562fffe35b7664a458
Size: 1.4Gb (DVD, USB)

TORRENTS: (Fastest way to download the Final)

64bit Torrent from here - linux-lite-4.2-64bit.iso.torrent
Hash: 4a49408c774f5f27c39a8432bb4a109603406895
Size: 1.4Gb (DVD, USB)


- Brazil:
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- Netherlands:
- New Caledonia:
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- Taiwan:
- USA:
- Vietnam:

More Mirrors (city specific) -

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-4.2-64bit.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.

Yumi, Multiboot and other multi-boot applications are not supported. A good, simple point and click USB ISO burner is
If the screen locks during Live mode, type linux into the user box and click on the Login button (no password required)

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.

perfect thanks for update

Very nice update :)
How to update from lite 4 to lite 4.2?
When I go in lite update result is: You are already running the latest release.

go to 'settings'
then 'Lite Upgrade'


Linux for All!!  Not just the few.


Forget above comment!!  I just tried and got the same as you!!


You guys need to read the announcement for upgrade instructions.

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