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Release Announcement

Linux Lite 4.4 Final is now available for download and installation.

This release has a number of minor changes.


Moved from Betas to RC releases. The RC releases Build number is the date of the actual ISO build eg. Build 24022019 - 24th February 2019. The RC information and Build number will only appear on the default wallpaper for that release, Login screen and the Live Boot screen. The positioning of the text is such that it allows room for desktop widgets like Conky and Lite Widget to appear uncluttered on the right. Finals will not have any build information on the default wallpaper.

RC Build wallpaper:

Updated the Papirus icon theme to the latest release.

Sound Juicer CD ripper has now been added to Lite Software. To get rip-to-mp3 support, Sound Juicer will also install the Restricted Extras package.

Volume level - the double level volume bug has been eliminated.

Removed all references to Google+ as that service is due to close down on April 2nd 2019.

We have moved from Sourceforge distributed servers to OSDN as OSDN will help to finance our project. Their systems and mirror choices are virtually similar.


Kernel: 4.15.0-45 (custom kernels also available via our Repository for versions 3.13 - 5.0)
Firefox: 65.0 Quantum
Thunderbird: 60.4.0
VLC: 3.0.4
Gimp: 2.10.8
Base: 18.04.2

Known Issues:

None as yet.

Please note:

RC1 was a solid release where no hiccups were reported. As such, this 4.4 Final is basically the RC1 with only the wallpaper changed. Therefore, if you have 4.4 RC1 installed but want the Final, RC1 IS the Final. One caveat, since there were no updates to the build from RC1 to Final, your first updates will be a big one.


> 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: 4.0-0030-linuxlite
  Candidate: 4.0-0030-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 Themes
- New Lite Upgrade
- New Wallpapers

Lite Upgrade - What it won't do:

- Nothing to list.

There is no upgrade path to or from Beta or RC 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.



Download 64bit from here - Linux Lite 4.4 64bit
md5sum: 16c59b961b1b2382cec256f42d2e3728
Size: 1.3Gb (DVD, USB)

TORRENT: (Fastest way to download the Final)

64bit Torrent from here - linux-lite-4.4-64bit.iso.torrent
Hash: 22b658b6c2563ebdc7f804298a7e5f4805658638
Size: 1.3Gb (DVD, USB)

International Mirrors (city specific) - (wait for page to load, some mirrors may still be syncing with us)

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-4.4-64bit.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)

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

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.

A flawless upgrade.

Thanks to Jerry and the Team.

Donation sent.

Jocklad  :) :) :)

Upgraded without problems, thanks.  Among the many advantages of Lite, many of us get to live in the future at upgrade time.

Donation to follow shortly.

Thank you early birds :)

Sent from my Mobile phone using Tapatalk

Just installed on my VM to test it out.

Upgraded it from 4.2 to 4.4 without a hitch.

It seems a lot snappier than 4.2 so far.


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