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Linux Lite 6.6 RC1 Released
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2023, 05:05:49 PM »


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Release Announcement

Linux Lite 6.6 RC1 is now available for testing.

This is one our largest releases on record since we began in 2012.

We've added 1000's of lines of new code in the form of supporting a large range of languages.
We've massively increased the number of language translations across the entire Menu and Sub-Menu system, by adding support for 22 Languages.
We had the time to take on a task of this magnitude so we used it completely.

We're releasing this RC with a longer than usual test time to allow for feedback and corrections to occur.
There are some details below, but all of the changes will be in the Final Release Announcement.

Linux Lite 6.6 Final will be released on 1st September, 2023.


Support for 22 new Languages added

Chinese - Simplified
Portuguese - Brazilian

In the areas of:

Main Menu
Right click Menu
Folder Names
Linux Lite Application names
Desktop Icons
My Computer Menu names

Having completed a fresh install of Linux Lite 6.6, once you have restarted after the first login, full language support will be available across the entire Menu and Sub-Menu system. If there are still Menu entries that are not in your language, then consider contributing a translation to that developers software.

If you'd like to help out with Translations in this Series for the above mentioned areas, please go here and post a reply with your changes under your Language thread. Thanks for helping the community out :) There is still much to do, but we've made massive improvements to date.

Lite Welcome

Thanks to your feedback, we've implemented a check to see if Linux Lite is running in a Live environment or not, and to only display the Install Now button if it is.

Lite Welcome - Live Environment

Lite Welcome - Installed to your computer

We've also added a link to our A.I. online real-time Helper under the Support section:

Other Changes:

- Latest Papirus Icon Theme
- Latest stable versions of Chrome, LibreOffice, Lite applications etc
- New wallpapers

Plus many other tweaks and changes.

Window Theme: Materia
Icon Theme: Papirus
Font: Roboto Regular


How do I know if my Windows PC has UEFI?

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 thatís the firmware youíre running.

Secure Boot is supported, but unless you know exactly how to handle it, it is a P.I.T.A. at best so I am going to must disable Secure Boot to enable stress free computing.

Some helpful snippets from the latest Help Manual:

UEFI Support link -


Kernel: 5.15.0-76 ( custom kernels also available via our Repository for versions 3.13 - 6.4 )
Chrome: 114.0
Thunderbird: 102.11
LibreOffice: 7.4.7
VLC: 3.0.16
Gimp: 2.10.30
Base: 22.04.2

Known Issues:

Eject Media prompt is only available at the end of the UEFI install.
Dropbox: if you get an error, run the set up twice.
There is NO Grub Edit in Lite Tweaks in this Series for Linux Lite due to an unsolvable issue. Ubuntu will show in the Grub menu if you are dual or more booting. Try Grub Customizer if it would like to change the wording.
Grub menu shows Linux Lite as 'Ubuntu'. See below for more on this.

- Open /etc/default/grub as Administrator.
- Comment out: GRUB_DISTRIBUTOR=`lsb_release -i -s 2> /dev/null || echo Debian` and leave GRUB_DISTRIBUTOR='Linux Lite' uncommented.
- Should look like:
#GRUB_DISTRIBUTOR=`lsb_release -i -s 2> /dev/null || echo Debian`
- sudo update-grub

Grub - press the ESC key whilst booting in UEFI mode after your BIOS has posted. Use the SHIFT key if running Linux Lite in Legacy mode.

Help Manual will be updated in the Final.

OEM Install option - is broken and crashes near the end of the install. If a fix can't be found, it will be excluded from each release until a solution if found.

Other Issues

Please let us know.

There is no upgrade to or from RC releases. RC releases are for testing only and it is not recommended to run them as your main or secondary operating system.


MD5SUM: bb0f72a5afb556682986db55ed99fbe5
SHA256: f3da631608eddd999745b054755619b20890196c20e4d69e92a0c47e21f0ca2f
Size: 2.3Gb (DVD, USB)

Download 64bit from one of the mirrors: (some may still be syncing)


Checking the MD5SUM and SHA256 of the Linux Lite ISO:

Open a Terminal on Linux Lite and do:

Code: [Select]
md5sum linux-lite-6.6-rc1-64bit.iso
Open a Terminal on Linux Lite and do:

Code: [Select]
sha256sum linux-lite-6.6-rc1-64bit.iso

64bit Torrent from here -
Hash: 2b023db3d1476da0f00c100e2d15da1129f4b8c6
Size: 2.3Gb (DVD, USB)

Live USB/DVD/VirtualBox/Vmware:

Login is automatic, no credentials are required. The image can be written to a 4gb or larger USB stick, or a writable DVD. Alternatively, you can use the dd command: sudo dd if=linux-lite-6.6-rc1-64bit.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.

A good, simple point and click USB ISO burner is or
In our testing, Etcher and Rufus (for Windows only) have proven to be the most reliable. Etcher is available for Mac, Windows & Linux.

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.

As this is a RC release, there are bound to be bugs etc. Please help make the final stable for other people by participating in this RC. Please report any bugs and feedback in this thread.

Thank you

Jerry and the team.
« Last Edit: July 09, 2023, 05:21:41 PM by Jerry »


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