Development Release: Linux Lite 5.2 RC1

  • Linux Lite is a beginner-friendly Linux distribution based on Ubuntu’s long-term support (LTS) release and featuring the Xfce desktop. The project has published a new development snapshot, Linux Lite 5.2 RC1. The new version offers a firewall configuration tool through the settings panel, removes Adobe Flash, introduces a new battery monitor on laptops, adds a spellcheck dictionary to LibreOffice, and removes depreciated GTK2 themes. “Details: Kernel: 5.4.0-48 ( custom kernels also available via our repository for versions 3.13 - 5.8 ). Firefox: 80.0.1. Thunderbird: 68.10.0. LibreOffice: VLC: GIMP: 2.10.18. Base: 20.04.1. Known issues: No prompt to eject media at the end of the Legacy install, prompt is available at the end of the UEFI install. Release Notes - not working on first installer slide. Desktop icons - English support only. GRUB - holding Shift down whilst booting in UEFI mode does not bring up the Grub menu (works in Legacy mode), waiting for Ubuntu fix. GRUB menu shows Linux Lite as ‘Ubuntu’. After you install Linux Lite, you can change GRUB to show ‘Linux Lite’” Further details, media checksums, and screenshots can be found in the release announcement. Download: linux-lite-5.2-rc1-64bit.iso (1,375MB, torrent, pkglist).

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