Linux Lite 5.8 Released, This is what's New!

Linux Lite version 5.8 Final has been released with some new improvements and updates to give users coming from Windows into the Linux world a solid, stable distribution they can rely on. 

Linux Lite is, as its name suggests, a Gnu Linux distro based on the Long-Term Supported Ubuntu (LTS) version, and it comes with the lightweight Xfce desktop environment. It aims to make the transition from Windows to Linux Lite, as smooth as possible, by providing users with a Windows-like desktop layout with all the tools and applications they might need in their daily use.

This Linux distribution comes with many tools with a graphical user interface, developed by the Linux Lite team, to control and manage most parts and components of the system, like Lite Software, a tool for installing some basic programs (such as Chrome, Zoom, Skype, Audacity and OBS Studio), Lite Sources, a tool for managing resources Software, Lite User Manager, and Lite Sounds for controlling system sounds. 

Linux Lite 5.8 is based on Ubuntu 20.04.3, comes with Xfce 4.14 and Linux kernel version 5.4, with the ability to install a higher kernel version (from version 3.13 to 5.16) using the Lite Tweaks tool. 

This new version comes with an update to the Papirus icon theme used by default in the distribution, and two new tools; the first is the famous Mintstick app, which allows formatting USB drives and writing Linux distribution ISO images on them to make a bootable USB, and the second tool is the neofetch tool, which is a command line tool that displays system information on the terminal (similar to the picture at the top of this article). 

Nine new wallpapers have been added to this release, and the Conky-based Lite Widget app has received a much-needed syntax update, reprogrammed to adhere to the latest code format. 

Linux Lite 5.8 also comes with Firefox 96.0, Thunderbird 91.5.0, LibreOffice, VLC, Shotwell Photo Manager 0.30.10, and Gimp 2.10.18. 

This Linux Lite version is the last in the 5 series and is supported until April 2025. The next release of the distribution will carry version 6, coming next June, based on the new Ubuntu 22.04 LTS expected to be released in turn this spring. 

You can view the Known Issues, release notes, and how to upgrade from previous versions of Linux Lite from here, or if you just want to download this amazing distro, you can press the button below, and it will direct you to the download page and don't forget to tell me what you think about the distro in the comments section below. 

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