Linux Lite 5.8 now available to download

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We have got some exciting news for Linux Lite fans as the Linux Lite 5.8 final version is now available to download and ready to be installed on your systems.

The latest version of the lightweight Linux distro incorporates a plethora of changes with the likes of a new User Interface, performance tweaks as well as bug fixes.

That said, let’s have a glance at what’s included in the Linux Lite 5.8:

Revamped Look

Linux Lite distro based on the XFCE desktop environment gets a new revamped look with the combination of Papirus icon theme and Roboto Regular font.

The release additionally comprises an updated Papirus icon theme that now supports newer apps and brings changes within the icons of existing apps.

Linux Lite OS app icon changes
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Besides the icon improvements, the latest release also includes nine new visually appealing wallpapers.

Added Neofetch and Updated Some Software Packages

The Linux Lite 5.8 release includes Neofetch which allows obtaining system overview from the terminal. Besides the inclusion of Neofetch, you will also find updates for a few of the applications and packages in the newest release.

  • Kernel: 5.4.0-96 ( custom kernels also available through Linux Lite’s Repository for versions 3.13 – 5.16 )
  • Firefox: 96.0
  • Thunderbird: 91.5.0
  • LibreOffice:
  • VLC:
  • Gimp: 2.10.18
  • Base: 20.04.3

Meanwhile, users running older versions of Linux Lite can update the OS version by entering the following command on the Terminal.

sudo apt-get install --reinstall lite-upgrade-series5

Additionally, you can also fresh install Linux Lite 5.8 on your system by downloading the ISO from the official site.

Before proceeding further, check out the official announcement post to get an idea of how to disable UEFI support.

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