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Linux Lite 5.4 Will Be Based on Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS, Release Candidate Ready for Testing

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Linux Lite is a user-friendly distro that aims to bring more ex-Windows users to the Linux and Open Source ecosystem. The new release of this Ubuntu derived distribution, Linux Lite 5.4, will be based on Canonical’s recently released Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS (Focal Fossa) operating system.

But Linux Lite 5.4 will ship with the long-term supported Linux 5.4 LTS kernel instead of the much newer Linux kernel 5.8 from Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS. However, users will be able to install any other kernel they want up to the recently released Linux kernel 5.11 from the software repositories with just two commands.

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Ubuntu-based Linux Lite 5.4 RC1 is here

  • Ubuntu-based Linux Lite 5.4 RC1 is here to replace Microsoft Windows 10 on your PC

    Windows 7 and Windows 10 aren't terrible operating systems. In fact, they are both very good. With that said, the newest version of Windows 10 has many bugs. Unfortunately, since Windows 7 is no longer supported, its users are stuck in a conundrum. They have to decide whether to use an unsupported Windows 7 or upgrade to Windows 10 that is full of telemetry and other "spying" that passes their information to Microsoft's servers. That is a very difficult decision.

    Thankfully, there is a better option -- just switch to Linux! Yes, modern Linux-based operating systems will be supported (unlike the now-obsolete Windows 7) and most will run great on aging hardware (unlike Windows 10). Linux Lite is one of the best Linux distributions for Windows-switchers, as it is lightweight, modern, and familiar.

Linux Lite 5.4 RC1 Run Through

  • Linux Lite 5.4 RC1

    Today we are looking at Linux Lite 5.4 RC1. It comes with Linux Kernel 5.4, XFCE 4.14, based on Ubuntu 20.04, and uses about 400MB of ram when idling. Enjoy!

  • Linux Lite 5.4 RC1 Run Through

    In this video, we are looking at Linux Lite 5.4 RC1.

Linux Lite 5.2 : A Performance Packed Linux Distribution

  • Linux Lite 5.2 : A Performance Packed Linux Distribution PERFECT For Windows Users (For 2021!)

    Linux Lite is a High-Performance Linux distro made for WINDOWS Users and for people looking to get a Boosted Performance out of their computers. Why I am particularly excited about Linux Lite is because it delivers impressive performance while also giving us an elegant user interface and a set of power tools that enable even the newest of Linux newcomers to use Linux for their daily life very easily or tweak under the hood and customize it like they own it. You have the choice.

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