Linux Lite 2.6 is out

Linux LIte desktop

Linux Lite looks great despite its low requirements, version 2.6 brings important updates and new features such as the inclusion of the latest versions of Firefox and Libre Office

Today, Jerry Bezencon, creator of the Linux Lite distribution, announced the release of a new version of the same, 2.6.

This distribution, based on Ubuntu 14.04, is a distribution created with the objective of offering a friendly and easy to use graphical user interface, accompanied by a small consumption of computer resources, using the well-known Xfce desktop.

As for the news that it brings, they are the following:

  • Includes Mozilla Firefox 40.0.3
  • Includes Libre Office 5.0.1
  • Updated version of WhiskersMenu, an application manager menu.
  • Created a new shortcut with ctrl + alt + del, with a purpose similar to that of Windows, that is, suspend, turn off the computer or log off.
  • New backup system.
  • Added GNOME DiskUtility for creating and modifying partitions.
  • New control center where you can do all the configuration from a single site, it will be called Linux Lite Control Center.
  • Updates in help manuals.
  • Added VLC Media Player web plugin.
  • Other application and software updates.
  • Minor theme and interface updates.

The main utility of this operating system is to get a fluid operating system that allows working on somewhat old computers, but that allows you to work with modern applications like Firefox and Libre Office in their latest versions.

At the moment it seems that he has achieved a great job and that this system is very good to take advantage of old equipment, being widely used by people who used Windows XP and who were looking for an updated and supported system, with similar requirements and performance to the Windows system, being ideal for people with computers with insufficient requirements to upgrade to higher versions of Windows.

The requirements that this distribution asks for are the following:

  • Processor 700MHZ, recommended 1,5 GHZ (always talking about 1 core processors).
  • 512MB DDR RAM 1 GB DDR2 minimum recommended
  • Hard disk space 5 GB, 10 GB recommended
  • Graphics capable of running at a resolution of 1024 × 768, recommended 1366 × 768
  • USB port or DVD burner to install the system or boot the Live CD

As we can see, they are ridiculous requirements compared to what there is now, which makes devices like Raspberry Pi, are able to run the system smoothly.

To download it, go to the Official Site Linux Lite, where you can choose between 32-bit versions and 64-bit versions.


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  1.   sergious77 said

    Very good this distro, I installed it on a couple of old family PCs and everyone was very happy.

  2.   Y3R4Y said

    I have version 2.4 installed on my old Pentium 4 that has 2,6Ghz HT and 2Gb of Ram. For me the best distro for an old computer. I will update right now to version 2.6

    Thank you for keeping us informed and best regards.

  3.   shupacabra said

    Actually I am not going to share with the colleagues who commented here, I had other expectations, but the consumption is equal to Xubuntu and the size of the iso too, and it looks nice and has several different things, but it is not what I expected because it is LITE
    Greetings linuxeros