Linux Lite 5.0 arrives with support for UEFI and new update notifier, among others

Linux Lite 5.0

At the beginning of the year, Microsoft abandoned support for Windows 7. At that time there were not a few Linux distributions that tried to attract the attention of the Windows community, among which was the one created by Jerry Bezencon, who released a v4.8 of your operating system full of outstanding novelties. Yesterday May 31 He launched another new stable version, a Linux Lite 5.0 which Bezencon says is the «Most feature-rich and comprehensive Linux Lite release to date. It's the release that people have been waiting for«.

Personally, it strikes me that in that complete package Bezencon talks about we have Lite Software, an option that we see after the installation process from which we can install software such as Telegram or Etcher. We cannot treat this as Bloatware because we will be the ones who will choose what to install and what not to install and we will see your screen after the installation of the operating system. Below you have the list of most outstanding news that have arrived with Linux Lite 5.0.

Highlights of Linux Lite 5.0

  • Based on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS.
  • Default UEFI boot mode support.
  • File system integrity checks during boot.
  • New OEM boot entry in boot menu list.
  • Option to download third-party software in the installer. From here we can install software such as:
    • Chrome.
    • etcher.
    • Nitro Share.
    • Telegram.
    • Zim.
    • OBS Studio
    • PlayOnLinux
    • Filezilla.
    • Handbrake.
    • Much others.
  • HiDPI configuration in Configuration Manager.
  • Updated hardware section with helpful information.
  • New Zim note-taking app that replaces the previous Cherrytree.
  • The Paint drawing and editing tool has been removed.
  • Dual architecture support.
  • Bug fixes in the trash can.
  • No hidden telemetry.
  • The GUFW hassle-free firewall utility replaced by a highly configurable FireWallD.
  • Added Firewall status to Lite Widget.
  • Lite Welcome and Lite User Manager program updated to GTK3 and Python3.
  • Three new options on the welcome screen: Select Light or Dark Theme, UEFI, and Secure Boot.
  • New logout options with hide or show functionality using Lite Tweaks.
  • New software update notifier.

If you are interested in downloading this "light" version of Linux, which has come with the Emerald codename, you can download the new ISO image from this link.

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