Linux Lite 5.4, a modest update to build on Ubuntu 20.04.2 and update packages

Linux Lite 5.4

Five months after the earlier version, the team of developers behind this lightweight distribution launched Linux Lite 5.4. It is a bit surprising how they have started the release note: they say it is a modest one that includes updates to the help manual and corrections in many packages, and what strikes me is that they start with that introduction when it is what they usually do on every release of your operating system.

That surprise aside, Linux 5.4 has arrived based on Ubuntu 20.04.2, which is the second maintenance update of the latest LTS version of the operating system developed by Canonical. On the other hand, they have taken the opportunity to update other packages, among which a more modern kernel is not included, but updated to include the latest security patches.

Highlights of Linux Lite 5.4

  • Linux 5.4.0-70. Linux 5.11 is available from its repositories.
  • Based on Ubuntu 20.04.2, with its own version of Xfce 4.14.
  • Firefox 87.
  • Thunderbird 78.7.1.
  • VLC
  • GIMP 2.10.18.
  • Improvements in the help menu, where it now explains how to install software with the terminal.
  • The Papirus icon theme has been updated.
  • Now there are 10 new wallpapers.
  • Lots of other internal tweaks and improvements.

Linux Lite 5.4 It is now available from the project's download web page, which we can access from this link. Existing users can install the update from the same operating system; the new ISO is for zero installs as 5.4 is the third release in the 5.x series of Linux Lite.

La next version will already be Linux 5.6 and it will arrive in mid-2021. If they decide to launch it with the same deadline as this time, which seems likely, it will arrive based on Ubuntu 20.04.3, a point update that is scheduled for mid-August. Otherwise, what we will have is another modest launch, unless they pull an ace up their sleeve.

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