Linux Lite 5.8 arrives based on Ubuntu 20.04.3 and Linux 5.4, but with other new features such as the updated Papirus icon theme

Linux Lite 5.8

About seven months after the previous version, the last day of January was launched Linux Lite 5.8. Looking at its what's new list, you might be able to tell a bit, especially when looking at the kernel it uses and the system it's based on, since it's pretty much the same as what was used in the August 2021 update. But it's also understandable if we take into account the philosophy of the developers behind this "light" Linux.

Linux Lite 5.8 is still using Linux 5.4, but it's not the same as last summer; is Linux 5.4.0-91, which means that security patches have been included, among other fixes. What doesn't change is that it's still based on Ubuntu 20.04.3, Focal Fossa's third point update, the latest Long Term Support (LTS) release of Ubuntu. Below is a list with the most outstanding news that have arrived with Linux Lite 5.8.

Highlights of Linux Lite 5.8

  • Kernel: Linux 5.4.0-96 (in its repositories there are more kernels, from 3.13 to 5.16).
  • Base: 20.04.3
  • Firefox: 96.0.
  • Thunderbird: 91.5.0.
  • LibreOffice: 6.4.7.2.
  • VLC: 3.0.9.2-
  • Gimp: 2.10.18.
  • Updated Papirus icon theme.
  • Neofetch has been added.
  • Linux Mint's Mintstick tool available.
  • Nine new wallpapers.
  • Latest Conky syntax coming to Lite Widget.
  • You have all the details, with catches included, in the release note.

It should also be mentioned that they have found problems, as there is no media eject prompt at the end of the Legacy install, the prompt is available at the end of the UEFI install; release notes not working on first slide of installer; Desktop icons are only in English.

Interested users you can now download the ISO Linux Lite 5.8 from this link.


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  1.   richo said

    the mint notes app are called sticky with a "y" at the end

    https://github.com/linuxmint/sticky