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Linux Lite 6.0 Is Finally Here with the Xfce 4.16 Desktop, Based on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

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Dubbed “Fluorite”, Linux Lite 6.0 is derived from the Ubuntu 22.04 LTS (Jammy Jellyfish) operating system series and it’s powered by the long-term supported Linux 5.15 LTS kernel series.

This is the first release of this lightweight distribution targeted at Windows users who want to migrate to a Linux-powered OS that features the latest and greatest Xfce 4.16 desktop environment.

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Linux Lite 6.0 Final Released - See Release Announcements

  • Linux Lite 6.0 Final Released - See Release Announcements

    Linux Lite 6.0 Final is now available for download and installation.

    The theme of this Series is inclusion and freshness. The newest Browser, the newest Office suite, the newest custom software. It always been my goal to provide a lean, fully functioning operating system. In Series 6x this will be our ongoing focus. New to this release are Assistive Technologies. In the form of a screen reader, a desktop magnifier and a virtual keyboard. All tools that ensures our hearing and sight impaired community is no longer forgotten. A new Theme, a new System Monitor and Manager round out the main new features.

    See below for details.

Linux Lite 6.0 Ditches Firefox to Favor Google Chrome

  • Linux Lite 6.0 Ditches Firefox to Favor Google Chrome as the Default Browser

    Linux Lite, one of the best Windows-like distros, has just released its latest version, 6.0.

    Linux Lite 6.0 is based on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS and includes Linux Kernel 5.15 LTS out of the box.

    This upgrade packs in a considerable number of exciting new features, including a new window theme and assistive technologies.

Linux Lite 6.0: It's quite pretty, but 'lite' it is not

  • Linux Lite 6.0: It's quite pretty, but 'lite' it is not

    Linux Lite has been around since 2012 and version 6, codenamed "Fluorite", is one of the first Ubuntu-based distros to offer a version built on Ubuntu 22.04 "Jammy Jellyfish", released just last month.

    This is unapologetically a distro aimed at Windows users. For instance, unlike some distros, there are no difficult questions of what desktop you want – you get Xfce 4.16, with a trendy flat theme, but a somewhat retro default layout that reminds us of Windows XP. The Start button and window buttons have text labels, for instance. We liked that: it's simple, efficient, and welcome, but Zorin OS 16 manages a more modern Windows look.

Linux Lite 6.0 Comes with Updated Window Theme

  • Linux Lite 6.0 Comes with Updated Window Theme, Accessibility Improvements

    The lightweight Linux distribution Linux Lite has released version 6.0, including enhancements and bug fixes.

    Linux Lite is a Linux distro based on Ubuntu that includes the ultra-lightweight Xfce desktop environment. As the name implies, it is a lightweight Linux distro that is ideal for people who have older hardware.

    On top of that, the distro is also loaded with lightweight apps which ensure smooth workflow. So, even on an old machine, Linux Lite performs most everyday operations quickly and without stability issues.

    The new major version Linux Light 6.0, is now available for download and usage, based on the newest Ubuntu 22.04 LTS release. First, let’s look at what’s new.

Say goodbye to Microsoft Windows 11 and wave hello...

  • Say goodbye to Microsoft Windows 11 and wave hello to Ubuntu-based Linux Lite 6.0

    Is Windows 11 a good desktop operating system. Absolutely. Is it the best desktop operating system? Well, that is harder to answer. Ultimately, if you are 100 percent dependent on Windows software, then yes, Windows 11 is the best operating system... for you. If you can get by without using software designed for Microsoft's OS, however, a Linux-based operating system might be the better option -- especially if you have an older computer.

    You see, Windows 11 is very polarizing. The operating system features radical changes to the user interface (such as a centered task bar) which some users do like, but many others do not. Not to mention, the system requirements will leave many still-capable computers unable to upgrade without using unofficial hacks. Even worse, computers deemed incompatible could eventually stop getting updates! Linux doesn't have these problems.

    But if you want to switch to Linux after only using Windows your entire life, what distribution should you choose? While there are many good options, I often recommend Linux Lite. Why? Because that distro (which uses the Xfce desktop environment), is one of the best Linux distributions for Windows-switchers; it is lightweight, modern, and very familiar. Seriously, folks, Linux Lite is a dream.

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