Linux Lite 4.8 Stable Release, Hoping to Attract Windows 7 Users

Jerry Bezencon, creator of the Linux Lite distribution, released a stable version of Linux Lite 4.8 today, and on a day to be remembered (Windows 7 officially ends its support on January 14, 2020), it’s certainly “an attempt.” The announcement began with the release, Welcome Windows 7 People. With Windows 7 dead, Jerry says he wants to take the opportunity to recommend this simple, fast, and free alternative for Windows 7 users.

Linux Lite 通过提供完整的、与 Microsoft 系软件兼容的 Office 套件、熟悉的软件(诸如 Firefox, Chrome, Teamviewer, VLC)和完整的系统备份工具,以及全面且易于遵循的帮助手册,可帮助 Windows 7 用户过渡到基于 Linux 的操作系统。 通过 Steam 平台,Windows 7 用户也可以继续畅玩 Windows 游戏和更熟悉的软件。

Linux Lite has the same desktop layout as in Windows, with a Start menu on the left, a tray with Volume, Network, and Calendar options on the right, and a familiar Desktop icon to help users return to the system desktop quickly and accurately.

Linux Lite 4.8 Stable Release, Hoping to Attract Windows 7 Users

4.8 should be published to appeal to Windows 7 users, so you don’t see a detailed update. However, this release eliminates out-of-the-box VirtualBox support, which is primarily based on performance considerations, and if you need to install Linux Lite in VirtualBox, use the following code:

sudo apt-get install virtualbox-guest-dkms virtualbox-guest-utils virtualbox-guest-x11

The announcement also ends with a brief preview of the 5.x series changes, which will run the XFCE desktop environment and inherit all the permanent features of the previous series. The team will also seriously consider UEFI and SecureBoot, which is not yet conclusive.

Please check here for the download address and installation tutorial for Linux Lite.