Linux Lite 6.0 RC1 was released with Google Chrome as its new default web browser. With the release of Ubuntu 22.04, we will witness more such updates based on Canonical’s operating system.
Linux Lite 6.0 is now available based on Ubuntu 22.04, it is an ideal operating system for those looking to switch from Microsoft Windows to Linux.
Earlier Linux Lite 6.0 RC1 featured Mozilla Firefox as its default browser. Currently, it uses Linux kernel 5.15.0-25 and the desktop environment Xfce 4.16.3. The operating system comes preloaded with amazing software such as GIMP 2.10.30, Thunderbird 91.7.0, VLC 3.0.16, and LibreOffice 188.8.131.52.Jerry Bezencon, Lead Developer, Linux Lite in an announcement said, “The theme of this Series is inclusion and freshness. The newest Browser, the newest Office suite, the newest custom software. It has 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 ensure 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.”
He further said the current version of the operating system offers Firefox as a Snap package from Ubuntu and Windows. Users will have to deal with as few package managers as possible, with Chrome being the obvious choice.
Users familiar with Windows will find it extremely easy to work with it, thanks to Google’s support. The operating system also features a built-in Virus Scanner to Chrome supplied by Virus Total (disabled by default). The browser will ask if you like the file scanned before you open it. You can enable this feature from Chrome Extensions.
The known issues shared by developers are as follows:
- No prompt to eject Media at the end of the Legacy install, prompt is available at the end of the UEFI install.
- Release Notes — not working on the first installer slide.
- Desktop icons — English support only.
- Dropbox: if you get an error, run the setup twice.
- There is NO Grub Edit in Lite Tweaks in this Series for Linux Lite due to an unsolvable issue. Ubuntu will show in the Grub menu if you are dual or more booting. Try Grub Customizer if it annoys you.
- Grub menu shows Linux Lite as ‘Ubuntu’.
You can download Linux Lite 6.0 RC1 from here. Point to be noted, this is only a release candidate, which means it’s likely to have bugs. The finished version is scheduled for release on June 1, 2022. Will advise you to wait for the stable release if you’re planning to use it on your production system.
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