Linux Lite 2.8 Released With Linux Kernel 3.19, BTRFS Support And More

Linux lite 2.8 released

Linux Lite known is a simple, sleek and stable Linux distribution based on Ubuntu‘s Long Term Support (LTS) releases. Linux Lite is especially for Windows users. It aims to fulfill everyday computing needs by providing the complete set of applications. Jerry Bezencon and the team recently announced Linux Lite 2.8, the final release of 2.0 series. Let’s see what is new in this release.

Linux Lite

Linux Lite is a lightweight Linux distribution. It uses one of the most popular Desktop environment, Xfce. Xfce is known for user friendly desktop, speed and stability. Being based on Ubuntu, you have the access to all Ubuntu repositories. Linux lite comes with all the daily use application such as, Firefox for Internet, LibreOffice for Office suit, GIMP image editor, Thunderbird for emails, VLC media player and much more. So the fresh install is all you need if you don’t require special applications. Linux Lite also has Synaptic package manager to install applications and also remove the existing applications.

What’s New In Linux Lite 2.8

Linux Lite 2.8 is the final release of 2.0 series. The team dedicates this release to Ian Murdock, the creator of Debian. Linux 2.8 comes with few new features, most packages received the latest versions and couple of bug fixes.

Linux lite 2.8 dedicated to Ian Murdock

New Features

  • Based on Ubuntu 14.04.3
  • ​Hardware Enablement Stack 3.19 Kernel
  • Added BTRFS Support
  • Added HEVC H.265 Support in VLC
  • Added xbacklight
  • New Thunar Media Tags plugin
  • Hulu works out of the box
  • Ctrl + Shift + Esc key combo, brings the task manager
  • New Wallpapers


  • Firefox 44.0
  • Thunderbird 38.5.1
  • LibreOffice 5.0.4
  • Fixed bug where Blueman applet was storing files in /etc/skel

Download Linux Lite 2.8

Linux Lite 2.8 is available to download from their download page. The download page link may be replaced in future with newer versions. So there is forum download link also, will never change.

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