Jerry Bezencon today announced the release and general availability of the Ubuntu-based Linux Lite 6.6 distribution as a major update to this lightweight operating system that takes advantage of the Xfce desktop environment.
Five months after Linux Lite 6.4, Linux Lite 6.6 release is derived from the operating system Ubuntu 22.04.3 LTS (Jammy Jellyfish) recently released by Canonical and runs on the long-term supported Linux 5.15 LTS kernel series. However, users will also be able to upgrade to the latest kernel series. Linux 6.5 .
The biggest change in this version is the compatibility with 22 new languages, including Afrikaans, Arabic, Simplified Chinese, Croatian, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Brazilian Portuguese . . . . Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Swedish and Ukrainian.
These new languages now support several areas of the Linux Lite interface, including the application menu, context menu, folder names, Linux Lite application names, desktop icons, and menu names. My PC.
After you have completed a fresh installation of Linux Lite 6.6, once you have rebooted after the first login, full language support will be available across the entire menu and submenu system. If there are still menu entries that are not in your language, consider contributing a translation to that developer’s software,” said Jerry Bezencon.
Another interesting feature of the Linux Lite 6.6 version is the implementation of an interactive AI Helper utility that will give you instant real-time support. The AI Helper Tool has been added to the Lite Welcome app in the Support section.
Additionally, the Lite Welcome app received new functionality that will display an “Install Now” button if Linux Lite is running in live mode from a bootable USB flash drive. When Linux Lite is installed on your computer, the “Install Now” button in Lite Welcome will no longer be accessible.
Apart from that, this new version of Linux Lite comes with the latest Papirus icon theme, the latest stable versions for some of the pre-installed apps and packages, new wallpapers, as well as various other tweaks and changes to improve your experience with LinuxLite.
Linux Lite 6.6 is available to download right now from the forum announcement page or by clicking the direct download link below. Existing Linux Lite users will be able to upgrade their installations by following the instructions on the announcement page linked above.
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