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Linux Lite 4.0 “Diamond” Launches Officially Based on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Dubbed “Diamond” and powered by the Linux 4.15 kernel series from the Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) operating system, Linux Lite 4.0 series launches officially today as the first release to drop support for 32-bit installations, bringing numerous updated components, new features and major design changes that include new system theme (Adapta) and icon sets (Papirus). Linux Lite 4.0 also adopts the swap file implementation from Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, as well as full disk encryption in the installer to replace home encryption. Moreover, a new boot splash has been added that displays the password field for encrypted partitions and Xfce’s PulseAudio plugin is now used in the system tray area for volume management, and compositing is now enabled by default.