If you are looking for the best alternative to Windows 7, the new version of Linux Lite has just been launched, designed for all those users of the Windows operating system who do not want to make the leap to Windows 10.
Yesterday was the last day of support for security updates for Windows 7, so from today January 15, 2020, if you have this old Windows operating system, you will be checked out. While the most logical option would be to make the leap to Windows 10, either by purchasing a license or by buying a new laptop where it comes pre-installed, there are other options as well.
Since yesterday it is ready to download a new stable version of Linux Lite (4.8) that has surprised by its availability since it was not expected until February. This fact attests to the fact that yesterday was the last day of security support for Windows 7, and Linux Lite developers have taken advantage of this moment.
This new version of Linux Lite is designed for these Windows 7 users who are now unprotected, inviting them to join this new operating system that is easy, secure and very fluid. It also offers a very simple office suite, compatible with Microsoft and similar applications.
However, this new version of Linux Lite offers a desktop designed in a way very similar to what we are used to in Windows, so you will continue to find the relevant desktop icons or taskbar.
As you can imagine, Linux Lite 4.8 also has extended support for the Microsoft Office suite in the form of LibreOffice and other popular software such as Teamviewer, Spotify, Skype, Steam, etc … In addition, Linux Lite 4.8 has also updated all that software that comes pre-installed as standard, including Firefox Quantum 71.0, Thunderbird 68.2.2, LibreOffice 22.214.171.124, VLC 3.0.8, Gimp 2.10.14 and Timeshift 19.08.1.
The minimum requirements to install and run Linux Lite 4.8 are a 1 GHz processor, 768 MB of RAM and 8GB of storage. In any case, we recommend that you have a computer with a 1.5 GHz processor, 1GB of RAM and 20 GB of storage for you to be totally fluid.
You can install this latest version of Linux Lite using a DVD or a USB by previously downloading the ISO image111