The new Linux Lite 5.2 RC1 is built on the upstream Ubuntu 20.04.1 running the latest Linux kernel 5.4.0-48, and as Linux Lite has added new entry to the boot menu list for OEMs, with the new v5.2 now focussing on the Grub menu image.
And this release gives a glimpse into the Final release, Linux Lite 5.2, with specific instructions from the new in-built Help Manual for all of the new features.
What's New in Linux Lite 5.2 RC1?
Linux Lite 5.2 RC1 introduces a number of changes including the management of Firewall and Lite Widget, making it accessible directly from Settings Manager for ease of use.
And given that it runs on the latest Linux kernel 5.4.0-48, it brings support for modern hardware, with several new software such as GIMP 2.10.18, Firefox 80.0.1, Thunderbird 68.10.0, LibreOffice 22.214.171.124, and VLC 126.96.36.199. Also, Linux Lite 5.2 RC1 has discontinued support for Adobe Flash with the removal of the software.
Additional software supported in Linux Lite 5.2 RC1 includes Zoom, SimpleScreenRecorder, and Microsoft Teams, which have been added to Lite Software.
How to Download Linux Lite 5.2 RC1 for testing
Linux Lite 5.2 RC1 is currently available for download as ISO Image and Torrent, and as a "Release Candidate" release, it is recommended for testing purposes only, therefore, you should not install it on your main system.
And before installing it, make sure your PC meets the minimum system requirements for Linux Lite, as follows: 1GHz processor, 768MB RAM and 8GB HDD/SD.