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Lite Core - Suggestions welcomed
« on: May 22, 2021, 07:10:35 PM »
 

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I am seriously considering doing this. Stripped down version of Lite where the user gets to choose:

Web browser
Email client
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Office Suite
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PDF viewer
Media player
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Base files and drivers will stay intact as per usual - to ensure wide hardware compatibility.
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Should I do this? Main Linux Lite release will remain unchanged.

 


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« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2021, 08:02:54 PM »
 

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Will live mode be available too? I like it, I don't know the rest, but I think it is a good idea :045:. It gives users more freedom of choice when it comes to the software they want to install and use in their OS.  Two suggestions only: add whisker menu, and disable lite update to auto-start at boot. :)
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« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2021, 08:24:44 PM »
 

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Will live mode be available too?

Yes, nothing changes other than software that's missing from Menu compared to standard LL. Lite Update has already been removed (see tray in above gif) Whisker Menu adds a lot of ram and the whole idea of 'core' is to remove anything that is NOT required and simplify everything else to it's 'core'
 

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« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2021, 08:39:17 PM »
 

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Just label it "for more experienced users" or something like that. I would choose Geary over Thunderbird, Brave over Firefox, perhaps Abiword instead of LibreOffice, etc. Maybe Lite Core" would be awesome!
 

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« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2021, 10:18:19 PM »
 

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Just label it "for more experienced users" or something like that. I would choose Geary over Thunderbird, Brave over Firefox, perhaps Abiword instead of LibreOffice, etc. Maybe Lite Core" would be awesome!

There should be at least 5 -6 choices for each category.
 

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« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2021, 08:53:00 AM »
 

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Will live mode be available too?

Yes, nothing changes other than software that's missing from Menu compared to standard LL.

Good! :)

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Lite Update has already been removed (see tray in above gif)
Ah, yes, now I see(don't see it)that. By the way, having a second look at that gif, I noticed in the terminal "7 Gib out of 20 used, 38% of disk space". That looks like a bit too much for a core edition, or is there more stuff in besides the OS? Stuff like music, documents ...

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Whisker Menu adds a lot of ram and the whole idea of 'core' is to remove anything that is NOT required and simplify everything else to it's 'core'
Didn't think about that, you're right.
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« Reply #6 on: May 24, 2021, 03:54:32 AM »
 

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I noticed in the terminal "7 Gib out of 20 used, 38% of disk space". That looks like a bit too much for a core edition, or is there more stuff in besides the OS? Stuff like music, documents ...


It's my standard VM config, I don't really pay attention to the specs, other than making sure I never run out of resources. Better to over-cater at a wedding than to under-cater.
 

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« Reply #7 on: May 24, 2021, 10:40:31 AM »
 

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« Reply #8 on: May 24, 2021, 11:12:40 AM »
 

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A thought....

"I installed Lite Core - How do I make it LL Full???" or "Have core now want full".....

I know core is LL less the add-ons...
Could "Lite Software" include those added packages/features? Or a "Lite Core Converter" to add the options??
Else, is the answer to install the full version....

Just thinking, depending how difficult that could be....
Or maybe a tag "Core version for those familiar with Linux and prefer to customize their own"....


*For the Windows refugees who might not understand the differences??

I do like the idea of a Core :) Kudos @Jerry
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« Reply #9 on: May 24, 2021, 11:53:08 PM »
 

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Lite Core sounds great and would be something I'd like to see.
 

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« Reply #10 on: May 26, 2021, 09:20:53 AM »
 

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Hi @Jerry ,
I have run LL for a couple of years and my humble opinion is that every piece of software is well choseen and every user could change that.

I wonder whether you could give us more freedom and choices with Lite Core, sounds good.

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A thought....

"I installed Lite Core - How do I make it LL Full???" or "Have core now want full".....

Well,  people should know better; lite core = no full LL. So download full LL instead.

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Could "Lite Software" include those added packages/features? Or a "Lite Core Converter" to add the options??
Else, is the answer to install the full version....

I have a similar thought, maybe some kind of "profiles", but then I don't know how much extra-work would that imply, besides, what's the fun on using a "Lite Core" edition, if you take the "core" out of it? ;)
Back in 2017, I suggested a similar approach, though a bit "more extreme"  :011: https://www.linuxliteos.com/forums/suggestions-and-feedback/linux-lite-3-8-suggestions-welcomed/msg37136/#msg37136
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« Reply #12 on: May 26, 2021, 12:00:15 PM »
 

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A thought....

"I installed Lite Core - How do I make it LL Full???" or "Have core now want full".....

Well,  people should know better; lite core = no full LL. So download full LL instead.


True, just thinking out loud... Thinking of those coming to Linux for the 1st time... Not as bad as having various XFCE, KDE, MATE etc. versions but I could see the question...


Or maybe an something in the repo?? to get/install like say ,,,
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apt install LL_Full

But again, for it to be viable, it would need to be easily maintained...
or maybe the answer is... hey sorry, you installed the core please install the full for the full Linux Lite OS experience   :011:
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« Reply #13 on: May 27, 2021, 01:40:55 AM »
 

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I'll modify the Lite Software code to be the software-of-choice installer. Around 5 choices per category, 5 Web Browsers, 5 Media players etc. Creating a upgrade-to-full seems like a waste of code and time, if they want full LL, that solution has been provided. Lite Core would also have a separate website, because nearly half of our current visitors use an ad-blocker, I'm viewing this as a possible route to 'double' ad revenue which will allow me to go full time. Then watch this project explode with Translations etc.
 

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I'll modify the Lite Software code to be the software-of-choice installer. Around 5 choices per category, 5 Web Browsers, 5 Media players etc. Creating a upgrade-to-full seems like a waste of code and time, if they want full LL, that solution has been provided. Lite Core would also have a separate website, because nearly half of our current visitors use an ad-blocker, I'm viewing this as a possible route to 'double' ad revenue which will allow me to go full time. Then watch this project explode with Translations etc.

I LIKE IT  :54:


If the added work out weighs the few minutes to install.... then it makes sense...  :bow





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