Linux Lite 2.0 Codename 'Beryl' Beta is now available for download and testing.
This build is the work of 4 months of constant development and the implementation of the best ideas from the team and the wider community. This also marks the beginning of our own repositories for our custom software so that changes and improvements to the operating system can be offered regularly. Now Lite User Manager, Lite Manual, Lite Software ( Install Additional Software and Remove Additional Software) and Lite Fix can evolve more easily to meet the needs of the user.
In this release we wanted to combine the newest versions of well established and supported software like LibreOffice, Wine and Gimp so that people have access to the latest features in those programs. In Linux Lite 2.0 you get the carefully crafted combination of current software in certain programs on top of a stable operating system. We think this is the happy medium people are looking for between long term support whilst also having 'the newest stuff'.Changelog:
Linux Lite Repositories
Lite User Manager, Lite Manual, Lite Software and Lite Fix
Easier Volume control
Terminal windows have custom title bars
New 'lighter' theme
New system font - Droid Sans
New Software - Lite Fix: a tool for new users to easily fix common issues without needing to go to the command line (see end of post)
New boot screen design
The latest software from - LibreOffice, Gimp and some of the software from Install Additional Software (see below)
Install Additional Software now offers the latest: Wine, Chrome, Chromium, Netflix, Skype, Teamviewer and XBMC.Source links:
Lite User Manager - https://github.com/linuxlite/liteusermanager
Lite Software - https://github.com/linuxlite/litesoftware
Lite Manual - https://github.com/linuxlite/litemanual
Lite Fix - https://github.com/linuxlite/litefix
Both of these iso's come in at 699mb, that's cutting it close to mark when it comes to fitting a modern operating system onto a cd.
As a result we've had to search the entire filesystem for where we can make savings. One of those areas was the icon cache files. To regenerate these cache files which should give you a performance boost, enter the following command after a fresh install of Linux Lite 2.0 Beta:
sudo suHTTP:Download 32bit from here
gtk-update-icon-cache /usr/share/icons/Faenza/ && gtk-update-icon-cache /usr/share/icons/gnome/ && gtk-update-icon-cache /usr/share/icons/Humanity && gtk-update-icon-cache /usr/share/icons/Humanity-Dark/
- Linux Lite 2.0 32bit betamd5sum:
68fbb8eff2a4e51b1ce4c319a5891b57Download 64bit from here
- Linux Lite 2.0 64bit betamd5sum:
06d43211461d0981eb71e9713915c885TORRENTS:32bit Torrent from here
e6f8f65dfba0127f6f391a97ea49533fb0618d7b64bit Torrent from here
Login is automatic, no credentials required.
The image can be written to a 2gb or larger USB stick, or a writable CD or DVD.
Alternatively, you can use the dd command: sudo dd if=linux-lite-2.0-beta-32bit.iso of=/dev/sdx bs=4M
' is the letter of your usb stick.
In linux to find out the letter of your usb stick, open a terminal and type: df -h
It is usually listed as 'media
' or similar.
Please see the built in Help & Support manual if you require a more detailed explanation of this procedure.
There is no upgrade process from one Linux Lite version to the next because of all the in-between modifications. If 1.0.6 or 1.0.8 is working well for you stick to that, otherwise you will have to clean install 2.0. The Help Manual is a work in progress and will update over the course of the beta. The dark theme is still available from the Settings Manager for those who prefer it, but you will notice that volume icon in the tray appears white, this is a theming issue. All Ubuntu 32bit kernels these days ship with PAE, we will not be creating any more PAE builds, it's time to move on.Recommended Hardware/Minimal System requirements:
700 MHz processor+
512 MiB RAM+
5 GB of hard-drive space+
VGA capable of 1024x768 screen resolution
Either a CD drive or a USB port for the isoLogin to the live desktop is automatic.The first thing you MUST do after a fresh install of Linux Lite is run Menu, Install Updates.Lite Fix:
This is a tool for new users to easily fix common issues without needing to go to the command line. As common issues come to the fore, a fix for these will be added as a new menu entry into Lite Fix. (Lite fix is not installed by default because there are no fixes available in the program yet)