Linux Lite 2.0 Codename 'Beryl' is now available for download.
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, VLC, 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'.What's new:Linux Lite repositories.Whisker Menu as the default Menu, complete with left side categories and switch categories by hovering enabled.Easier sound control from the tray. Hot-swapping of usb sound devices now available, sound system will automatically switch.
New feature - start up sound added.Terminal windows now have descriptive title bars.Install Additional Software redesign - now offering 20+ popular programs to easily install.Stylish new system font, Droid Sans.Tabs in the file manager.New dialog boxes for enabling/disabling login.
New 'lighter' theme.
New boot screen design.
Newest versions of: LibreOffice, VLC, Wine, Gimp and many more.
Support link directly from the Internet Menu.
Support for hot-swapping usb audio devices - audio system will now automatically revert back to the default device when hot swapping usb audio devices.
Latest screenshots are here - https://www.linuxliteos.com/screenshots/Source code 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 700mb, 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:
sudo suFlash for older machines:
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/
We now have a custom package for older machines that are struggling to play flash content.
Here's how to get it installed. Open a terminal and do:
sudo apt-get remove flashplugin-installer -y && sudo apt-get install flashplugin-legacy
See this thread here for more information - https://www.linuxliteos.com/forums/index.php?topic=160.0Downloads:HTTP:Download 32bit from here
- Linux Lite 2.0 32bitmd5sum:
5fa984d89a71fedf3e90ca19d47b3168Download 64bit from here
- Linux Lite 2.0 64bitmd5sum:
65eeeb03d1d22bc7f1b4e21db04da21bTORRENTS:32bit Torrent from here
15984f81fc853991a871964a7f2cdefbc3c87c0b64bit 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-2.0-32bit.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 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 MB 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, Favorites, Install Updates.Screenshots: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)Enabling/Disabling the Login Sound: Menu, Settings, Session and Startup, Application Autostart tab, tick/untick Login Sound.