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Linux Lite 2.0 Final Released
« on: June 01, 2014, 04:48:11 PM »
 

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Release Announcement

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.



Firefox 29
Kernel 3.13.0-24
Whisker Menu
LibreOffice 4.2.4.2
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:

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sudo su

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/

Flash for older machines:

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:

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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=160.0

Downloads:

HTTP:
Download 32bit from here - Linux Lite 2.0 32bit
md5sum: 5fa984d89a71fedf3e90ca19d47b3168

Download 64bit from here - Linux Lite 2.0 64bit
md5sum: 65eeeb03d1d22bc7f1b4e21db04da21b

TORRENTS:
32bit Torrent from here - linux-lite-2.0-32bit.iso.torrent
Hash: 15984f81fc853991a871964a7f2cdefbc3c87c0b

64bit Torrent from here - linux-lite-2.0-64bit.iso.torrent
Hash: a08e200017fa1135e6bb17494f87e653a12425a5

Live USB/DVD/VirtualBox/Vmware: 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 where 'x' 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 iso

Login 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.


« Last Edit: April 04, 2015, 06:56:27 PM by Jerry »
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Re: Linux Lite 2.0 Final released
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2014, 06:57:59 PM »
 

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Hi Valtam,

Congratulations & Many Thanks to you and the team

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« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2014, 08:39:22 PM »
 

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Great news!!! Thanks very much Valtam and LinuxLite team!! I've been trying the beta for some days now and haven't had any bugs at all!

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« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2014, 01:16:17 AM »
 

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« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2014, 04:18:52 AM »
 

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Congratulations Linux Lite Team, will be downloading and installing! Great job.
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« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2014, 11:41:19 AM »
 

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Thanks, Valtam and devs.  The new release is looking great!  I appreciate your hard work.
 

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« Reply #7 on: June 03, 2014, 04:45:28 AM »
 

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Valtam what can I say.  Amazing that you listened to a small comment on forum about a start up sound and you include one almost instantly.  Well done and a huge thank you too.  Your distro is definitely up at the top of the list in my opinion as a fairly new user.
 

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Valtam what can I say.  Amazing that you listened to a small comment on forum about a start up sound and you include one almost instantly.  Well done and a huge thank you too.  Your distro is definitely up at the top of the list in my opinion as a fairly new user.

You're welcome, this operating system is the culmination of ideas from people like yourself. An idea is generally implemented if it has qualities such as wide appeal and familiarity to our target audience.
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Re: Linux Lite 2.0 Final released
« Reply #9 on: June 03, 2014, 07:59:33 AM »
 

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Thanks for another great release.
I have had a play around, with regard to the "theming issue", affecting the panel icons, when using the dark theme, I found a quick workaround:
I noticed that the keyboard & bluetooth, as well as the sound icons, all remained white. I needed to do two things, first, in panel appearance settings, change to solid color. Then, in window manager tweaks, compositor, tick the box "enable display compositing". After I did this, it looked better. I will post a screenshot, on the Linux Lite Facebook page.
Keep up the good work.
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Thanks Herbie, I'm sure people will find that helpful :)
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Awesome release Valtam! I will install the 64-Bit one on my older Dell Dimension 5100C (Pentium D 8xx Series @ 2.8 Ghz Processor, Intel 945G Graphics, 80GB Hard Drive, 2.5 GB DDR2 RAM). Will update soon.

One thing that confused me about this release was the Windows Vista startup sound. This version of the sound included in Linux Lite, was a sound that was present in Windows Vista Beta, but never made it to the final retail release of Vista.
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« Reply #12 on: June 03, 2014, 08:17:35 PM »
 

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Yes!! ;D will be installing 2.0 tonight, all the details and changes look wonderful!
As to regards to the Startup sound i hope Valtam and team didn't include this because my inquiring about it, i hope it is something other people have asked about and find useful or i would feel bad wasting your man hours on something that people that use Xfce (or Linux in general) don't really use :-\
Anyway if so, awesome and thank you!
Quick question do you think now it would be easier now to get a shut down or log off sound or empty trash sound as well?
I guess what i mean is, i know that you mentioned that you don't have the space to include it on the installer, but is it something we can do or add ourselves or is the startup sound something that was coded into the release?
i would be more than happy with my limited knowledge of linux to spend my time trying things out if there is something i can do?
My research led me to this link:
https://forum.xfce.org/viewtopic.php?id=8618
Is this something possible or is it just a waste of time?
Anyway thanks for this awesome release and hard work, i look forward to installing it tonight.
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Quick question do you think now it would be easier now to get a shut down or log off sound or empty trash sound as well?
I guess what i mean is, i know that you mentioned that you don't have the space to include it on the installer, but is it something we can do or add ourselves or is the startup sound something that was coded into the release?
i would be more than happy with my limited knowledge of linux to spend my time trying things out if there is something i can do?
My research led me to this link:
https://forum.xfce.org/viewtopic.php?id=8618
Is this something possible or is it just a waste of time?
Anyway thanks for this awesome release and hard work, i look forward to installing it tonight.
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I went through that tutorial myself and it does not work on Linux Lite so in that regard, thats as far as I'm prepared to research system sounds at this stage. Bottom line is the start up sound was included because this is something our target audience is used to from an operating system. A compromise if you like for Windows users. Thanks for the feedback.
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« Reply #14 on: June 05, 2014, 04:24:10 PM »
 

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Installed 2.0 last night, Loving it! Thank you :)
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