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General => Release Announcements => Topic started by: Jerry on December 01, 2014, 02:45:30 PM

Title: Linux Lite 2.2 Final Released
Post by: Jerry on December 01, 2014, 02:45:30 PM
Release Announcement

Linux Lite 2.2 Final is now available for download.

This release is a product of the incredible contributions from both the community and the developers. We've added Backups a very simple to use backup utility, Date & Time, File Search and our newest members to the Linux Lite software family, Lite Cleaner - an easy to use point and click system cleaner and Lite Welcome - greets you on first boot, gives useful information about Linux Lite including Updates, Support and Development, we've also added Light Locker as the new default screen locker. There are also improvements to Install Additional Software, allowing you to choose multiple programs at once to install. There is also 'Check Install Media' that has been added to the Live boot menu and finally, we've added some community created Linux Lite themed wallpapers.

As usual, you still get the latest LibreOffice, VLC, Wine and Gimp.

New Program locations:

Backups - Menu > Accessories > Backups
File Search - Menu > Accessories > File Search
Date & Time - Menu > Settings > Date & Time
Lite Cleaner - Menu > System > Lite Cleaner
Light Locker Settings - Menu > Settings > Light Locker Settings
Linux Lite Welcome - Menu > Settings > Linux Lite Welcome

Other Changes:

New adjustable size mouse theme added.
Added File Roller as the default archive manager.
Added Light Locker.
Added new Login theme.
Clementine added to Install Additional Software.
Create System Report has been converted to GUI.
Added md5sum check to right click menu.
Added libreoffice-gnome to open files on a NAS.
Launchers now use exo-open instead of xdg-open.
Fixed power settings/screensaver conflict.
Mumble has been dropped.
inxi (https://code.google.com/p/inxi/) has been added by request.

Wallpaper credits:

https://www.linuxliteos.com/forums/index.php?topic=872.0 (https://www.linuxliteos.com/forums/index.php?topic=872.0)
https://www.linuxliteos.com/forums/index.php?topic=989.0 (https://www.linuxliteos.com/forums/index.php?topic=989.0)

Screenshots:

(http://i.imgur.com/CboS0Z4.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/J1yfUIG.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/p4HjaFs.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/Zcsa8XS.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/2MfmQFT.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/tBATqQF.png)

Both of these iso's come in at around 740mb, this means that we are no longer able to fit onto CD. After careful discussion with the community, the overall feeling was that what we offered people in terms of software and function was of greater importance than fitting on a certain media size.

Downloads:

HTTP:
Download 32bit from here - Linux Lite 2.2 32bit (http://sourceforge.net/projects/linuxlite/files/2.2/linux-lite-2.2-32bit.iso/download)
md5sum: 8960b5c0bed2e790dec213235a883cc3
Size: 737mb (DVD, USB)

Download 64bit from here - Linux Lite 2.2 64bit (http://sourceforge.net/projects/linuxlite/files/2.2/linux-lite-2.2-64bit.iso/download)
md5sum: 0b08075d414e402d2493c46bbf0589e5
Size: 738mb (DVD, USB)

TORRENTS:
32bit Torrent from here - linux-lite-2.2-32bit.iso.torrent (https://www.linuxliteos.com/torrent/linux-lite-2.2-32bit.iso.torrent)
Hash: ed69b59d4abe51d9f62f23622017b233fe31208b
Size: 737mb (DVD, USB)

64bit Torrent from here - linux-lite-2.2-64bit.iso.torrent (https://www.linuxliteos.com/torrent/linux-lite-2.2-64bit.iso.torrent)
Hash: 276b707205618000e2cfd80a91762ff637fd3d2e
Size: 738mb (DVD, USB)

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 DVD.
Alternatively, you can use the dd command: sudo dd if=linux-lite-2.2-xxbit.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 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. All Ubuntu 32bit kernels these days ship with PAE.

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 DVD 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.

Thank you to Misko_2083 and gold_finger for their code contributions and to members of the community for their suggestions and ideas.

Jerry
Title: Re: Linux Lite 2.2 Final Released
Post by: bitsnpcs on December 01, 2014, 03:35:56 PM
Congratulations Jerry and all of the Team on the release of Linux Lite 2.2 Final :)
Title: Re: Linux Lite 2.2 Final Released
Post by: Wirezfree on December 01, 2014, 04:01:26 PM
Hi Jerry,

Great work, congratulations to you and the dev team, and also some of LL community for their contributions...
Which I have been following with interest, even if it does go over my head :)

Dave

I would like to install LL2.2,
not sure I want to redo 3 PC's though.!!
Title: Re: Linux Lite 2.2 Final Released
Post by: TMG1961 on December 01, 2014, 04:09:09 PM
Congratulations Jerry and all of the Team on the release of Linux Lite 2.2 Final
Title: Re: Linux Lite 2.2 Final Released
Post by: Mike on December 01, 2014, 05:52:42 PM
Congrats to all involved!
Title: Re: Linux Lite 2.2 Final Released
Post by: sbcwinn on December 01, 2014, 06:18:05 PM
I am truly excited by the new release!!! Congrats. But I have 11 machines to upgrade. Any way to make this less painful in the future by using partitions etc? Please teach me.
Title: Re: Linux Lite 2.2 Final Released
Post by: Monkeyman on December 01, 2014, 11:25:44 PM
Right on!  I'll put it on the SSD in my desktop and save it for the laptop when Win dies.
Title: Re: Linux Lite 2.2 Final Released
Post by: Hans on December 01, 2014, 11:27:58 PM
This looks fantastic!!!
I'm definitely upgrading! Cool new features!!
Thanks very much indeed to Jerry and the team, and the community. Good on you, guys!

Cheers!
Title: Re: Linux Lite 2.2 Final Released
Post by: newtusmaximus on December 02, 2014, 08:45:43 AM
Which Kernel is this using please?
Title: Re: Linux Lite 2.2 Final Released
Post by: Scaniatrucker on December 02, 2014, 09:39:00 AM
Which Kernel is this using please?
3.13
Title: Re: Linux Lite 2.2 Final Released
Post by: altman on December 02, 2014, 09:55:35 AM
Congrats to the Team for great efforts .
Title: Re: Linux Lite 2.2 Final Released
Post by: robert on December 03, 2014, 04:46:19 AM
Downloaded and ready to install.  Thanks guys, a great OS
Title: Re: Linux Lite 2.2 Final Released
Post by: Jerry on December 03, 2014, 06:20:20 AM
Thank you everyone for your kind words since the release, doing this is a labour of love for us, we love linux :)
Title: Re: Linux Lite 2.2 Final Released
Post by: ChrisL on December 03, 2014, 07:47:24 PM
Great work to all involved.  The time and effort that the LL team put into this is amazing.   LL was such a strong release on it's own, just amazing you all took it a step beyond!  Thanks for your hard work and your forward vision.


Chris
Title: Re: Linux Lite 2.2 Final Released
Post by: Jerry on December 06, 2014, 09:47:46 PM
Last 7 days on Distrowatch:

(http://i.imgur.com/Xh3A8ko.png)
Title: Re: Linux Lite 2.2 Final Released
Post by: Wirezfree on December 06, 2014, 10:06:38 PM
Wow... Amazing
It maybe a Number #1 Hit for Christmas :)
Title: Re: Linux Lite 2.2 Final Released
Post by: altman on December 11, 2014, 12:28:17 PM
Haven t looked at Distrowatch for a while now , cograts to the team .
Title: Re: Linux Lite 2.2 Final Released
Post by: ohjrson on December 27, 2014, 07:25:41 PM
So this means I guess that you are moving away from replacing Win XP and older machines then?
Title: Re: Linux Lite 2.2 Final Released
Post by: altman on December 27, 2014, 07:39:22 PM
Nop , if you re writing to me , been on Linux from 2006-7 ( if not earlier ) & this machine s around 3 years back .
Title: Re: Linux Lite 2.2 Final Released
Post by: hcasarrubias on March 16, 2015, 12:55:48 AM
Does this version supports upgrade? or requires fresh install like 2.0?
Title: Re: Linux Lite 2.2 Final Released
Post by: altman on March 16, 2015, 07:51:24 AM
Yep , it does support upgrades mate .
Title: Re: Linux Lite 2.2 Final Released
Post by: hcasarrubias on March 16, 2015, 10:08:12 PM
Yep , it does support upgrades mate .

Greate mate, do you know the procedure to do an upgrade from Lite 2.0 to 2.2 without a fresh install, thanks

Regards.
Title: Re: Linux Lite 2.2 Final Released
Post by: Jerry on March 17, 2015, 02:17:23 AM
There is NO support for upgrades yet. People, please be extremely careful and research something before you post help to others.
Title: Re: Linux Lite 2.2 Final Released
Post by: hcasarrubias on March 17, 2015, 09:48:06 PM
There is NO support for upgrades yet. People, please be extremely careful and research something before you post help to others.
Thanks for the clarification, Now that I just got 2.0 working the way I wanted I dunno If I want to upgrade to 2.2 or 2.4 when released
Title: Re: Linux Lite 2.2 Final Released
Post by: avj on March 17, 2015, 11:16:17 PM
That is one of the best things about Linux most of the time you can just download the newer versions and try in a live cd/dvd just burn and try to see if you like it.  :)
Title: Re: Linux Lite 2.2 Final Released
Post by: N4RPS on March 21, 2015, 08:08:45 AM
Hello!

I have used the scripts posted in the forums to upgrade a number of machines from 2.0 to 2.2 with no issues. Is there something concerning using them that I need to watch out for?

73 DE N4RPS
Rob

Title: Re: Linux Lite 2.2 Final Released
Post by: misko_2083 on March 21, 2015, 06:07:03 PM
Hello!

I have used the scripts posted in the forums to upgrade a number of machines from 2.0 to 2.2 with no issues. Is there something concerning using them that I need to watch out for?

73 DE N4RPS
Rob
Hi Rob. There was only a early beta version of the release upgrade script. I think Jerry said that. I've been working hard, whenever there was free time on getting this ready for LL 2.4. A few days left. It will be a race against the clock.
Title: Re: Linux Lite 2.2 Final Released
Post by: Jerry on March 21, 2015, 09:19:44 PM
Lite Upgrade is considered 'developmental' that's why there is NO official support for upgrades yet in the form of a package or fully compatible procedure across the LL 2.x series. As misko said, this is a race against the clock before the April 1st release of 2.4 It will only be released once I'm happy with the quality of the software which so far with misko's awesome efforts to date, are right on target.
Title: Re: Linux Lite 2.2 Final Released
Post by: hcasarrubias on March 23, 2015, 11:16:14 AM
Hello!

I have used the scripts posted in the forums to upgrade a number of machines from 2.0 to 2.2 with no issues. Is there something concerning using them that I need to watch out for?

73 DE N4RPS
Rob
Hi Rob. There was only a early beta version of the release upgrade script. I think Jerry said that. I've been working hard, whenever there was free time on getting this ready for LL 2.4. A few days left. It will be a race against the clock.

Adding the ability to Upgrade from one version to the next would certanly be a plus and a huge step in to winning thousands of new followers most people i talk about OSs they almos immediatly reject LINUX in general due to little issues like this, and confusion in regards to frugal instalations, diferent distros, kernels, etc, In most cases I blame THEM for not making an effort to learn, however most regular joes want simplicity,   and this request would certanly add simplicity to the migration process....my 2 cents
Title: Re: Linux Lite 2.2 Final Released
Post by: misko_2083 on March 23, 2015, 01:48:30 PM
We are doing our best that we can with a very small team. We are improving all the features to make it as simple as possible for the users to migrate. This distro is still young but it's evolving quickly with the help from the community.
Title: Re: Linux Lite 2.2 Final Released
Post by: Irishluck83 on March 31, 2015, 08:19:23 PM
It is getting sexier and sexier on each release. welcome LL team.