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Jerry:
Release Announcement

Linux Lite 2.4 Beta is now available for testing. With the release of Linux Lite 2.4 Beta, we continue to evolve into a fully featured, light weight free operating system. There are enhancements to Lite Software, Install Updates, Lite Tweaks and Network Share Settings. Bountysource has been a major factor in our ability to enhance our software. By paying developers to help improve our software, we improve the quality and usability of our applications. There is added support for exFAT, Android MTPFS, VPN connections and NTP to name a few. You get the latest Whisker Menu, there's a new default Terminal theme, we've fixed syslog and auth.log not logging and the Windows (Super) key now opens the Menu.

Bountysource - https://www.bountysource.com/teams/linuxlite

The core team of Linux Lite deserves recognition for this effort. Thank you to Misko for his dedication to improving our code. Thanks also to gold_finger for continuing to grow the Help Manual with so many useful tutorials. Thank you to the Forum Mods for keeping the Forums tidy and well managed and of course thank you to everyone who helps on the Forums - you are our community, we can't do this without you. Thank you to everyone who uses Linux Lite, you are changing the way the world sees computers, one person at a time, you're showing people that there are alternatives. You're each a part of something very special. As usual you still get the latest Firefox, Thunderbird, LibreOffice, Wine (via Lite Software) and Gimp.

Changelog:

New Lite Software: Menu, System, Lite Software.
New Lite Tweaks (formerly Lite Cleaner).
New Install Updates GUI. New Network Share Settings: Menu, System, Network Share Settings.
New Wallpapers.
Added support for: VPN connections, Thunar thumbnail previews, Mugshot, exFAT, NTP, Android MTPFS.
Fixed Backups popping up randomly.
Fixed syslog, auth.log not logging.
Latest WhiskerMenu.
Changed Terminal theme.
Windows key (Super key) opens the Menu (not in the Live version).
Disabled Screen Off and Screensaver.
Removed obsolete PPA's.

Lite Software - Formerly Install Additional Software and Remove Additional Software, Lite Software combines all of these features into one tool.
Install Updates - Now with an easy to follow GUI interface.
Network Share Settings - Formerly Network Share Settings with 2 sub menus, this is now combined into one Menu link with a new GUI interface.

We're hoping to have an upgrade path starting with Linux Lite 2.4. That means that if you have from Linux Lite 2.0 upwards, with one command you'll be able to update to 2.4 It's not ready yet, but we are hoping to release it around 2.4 This will be a rush to the finish line as Linux Lite 2.4 will be released on 1st April, 2015. Stay tuned for updates to this. The Welcome window has some information regarding 'Upgrading Linux Lite'. This is a placeholder for now, this procedure is not available yet.

Wallpaper credits:

http://charlie-henson.deviantart.com/gallery/53037581/Linux-Lite-Wallpapers
https://www.linuxliteos.com/forums/member-submitted-artwork/charlie-henson-commissioned-artwork/
https://www.linuxliteos.com/forums/wallpapers/nature-and-landscape-wallpapers/msg10665/#msg10665

Downloads:
HTTP:
Download 32bit from here - Linux Lite 2.4 Beta 32bit
md5sum: ed58ee9a5a5832b8744968eb61e9751e
Size: 753mb (DVD, USB)

Download 64bit from here - Linux Lite 2.4 Beta 64bit
md5sum: 8fa30f30b4cc045e94aa49abc4558855
Size: 753mb (DVD, USB)

TORRENTS:
32bit Torrent from here - linux-lite-2.4-beta-32bit.iso.torrent
Hash: 3ead6e5f39d69e296adefa2f7927f6a6830377e5
Size: 753mb (DVD, USB)

64bit Torrent from here - linux-lite-2.4-beta-64bit.iso.torrent
Hash: 05cadd6dad9f23af8fe2806305da6e47d9e25013
Size: 753mb (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-2.4-beta-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.

All Ubuntu 32bit kernels these days ship with PAE.

Minimum Recommended Specs:
700MHz processor
512mb ram
VGA screen capable of 1024x768 resolution
DVD drive or USB port for the ISO image

Preferred Specs:
1.5GHz processor+
1024mb ram+
VGA, DVI or HDMI screen capable of 1366x768 resolution+
DVD drive or USB port for the ISO image

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.

As this is a beta release, there are bound to be bugs etc. Please help make the final stable for other people by participating in this Beta. Please report any bugs in this thread.

Screenshots:















Thank you. Jerry

Scott:
 :) Thanks to all involved, downloading now ...

avj:
Downloading now  :)

newtusmaximus:
Thanks to all. Downloaded - iso for live dvd 32 bit burnt first time. Running as Live DVD on Tosh Sat Pro A10  1 GB RAM, Intel 852 Graphics and Sound OK, 3COM PCMIA connects to WiFi OK - touchpad & keyboard. OK  2 GHz chip.  Resource use as I write = 25% CPU, 40% memory. Not sure but this seems a lot greater than usual Perhaps as running Live DVD?  Otherwise OK

FIREFOX task bar "Blacks" out when typing.  Have not installed updates as using Live DVD.

Will install and see how we get on. 


Live DVD works fine on HP DC7700 small form factor desktop with 3GB Ram  IIyama Vision Pro 451 monitor - No problems with Firefox.

Full install with updates on Fujitsu Amilo Si1520 with 2GB Ram   - All working fine - Firefox also. Very fast install - less problems than with LL 2.2 32 bit

Thanks again

altman:
Downloaded for future tests . Thanx Jerry & the Team .

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