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Linux Lite 2.4 Final Released
« on: March 31, 2015, 03:21:45 PM »
 

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Release Announcement

Linux Lite 2.4 Final is now available for download.

With the release of Linux Lite 2.4 Final, we continue to evolve into a fully featured, light weight free operating system. Major announcement - there is now an upgrade path on Linux Lite from within the LTS series for each release, update your current install from now until April 2016 with one click, see below for details on this. 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. Disk Encryption and LVM is now supported - see below for details. 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, and the Windows (Super) key now opens the Menu.

I'm incredibly proud of our small, dedicated team, and what we're able to accomplish.

As usual you still get the latest Firefox, Thunderbird, LibreOffice, Wine (via Lite Software) and Gimp.

Roadmap:  We now have a Roadmap in place. Linux Lite is divided up into 5 interim releases per LTS. See here for details - https://www.linuxliteos.com/code.html#roadmap

Changelog:
New Lite Software Menu, System, Lite Software (formerly Install Additional Software and Remove Additional Software).
New Lite Tweaks (formerly Lite Cleaner).
New Install Updates.
New Network Share Settings Menu, System, Network Share Settings (see below for notes on this).
New Wallpapers.
New Terminal theme.
Added support for: VPN connections, Thunar thumbnail previews, Mugshot, exFAT, NTP, LVM, Android MTPFS, Bluetooth.
Added: Reboot, Shutdown options to Live media. Live media now also defaults straight to the Menu.
Fixed: syslog, auth.log not logging.
Fixed: Disk encryption during installation now works.
Fixed Backups popping up randomly.
Latest WhiskerMenu.
Latest version of the Help Manual.
Latest Lite Welcome.
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.

Lite Upgrade: You can now upgrade your Linux Lite install to the latest version. A HUGE thank you to misko for helping with this code, arguably one of the more complex pieces we have worked on, but now that the framework is in place, adding future code will be a lot easier.

Some things to be aware of when upgrading:

- Your current home folder config files are backed up before the upgrade finishes, that means some of the upgrade features that changes the way you have things, can be restored to the way you had it, eg. the terminal theme.
- Menu order: eg. Network Share Settings drops to the bottom of the System Menu. From Linux Lite 3.0 onwards, we will create all of our Menu links which will prevent most Menu's from not showing alphabetically at times. For now, you can use Menu, Settings, Main Menu to reorder things but be careful, do not click on Restore System Configuration.

Back up locations are:

/home/user/.llupgradebackup/2.4
/etc/skel/.llupgradebackup/2.4

So if you want to restore any of your original config's that's where they'll be. You must restore to both locations. (for advanced users)

- If you have a custom terminal theme, this will change when you run Lite Upgrade (see above if you wish to keep your original theme)

To upgrade: Install the lite-upgrade-series2 package:

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sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install lite-upgrade-series2 -y
Upgrading Linux Lite from one version in a Series to the next is simple. Each new Series of Linux Lite is released every 2 years, and then supported for 5 years, otherwise known as LTS (Long Term Support) eg. Linux Lite 2.0 - Linux Lite 2.8 is Series 2, Linux Lite 3.0 would be the start of Series 3.

Upgrading can only occur within a Series. For example you can upgrade from Linux Lite 2.0 to Linux Lite 2.4, but not from Linux Lite 2.0 to Linux Lite 3.0. If you don't have Lite Upgrade installed open a Terminal and type in: sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install lite-upgrade-seriesX where -seriesX represents that series. Then to update from within a Series, click on Menu, Settings, Lite Upgrade.

Follow the on screen prompts, reboot at the end of the process and you will be completely up to date on Linux Lite.

Disk encryption during install:

Disk encryption and LVM should now work when selecting the Installation Type part of the install wizard. When you start your computer (post installation), during the boot process your computer will appear to stop booting, this is not the case. In the background it is waiting for you to enter your encryption password, the one you set up during the Linux Lite installation. You can either type your password blindly or press F4 to see the background text. Once you've entered your password your computer will continue the rest of the boot up process. Do not choose 'Encrypt home folder' during the install, this is a different option under the Who are you? section of the install and does not work yet.

Wallpaper credits:

http://charlie-henson.deviantart.com/gallery/53037581/Linux-Lite-Wallpapers
https://www.linuxliteos.com/forums/index.php?topic=1525
https://www.linuxliteos.com/forums/index.php?topic=1308.msg10665#msg10665

Downloads:

HTTP:
Download 32bit from here - Linux Lite 2.4 32bit
md5sum: 30f6ecb8c605e294324a81bd3a2b37ba
Size: 758mb (DVD, USB)

Download 64bit from here - Linux Lite 2.4 64bit
md5sum: 48b86cd61751d14a638bf2431ef42fa1
Size: 758mb (DVD, USB)

TORRENTS:
32bit Torrent from here - linux-lite-2.4-32bit.iso.torrent
Hash: cd7aed0e82ea2cf2815b3a9344a211e595ca3e6e
Size: 758mb (DVD, USB)

64bit Torrent from here - linux-lite-2.4-64bit.iso.torrent
Hash: c5582974b0c95ada504bafe3818ad79b2e9c1d23
Size: 758mb (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-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 Menu, Favorites, Help Manual if you require a more detailed explanation of this procedure.

All Ubuntu 32bit kernels these days ship with PAE. Linux Lite does not provide a non-pae release.

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.

Screenshots:















Premium Release Club - In recognition of peoples support for Linux Lite, we have launched the Premium Release Club.
The Premium Release Club rewards previous supporters by offering Linux Lite merchandise at discounted prices. For more details see here - https://www.linuxliteos.com/forums/on-topic/premium-release-club/

Thank you.
Jerry
Last Edit: May 15, 2015, 04:09:47 PM by Jerry
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Re: Linux Lite 2.4 Final Released
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2015, 04:01:51 PM »
 

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Awesome! Gonna download right away. Thank you!
 

Re: Linux Lite 2.4 Final Released
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2015, 04:47:02 PM »
 

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Congrats, great job.
Used the upgrade but got an error at the end that the welcome screen couldnt start..but guess that is because i have it disabled in autostart.
Also downloaded the iso file.
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Re: Linux Lite 2.4 Final Released
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2015, 06:02:44 PM »
 

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Re: Linux Lite 2.4 Final Released
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2015, 07:02:43 PM »
 

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Awesome news! Thank you guys a lot! Much appreciated! :) :) :)
 

Re: Linux Lite 2.4 Final Released
« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2015, 07:30:42 PM »
 

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So why did you delete my earlier posts ? 
 

Re: Linux Lite 2.4 Final Released
« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2015, 07:33:19 PM »
 

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Amazing! absolutely amazing! Didn't think this distro could get much better, and you guys went way beyond. Cheers!! Now, i think I'll easily upgrade all my computers
 

Re: Linux Lite 2.4 Final Released
« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2015, 08:45:29 PM »
 

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Went the

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To upgrade: Install the lite-upgrade-series2 package:

from LL2.0 to 2.4 on this lappy

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harry@biker1:~$ inxi -S
System:    Host: biker1 Kernel: 3.19.0-linuxlite x86_64 (64 bit)
           Desktop: Xfce 4.11.8 Distro: Ubuntu 14.04 trusty
harry@biker1:~$ cat /etc/lsb-release
DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu
DISTRIB_RELEASE=14.04
DISTRIB_CODENAME=trusty
DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Linux Lite 2.4"
harry@biker1:~$ inxi -M
Machine:   System: Dell product: Latitude E5500
           Mobo: Dell model: 0DW635 Bios: Dell v: A17 date: 09/27/2011

Running latest kernel and no hiccups to report. Rebooted already. Time to shutdown and move on to the Dell Touchscreen XT2 Lappy.

To kool for skool. Man that was easy peasy.  8)

Edit: Touchscreen done.

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harry@harry-Latitude-XT2:~$ inxi -S
System:    Host: harry-Latitude-XT2 Kernel: 3.19.0-linuxlite x86_64 (64 bit)
           Desktop: Xfce 4.11.8 Distro: Ubuntu 14.04 trusty
harry@harry-Latitude-XT2:~$ cat /etc/lsb-release
DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu
DISTRIB_RELEASE=14.04
DISTRIB_CODENAME=trusty
DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Linux Lite 2.4"
harry@harry-Latitude-XT2:~$ inxi -M
Machine:   System: Dell product: Latitude XT2
           Mobo: Dell model: 0HJ48R Bios: Dell v: A01 date: 05/07/2009
Last Edit: March 31, 2015, 09:14:52 PM by rokytnji
LL 3.6,2.8
Dell XT2 > Touchscreen Laptop
Dell 755 > Desktop
Acer 150 > Desktop
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Re: Linux Lite 2.4 Final Released
« Reply #8 on: March 31, 2015, 09:32:30 PM »
 

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Thanks upgrade went smooth, did not lose any data, programs,conkys, themes or settings. Works perfect on this HP G61
 

Re: Linux Lite 2.4 Final Released
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Re: Linux Lite 2.4 Final Released
« Reply #10 on: March 31, 2015, 10:31:00 PM »
 

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Thanks everyone for your comments so far, seems the Upgrade is working well :)
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Re: Linux Lite 2.4 Final Released
« Reply #11 on: March 31, 2015, 10:34:22 PM »
 

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Hello!

Once again, hats off to the development team. Lite Upgrade worked without a hitch!

One now on 2.4, several more to go...

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Re: Linux Lite 2.4 Final Released
« Reply #12 on: March 31, 2015, 11:04:05 PM »
 

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Hey guy's

ok so i used the Lite Upgrade, which is cool and it worked, it saved all my files and setting, etc.

But I ran into one problem tho and it's with using Lite Software. ok so i click on Lite Software to open it up and it asks for my password, so i type my password in and after that instead of getting a popup of Lite Software, I get a popup of Updates Sources and it asks me if i want to update my software sources yes or no.  If i click yes then it runs the process of what Install Updates would do.

I don't know if i did something wrong or if Lite Upgrade broke it,  but i thought you guys should know.
 

Re: Linux Lite 2.4 Final Released
« Reply #13 on: March 31, 2015, 11:09:54 PM »
 

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Hello!

I see what you mean, but I don't think it's a bug. I THINK they're just calling up an apt-get update to make sure you get the latest version of whatever you're wanting to install...

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Re: Linux Lite 2.4 Final Released
« Reply #14 on: March 31, 2015, 11:57:22 PM »
 

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Hello!

I see what you mean, but I don't think it's a bug. I THINK they're just calling up an apt-get update to make sure you get the latest version of whatever you're wanting to install...

73 DE N4RPS
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Exactly right. This ensures the latest packages are presented.

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