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Linux Lite 2.6 Beta Released
« on: August 07, 2015, 03:53:25 AM »
 

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Release Announcement

Linux Lite 2.6 Beta is now available for testing. After months of dedicated development by the team and outsourced developers, we're proud to announce the release of the Linux Lite Control Center. Linux Lite Control Center aims to provide one central location for everything that you needed to configure your computer. We're also pleased to announce the inclusion of Systemback, a versatile tool that makes it easy to create backups of the system and the users configuration files. Linux Lite is now deployed across large networks and systems, Systemback allows the creation of a custom version of Linux Lite that can then be deployed to multiple machines in a given scenario. See below for more information on both of these new applications in Linux Lite.

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

Changelog:
Firefox 39.0
LibreOffice 5.0
Base: 14.04.3
New Wallpapers.
New Lite Welcome.
New root terminal theme.
Updated Help Manual.
Added Linux Lite Control Center - provides one central location for everything you need to configure your computer.
Added Systemback - system back up and OS creation tool.
Added Disks - easy to use partition, hard drive and SSD configurator.
Added Crtl+Alt+Del - brings up logout/restart/shutdown dialogue.
Added VLC Browser Plugin.
Added Dark theme - Zukitwo Dark Reloaded.
Latest WhiskerMenu.

Introducing the Linux Lite Control Center - The Linux Lite Control Center was created with new folk to linux in mind. We wanted to build an application that was one central location for everything that you needed to configure your computer. We recognise that it is sometimes hard to find where things are on a linux based operating system. Lite Control Center aims to address that dilemma. Built much like a web page, Lite Control Center has a menu on the left as categories, and within those categories buttons that launch whichever application you are wanting to use. Lite Control Center is currently considered beta and we would value your feedback on this application before Linux Lite 2.6 Final is released. Lite Control Center can be found on the taskbar next to the terminal icon.

Developer credits - John Jenkins, Jerry Bezencon, Milos Pavlovic, Brian Tomlinson, Josh Erickson

Menu Location - Menu, Settings, Lite Control Center.





Systemback - During the 2.6 development cycle, we asked the community which system restore tool they favoured the most and why. After receiving excellent feedback on social media and the Forums, the community chose Systemback to be included in Linux Lite 2.6. Systemback is extremely versatile. You can easily restore the previous state of your computer, perform system copying, system installation and Live system creation. This is especially useful for those wanting to deploy their custom version of Linux Lite across multiple machines, something the community has been asking for.

Menu Location - Menu, System, Systemback.



New Dark Theme - To apply, go to Menu, Settings, Appearance. Select Zukitwo Dark Reloaded. Then go to Menu, Settings, Window Manager. Select Zukitwo Dark Reloaded. Log out/in to apply the new theme.

Wallpaper credits:

https://www.linuxliteos.com/forums/wallpapers/so-simple-so-gray/
https://www.linuxliteos.com/forums/wallpapers/wallpapers-gimp/msg14541/#msg14541

Downloads:
HTTP:
Download 32bit from here - Linux Lite 2.6 Beta 32bit
md5sum: c13a7a118c90c74f98a0f16db2b166ed
Size: 778mb (DVD, USB)

Download 64bit from here - Linux Lite 2.6 Beta 64bit
md5sum: c23b93639aa3763a335ac6aef4867903
Size: 777mb (DVD, USB)

TORRENTS:
32bit Torrent from here - linux-lite-2.6-beta-32bit.iso.torrent
Hash: 7a2caafb0856dbf2f4eb9ab7f2412db5f8c2ca76
Size: 778mb (DVD, USB)

64bit Torrent from here - linux-lite-2.6-beta-64bit.iso.torrent
Hash: f6f94d8150304c11568680d3511195f5b08c4b0e
Size: 777mb (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-2.6-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 and feedback in this thread.

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Thank you :)
Jerry and the team.
Last Edit: August 09, 2015, 01:58:46 AM by Jerry
 


Re: Linux Lite 2.6 Beta Released
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2015, 04:41:02 AM »
 

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What kind of Laptop specific updates are there going to be made in the 2.6 edition?
Missing the ability to shut and open the laptop screen without turning off the external screen (or putting it to sleep-even if the xfce4 power manager is not set to do that).
 

Re: Linux Lite 2.6 Beta Released
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2015, 10:33:33 AM »
 

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Installed it on a spare hard drive on my generic HP laptop.  All is working well except Systemback.  I can create a restore point but when I try to create a live system it's no joy as all the buttons are not available.  It sees the USB media just fine but I can't create anything. 

Disregard.  I rolled back the kernel and it appears to be working.

Here's the hardware info:

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System:    Host: ebk Kernel: 4.1.1-linuxlite x86_64 (64 bit) Desktop: Xfce 4.11.8 Distro: Ubuntu 14.04 trusty
Machine:   System: Hewlett-Packard product: HP EliteBook 8440p
           Mobo: Hewlett-Packard model: 172A version: KBC Version 30.34
           Bios: Hewlett-Packard version: 68CCU Ver. D.23 date: 06/14/2013
CPU:       Dual core Intel Core i7 CPU M 620 (-HT-MCP-) cache: 4096 KB flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx)
           Clock Speeds: 1: 1199.00 MHz 2: 1733.00 MHz 3: 1199.00 MHz 4: 1733.00 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Intel Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller
           X.Org: 1.15.1 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) Resolution: 1366x768@60.0hz
           GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Ironlake Mobile GLX Version: 2.1 Mesa 10.1.3
Audio:     Card: Intel 5 Series/3400 Series High Definition Audio driver: snd_hda_intel Sound: ALSA ver: k4.1.1-linuxlite
Network:   Card-1: Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6200 driver: iwlwifi
           IF: wlan0 state: up mac: 00:23:14:f3:e0:64
           Card-2: Intel 82577LM Gigabit Network Connection driver: e1000e
           IF: eth0 state: down mac: 88:ae:1d:ab:4a:40
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 250.1GB (16.1% used) 1: id: /dev/sda model: Hitachi_HTS72502 size: 250.1GB
Partition: ID: / size: 109G used: 7.7G (8%) fs: ext4 ID: swap-1 size: 2.73GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap
RAID:      No RAID devices detected - /proc/mdstat and md_mod kernel raid module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 42.0C mobo: 0.0C
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 199 Uptime: 17 min Memory: 542.6/7778.1MB Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 1.9.17
Last Edit: August 07, 2015, 12:20:58 PM by OldGuy
 

Re: Linux Lite 2.6 Beta Released
« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2015, 02:51:57 PM »
 

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Not bad
 

Re: Linux Lite 2.6 Beta Released
« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2015, 04:06:44 PM »
 

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Disregard.  I rolled back the kernel and it appears to be working.


That was going to be my suggestion :)
 

Re: Linux Lite 2.6 Beta Released
« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2015, 06:16:05 PM »
 

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A BIG THANK YOU from West Palm Beach,FL,USA
Linux Lite has been my main OS for months now,love it!!!
I just wish I could change the Boot Splash,Thank you and expect my first donation  ;)
 

Re: Linux Lite 2.6 Beta Released
« Reply #6 on: August 07, 2015, 07:05:11 PM »
 

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Do what I do, edit the files for the bootsplash to make it look like you want.  They are located at:

/lib/plymouth/themes/liteboot

All I do is make the background darker and I'm good to go.  You'll need admin access to work with these files.

I really like Systemback and it works well.  I have 2 laptops with very similar hardware and once I got LL 2.6 setup and configured on one of them, I ran Systemback and made a live system and put it on a USB drive.  I then installed that system on the other laptop and it went smoothly.  I take care of a number of computers at my place and this will really speed up installations...
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Re: Linux Lite 2.6 Beta Released
« Reply #7 on: August 08, 2015, 01:32:35 AM »
 

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I really like Systemback and it works well.  I have 2 laptops with very similar hardware and once I got LL 2.6 setup and configured on one of them, I ran Systemback and made a live system and put it on a USB drive.  I then installed that system on the other laptop and it went smoothly.  I take care of a number of computers at my place and this will really speed up installations...


Excellent! Just the kind of feedback we love to hear on new features :)
 

Re: Linux Lite 2.6 Beta Released
« Reply #8 on: August 08, 2015, 01:33:07 AM »
 

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A BIG THANK YOU from West Palm Beach,FL,USA
Linux Lite has been my main OS for months now,love it!!!
I just wish I could change the Boot Splash,Thank you and expect my first donation  ;)

Thank you zapinguete, it is our pleasure :)
 

Re: Linux Lite 2.6 Beta Released
« Reply #9 on: August 08, 2015, 12:13:39 PM »
 

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 :) Excellent release. Only in VirtualBox so far but it feels so polished and complete.
 

Re: Linux Lite 2.6 Beta Released
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Re: Linux Lite 2.6 Beta Released
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Can I use Lite Upgrade from the control Centre to move to 2.6, or must I wait until it is no longer a beta before this will work?
 

Re: Linux Lite 2.6 Beta Released
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Can I use Lite Upgrade from the control Centre to move to 2.6, or must I wait until it is no longer a beta before this will work?

You have to wait for the final on September 1st.
 

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I have been running 2.6 beta for a couple of days now and am happy to report no issues so far, good job developers.  :)
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