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Linux Lite 2.8 Final Released
« on: January 31, 2016, 05:35:11 AM »
 

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Release Announcement

Linux Lite 2.8 Final is now available for download. The star of this release is the inclusion of the Hardware Enablement Stack 3.19 based Kernel offering greater hardware support. We've also included a host of new features including, BTRFS support during install, the Help Manual is now accessible from the Desktop, Hulu now works out of the box, and the usual compliment of community suggestions and bug fixes.

During this development cycle, the open source software community lost a pioneering visionary. Linux Lite dedicates this release in honor, and to the memory of Ian Murdock, founder of Debian.



Changelog:

Firefox 44.0
Thunderbird 38.5.1
LibreOffice 5.0.4~rc2
Base: 14.04.3
New Wallpapers.
Hardware Enablement Stack 3.19 Kernel - Thanks Zead
Help Manual now accessible from the Desktop.
Added BTRFS Support.
Added HEVC H.265 Support in VLC - Thanks rokytnji
Added xbacklight - Thanks Lenny
New Thunar Media Tags Plugin.
Hulu now works out of the box - Thanks tomt
Ctrl+Shift+Esc key combo, brings up the Task Manager - Thanks Teddy
Fixed bug where Blueman applet was storing files in /etc/skel - Thanks vaikus84

As this is the last build of Linux Lite in the 2.0 series, we wanted to finish off with a balance of great hardware support with kernel 3.19, whilst maintaining our renown stability.

Developer credits - Jerry Bezencon, Milos Pavlovic, John Jenkins, Brian Tomlinson, Josh Erickson, gerito1.

Upgrading from 2.0, 2.2, 2.4, 2.6 using the instructions further down will take care of this.

Upgrading to Linux Lite 2.8 - There will be no Hardware Enablement Stack 3.19 Kernel installed when you perform Lite Upgrade. This has the potential to do more harm than good. People who have perfectly functioning systems, can suddenly find themselves with hardware that doesn't work anymore due to driver issues. It's been decided to let people make their own decision whether or not to install this hardware stack. Stability over risk.

Wallpaper credits:

https://www.linuxliteos.com/forums/wallpapers/wallpapers-gimp/msg17439/#msg17439

Downloads:

HTTP:
Download 32bit from here - Linux Lite 2.8 32bit
md5sum: 9afa3ff610b371e5f518e5bd5c635494
Size: 790mb (DVD, USB)

Download 64bit from here - Linux Lite 2.8 64bit
md5sum: cce362fa426f31a58e2bbff4d0c35579
Size: 807mb (DVD, USB)

HTTP MIRRORS:
https://www.linuxliteos.com/download.html#mirrors (may take some time to populate)

TORRENTS:
32bit Torrent from here - linux-lite-2.8-32bit.iso.torrent
Hash: ae4267de32e8a1af8a9a2923f4b1cad8413f6c0b
Size: 790mb (DVD, USB)

64bit Torrent from here - linux-lite-2.8-64bit.iso.torrent
Hash: d5153732b7b9ab4db22da45625c23936002f7203
Size: 807mb (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-2.8-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.

Upgrading:

For those on Linux Lite 2.4, 2.6 do the following:

1) Menu, Favorites, Install Updates.
2) Menu, Settings, Lite Upgrade.
3) Follow the onscreen instructions, reboot when finished.

For those on versions of Linux Lite 2.0, 2.2 only, do the following:

Open a terminal and do:

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sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install lite-upgrade-series2 -y
2) Menu, Settings, Lite Upgrade.
3) Follow the onscreen instructions, reboot when finished.

You cannot upgrade from Linux Lite 1.0.0, 1.0.2, 1.0.4, 1.0.6, 1.0.8

The following command will upgrade you to the 3.19 kernel. You do this at your own risk. I recommend you stay on your current kernel, but of course there will be people who can't resist to tinker  :)

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sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install --install-recommends linux-generic-lts-vivid xserver-xorg-core-lts-vivid xserver-xorg-lts-vivid xserver-xorg-video-all-lts-vivid xserver-xorg-input-all-lts-vivid libwayland-egl1-mesa-lts-vivid
Screenshot:



Thank you :)
Jerry and the team.
Download your free copy of Linux Lite today.

Jerry Bezencon
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Re: Linux Lite 2.8 Final Released
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2016, 05:53:37 AM »
 

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Congratulations! and thank you all very much for all the work and effort...once more.
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Re: Linux Lite 2.8 Final Released
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2016, 07:55:45 AM »
 

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Great News...
Many thanks to all the Devs/Mods and Users who contributed to make this happen.

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It's Sunday here, so I guess I will have to wait.... Only joking :)
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Re: Linux Lite 2.8 Final Released
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2016, 09:49:47 AM »
 

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Great news, thanks to all that made it happen.
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Re: Linux Lite 2.8 Final Released
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2016, 10:13:37 AM »
 

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1st: Favorties>Install Updates
Let it finish
2nd: System>Lite Upgrade
Let it finish

I picked shutdown. Then power up manually instead of reboot.

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harry@biker1:~$ cat /etc/llver
Linux Lite 2.8

smooth as silk. Thanks.

Edit: forgot to show my kernel

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harry@biker1:~$ uname -r
4.2.0-linuxlite

So no need for the 3.19 for me.
Last Edit: January 31, 2016, 10:17:08 AM by rokytnji
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Re: Linux Lite 2.8 Final Released
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2016, 10:25:45 AM »
 

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Figured it out that i needed to install updates first. After that the upgrade did run without any problems
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Re: Linux Lite 2.8 Final Released
« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2016, 11:06:10 AM »
 

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 8) Downloading now, thanks to all.
 

Re: Linux Lite 2.8 Final Released
« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2016, 11:53:20 AM »
 

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Can you update 2.8 beta to 2.8 with Lite Upgrade.?
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Re: Linux Lite 2.8 Final Released
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Can you update 2.8 beta to 2.8 with Lite Upgrade.?

Update...
I think I answered my own question.??, It seems to have worked in my VBox LL2.8 VM O.K. No obvious issues
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Re: Linux Lite 2.8 Final Released
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Re: Linux Lite 2.8 Final Released
« Reply #10 on: January 31, 2016, 01:46:12 PM »
 

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Did the Upgrade to 2.8. All went well. Currently contemplating if installing the hardware enablement stack would bring any advantage. But I think it won't do much of a difference.

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Re: Linux Lite 2.8 Final Released
« Reply #11 on: January 31, 2016, 02:31:16 PM »
 

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Thanks for the upgrade, Jerry!  My 64-bit upgrade was very smooth.  After my update I started the upgrade and had breakfast.  When I returned, the maching was ready for a reboot.

The 32-bit upgrade on my Gateway LT40 Notebook was not as smooth.  I had screwed up my package list and it didn't have the LL respository in it.  After I rectified the situation I updated and then upgraded to LL 2.8 without any issues.

I'm pretty sure both my machines could handle the kernel upgrade, but I'm going to hold off for now. 

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Re: Linux Lite 2.8 Final Released
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Ran the update on the Thin , 64bit - smooth.. Still on the prev kernel, I may update it to see if any benefits.. But I'll save for another day.  8)
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Re: Linux Lite 2.8 Final Released
« Reply #13 on: January 31, 2016, 06:47:00 PM »
 

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Thank you, Jerry!

Both 32 and 64 bit installs went smooth as silk today. My wife, who is currently working on her Masters degree in Psychology, noticed how snappy your system was this morning and had me replace Mint Cinnamon w/ Linux Lite 2.8...  She thanks you as well!

32 bit on both my netbooks runs wonderfully but where I've really noticed a difference is upon my 64 bit Lenovo laptop. Where it was fast before, it simply screams with the fresh install of 2.8 now.

We sincerely appreciate all your efforts!

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Re: Linux Lite 2.8 Final Released
« Reply #14 on: January 31, 2016, 06:47:48 PM »
 

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Tks to all.   A10 Standard Upgrade ran smoothly after I had sorted 2.6 update problem - latter due to some broken dependencies which Synaptics fixed.

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