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Title: Linux Lite 2.8 Final Released
Post by: Jerry on January 31, 2016, 05:35:11 AM
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.

(http://i.imgur.com/dusz23P.png)

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

Downloads:

HTTP:
Download 32bit from here - Linux Lite 2.8 32bit (http://sourceforge.net/projects/linuxlite/files/2.8/linux-lite-2.8-32bit.iso/download)
md5sum: 9afa3ff610b371e5f518e5bd5c635494
Size: 790mb (DVD, USB)

Download 64bit from here - Linux Lite 2.8 64bit (http://sourceforge.net/projects/linuxlite/files/2.8/linux-lite-2.8-64bit.iso/download)
md5sum: cce362fa426f31a58e2bbff4d0c35579
Size: 807mb (DVD, USB)

HTTP MIRRORS:
https://www.linuxliteos.com/download.html#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 (https://www.linuxliteos.com/torrent/linux-lite-2.8-32bit.iso.torrent)
Hash: ae4267de32e8a1af8a9a2923f4b1cad8413f6c0b
Size: 790mb (DVD, USB)

64bit Torrent from here - linux-lite-2.8-64bit.iso.torrent (https://www.linuxliteos.com/torrent/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:

(http://i.imgur.com/SfRwL1w.png)

Thank you :)
Jerry and the team.
Title: Re: Linux Lite 2.8 Final Released
Post by: Hans on January 31, 2016, 05:53:37 AM
Congratulations! and thank you all very much for all the work and effort...once more.
Title: Re: Linux Lite 2.8 Final Released
Post by: Wirezfree on January 31, 2016, 07:55:45 AM
Great News...
Many thanks to all the Devs/Mods and Users who contributed to make this happen.

BTW,
It's Sunday here, so I guess I will have to wait.... Only joking :)
Title: Re: Linux Lite 2.8 Final Released
Post by: TMG1961 on January 31, 2016, 09:49:47 AM
Great news, thanks to all that made it happen.
Title: Re: Linux Lite 2.8 Final Released
Post by: rokytnji on January 31, 2016, 10:13:37 AM
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.
Title: Re: Linux Lite 2.8 Final Released
Post by: TMG1961 on January 31, 2016, 10:25:45 AM
Figured it out that i needed to install updates first. After that the upgrade did run without any problems
Title: Re: Linux Lite 2.8 Final Released
Post by: Scott on January 31, 2016, 11:06:10 AM
 8) Downloading now, thanks to all.
Title: Re: Linux Lite 2.8 Final Released
Post by: Wirezfree on January 31, 2016, 11:53:20 AM
Can you update 2.8 beta to 2.8 with Lite Upgrade.?
Title: Re: Linux Lite 2.8 Final Released
Post by: Wirezfree on January 31, 2016, 12:17:56 PM
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
Title: Re: Linux Lite 2.8 Final Released
Post by: fishmanluvslinux on January 31, 2016, 12:29:49 PM
Thanks Jerry for all of your hard work. I & my Dad are still using LL on my desktop for 3 years now.  We still love it!  :D
Title: Re: Linux Lite 2.8 Final Released
Post by: UltraCookie on January 31, 2016, 01:46:12 PM
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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Title: Re: Linux Lite 2.8 Final Released
Post by: n1ksn on January 31, 2016, 02:31:16 PM
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. 

Cheers,
Andy N1KSN
Title: Re: Linux Lite 2.8 Final Released
Post by: firenice03 on January 31, 2016, 03:16:59 PM
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)
Thanks Jerry!!!
Title: Re: Linux Lite 2.8 Final Released
Post by: Glenn on January 31, 2016, 06:47:00 PM
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!

Nice Job ;)
Title: Re: Linux Lite 2.8 Final Released
Post by: newtusmaximus on January 31, 2016, 06:47:48 PM
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.

2003 Toshiba Sat Pro A10  1 GB Ram with PCMIA wifi card.  Will so the rest over the next few days
2007 Fujitsu Siemens  Amilo Si1520 2GB RAM  Standard 32 bit upgrade from LL2.6  smooth as silk .
2005 Fujitsu Siemens Amilo Pro V3405 2 GB RAM Standard 32 bit upgrade from LL2.4 - Again smooth :)
2007 HP DC7700 small form factor desktop 3 GB RAM Standard 32 bit upgrade from LL2.6 - Again smooth :)
 
All full install to HDD/ not dual boot.
Title: Re: Linux Lite 2.8 Final Released
Post by: LinuxNoob on January 31, 2016, 07:40:29 PM
Installed 2.8 and no problems.

Hey didn't have to mess around with Java this time. ;)

Is it just me or does it start up faster? 
Title: Re: Linux Lite 2.8 Final Released
Post by: Jerry on January 31, 2016, 08:10:58 PM
Just woke up, thank you to everyone who posted such positive feedback. I really appreciate it :)
Title: Re: Linux Lite 2.8 Final Released
Post by: XpRefugee on February 01, 2016, 05:12:48 AM
Jerry lost all my *.vmdk (s) after update weird.
Title: Re: Linux Lite 2.8 Final Released
Post by: Jocklad on February 01, 2016, 07:25:23 AM
Have done a clean install of LL 2.8.

After installing from live usb there were no updates available.

Is this normal.....?

System otherwise running fine.
Title: Re: Linux Lite 2.8 Final Released
Post by: Jerry on February 01, 2016, 07:31:13 AM

After installing from live usb there were no updates available.

Is this normal.....?


Yup :)
Title: Re: Linux Lite 2.8 Final Released
Post by: nomko on February 01, 2016, 08:37:23 AM
Which kernel version does 2.8 run? Is it easy to upgrade to a later version without breaking LL?
Title: Re: Linux Lite 2.8 Final Released
Post by: torreydale on February 01, 2016, 10:34:21 AM
As per the release announcement, a new install of LL 2.8 will carry Linux kernel version 3.19.  If you already have LL 2.6, your kernel will not be updated to that.  Newer kernels adopt drivers for newer hardware and dump drivers for older hardware.  So upgrading for upgrading's sake could possibly cause some things not to work.  That's why the development team opted not to include the kernel upgrade in the upgrade package.

It is easy to upgrade from version 2.6 to 2.8.  You just need to run the Install Updates utility and then run Lite Upgrade.  Follow the instructions and reboot afterwards.  As an extra layer of precaution, I created a Systemback restore point before and after running Lite Upgrade.
Title: Re: Linux Lite 2.8 Final Released
Post by: bfb on February 01, 2016, 10:37:21 AM
Have updated to 2.8 with no obvious problems so far.
I am on the 4.3 kernel
It seems to give a brighter screen (which is positive for me if true) but this may just be my old eyes :)
Title: Re: Linux Lite 2.8 Final Released
Post by: Coastie on February 01, 2016, 01:34:33 PM
Release Announcement
...
Base: 14.04.3
...

Update to 2.8 and donated again.  ;D

How long will 2.8 be supported? Acording tohttp://wiki.ubuntu.com/Kernel/LTSEnablementStack#Kernel.2BAC8-Support.A14.04.x_Ubuntu_Kernel_Support (http://wiki.ubuntu.com/Kernel/LTSEnablementStack#Kernel.2BAC8-Support.A14.04.x_Ubuntu_Kernel_Support) it looks like this kernel will only be supported to August 2016. Does this mean 2.8 will only be supported to August 2016 and 3.0 must be installed for support?  :-\
Title: Re: Linux Lite 2.8 Final Released
Post by: Jerry on February 01, 2016, 04:45:50 PM

Update to 2.8 and donated again.  ;D


Thanks Coastie, Donate page updated accordingly :)
Title: Re: Linux Lite 2.8 Final Released
Post by: Jerry on February 01, 2016, 04:49:36 PM
@Coastie, 3.19 Kernel on 2.8 is supported until August, the rest of the 2.8 system is supported for the usual lifespan of an LTS, 5 years from the initial 14.04 release. Then in August 2016 you can upgrade to the Xenial HWE and get continued support for the lifespan of the LTS :)
Title: Re: Linux Lite 2.8 Final Released
Post by: ohjrson on February 01, 2016, 06:57:41 PM
Hmm ok. So does this mean my LL is updated?

Computer
Processor2x Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU     E4400  @ 2.00GHz
Memory4938MB (1819MB used)
Operating SystemUbuntu 14.04.3 LTS
User Nameohjrson (Unknown)
Date/TimeMon 01 Feb 2016 06:51:07 PM EST
KernelLinux 3.13.0-68-generic (x86_64)
Compiled#111-Ubuntu SMP Fri Nov 6 18:17:06 UTC 2015
C LibraryUnknown
Default C CompilerGNU C Compiler version 4.8.4 (Ubuntu 4.8.4-2ubuntu1~14.04)
DistributionUbuntu 14.04.3 LTS
Title: Re: Linux Lite 2.8 Final Released
Post by: Jerry on February 01, 2016, 07:09:17 PM
Hmm ok. So does this mean my LL is updated?

Computer
Processor2x Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU     E4400  @ 2.00GHz
Memory4938MB (1819MB used)
Operating SystemUbuntu 14.04.3 LTS
User Nameohjrson (Unknown)
Date/TimeMon 01 Feb 2016 06:51:07 PM EST
KernelLinux 3.13.0-68-generic (x86_64)
Compiled#111-Ubuntu SMP Fri Nov 6 18:17:06 UTC 2015
C LibraryUnknown
Default C CompilerGNU C Compiler version 4.8.4 (Ubuntu 4.8.4-2ubuntu1~14.04)
DistributionUbuntu 14.04.3 LTS

What is the output of:

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cat /etc/llver
Title: Re: Linux Lite 2.8 Final Released
Post by: ohjrson on February 01, 2016, 07:37:57 PM
Hmm ok. So does this mean my LL is updated?

Computer
Processor2x Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU     E4400  @ 2.00GHz
Memory4938MB (1819MB used)
Operating SystemUbuntu 14.04.3 LTS
User Nameohjrson (Unknown)
Date/TimeMon 01 Feb 2016 06:51:07 PM EST
KernelLinux 3.13.0-68-generic (x86_64)
Compiled#111-Ubuntu SMP Fri Nov 6 18:17:06 UTC 2015
C LibraryUnknown
Default C CompilerGNU C Compiler version 4.8.4 (Ubuntu 4.8.4-2ubuntu1~14.04)
DistributionUbuntu 14.04.3 LTS

What is the output of:

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cat /etc/llver
Thanks for that little bit of information to tell me the version. Which it says is 2.2 v.
So no I guess then it is not updated.
Thanks Jerry.

I am so happy with this version of LL that I am hesitant on switching to the latest version. I am in a true quandary, Yes Or No... Hmm
And BTW... I have a Dell 755 Opitplex that this is on. It is currently at Intel duo core E4400 2.0 ghz. With 5 gb of physical ram. I have looked up online and I am not sure but I think I can get a quad core CPU and upgrade it. But I am not sure. What do you think?

 
Title: Re: Linux Lite 2.8 Final Released
Post by: Jerry on February 01, 2016, 07:41:43 PM
@ohjrson the release announcement will answer common questions regarding upgrading.
Title: Re: Linux Lite 2.8 Final Released
Post by: ohjrson on February 01, 2016, 07:55:07 PM
@ohjrson the release announcement will answer common questions regarding upgrading.

Yes I know that However I was talking about upgrading the physical CPU in my Dell, From 2 core to quad core... Is that even possible?    Any one?
Title: Re: Linux Lite 2.8 Final Released
Post by: Jocklad on February 01, 2016, 08:00:46 PM
LL 2.8 is just running great.

Many thanks to Jerry and the Team.

Donation sent.

Jocklad.  :) :) :)
Title: Re: Linux Lite 2.8 Final Released
Post by: Jerry on February 01, 2016, 08:14:57 PM
LL 2.8 is just running great.

Many thanks to Jerry and the Team.

Donation sent.

Jocklad.  :) :) :)

Thank you Jocklad, added you to the Repeat Donor table :)
Title: Re: Linux Lite 2.8 Final Released
Post by: ohjrson on February 01, 2016, 09:58:02 PM
Hey Jerry.

Ok So I just did the upgrade from 2.0 to 2.8 on my Laptop. Acer Aspire 3000 w/AMD Mobile Sempron 3100 Processor.
I must say that it was the easiest upgrade for an Operating System I have EVER done. I was very very pleasantly surprised. 
I have done a lot of upgrading (at least in the recent 5 years or more that I have been using Linux, and 15+ years using windows including Win 3.0) and this one is the best one by far I have ever done.

Congratulations on a very well done OS, Linux Lite should be giving Windows a run for the fair share of users. Many many thanks to you and the Team.
Title: Re: Linux Lite 2.8 Final Released
Post by: Jerry on February 01, 2016, 10:08:18 PM
@ohjrson thanks. Before we build an app, we think for a long time before the first line is ever coded, "how can we make this light, efficient and fast." This will get even better with time. We are Borg.

(https://crunchingsandmunchings.files.wordpress.com/2012/04/print-766.jpg)
Title: Re: Linux Lite 2.8 Final Released
Post by: Coastie on February 02, 2016, 10:18:42 AM
@Coastie, 3.19 Kernel on 2.8 is supported until August, the rest of the 2.8 system is supported for the usual lifespan of an LTS, 5 years from the initial 14.04 release. Then in August 2016 you can upgrade to the Xenial HWE and get continued support for the lifespan of the LTS :)

 :-\ I am confused as usual. I though once you completed upgrading the 2 series which ends at 2.8, you had to reinstall to move to 3.0. Are you saying you can upgrade to 3.0 from 2.8 or is there a way to just upgrade the kernel?

I can reinstall but it takes time to install extra programs, themes, icons, desktop, etc.
Title: Re: Linux Lite 2.8 Final Released
Post by: torreydale on February 02, 2016, 10:50:42 AM
To Coastie,

You definitely cannot do an in place upgrade from LL2.8 to LL3.0.  A reinstall will be in order then.

You will need to upgrade to the HWE kernel available in Aug 2016.  Whether that will come via Install Updates for you or whether you'll have to manually update it via Install/Remove Software, I do not know.

For your concern of reinstalling programs, you might want to investigate the program called Aptik.  It may help some in that regard.  It can save settings, themes, programs list, PPAs, etc.  Of course going to a different Ubuntu LTS base may cause some of the PPAs not to work.  But I imagine the programs as part of the repository should work, and that can save you some time with your reinstall.  That's what I'm planning to do. 

Here's to Ubuntu one day having a rolling release.
Title: Re: Linux Lite 2.8 Final Released
Post by: Coastie on February 02, 2016, 11:46:25 AM
Thanks,torreydale. I guess I will just do a clean install too.

What would be helpful would be a terminal command or program that would list all my programs that I could print. I could check to see what is already installed in 3.0 and what I would need to install. I have an old list that I haven't updated recently. I could keep opening the menu to all then add to compare to list but of course the menu would keep closing. There should be an easier way.
Title: Re: Linux Lite 2.8 Final Released
Post by: Xorcist on February 02, 2016, 12:19:06 PM
Upgraded four different machines from LL2.6 to LL2.8 in the past two days. Everything went smoothly. Thanks!
Title: Re: Linux Lite 2.8 Final Released
Post by: banko on February 02, 2016, 12:36:12 PM
Upgraded today, no problems :) :) :) :)

A BIG thanks to all.

Keith.
Title: Re: Linux Lite 2.8 Final Released
Post by: rokytnji on February 02, 2016, 06:55:26 PM
Thanks,torreydale. I guess I will just do a clean install too.

What would be helpful would be a terminal command or program that would list all my programs that I could print. I could check to see what is already installed in 3.0 and what I would need to install. I have an old list that I haven't updated recently. I could keep opening the menu to all then add to compare to list but of course the menu would keep closing. There should be an easier way.

Try out

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apt list --installed
Then copy and paste terminal readout into a text file. Then print out the text file as a hard copy or copy to usb.

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man apt
reveals all.
Title: Re: Linux Lite 2.8 Final Released
Post by: Jerry on February 02, 2016, 07:15:14 PM
Cheers Xorcist and banko :)
Title: Re: Linux Lite 2.8 Final Released
Post by: Wirezfree on February 02, 2016, 07:31:33 PM
Quote
@Cooastie,
What would be helpful would be a terminal command or program that would list all my programs that I could print.

I'm sure I asked for something similar for future release.
"Software I have installed, Rather than is installed"

You can install another app/package, APTIK (http://www.teejeetech.in/p/aptik.html)
There is an option for Backup & Restore Software Selections list.
it excludes default distro package, so you back just your own list, and restore that list.(NOT the actual packages)

It would be nice to have such a feature like that in Lite Control Centre / Software
Title: Re: Linux Lite 2.8 Final Released
Post by: Coastie on February 02, 2016, 11:52:56 PM
Thanks rokytnji and Wirezfree. "apt list --installed" gave me too much info. I am not sure what I got with "man apt."  :-[

"APTIK" looks like what I need. I think I will just use it for making the list. I am not sure I will trust it to reinstall. I'll just use Lite Software or Synaptic or copy and paste into the terminal for that.
Title: Re: Linux Lite 2.8 Final Released
Post by: T1125P on February 04, 2016, 11:10:48 PM
Thank you so much :)
I have a question, when LL 3.0 does release would this version be too much for a netbook?
Right now I'm using v1.0.6 and it's perfect and fast but I really want to try out v3.0 when it comes out.
My netbook is a Toshiba N245 1.66ghz intel atom CPU.  / 2GB RAM / 360GB SSD


Thank you.
Title: Re: Linux Lite 2.8 Final Released
Post by: avj on February 05, 2016, 12:22:35 AM
I can't speak for version 3.0, but I can tell you that 2.8 runs very well on this old netbook, it runs an intel atom n270 processor @ 1.6ghz and only has 1GB of ram. Your specs are better, so I don't think you would have any trouble running a newer version. I would not expect the developers to radically change the minimum system requirements. Just my opinion. :)
Title: Re: Linux Lite 2.8 Final Released
Post by: Monkeyman on February 05, 2016, 08:51:42 AM
Just updated.  I don't see much difference between 2.8 and 2.6 but I'm not a hardcore user.  Update went smoothly and I didn't have any issues before so it's all good.

Thanks Jerry and team!
Title: Re: Linux Lite 2.8 Final Released
Post by: technomancer on February 05, 2016, 10:24:12 AM
Quote
@Cooastie,
What would be helpful would be a terminal command or program that would list all my programs that I could print.

I'm sure I asked for something similar for future release.
"Software I have installed, Rather than is installed"

You can install another app/package, APTIK (http://www.teejeetech.in/p/aptik.html)
There is an option for Backup & Restore Software Selections list.
it excludes default distro package, so you back just your own list, and restore that list.(NOT the actual packages)

It would be nice to have such a feature like that in Lite Control Centre / Software

Definitely would be a great feature to have !
Title: Re: Linux Lite 2.8 Final Released
Post by: T1125P on February 05, 2016, 06:51:24 PM
Thanks a lot avj, good to know. I will most certainly install LL 3.0 when it's released :)
Title: Re: Linux Lite 2.8 Final Released
Post by: Jerry on February 06, 2016, 09:33:46 AM
Thank you so much :)
I have a question, when LL 3.0 does release would this version be too much for a netbook?
Right now I'm using v1.0.6 and it's perfect and fast but I really want to try out v3.0 when it comes out.
My netbook is a Toshiba N245 1.66ghz intel atom CPU.  / 2GB RAM / 360GB SSD


Thank you.

That is difficult to predict, June is still a while off. Download the image and try it live, then you'll know for sure.
Title: Re: Linux Lite 2.8 Final Released
Post by: MadMax on February 07, 2016, 07:28:04 AM
Hello!

I just tried to upgrade to 2.8 by installing the upgrade script via terminal ("Lite Upgrade"). If I execute the "Lite Upgrade" I get a "Upgrade Cancelled" window. How can I upgrade?

Thanks!


Sorry, my fault. I have 1.0.6 on my laptop.  ::) What's the easiest way to upgrade from 1.x to 2.x without losing settings, files and stuff?
Title: Re: Linux Lite 2.8 Final Released
Post by: Scott on February 07, 2016, 10:39:20 AM
Hi MadMax

I believe this answer to your question is you cannot upgrade from 1.0.6 to the LL 2.x series.

Here's the part of the 2.8 release anouncement (the first post in this thread) that I'm referring to:

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:

Code: [Select]

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
Title: Re: Linux Lite 2.8 Final Released
Post by: Little.Walter on February 07, 2016, 11:59:52 AM
Sorry, my fault. I have 1.0.6 on my laptop.  ::) What's the easiest way to upgrade from 1.x to 2.x without losing settings, files and stuff?
To be safe:

Backup your important personal files onto either a separate partition or a USB stick (Note: this is not needed if you set up your system with a separate soft-linked DATA partition as an update should not touch this).

To keep your program settings: backup your hidden files from your home directory to a separate partition or a USB stick. Be aware, however, that newer versions of some programs might have changed their settings options and your old settings might not work with the newer versions!!

For things like custom fonts, themes, icons, etc: you need to back them up as well to be on the safe side.

As far as your "stuff" goes -- that's your choice.  ;D

Have fun,

Little Walter
Title: Re: Linux Lite 2.8 Final Released
Post by: Tad Cooper on February 08, 2016, 01:23:30 PM
I already posted an introduction but I just wanted to add my thanks here.

I've been trying LL off and on over the last few releases and I really wanted to stick with it because it's been one of my favorite distros.  With 2.8 I think I'm ready to settle down.  I appreciate the work that Jerry and others have done to make such a light, fast and yet fully featured OS.  The choices you made in this distro are the same one's I'd choose if I was building it myself.  I even open Gimp and find it's already in Single Window Mode.  Just perfect.  Love the Control Center and the Lite Software app.

Looking forward to what's to come.

My config:
Intel NUC i5
HD Graphics 6000
8 GB RAM
Title: Re: Linux Lite 2.8 Final Released
Post by: Jerry on February 08, 2016, 08:39:32 PM
Quick reminder to those now running 2.8 to update your Forum profile :)
Title: Re: Linux Lite 2.8 Final Released
Post by: lg5productions on February 20, 2016, 11:21:18 PM
Done and updated. Thanks for the reminder Jerry.   ;)

Quick reminder to those now running 2.8 to update your Forum profile :)
Title: Re: Linux Lite 2.8 Final Released
Post by: lg5productions on February 20, 2016, 11:26:42 PM
The update on my Presario V2000 went swimmingly. Now just trying to work on the Aspire One Netbook.
Title: Re: Linux Lite 2.8 Final Released
Post by: imort on April 12, 2016, 02:53:19 PM
Thank you!
Just have an old notebook needs to be reinstalled, great time to try!
Title: Re: Linux Lite 2.8 Final Released
Post by: technomancer on April 13, 2016, 11:30:43 AM
Asus GL551JM updated without issue.
Thanks to Jerry and the developers for the hard work.
Title: Re: Linux Lite 2.8 Final Released
Post by: Jerry on April 14, 2016, 03:19:18 AM
Asus GL551JM updated without issue.
Thanks to Jerry and the developers for the hard work.

You're very welcome :)
Title: Re: Linux Lite 2.8 Final Released
Post by: misko_2083 on April 22, 2016, 09:18:43 AM
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.
Do you remember the company Ian was working for the last month of his life?
Docker, in which the late Ian Murdock was hired only a month before he abruptly "insane and committed suicide."
To this day, more than 100 days after the event, there is no new information about his beatings, detention and then "suicide" ... family is not sounding, friends are silent, although there is evidence that shortly before death, Ian claimed to reveal the information that drastically change the image of the open-source system.
Well, that company is on the list, with all the official documents on the modalities of investment
https://theinter (https://theintercept.com/2016/04/14/in-undisclosed-cia-investments-social-media-mining-looms-large/)cept.com/2016/04/14/in-undisclosed-cia-investments-social-media-mining-looms-large/ (https://theintercept.com/2016/04/14/in-undisclosed-cia-investments-social-media-mining-looms-large/)