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Title: Linux Lite 3.6 Final Released
Post by: Jerry on August 31, 2017, 06:19:09 AM
Release Announcement

Linux Lite 3.6 Final is now available for download. There have been a number of changes since the 3.4 release.

In this release, we introduce two major new features. Firstly, Lite Sources is a repository selector that allows you to easily select a software repository nearest to you. When new versions of Linux Lite branded applications are released, you'll now get much faster download speeds thanks to Lite Sources. The second newest feature for Linux Lite 3.6 is the inclusion of both an online and offline search engine for the Linux Lite Help Manual. Search results are highlighted to allow you to easily find the help content you need fast.

See below for all the changes and how to use our new features.

Presenting Linux Lite 3.6 Final

(http://i.imgur.com/VlkE2KJ.png)

Lite Sources - A new application for Linux Lite. Lite Sources is a repository selector for Linux Lite created/branded applications.

1. Menu, Settings, Lite Sources.

(http://i.imgur.com/gz3QEDk.png)

2. Enter your password.

(http://i.imgur.com/5rPfCSM.png)

3. Click on the Check Repos status button. We need to do this first to see which mirrors are currently active.

(http://i.imgur.com/3g9tSqA.png)

4. You will see the following dialogue box. Hit any key when you are ready.

(http://i.imgur.com/H15PVbb.png)

5. Wait for the repository check to complete.

(http://i.imgur.com/SWy9T1J.png)

6. Make note of an ONLINE repository.

(http://i.imgur.com/bFjjQ6u.png)

7. Select an ONLINE repository then click on Use selected Repo.

(http://i.imgur.com/Pqqx1ux.png)

8. When finished, you'll get a notification.

(http://i.imgur.com/u8BMUlm.png)

NOTE: Lite Sources does not include Ubuntu repositories or software. This is only for Linux Lite created applications eg. Lite Software, Lite Welcome, Lite Tweaks etc.


New Search engine for the Help Manual - The Linux Lite Help Manual has received the long awaited search engine. This is the culmination of 4 free software projects rolled into one.
The search engine has been designed in such a way that the end result produces an easy to understand UI. The search engine is available both offline and online and is mobile/tablet friendly. See the online version here - https://www.linuxliteos.com/manual (https://www.linuxliteos.com/manual)

1. Each page has a Search box directly below each pages contents menu, near the top of the page. Type in your search query.
TIP: For optimal results, only search for one or two words eg. nvidia instead of how do I install nvidia drivers

(http://i.imgur.com/nysNMp3.png)

2. Click on the link in the search results.

(http://i.imgur.com/WrxBf5w.png)

3. When you arrive at the page that you clicked on, the search engine will automatically scroll to the first instance of that word, and it will also highlight in yellow every instance of that word on that page.

(http://i.imgur.com/FmQJ2cg.png)

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

Mobile friendly:

(http://i.imgur.com/8TL43ZN.png)

Arc theme for Thunderbird - Has been included to ensure theme continuity across Linux Lite.

(http://i.imgur.com/s4r4QvE.png)


Changelog:

Kernel 4.4.0.93.98 (custom kernels also available via our Repository for versions 3.13 - 4.12)
Firefox 55.0.2
Thunderbird 52.2.1
LibreOffice 5.1.6.2
VLC - 2.2.2
Gimp 2.8.22
Base: 16.04.3

Better Bluray support
Arc theme for Thunderbird
Better Broadcom wireless support
Lite Upgrade has had some minor GUI and code changes
Lite Welcome has had some minor GUI changes
New wallpapers
Samba conf file - share name shortened from linuxliteshare to liteshare

Note: The Arc theme for Firefox has been removed. Development on the Firefox theme seems to have stalled and there are a number of unanswered issues on Github that are yet to be addressed. For this reason, the sensible thing to do is remove it as there are no guarantees it will play nice with future Firefox versions. If you have the Arc Firefox theme installed, I recommend disabling and/or removing it. In Firefox go to Tools, Addons, Appearance.
The system wide Arc theme has nothing to do with this issue.

Upgrading

> Menu, Favorites, Install Updates (you must reboot if asked to, otherwise continue to the next step)

> Set a Restore Point - Menu, System, Systemback
> Menu, Settings, Lite Upgrade

Lite Upgrade - What it will do:


- New Lite Sources
- New Lite Welcome
- New Lite Help Manual
- New Lite Upgrade
- New Wallpapers
- Install the Arc theme for Thunderbird (globally)
- Added Bluray support
- Added Broadcom wireless support
- Remove unattended upgrades and related Systemd start up services
- Back up your existing config files to: /home/user/.llupgradebackup/3.4/ (or whatever version you are upgrading from)
- Bug fixes, enhancements

Lite Upgrade - What it won't do:

- Change your samba conf file (people may already have a custom name set)

There is no upgrade path to or from Beta releases.
There is no upgrade path from Series 2 ( 2.0, 2.2, 2.4, 2.6, 2.8 ) to Series 3.

Developer credits for this release - Jerry Bezencon, Ralphy, Nicolas Bernaerts, Steve Pear, Michael Milette, Max Bittker

Downloads:
HTTP:
Download 32bit from here - Linux Lite 3.6 Final 32bit (http://sourceforge.net/projects/linuxlite/files/3.6/linux-lite-3.6-32bit.iso/download)
md5sum: 17d7fe242d51b2cce950d896137d2c35
Size: 1015Mb (DVD, USB)

Download 64bit from here - Linux Lite 3.6 Final 64bit (http://sourceforge.net/projects/linuxlite/files/3.6/linux-lite-3.6-64bit.iso/download)
md5sum: 8990ebf49215360f0fde7ea53228a027
Size: 1000mb (DVD, USB)

TORRENTS:
32bit Torrent from here - linux-lite-3.6-32bit.iso.torrent (https://www.linuxliteos.com/torrent/linux-lite-3.6-32bit.iso.torrent)
Hash: cb678c6be0a3e74b9dfaf81ae55d7864908ec2cb
Size: 1015Mb (DVD, USB)

64bit Torrent from here - linux-lite-3.6-64bit.iso.torrent (https://www.linuxliteos.com/torrent/linux-lite-3.6-64bit.iso.torrent)
Hash: 2d34271fe9bfdb0c6c707fda3267a6cf8f632310
Size: 1000mb (DVD, USB)

Live USB/DVD/VirtualBox/Vmware:

Login is automatic, no credentials are 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-3.6-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.


Thank you :)
Jerry and the team.
Title: Re: Linux Lite 3.6 Final Released
Post by: penglezos on August 31, 2017, 06:44:18 AM
Going to install it after work!!
Title: Re: Linux Lite 3.6 Final Released
Post by: bitsnpcs on August 31, 2017, 06:51:10 AM
Congrats @Jerry and the Team on release of Linux Lite 3.6
Title: Re: Linux Lite 3.6 Final Released
Post by: Jocklad on August 31, 2017, 07:39:18 AM
Three machines upgraded from LL 3.4 to 3.6.


Smooth as Silk  ;D


Congrats to Jerry and the Team on another great job.


Donation sent.


Jocklad  :)
Title: Re: Linux Lite 3.6 Final Released
Post by: bfb on August 31, 2017, 08:02:10 AM
Installed and working on both 64 and 32 bit machines...Thank you for the hard work and your talent  :)
Title: Re: Linux Lite 3.6 Final Released
Post by: Ottawagrant on August 31, 2017, 08:09:54 AM
I'm probably one of the few that does a fresh install. Thank you again for all the work that goes into Linux Lite. Best wishes on your work on Linux Lite 4.0.
Title: Re: Linux Lite 3.6 Final Released
Post by: Jerry on August 31, 2017, 08:45:52 AM
Thank you kind people :)

Sent from my Mobile phone using Tapatalk

Title: Re: Linux Lite 3.6 Final Released
Post by: TMG1961 on August 31, 2017, 09:56:21 AM
Congrats on releasing Linux Lite 3.6. Going to do the upgrade after this post.
Title: Re: Linux Lite 3.6 Final Released
Post by: TMG1961 on August 31, 2017, 10:14:47 AM
Smooth ugrade..was done in a few minutes.
Title: Re: Linux Lite 3.6 Final Released
Post by: Scott on August 31, 2017, 11:02:31 AM
 :) Downloading now. I really like the new wallpaper. The colors and designs are wonderful. Thanks to all for a great release.
Title: Re: Linux Lite 3.6 Final Released
Post by: penglezos on August 31, 2017, 02:09:26 PM
Upgraded one desktop and one laptop successfully! Cheers to everyone who contributed to LL!!
Title: Re: Linux Lite 3.6 Final Released
Post by: Coastie on August 31, 2017, 02:45:21 PM
Upgrade from 3.4 to 3.6 went smooth as usual. Only problem noticed was that although the Lite Conky changed immediately from 3.4 to 3.6, the Update Status is still showing 5 hrs since last update even after 3 restarts. Maybe Conky does not recognize an upgrade as an update.  :-\

Just did an update and it fixed Update Status.  :)
Title: Re: Linux Lite 3.6 Final Released
Post by: bayoubooger on August 31, 2017, 03:11:40 PM
Thanks Jerry and others who do so much work on this wonderful distro.

Cooking with gas and all is working correctly.

We got through the storm well, our neighbors weren't so lucky.

Thanks again from Texas.
Title: Re: Linux Lite 3.6 Final Released
Post by: Jerry on August 31, 2017, 03:13:44 PM
Stay safe Texans. I'm thinking of you :)

Sent from my Mobile phone using Tapatalk

Title: Re: Linux Lite 3.6 Final Released
Post by: Vera on August 31, 2017, 06:26:58 PM
Hi! I switched up to 3.6 on both my machines, using the Lite Upgrade software. It all went very smoothly thanks. Donation sent. Awesome work. I especially liked the new wallpapers! So cool. I put the new wallpaper (shown at top of OP) in as my bootup splash screen (not the xfce splash but the bootup splash) since it is soooo much better than the current yellow background with feather. Now I will feel extra-happy every time I boot up my machines. Thanks Jerry for such a great distro.
Title: Re: Linux Lite 3.6 Final Released
Post by: RandomBoy on August 31, 2017, 09:01:22 PM
Sweet!  Awesomeness on steroids!
Title: Re: Linux Lite 3.6 Final Released
Post by: humdinger70 on August 31, 2017, 11:50:28 PM
Curious on when the default kernel will be upgraded from the 4.4.x family to something more recent. We're just a few days from Linus releasing the 4.13 kernel. I do understand that stability is of utmost importance.
Title: Re: Linux Lite 3.6 Final Released
Post by: Jerry on September 01, 2017, 01:51:20 AM
Thank you @Vera and to those who have reported a trouble free upgrade process :)
Title: Re: Linux Lite 3.6 Final Released
Post by: firenice03 on September 01, 2017, 07:58:38 AM
Upgraded the 64-bit last night - Dual boots with Win10
Quick easy and painless...


As suggested:
> Menu, Favorites, Install Updates (you must reboot if asked to, otherwise continue to the next step)
> Menu, Settings, Lite Upgrade



Kudos to Jerry and Team!!!!


Title: Re: Linux Lite 3.6 Final Released
Post by: Jerry on September 01, 2017, 09:22:59 AM
Cheers firenice03. Following the steps to the letter will result in a dramaless upgrade. This was tested heavily. The upgrade code makes me nervous and paranoid to the point of running a number of testing scenarios to ensure quality.

Sent from my Mobile phone using Tapatalk

Title: Re: Linux Lite 3.6 Final Released
Post by: whateverthing on September 01, 2017, 12:13:50 PM
.... Awesome work. I especially liked the new wallpapers! So cool. I put the new wallpaper (shown at top of OP) in as my bootup splash screen (not the xfce splash but the bootup splash) since it is soooo much better than the current yellow background with feather. Now I will feel extra-happy every time I boot up my machines. Thanks Jerry for such a great distro.

@Vera -- I love hearing that the new feather wallpaper design is being enjoyed by you and others! Thank you for calling that out.


I've added some wallpaper remixes to the thread recently:
https://www.linuxliteos.com/forums/wallpapers/new-feather-logo/msg34744/#msg34744
Title: Re: Linux Lite 3.6 Final Released
Post by: arxontas on September 01, 2017, 06:06:50 PM
32 bit it took the update smooth .
But  this update it is not really had anything to brag abt. But it works fine any way.
Keep up the good work boys.
Title: Re: Linux Lite 3.6 Final Released
Post by: firenice03 on September 01, 2017, 06:30:46 PM
Cheers firenice03. Following the steps to the letter will result in a dramaless upgrade. This was tested heavily. The upgrade code makes me nervous and paranoid to the point of running a number of testing scenarios to ensure quality.

Sent from my Mobile phone using Tapatalk

Upgraded the other systems all no problems..
Mini 32-bit 
Kangaroo 64-bit dual boot Win10 (efi test)

Profile info updated to reflect 3.6 :)
 
Title: Re: Linux Lite 3.6 Final Released
Post by: firenice03 on September 01, 2017, 11:28:06 PM
Few hours later still smooth as glass  8) 8)

I upgraded all systems 1 thing I noticed I did have to set SAMBA back up (no biggie) https://www.linuxliteos.com/manual/network.html#shares
As in the upgrade change log, the share displays linuxliteshare; noticed if left the same a warning is received that a name is longer than 12 characters followed by another warning. The share will continue to work or if one wants the error removed change the share name from linuxliteshare to liteshare or another..

Title: Re: Linux Lite 3.6 Final Released
Post by: newtusmaximus on September 02, 2017, 12:08:54 PM
1) Fresh install 3.6 32 bit to V3405 from DVD ran smoothly.  Updated without problems from default resource
2) Upgrade from 3.4 64 bit to 3.6 on Si120  ran smoothly.  Updates working from default resource.

Hardware database  updated.
Will upgrade Desktop next week.

Thanks to all involved. .
Title: Re: Linux Lite 3.6 Final Released
Post by: kafran on September 21, 2017, 08:42:01 PM
No way I could boot into Linux Lite 3.6 64bit through USB. I downloaded the ISO twice, one through torrent and other through mirror. I checked the hashs. I tried 3 different flashdrives, 3 different brands and manufacturers, I tried all way to "burn" the iso into the flashdrive: dd; ggrescue; etcher; usb-creator-gtk; unetbootin; etc. One day lost  :'(

I didn't  tried the 32bit version nor older releases.

I can only assume now there is some problem with the .ISO  :-\

Also I tried UEFI on; Secure boot On | UEFI On; Secure boot Off | Legacy mode.

On UEFI the flashdrive ins't recognized as bootable. When I look into USB partition its like the EFI partition is missing.

On legacy I get the bootscreen but it thrives into error: casper cdrom something...

[EDIT]

Holycrap. I spent all day trying to install Linux Lite 3.6 on my notebook and only now I realize UEFI isn't supported. Sorry to bother you guys.
Title: Re: Linux Lite 3.6 Final Released
Post by: ockies on December 01, 2017, 06:11:45 AM
Hi, I am using LL3.4 at the moment, can I upgrade to 3.6?

DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu
DISTRIB_RELEASE=16.04
DISTRIB_CODENAME=xenial
DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Linux Lite 3.4"
Title: Re: Linux Lite 3.6 Final Released
Post by: MohamedKhaled on December 01, 2017, 07:05:07 AM
Hi, I am using LL3.4 at the moment, can I upgrade to 3.6?

DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu
DISTRIB_RELEASE=16.04
DISTRIB_CODENAME=xenial
DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Linux Lite 3.4"

yes you can through the lite upgrade .. search it from the menu
Title: Re: Linux Lite 3.6 Final Released
Post by: kissbaby3 on December 16, 2017, 06:11:53 PM
Release Announcement

Linux Lite 3.6 Final is now available for download. There have been a number of changes since the 3.4 release.

In this release, we introduce two major new features. Firstly, Lite Sources is a repository selector that allows you to easily select a software repository nearest to you. When new versions of Linux Lite branded applications are released, you'll now get much faster download speeds thanks to Lite Sources. The second newest feature for Linux Lite 3.6 is the inclusion of both an online and offline search engine for the Linux Lite Help Manual. Search results are highlighted to allow you to easily find the help content you need fast.

See below for all the changes and how to use our new features.

Presenting Linux Lite 3.6 Final

(http://i.imgur.com/VlkE2KJ.png)

Lite Sources - A new application for Linux Lite. Lite Sources is a repository selector for Linux Lite created/branded applications.

1. Menu, Settings, Lite Sources.

(http://i.imgur.com/gz3QEDk.png)

2. Enter your password.

(http://i.imgur.com/5rPfCSM.png)

3. Click on the Check Repos status button. We need to do this first to see which mirrors are currently active.

(http://i.imgur.com/3g9tSqA.png)

4. You will see the following dialogue box. Hit any key when you are ready.

(http://i.imgur.com/H15PVbb.png)

5. Wait for the repository check to complete.

(http://i.imgur.com/SWy9T1J.png)

6. Make note of an ONLINE repository.

(http://i.imgur.com/bFjjQ6u.png)

7. Select an ONLINE repository then click on Use selected Repo.

(http://i.imgur.com/Pqqx1ux.png)

8. When finished, you'll get a notification.

(http://i.imgur.com/u8BMUlm.png)

NOTE: Lite Sources does not include Ubuntu repositories or software. This is only for Linux Lite created applications eg. Lite Software, Lite Welcome, Lite Tweaks etc.


New Search engine for the Help Manual - The Linux Lite Help Manual has received the long awaited search engine. This is the culmination of 4 free software projects rolled into one.
The search engine has been designed in such a way that the end result produces an easy to understand UI. The search engine is available both offline and online and is mobile/tablet friendly. See the online version here - https://www.linuxliteos.com/manual (https://www.linuxliteos.com/manual)

1. Each page has a Search box directly below each pages contents menu, near the top of the page. Type in your search query.
TIP: For optimal results, only search for one or two words eg. nvidia instead of how do I install nvidia drivers

(http://i.imgur.com/nysNMp3.png)

2. Click on the link in the search results.

(http://i.imgur.com/WrxBf5w.png)

3. When you arrive at the page that you clicked on, the search engine will automatically scroll to the first instance of that word, and it will also highlight in yellow every instance of that word on that page.

(http://i.imgur.com/FmQJ2cg.png)

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

Mobile friendly:

(http://i.imgur.com/8TL43ZN.png)

Arc theme for Thunderbird - Has been included to ensure theme continuity across Linux Lite.

(http://i.imgur.com/s4r4QvE.png)


Changelog:

Kernel 4.4.0.93.98 (custom kernels also available via our Repository for versions 3.13 - 4.12)
Firefox 55.0.2
Thunderbird 52.2.1
LibreOffice 5.1.6.2
VLC - 2.2.2
Gimp 2.8.22
Base: 16.04.3

Better Bluray support
Arc theme for Thunderbird
Better Broadcom wireless support
Lite Upgrade has had some minor GUI and code changes
Lite Welcome has had some minor GUI changes
New wallpapers
Samba conf file - share name shortened from linuxliteshare to liteshare

Note: The Arc theme for Firefox has been removed. Development on the Firefox theme seems to have stalled and there are a number of unanswered issues on Github that are yet to be addressed. For this reason, the sensible thing to do is remove it as there are no guarantees it will play nice with future Firefox versions. If you have the Arc Firefox theme installed, I recommend disabling and/or removing it. In Firefox go to Tools, Addons, Appearance.
The system wide Arc theme has nothing to do with this issue.

Upgrading

> Menu, Favorites, Install Updates (you must reboot if asked to, otherwise continue to the next step)

> Set a Restore Point - Menu, System, Systemback
> Menu, Settings, Lite Upgrade

Lite Upgrade - What it will do:


- New Lite Sources
- New Lite Welcome
- New Lite Help Manual
- New Lite Upgrade
- New Wallpapers
- Install the Arc theme for Thunderbird (globally)
- Added Bluray support
- Added Broadcom wireless support
- Remove unattended upgrades and related Systemd start up services
- Back up your existing config files to: /home/user/.llupgradebackup/3.4/ (or whatever version you are upgrading from)
- Bug fixes, enhancements

Lite Upgrade - What it won't do:

- Change your samba conf file (people may already have a custom name set)

There is no upgrade path to or from Beta releases.
There is no upgrade path from Series 2 ( 2.0, 2.2, 2.4, 2.6, 2.8 ) to Series 3.

Developer credits for this release - Jerry Bezencon, Ralphy, Nicolas Bernaerts, Steve Pear, Michael Milette, Max Bittker

Downloads:
HTTP:
Download 32bit from here - Linux Lite 3.6 Final 32bit (http://sourceforge.net/projects/linuxlite/files/3.6/linux-lite-3.6-32bit.iso/download)
md5sum: 17d7fe242d51b2cce950d896137d2c35
Size: 1015Mb (DVD, USB)

Download 64bit from here - Linux Lite 3.6 Final 64bit (http://sourceforge.net/projects/linuxlite/files/3.6/linux-lite-3.6-64bit.iso/download)
md5sum: 8990ebf49215360f0fde7ea53228a027
Size: 1000mb (DVD, USB)

TORRENTS:
32bit Torrent from here - linux-lite-3.6-32bit.iso.torrent (https://www.linuxliteos.com/torrent/linux-lite-3.6-32bit.iso.torrent)
Hash: cb678c6be0a3e74b9dfaf81ae55d7864908ec2cb
Size: 1015Mb (DVD, USB)

64bit Torrent from here - linux-lite-3.6-64bit.iso.torrent (https://www.linuxliteos.com/torrent/linux-lite-3.6-64bit.iso.torrent)
Hash: 2d34271fe9bfdb0c6c707fda3267a6cf8f632310
Size: 1000mb (DVD, USB)

Live USB/DVD/VirtualBox/Vmware:

Login is automatic, no credentials are 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-3.6-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.


Thank you :)
Jerry and the team.


how long is linux lite 3.6 supported ?, for example (3 years )
Title: Re: Linux Lite 3.6 Final Released
Post by: firenice03 on December 16, 2017, 07:29:49 PM
@kissbaby3
When 3.8 comes out it Feb, it will be supported till 2021..
https://www.linuxliteos.com/download.php
I don't recall if 3.6 will follow same as part of the same  series...

Update:
https://www.linuxliteos.com/forums/release-announcements/linux-lite-release-roadmap/