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Linux Lite 3.8 Beta Released
« on: December 28, 2017, 01:08:17 AM »
 

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Release Announcement

Linux Lite 3.8 Beta is now available for testing. There have been a number of changes since the 3.6 release.
This is the last release for Series 3.x

Linux Lite 3.8 Final will be released on February 1st, 2018.

The changes for Linux Lite 3.8 include - more support for LibreOffice, regional support for DVDs, a Font Viewer/Installer and we now have our own Google based Search page as the home page in Firefox. We've also added TLP for Laptops to Lite Tweaks.

See below for all the changes:



LibreOffice - We've added a Thesaurus (Synonyms) to LibreOffice for the US language.

Code: [Select]
mythes-en-us
For support in your language, just change the last country code:

Code: [Select]
mythes-de
so:

Code: [Select]
sudo apt-get install mythes-de
would be for the German Thesaurus.

If you are English based, keep the first 2 parts, and just change the last:

Code: [Select]
mythes-en-au
for Australian.

List of supported codes here - https://packages.ubuntu.com/search?keywords=mythes&searchon=names



Regionset - If you have DVDs that are from another region other than your own, you can now easily change region so that it will play in VLC.
Insert your DVD, open a terminal and type regionset and follow the onscreen instructions.
See this thread here for more information - https://www.linuxliteos.com/forums/other-17/not-all-dvds-will-play/

Font Viewer - We've added a Font Viewer to make viewing and installing fonts easy.

Menu, Accessories, Font Viewer.



Download a font from a reputable website. For example - Google Fonts or Dafont.

NOTE: To ensure a trouble free font installation process, make sure you choose and download fonts that are in the .ttf format.

In this example, we will download and install the Roboto font.

Right click on the font and choose Open with "Font Viewer".



Click on the Install button at the top right.



Once the font has installed, Font Viewer will show Installed at the top right.



Your newly installed font is now available in whichever text editing or graphics program you have installed.



TLP for Laptops - Lite Tweaks

From the TLP website:

TLP brings you the benefits of advanced power management for Linux without the need to understand every technical detail. TLP comes with a default configuration already optimized for battery life, so you may just install and forget it. Nevertheless TLP is highly customizable to fulfil your specific requirements.

More info here - https://linoxide.com/linux-how-to/tlp-make-linux-laptop-battery-last-longer/



Google based Search homepage:

The home page in Firefox for Linux Lite 3.8 is now set to - https://www.linuxliteos.com/search/
When you use this Google powered search engine, you will be directly helping to fund this project, so thank you.

As you can see in the screenshot, we also provide you with a number of handy links to commonly visited websites like, Gmail, Maps, Youtube, Reddit and Distrowatch to name a few.





Details:

Kernel: 4.4.0-105 (custom kernels also available via our Repository for versions 3.13 - 4.14)
Firefox: 57.0.1 Quantum
Thunderbird: 52.5.0
LibreOffice: 5.1.6.2
VLC: 2.2.2
Gimp: 2.8.22
Base: 16.04.3

Not in this Beta (but will be in the Final):

- New wallpapers
- Updated Help Manual

There is no upgrade to or from Beta releases. Beta releases are for testing only and it is not recommended to run them as your main or secondary operating system.

Downloads:

HTTP:

Download 32bit from here - Linux Lite 3.8 Beta 32bit
md5sum: f8a626f7c84d57e18f9c7f65ebf7276c
Size: 1.1Gb (DVD, USB)

Download 64bit from here - Linux Lite 3.8 Beta 64bit
md5sum: 23a7ffdd7047ebe625223f34181b1786
Size: 1.1Gb (DVD, USB)

TORRENTS:

32bit Torrent from here - linux-lite-3.8-beta-32bit.iso.torrent
Hash: 59718b9bc3aaf532bb3ae56a5f6f8e540b6e57eb
Size: 1.1Gb (DVD, USB)

64bit Torrent from here - linux-lite-3.8-beta-64bit.iso.torrent
Hash: af3ef74988062f83ac741939d3a276b272cb2e8c
Size: 1.1Gb (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-3.8-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.

Yumi, Multiboot and other multi-boot applications are not supported. A good, simple point and click USB ISO burner is https://etcher.io/
If the screen locks during Live mode, type linux into the user box and click on the Login button (no password required)

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.


Thank you :)

Jerry and the team.


 
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Re: Linux Lite 3.8 Beta Released
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2017, 08:06:24 AM »
 

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yes iam too excited already , but I will wait for the final release yet theres something i wanted to ask you since i came here in first place, I mean iam sorry for that but *why* do you use google , I mean google is all great and lovely and pays alot but google ads cause people to block ads on our website because they hate googles privacy leak and same applies to the search engine , I mean if you were able to find an alternative (that even pays less) for google iam sure many will whitelist our website and even use that alternative search engine , anyway thanks for your time and I hope you *Keep It Up*
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Re: Linux Lite 3.8 Beta Released
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2017, 08:40:22 AM »
 

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Linux Lite 3.8x64 beta clean install.


LL 3.8 beta ISO downloaded and installed to live usb through Etcher.........No Issues


Booted from live usb for install to HDD  ( Dell Optiplex 780)


System installed to HDD.......No errors.


Updating: System is up to date....No errors


Language Support: Default was US....Changed to UK


Synaptic:Repo server changed to UK....No errors.


Lite Software installed....No errors.


Lite Sources: Set to England/UK


Google Chrome downloaded and installed through Gdebi........No errors.


Bluetooth: A2DP not tested.......Awaiting new Bluetooth Headphones.


Backup: Decided on Timeshift for backup......Snapshot created.......No errors.


So far no problems with this Install at all........Smooth as silk.


Thanks to Jerry and the Team.


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Re: Linux Lite 3.8 Beta Released
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2017, 09:07:25 AM »
 

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Cheers Jocklad, always good to hear your test results.

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Re: Linux Lite 3.8 Beta Released
« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2017, 10:33:36 AM »
 

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Great news! i'm not download this beta version on my pc, i'm waiting for buy a new laptop next year, and there i'm going to install the new 3.8
I hope the team's work will have prosperous, have sucess and  good luck!! and happy new year!.
thank you :D
 

Re: Linux Lite 3.8 Beta Released
« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2017, 10:34:57 AM »
 

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 8)  Hi Jerry,
Thanks for all your hard work, I'm especially liking the new font viewer/installer utility.
 

Re: Linux Lite 3.8 Beta Released
« Reply #6 on: December 29, 2017, 09:58:51 AM »
 

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Does testing in a VM count? Hope it does cause that's what I did :) I don't have a spare hdd/pc to try it in bare metal, anyway, even for a VM LL 3.8 runs fast and smooth so far, it did took a while to boot but it might be due to the VM environment, I think. Changing language into Spanish was easy as usual. Installation process was a breeze, however, it took longer - 10 minutes - than in bare metal, but again it might be a VM thing. I really liked the "Gracias/thank you" screen, nice touch! Overall, good performance so far; no issues whatsover. Good work! By the way I'm writing this from the VM :)



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Re: Linux Lite 3.8 Beta Released
« Reply #7 on: December 29, 2017, 12:29:27 PM »
 

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VM tests are fine. Thank you.

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Re: Linux Lite 3.8 Beta Released
« Reply #8 on: December 30, 2017, 07:32:07 AM »
 

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thanks for the 3.8 advance feature notes, I'll certainly take a look at 3.8 in February. I wouldn't be competent enough to try a beta!

I am concerned about the google involvement - I want to continue to exclude google and to use my chosen privacy search engine as default in Firefox, both as default search and as homepage.

Please re-assure me ???
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Re: Linux Lite 3.8 Beta Released
« Reply #9 on: December 30, 2017, 08:51:27 AM »
 

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I am concerned about the google involvement - I want to continue to exclude google and to use my chosen privacy search engine as default in Firefox, both as default search and as homepage.

Please re-assure me ???

You will always have the freedom to choose. We would never take that away from anyone. Simply change your home page if you are doing a fresh install. If you are upgrading, we won't be imposing this on anyone.
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Re: Linux Lite 3.8 Beta Released
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Thanks Gerry, that's good.
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New Bluetooth Headphones arrived.


Bluetooth A2DP worked out of the box  :)
 

Re: Linux Lite 3.8 Beta Released
« Reply #12 on: December 30, 2017, 03:50:54 PM »
 

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Hi Jerry, for some reason the mouse theme is not persistent for me. I have it set black but it returns to white after a reboot.
 

Re: Linux Lite 3.8 Beta Released
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New Bluetooth Headphones arrived.


Bluetooth A2DP worked out of the box  :)

What make and model?
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Hi Jerry, for some reason the mouse theme is not persistent for me. I have it set black but it returns to white after a reboot.

Thanks, I'll take a look.
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Linux Lite 3.8 Final has been released. See the Release Announcements Section.