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Re: Linux Lite 4.0 Beta Released
« Reply #60 on: May 12, 2018, 08:44:13 PM »
 

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To Mister @Jerry .

Hope you're having a nice week-end.  ;) Two things for thee!
1.
BTW, the 4.0b can be installed in French wihout error (updates unchecked, third party checked). Well, I installed in one time, but, this never worked before.
But, once installed, if you say yes to the popup asking to change folder names (i.e. Desktop becoming "Bureau" and so on). Desktop icons dissapear and Lite Desktop is broken and does not work anymore.
Also, putting back the system in english leaves this in a broken state, Lite Desktop not working. ADD : The XFCE desktop icons check boxes still work though.

I have made my peace and am using LL only in english but just to let you know.

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Another small thing, the mouse-over timer (I'm guessing in the XFCE settings) seems a little too fast and I end up needing to "reclick" the mouse an additional time to make selections, etc.

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Re: Linux Lite 4.0 Beta Released
« Reply #61 on: May 12, 2018, 09:03:56 PM »
 

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Release Announcement

Faenza icons were dropped as it had not been maintained in some time (albeit there is a fork) and the same for the Arc theme, development seems to have stalled there.

Will the other icon sets (e.g. Adwaita, Humanity, etc) still be kept alongside the new ones?
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Re: Linux Lite 4.0 Beta Released
« Reply #62 on: May 12, 2018, 10:38:16 PM »
 

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Faenza icons were dropped as it had not been maintained in some time (albeit there is a fork) and the same for the Arc theme, development seems to have stalled there.

Will the other icon sets (e.g. Adwaita, Humanity, etc) still be kept alongside the new ones?


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Re: Linux Lite 4.0 Beta Released
« Reply #63 on: May 12, 2018, 10:39:05 PM »
 

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Re: Linux Lite 4.0 Beta Released
« Reply #64 on: May 13, 2018, 12:37:08 AM »
 

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Re: Linux Lite 4.0 Beta Released
« Reply #65 on: May 13, 2018, 12:56:15 AM »
 

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From day one our instructions and documentation has been quite clear on Language support. It's even provided as a step in the Welcome screen. See Lite Tweaks for Numlock settings and Keyboard Function on the Start page in the Help Manual. Generally speaking, we avoid comparisons to other distros. I'm sure there are many things LL does that others don't. All the best, and welcome.

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Re: Linux Lite 4.0 Beta Released
« Reply #66 on: May 13, 2018, 02:58:35 AM »
 

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Re: Linux Lite 4.0 Beta Released
« Reply #67 on: May 14, 2018, 10:51:43 AM »
 

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I don't know how hard it would be or even if feasable but...
the installer in 4.0 now seams to work in other languages (tbc I guess), maybe it should be "forced" to english only?
And/Or put a message during live boot/install to this effect.
Something like "Linux Lite supports English as the default language. Choosing another language could lead to display or filesystem errors."
I dunno, my quote seams harsh :( something more diplomatic maybe.
Like I said... if it's not possible, forget my rambling. "Keep calm and carry on" like they say in London. ;)

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Re: Linux Lite 4.0 Beta Released
« Reply #68 on: May 14, 2018, 11:39:20 AM »
 

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Re: Linux Lite 4.0 Beta Released
« Reply #69 on: May 14, 2018, 12:17:54 PM »
 

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Sorry NN, I'm simply not interested in popularity or 'ranking' highly. We have a singular purpose, to show people there are alternatives to proprietary operating systems. The responses from people on our Feedback page illustrates we are achieving this. I don't cater to existing Linux users. Check out that and our Features page to gain a better understanding of our mission. Our reason for existing. Cheers.

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Re: Linux Lite 4.0 Beta Released
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Re: Linux Lite 4.0 Beta Released
« Reply #71 on: May 14, 2018, 11:53:11 PM »
 

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Interesting discussion here, hope it's OK if I jump in. I have been exploring Linux for several years now. I've tried around 20 distros. I'm even toying with True OS, a free BSD distro. After all the distro hopping, I have come to the conclusion that Linux Lite is what I really want. Linux purists might scoff, because it unabashedly tries to make itself attractive to Windows users. But I think this is a great approach. There are many Windows users who have become disillusioned with Microsoft because of the Windows 10 forced-upgrade debacle. I take care of my wife's computer, and will not let her use that spyware. she is currently still on Windows 7, and I plan to put Linux Lite on her computer as soon as 4.0 comes out. Only a year and a half till W7 EOL! She will need that time to transition to Linux. Myself, I tend toward the more windows-like distros; years of Windows conditioning die hard. I like a conventional start menu, on the bottom left. There are many distros where I can have that, but none of them have proven stable enough on my computer, which is 10 years old. LL is just so intuitive, and so rock-solid with updates and upgrades. In short, I think Jerry has found a great niche. Do one thing. Do it well.
 

Re: Linux Lite 4.0 Beta Released
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Re: Linux Lite 4.0 Beta Released
« Reply #73 on: May 15, 2018, 11:19:46 AM »
 

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My business and home computers are all Debian. This includes three small servers, one for a private network, and two LAMP. I also own some server space which is also Debian LAMP. My home office has four machines including one 32bit. They all have Debian on them. One of my community services is to offer free Linux beginner instructionals at the local library for new Linux Lite users most who were elderly Windows users introduced to Linux Lite by me or my partner. We chose Linux Lite precisely for its ease of use and gentle learning curve and responsive intuitive GUI. I do have LL 64bit on its own partition on one of my machines, and LL 64bit VM on my main home office machine, and LL 32bit on its own old HP machine. I also have two Windows 10 machines latest builds, though the Sandy Bridge Dell is beginning to get glitchy. Also I would add, a little against convention nowadays my Windows machines are KIS protected and one of my servers is now exploring a KIS Endpoint deployment though I'm not so sure that will happen for me. $$$ being the issue. So yeah I am a geek, an old geek, and a geek with pragmatic $ focused politics. I have one server that runs from base OS Debian LXDE instead of gnome. The rest of my machines are all gnome. I am not an XFCE fan, for several reasons, none of which matter here.

My point in all of this is: Linux Lite itself seems almost like a community service to me. I have experienced first hand the joy people find when using it coming from Windows 7 or 10 usually, as if they have been rescued from a long slow nightmare ending in more $$$ expense and a brand new bigger nightmare.The idea and the implementation that the developers of LL have put together is bright shining success in my opinion.

I will definitely buy a Linux Lite branded laptop if one appears, maybe two. I did use one for remote work LL2.8 for a little while until stretch went stable. Laptops don't linger long with me. I have one old Toshi left efi dual booting Ubuntu LTS and Windows 8, and a Dell with Deb 9 for work.

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Re: Linux Lite 4.0 Beta Released
« Reply #74 on: May 15, 2018, 12:00:02 PM »
 

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I would add to this a recurring nightmare users are having in the last years. Apple, with their 'planned obsolessence" . A perfectly fonctionning machine not being usable because you don't have the latest OS is proposterous. Changing software is one thing, but NEEDING to change hardware because the Apple Store app you need has been updated? Aarrrgg! *ripping shirt off*

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