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Title: Linux Lite 4.4 Final Released
Post by: Jerry on March 31, 2019, 05:29:37 AM
Release Announcement

Linux Lite 4.4 Final is now available for download and installation.

This release has a number of minor changes.

(https://i.imgur.com/20ls3IX.png)

Changes:

Moved from Betas to RC releases. The RC releases Build number is the date of the actual ISO build eg. Build 24022019 - 24th February 2019. The RC information and Build number will only appear on the default wallpaper for that release, Login screen and the Live Boot screen. The positioning of the text is such that it allows room for desktop widgets like Conky and Lite Widget to appear uncluttered on the right. Finals will not have any build information on the default wallpaper.

RC Build wallpaper:

(https://i.imgur.com/gWlSacv.png)

Updated the Papirus icon theme to the latest release.

Sound Juicer CD ripper has now been added to Lite Software. To get rip-to-mp3 support, Sound Juicer will also install the Restricted Extras package.

(https://i.imgur.com/z0PYlQ9.png)

(https://i.imgur.com/zOwXW28.png)

Volume level - the double level volume bug has been eliminated.

Removed all references to Google+ as that service is due to close down on April 2nd 2019.

We have moved from Sourceforge distributed servers to OSDN as OSDN will help to finance our project. Their systems and mirror choices are virtually similar.


Details:

Kernel: 4.15.0-45 (custom kernels also available via our Repository for versions 3.13 - 5.0)
Firefox: 65.0 Quantum
Thunderbird: 60.4.0
LibreOffice: 6.0.7.3
VLC: 3.0.4
Gimp: 2.10.8
Base: 18.04.2

Known Issues:

None as yet.

Please note:

RC1 was a solid release where no hiccups were reported. As such, this 4.4 Final is basically the RC1 with only the wallpaper changed. Therefore, if you have 4.4 RC1 installed but want the Final, RC1 IS the Final. One caveat, since there were no updates to the build from RC1 to Final, your first updates will be a big one.

Upgrading

> Menu, Favorites, Install Updates (you must reboot if asked to, otherwise continue to the next step)
> Set a Restore Point - Menu, System, Timeshift
> Menu, Settings, Lite Upgrade
> Reboot


Having problems upgrading? First thing to do is open a terminal, and make sure you have the latest version of Lite Upgrade.

Code: [Select]
apt policy lite-upgrade-series4
should return:

Code: [Select]
  Installed: 4.0-0030-linuxlite
  Candidate: 4.0-0030-linuxlite

If you've ran Install Updates and still don't have this version or greater you can either - wait 24 hours, or change to the default Linux Lite repository in Lite Sources.

Lite Upgrade - What it will do:

- New Lite Software
- New Lite Welcome
- New Lite Help Manual
- New Lite Themes
- New Lite Upgrade
- New Wallpapers

Lite Upgrade - What it won't do:

- Nothing to list.

There is no upgrade path to or from Beta or RC releases.
There is no upgrade path from Series 2 or 3 ( 2.0, 2.2, 2.4, 2.6, 2.8 | 3.0, 3.2, 3.4, 3.6, 3.8 ) to Series 4.

Downloads:

HTTPS:

Download 64bit from here - Linux Lite 4.4 64bit (https://osdn.net/dl/linuxlite/linux-lite-4.4-64bit.iso)
md5sum: 16c59b961b1b2382cec256f42d2e3728
Size: 1.3Gb (DVD, USB)

TORRENT: (Fastest way to download the Final)

64bit Torrent from here - linux-lite-4.4-64bit.iso.torrent (https://www.linuxliteos.com/torrent/linux-lite-4.4-64bit.iso.torrent)
Hash: 22b658b6c2563ebdc7f804298a7e5f4805658638
Size: 1.3Gb (DVD, USB)

International Mirrors (city specific) - https://www.linuxliteos.com/mirrors.php (https://www.linuxliteos.com/mirrors.php) (wait for page to load, some mirrors may still be syncing with us)

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-4.4-64bit.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/ (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)

Minimum Recommended Specs:
1Ghz processor
768mb ram
8gb HDD/SD
VGA screen capable of 1024x768 resolution
DVD drive or USB port for the ISO image

Preferred Specs:
1.5GHz processor+
1024mb ram+
20gb HDD/SSD+
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 4.4 Final Released
Post by: Jocklad on March 31, 2019, 06:08:06 AM
A flawless upgrade.


Thanks to Jerry and the Team.


Donation sent.


Jocklad  :) :) :)
Title: Re: Linux Lite 4.4 Final Released
Post by: Searchernow on March 31, 2019, 07:21:30 AM
Upgraded without problems, thanks.  Among the many advantages of Lite, many of us get to live in the future at upgrade time.

Donation to follow shortly.
Title: Re: Linux Lite 4.4 Final Released
Post by: Jerry on March 31, 2019, 07:28:50 AM
Thank you early birds :)

Sent from my Mobile phone using Tapatalk

Title: Re: Linux Lite 4.4 Final Released
Post by: icedigger on March 31, 2019, 07:48:11 AM
Just installed on my VM to test it out.

Upgraded it from 4.2 to 4.4 without a hitch.

It seems a lot snappier than 4.2 so far.
Title: Re: Linux Lite 4.4 Final Released
Post by: icedigger on March 31, 2019, 09:57:50 AM
Just did the update on my laptop and so far so good.

Its an old HP Elitebook 810 with i7 5600u, 12GB RAM, 1TB M.2 SATA SSD, Intel HD 5500

The major issue I had previously was when I connected it into its hp docking station and closed the lid sometimes it would not turn on immediately on the external screen.  So far so good now.
Title: Re: Linux Lite 4.4 Final Released
Post by: TMG1961 on March 31, 2019, 03:48:19 PM
Updated laptop and all running without problems.
Title: Re: Linux Lite 4.4 Final Released
Post by: DaveZ-NY on March 31, 2019, 05:23:48 PM
Can you please post a link to the UEFI version??   I'm unable to build a boot USB for my Mac.  I did boot and install before using the UEFI version for 4.2.64bit

Thanks!
-Dave Z
Title: Re: Linux Lite 4.4 Final Released
Post by: Nyto on March 31, 2019, 06:50:44 PM
Did image backups of my partitions, and got ready for the upgrade.
Upgrade completed in less than 4 minutes.
All working smooth and fast, as usual.
Thank you, Jerry and Team.

PS: The double-volume control is still up there on my top right corner.
Title: Re: Linux Lite 4.4 Final Released
Post by: tek10 on March 31, 2019, 10:33:38 PM
Replaced LL2.6 on my partners laptop with LL4.4. I think it's a great improvement and she should really like it.
Title: Re: Linux Lite 4.4 Final Released
Post by: Jerry on March 31, 2019, 11:09:02 PM
Did image backups of my partitions, and got ready for the upgrade.
Upgrade completed in less than 4 minutes.
All working smooth and fast, as usual.
Thank you, Jerry and Team.

PS: The double-volume control is still up there on my top right corner.

As you'll see in the announcement, double-volume control was not passed into the Upgrade. To fix, Menu, Session and Startup, Application Autostart, XFCE Volume Daemon - untick.
Title: Re: Linux Lite 4.4 Final Released
Post by: Jerry on March 31, 2019, 11:10:56 PM
Can you please post a link to the UEFI version??   I'm unable to build a boot USB for my Mac.  I did boot and install before using the UEFI version for 4.2.64bit

Thanks!
-Dave Z

https://www.linuxliteos.com/forums/linux-lite-software-development/uefi-build-test/msg44253/#msg44253
Title: Re: Linux Lite 4.4 Final Released
Post by: DaveZ-NY on April 01, 2019, 12:58:26 AM
Yes, Jerry, I found that; but it's not v4.4.   So no UEFI version of 4.4 yet. Any chance you know timeframe on when it might be built?
Title: Re: Linux Lite 4.4 Final Released
Post by: Jerry on April 01, 2019, 01:16:22 AM
No need for a 4.4 UEFI build. There is only one UEFI per Series, you just upgrade it each time :)
Title: Re: Linux Lite 4.4 Final Released
Post by: torreydale on April 01, 2019, 08:45:21 AM
For those of you saying you just did the Upgrade to 4.4, please remember to update your Forum Profile to show that you are now running Linux Lite 4.4.  Ironically, that goes for you, too @Jerry .   :D
Title: Re: Linux Lite 4.4 Final Released
Post by: icedigger on April 01, 2019, 09:51:14 AM
No go on my new work desktop.

Intel z390 chipset motherboard and intel 9700k cpu.

As soon as I try and do a fresh install after selecting to startup LL from the usb boot drive it immediatly reboots the computer.

Any ideas?
Title: Re: Linux Lite 4.4 Final Released
Post by: colin on April 01, 2019, 12:33:49 PM
Have now installed Linux Lite 4.4. Installation went without an hitch as you would expect with this OS.Was surprised just how quick the install was.
Title: Re: Linux Lite 4.4 Final Released
Post by: Mart on April 01, 2019, 12:57:48 PM
@torreydale

Quote
For those of you saying you just did the Upgrade to 4.4, please remember to update your Forum Profile to show that you are now running Linux Lite 4.4.  Ironically, that goes for you, too @Jerry .

That's assuming that Jerry doesn't use LL 3.8 to manage his forum postings.

Just a thought.

 :)
Title: Re: Linux Lite 4.4 Final Released
Post by: bonnevie on April 01, 2019, 01:24:02 PM
Hello,
Another easy upgrade.  Thanks!  Donation sent.
Title: Re: Linux Lite 4.4 Final Released
Post by: amigo on April 01, 2019, 02:21:06 PM
From 4.2 to 4.4.... No issues.
Acer Aspire E-15 E5-576-392H. Purchased it last year.
Thanks to Jerry and everyone involved.
blessings,
amigo
Title: Re: Linux Lite 4.4 Final Released
Post by: Jerry on April 01, 2019, 05:56:48 PM
My Forum Profile is correct and will always be. I'm on 3.8 because I have the perfect set up. Makes no sense to spoil it :)

Sent from my Mobile phone using Tapatalk

Title: Re: Linux Lite 4.4 Final Released
Post by: torreydale on April 02, 2019, 10:20:03 AM
@Jerry ,


Oh snap!
Title: Re: Linux Lite 4.4 Final Released
Post by: Jerry on April 03, 2019, 01:18:16 AM
No go on my new work desktop.

Intel z390 chipset motherboard and intel 9700k cpu.

As soon as I try and do a fresh install after selecting to startup LL from the usb boot drive it immediatly reboots the computer.

Any ideas?

Open a Support thread please, cheers.
Title: Re: Linux Lite 4.4 Final Released
Post by: Jerry on April 03, 2019, 01:20:52 AM
Thank you to all donators and supporters, it's very much appreciated. Ad blocking on the main site is still around 50%. We can't introduce translations and other goodies until I go full-time on LL. I could go full-time on this tomorrow if ad blocking were even down to 10% :(
Title: Re: Linux Lite 4.4 Final Released
Post by: Jocklad on April 03, 2019, 03:42:43 PM
Four upgrades and two clean installs of 4.4 done.


Not a single issue.....Rock solid.  :)
Title: Re: Linux Lite 4.4 Final Released
Post by: Jerry on April 03, 2019, 03:52:30 PM
Four upgrades and two clean installs of 4.4 done.


Not a single issue.....Rock solid.  :)

Nice!
Title: Re: Linux Lite 4.4 Final Released
Post by: SleepyD on April 05, 2019, 02:45:17 PM
**Revised, I've updated now.  I forgot about running the Lite Upgrade.  I didn't see that listed in the Release announcement.  It would be good if that was in the System area instead of Settings.  I think I may have noticed in the System area.  Love the OS as always.

Hi, I am running the LL 4.2 UEFI beta.  I've run Install Updates.  I still haven't been updated to 4.4. I ran this command in terminal, apt policy lite-upgrade-series4.  The output is below:
lite-upgrade-series4:
  Installed: 4.0-0030-linuxlite
  Candidate: 4.0-0030-linuxlite
  Version table:
 *** 4.0-0030-linuxlite 500
        500 http://repo.linuxliteos.com/linuxlite (http://repo.linuxliteos.com/linuxlite) diamond/main amd64 Packages
        500 http://repo.linuxliteos.com/linuxlite (http://repo.linuxliteos.com/linuxlite) diamond/main i386 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

Is there something I need to change to get updated to 4.4?
Title: Re: Linux Lite 4.4 Final Released
Post by: ralphy on April 05, 2019, 08:42:12 PM
**Revised, I've updated now.  I forgot about running the Lite Upgrade.  I didn't see that listed in the Release announcement.  It would be good if that was in the System area instead of Settings.  I think I may have noticed in the System area.  Love the OS as always.

Hi, I am running the LL 4.2 UEFI beta.  I've run Install Updates.  I still haven't been updated to 4.4. I ran this command in terminal, apt policy lite-upgrade-series4.  The output is below:
lite-upgrade-series4:
  Installed: 4.0-0030-linuxlite
  Candidate: 4.0-0030-linuxlite
  Version table:
 *** 4.0-0030-linuxlite 500
        500 http://repo.linuxliteos.com/linuxlite (http://repo.linuxliteos.com/linuxlite) diamond/main amd64 Packages
        500 http://repo.linuxliteos.com/linuxlite (http://repo.linuxliteos.com/linuxlite) diamond/main i386 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

Is there something I need to change to get updated to 4.4?

It seems there are connection issues from your location to the repository server. Try switching to a different mirror with Lite Sources app.
Title: Re: Linux Lite 4.4 Final Released
Post by: Searchernow on April 07, 2019, 07:42:14 AM
sorry if this is a bit off-topic, but ....

..suddenly I can see the images in the release announcement! Great. I don't think I have changed anything, maybe they're not on Imgur any more? On both Firefox and Brave.

Ps: Linux Lite 4.4 still running fabulously on 2 laptops!
Title: Re: Linux Lite 4.4 Final Released
Post by: kissbaby3 on April 07, 2019, 11:53:46 PM
 8) updated from Linux lite 4.2  to Linux lite 4.4 on both of my 64 bit desktop, one Lenovo and one Asus pc, everything went just fine, i want to say thank you for all your hard work , hugs ! :-*
Title: Re: Linux Lite 4.4 Final Released
Post by: Jerry on April 11, 2019, 08:47:01 AM
Timeshift will be in Ubuntu repos come 5.x One less PPA....woohoo! (leaves only the Gimp PPA)
Title: Re: Linux Lite 4.4 Final Released
Post by: mdiemer on April 18, 2019, 04:18:52 PM
Having trouble with internet connectivity. Have changed mirror a couple of times but to no avail. My system is up to date with 4.2 and I have the correct terminal output as advised.

Mike

Edit: I was checking another similar post and saw that somebody had installed cosmic. Just waned to let you know I am definitely on bionic.
Title: Re: Linux Lite 4.4 Final Released
Post by: mdiemer on April 19, 2019, 12:03:41 PM
Upgrade successfully performed today. I wonder if the problem yesterday was due to extremely heavy internet traffic due to political events in USA?

However, there is still a problem today: I tried to install updates after the upgrade, and got a message that I was unable to connect to the internet. I was, however, able to go online and use this forum, so not sure what's happening here.

Also, where are the new wallpapers?

Edit: rebooted and this time tried updates from the start menu as opposed to welcome screen. Process proceeded; system already up to date.
Title: Re: Linux Lite 4.4 Final Released
Post by: Jerry on April 19, 2019, 04:40:46 PM
@mdiemer all is well now? If you have any more issues, please put them in the Support sections of the Forums, cheers :)
Title: Re: Linux Lite 4.4 Final Released
Post by: Jocklad on May 03, 2019, 06:37:39 AM
Clean install of 4.4 to a new Kingston SSD.


From power on to desktop......14 seconds,with vbox files removed.


This is an old Lenova Thinkcentre core2-duo......Remarkable.  :)
Title: Re: Linux Lite 4.4 Final Released
Post by: Jerry on May 04, 2019, 02:05:31 AM
Clean install of 4.4 to a new Kingston SSD.


From power on to desktop......14 seconds,with vbox files removed.


This is an old Lenova Thinkcentre core2-duo......Remarkable.  :)
Thank you.

Sent from my Mobile phone using Tapatalk

Title: Re: Linux Lite 4.4 Final Released
Post by: Seeta K. Roopchandani on May 04, 2019, 03:19:50 PM
Hi, I am running the LL 4.2 UEFI beta.  I've run Install Updates.  I still haven't been updated to 4.4. I ran this command in terminal, apt policy lite-upgrade-series4.  The output is below:
lite-upgrade-series4:
  Installed: 4.0-0030-linuxlite
  Candidate: 4.0-0030-linuxlite
  Version table:
 *** 4.0-0030-linuxlite 500
        500 http://repo.linuxliteos.com/linuxlite diamond/main amd64 Packages
        500 http://repo.linuxliteos.com/linuxlite diamond/main i386 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

Is there something I need to change to get updated to 4.4?
Title: Re: Linux Lite 4.4 Final Released
Post by: tek10 on May 04, 2019, 09:09:43 PM
Unfortunately, there's no upgrade path to or from beta releases, per the release announcement for 4.2 and 4.4. You are going to have to do a clean install. Back up your files, note customizations you prefer and install the current 4.4 iso. Then install your backed up files, customize as needed and enjoy.
Title: Re: Linux Lite 4.4 Final Released
Post by: firenice03 on May 05, 2019, 01:27:54 PM

@Seeta K. Roopchandani @tek10 The UEFI isn't necessarily the same as the "Beta" versions and can be upgraded/updated...

1st run updates... Lite Updates -- let is install all and restart as needed..

2nd run Lite Upgrade it will upgrade the UEFI version ti LL4.4

 :)
Title: Re: Linux Lite 4.4 Final Released
Post by: PCTECH on May 18, 2019, 08:49:45 PM
I'm currently running LL 4.2 on my Dell Latitude E6500 . When I attempt  to upgrade to LL 4.4 , I get a message that indicates that LL cannot to the LL master repository. My internet connection is working correctly and I've change repos. in LL software software sources without any luck. I also ran the apt "terminal version check", it checks out OK to what's listed on the forum.
Any suggestions welcome.

Thanks
Mark

PS. my location is southeast US.