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Re: Linux Lite 6.4 RC1 Released
« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2023, 06:03:55 AM »
 

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Re: Linux Lite 6.4 RC1 Released
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Linux Lite 6.4 RC1 Released
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Release Announcement

Linux Lite 6.4 RC1 is now available for testing.

Building upon the release of 6.2, we have added a number if new changes. There are some details below, but all of the changes will be in the Release Announcement.

See below for details.

Linux Lite 6.4 Final will be released on 1st April, 2023.




Changes:


Linux Lite Applications

Our in-house applications are starting to be repackaged using ZSTD compression for significantly faster decompression speeds and higher compression rates.

Example:

Lite Themes - old compressed package: 91.2mb
Lite Themes - new compressed package: 76.8mb

This will benefit machines from a wider range of ages. Great for slower computers when installing updates, lightning fast updates for modern machines.


Added SystemD report to Lite System Report

This addition will help a wide range of people in regards to diagnosing a variety of booting and general system inquiries. Our amazing support team on the Forums will also find this very helpful.





Added webp support in the Thunar file manager for displaying thumbnails correctly

See below for before and after comparisons.

Before:



After:



The new look Thunderbird

Thunderbird gets, Redesigned Icons, Spaces Toolbar, New Address Book, Message Header Customization, Import and Export Wizard and Matrix Chat Support.















Other Changes:

- Latest Papirus Icon Theme
- The Hardware Database now has close to 80,000 submissions. 100k here we come! https://www.linuxliteos.com/hardware.php
- Latest stable versions of Chrome, LibreOffice, Lite applications etc
- New wallpapers

Plus many other tweaks and changes.

Window Theme: Materia
Icon Theme: Papirus
Font: Roboto Regular

Installation

How do I know if my Windows PC has UEFI?

In Windows Search, type msinfo or msinfo32 and launch the desktop app named System Information. Look for the BIOS Mode item, and if the value for it is UEFI, then you have the UEFI firmware. If it says BIOS Mode Legacy, then thatís the firmware youíre running.

Secure Boot is supported, but unless you know exactly how to handle it, it is a P.I.T.A. at best so I am going to say...you must disable Secure Boot to enable stress free computing.

Some helpful snippets from the latest Help Manual:





UEFI Support link - https://www.linuxliteos.com/forums/uefi-secure-boot/

Details:

Kernel: 5.15.0-60 ( custom kernels also available via our Repository for versions 3.13 - 6.2 )
Chrome: 110.0
Thunderbird: 102.7.1
LibreOffice: 7.4.5
VLC: 3.0.16
Gimp: 2.10.30
Base: 22.04.2

Known Issues:

Eject Media prompt is only available at the end of the UEFI install.
Desktop icons - English support only.
Dropbox: if you get an error, run the set up twice.
There is NO Grub Edit in Lite Tweaks in this Series for Linux Lite due to an unsolvable issue. Ubuntu will show in the Grub menu if you are dual or more booting. Try Grub Customizer if it annoys you.
Grub menu shows Linux Lite as 'Ubuntu'. See below for more on this.

- Open /etc/default/grub as Administrator.
- Comment out: GRUB_DISTRIBUTOR=`lsb_release -i -s 2> /dev/null || echo Debian` and leave GRUB_DISTRIBUTOR='Linux Lite' uncommented.
- Should look like:
GRUB_DISTRIBUTOR='Linux Lite'
#GRUB_DISTRIBUTOR=`lsb_release -i -s 2> /dev/null || echo Debian`
- sudo update-grub

Grub - press the ESC key whilst booting in UEFI mode after your BIOS has posted. Use the SHIFT key if running Linux Lite in Legacy mode.

Help Manual will be updated in the Final.

OEM Install option - is broken and crashes near the end of the install. If a fix can't be found, it will be excluded from each release until a solution if found.

Other Issues

You tell me.


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

Downloads:

HTTPS:

Download 64bit from here - Linux Lite 6.4 RC1 64bit
MD5SUM: dc60a277cde8e3a7fb1ffd31e87d8a0f
SHA256: f6f7cce1afdc465e755df0e68db4664b3b3c247a73563cc9eb245de5ab05931f
Size: 2.3Gb (DVD, USB)

Checking the MD5SUM and SHA256 of the Linux Lite ISO:

MD5SUM
Open a Terminal on Linux Lite and do:

Code: [Select]
md5sum linux-lite-6.4-rc1-64bit.iso
SHA256
Open a Terminal on Linux Lite and do:

Code: [Select]
sha256sum linux-lite-6.4-rc1-64bit.iso
TORRENT: (Fastest way to download the RC)

64bit Torrent from here - linux-lite-6.4-rc1-64bit.iso.torrent
Hash: 773487e52aeceda4f531828335e37fab0b96ed4e
Size: 2.3Gb (DVD, USB)

Live USB/DVD/VirtualBox/Vmware:

Login is automatic, no credentials are required. The image can be written to a 4gb or larger USB stick, or a writable DVD. Alternatively, you can use the dd command: sudo dd if=linux-lite-6.4-rc1-64bit.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.

A good, simple point and click USB ISO burner is https://www.balena.io/etcher/ or https://rufus.ie/
In our testing, Etcher and Rufus (for Windows only) have proven to be the most reliable. Etcher is available for Mac, Windows & Linux.

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.

As this is a RC release, there are bound to be bugs etc. Please help make the final stable for other people by participating in this RC. Please report any bugs and feedback in this thread.


Thank you

Jerry and the team.
 

 

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