The final release in the Linux Lite 1.0 LTS series is now available. In this release we bring you the first Linux Lite packages, Lite Software Center and Lite User Manager. There is a host of new features including the 3.8.0 kernel from the Hardware Enablement Stack for better hardware support, new install scripts for Webcam, a PAE kernel installer (32bit) and a basic Games Pack installer. There is also now an option to add the Whisker Menu to the Taskbar. More release details are listed below. This release also sneaks in at under CD size. Thank you to everyone who contributed ideas, code and their support.
Message Digests, using the MD5Deep suite (http://md5deep.sourceforge.net/) MD5Sum [using md5deep -ezb linux-lite-1.0.8-32bit.iso]: 1827667968 9261562605d9eeb6983c2dc2bf30e357 linux-lite-1.0.8-32bit.iso SHA1Sum [using sha1deep -ezb linux-lite-1.0.8-32bit.iso]: 1827667968 1ead0a9ae35e716f64de65178357ae13d862b23e linux-lite-1.0.8-32bit.iso
A word about the offering of the 3.8 kernel.
As this is the last build in the 1.0 LTS series, we wanted to offer people more hardware support. The 3.2 kernel is fairly old now, and Linux Lite 2.0 is bound to be sporting a very up to date kernel come release time circa May/June 2014. At the moment the only downside we have in offering the 3.8 kernel in this release is that if you install the proprietary video drivers you may lose the grey penguin start up and shutdown screen. There isn't much we can do about this at the moment, the up side is that start up and shutdown will be that much quicker as a result. If the grey penguin start up and shutdown screen is important to you, stick with the open source video drivers. You can also always just stay with 1.0.6 if it is meeting your current needs.
Live USB/DVD/VirtualBox/Vmware: Login is automatic, no credentials required. The image can be written to a 2gb or larger USB stick, or a writable CD or DVD. Alternatively, you can use the dd command: sudo dd if=linux-lite-1.0.8-32bit.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 & Support manual if you require a more detailed explanation of this procedure.
There is no upgrade process from one Linux Lite version to the next because of all the in-between modifications. If 1.0.6 is working well for you stick to that, otherwise you will have to clean install 1.0.8. There is also no way to upgrade from the 1.0.8 betas. In future builds of Linux Lite we will provide a simple upgrade path during LTS releases.
Recommended Hardware/Minimal System requirements:
700 MHz processor+ 512 MiB RAM+ 5 GB of hard-drive space+ VGA capable of 1024x768 screen resolution Either a DVD drive or a USB port for the iso
Login to the live desktop is automatic.
The first thing you MUST do after a fresh install of Linux Lite is run Menu, Install Updates.
- Firefox 26.0 - Kernel 3.8.0-34 - Added Webcam, PAE kernel (32bit) install options to Install Additional Software scripts. - Added a custom .bashrc file. - Added Lite User Manager. - Added option to install the Lite Software Center. - Added Whisker Menu (you just need to add this to the taskbar) - Added more right click options, Create backup copy, Make file executable. - Added more install slide consistency across all languages. - Added Switch Users feature to Menu. - Replaced Epdfviewer with Evince. - Provide a 'Install Games Pack' link in Install Additional Software: - Games Pack Script includes: Solitaire, Chess, Mahjongg, Mines and Hearts. - Bug fixes.