Quelitu is an open source Linux operating system based on the Lubuntu/Bodhi Linux distribution.
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· Quelitu 12.10 is again a major update. It features Version 3 of Qx Search: now called Qx Hub, a choice of three Hubbed Desktop Environments (HDE, desktop environments with a central access feature like Qx Hub and Ubuntu's Unity Dash/HUD): fast and simple Quelitu Lxde (recommended for beginners; similar to Lubuntu), fast and exciting Quelitu Jazz (similar to Bodhi Linux; featuring an Enlightenment interface now presinstalled: just logout and log back in using the Jazz session), and Quelitu Kids (quickly transform an old PC into an educational tool for kids). HDEs make operating systems more user and laptop friendly. They also make them more tablet ready. Quelitu 12.10 also features loads of improvements to themes and apps, and in ease of use.
· The Qx Control Center was phased out (config options now in Qx Hub). A new Software Guide, which includes a 'Best List' and special instructions for problematic programs, as well as extra software not available via Synaptic/Lubuntu Software Center, is now available online. Preview Software Guide & Quelitu 12.10 App Lineup. Current users will also notice the following changes: The Quelitu default interface is now called Quelitu Lxde; Update Manager renamed Software Updater; XX-Delete renamed Qx-Secure-Delete; Qx Search renamed Qx Hub; Qx Backup now saves with full path, eliminating restore issues; Thunderbird now supported; middle-click now shades; links now work with spaces in names.
· Ubuntu 12.10 is not officially tablet-ready, but 13.04 is expected to run on Nexus 7 tablets. Version 12.10 can currently be installed on Nexus 7 but only on an experimental basis. That should also apply to Quelitu 12.10. Quelitu Jazz has, in addition to its easy-access HDE, an Illume Profile which is designed by Enlightenment developers specifically for tablets. Quelitu should be faster on tablets and take up much less space (12.10 requires about 3-4 GB to install and takes up 2.4 GB once installed) than Ubuntu.