Linux Lite Changelog

New in version 2.0

June 2nd, 2014
  • Linux Lite repositories.
  • Whisker Menu as the default Menu, complete with left side categories and switch categories by hovering enabled.
  • Easier sound control from the tray. Hot-swapping of usb sound devices now available, sound system will automatically switch.
  • New feature - start up sound added.
  • Terminal windows now have descriptive title bars.
  • Install Additional Software redesign - now offering 20+ popular programs to easily install.
  • Stylish new system font, Droid Sans.
  • Tabs in the file manager.
  • New dialog boxes for enabling/disabling login.
  • Firefox 29
  • Kernel 3.13.0-24
  • Whisker Menu
  • LibreOffice 4.2.4.2
  • New 'lighter' theme.
  • New boot screen design.
  • Newest versions of: LibreOffice, VLC, Wine, Gimp and many more.
  • Support link directly from the Internet Menu.
  • Support for hot-swapping usb audio devices - audio system will now automatically revert back to the default device when hot swapping usb audio devices.

New in version 2.0 Beta (May 16th, 2014)

  • Firefox 29
  • Kernel 3.13.0-24
  • Linux Lite Repositories
  • Lite User Manager, Lite Manual, Lite Software and Lite Fix
  • Easier Volume control
  • Terminal windows have custom title bars
  • New 'lighter' theme
  • New system font - Droid Sans
  • New Software - Lite Fix: a tool for new users to easily fix common issues without needing to go to the command line (see end of post)
  • New boot screen design
  • The latest software from - LibreOffice, Gimp and some of the software from Install Additional Software (see below)
  • Install Additional Software now offers the latest: Wine, Chrome, Chromium, Netflix, Skype, Teamviewer and XBMC.

New in version 1.0.8 Beta (December 25th, 2013)

  • Firefox 26.0
  • Kernel 3.8.0-34
  • Added Webcam, PAE kernel 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.
  • 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.

New in version 1.0.6 (June 24th, 2013)

  • Firefox 21.0
  • Kernel 3.2.0.40 pae
  • Rewrote Help & Support Manual
  • Added Scanner support.
  • Added Bluetooth.
  • Added 'Drives' shortcut to home folder.
  • Added Show Desktop button.
  • Added support for iDevices.
  • Added right click 'Open as Administrator' to Thunar.
  • Added/Removed Install Additional Software scripts.
  • Added Enable/Disable automatic login to System menu.
  • Added Network Share Settings to System menu.
  • Added Create System Report to System menu.
  • Replaced Wicd with Network Manager.
  • New live boot menu.
  • New login screen.
  • New install slides.
  • Announcement of the Linux Lite Shop.
  • Fixed auto login if chosen during installation.
  • Bug fixes.

New in version 1.0.4 (February 2nd, 2013)

  • All system software updated.
  • Firefox 18.0
  • Kernel 3.2.0.36 pae
  • Added new default theme and icon set.
  • Added Steam for Linux (requires Nvidia driver 304.22 or higher/ATI experimental drivers).
  • Added Keyboard Shortcuts information to the Help & Support Manual.
  • Added open USB storage device in file manager on insert.
  • Added 2 new right click menu options, Task Manager and Screenshot.
  • Replaced Pcmanfm with Thunar.
  • Replaced EOG image viewer with Ristretto.
  • Changed Menu icon.
  • Changed login screen.
  • Changed Internet/Network Manager entry.
  • Install Additional Software scripts now fully automatic, only password is needed.
  • Fixed LibreOffice Impress anti-aliasing bug.
  • Fixed screenshot bug.
  • Dropped the i386 reference in iso name.

New in version 1.0.4 Beta (January 18th, 2013)

  • All system software updated.
  • Firefox 18.0
  • Kernel 3.2.0.35 pae
  • Added new default theme and icon set.
  • Added Steam for Linux (requires Nvidia driver 304.22 or higher/ATI experimental drivers).
  • Added Keyboard Shortcuts information to the Help & Support Manual.
  • Added open USB storage device in file manager on insert.
  • Added 2 new right click menu options, Task Manager and Screenshot.
  • Replaced Pcmanfm with Thunar.
  • Replaced EOG image viewer with Ristretto.
  • Changed Menu icon.
  • Changed login screen.
  • Changed Internet/Network Manager entry.
  • Install Additional Software scripts now fully automatic, only password is needed.
  • Fixed LibreOffice Impress anti-aliasing bug.
  • Fixed screenshot bug.
  • Dropped the i386 reference in iso name.

New in version 1.0.2 (November 26th, 2012)

  • All system software updated.
  • Firefox 17.0
  • Kernel 3.2.0.33 pae
  • Reduced size of iso by maximizing compression of filesystem. (the iso for 1.0.2 is approx. 150mb smaller than 1.0.0)
  • Added LibreOffice Impress.
  • Added ability to 'dd' the iso file.
  • Added tooltips for applications.
  • Added support for Vmware.
  • Added libopenal1 for extra sound support.
  • Added keyboard shortcuts:
  • Super key(Windows key)+h opens home folder.
  • Ctrl+Alt+t opens a terminal.
  • PrintScreen key opens the Screenshot tool.
  • Fixed bug where laptops unplugged from mains power source lost use of USB mouse.
  • Fixed LibreOffice interface theme.
  • Renamed 'Mixer' in Multimedia Menu to 'Audio Mixer'.
  • Updated Help & Support Manual.
  • New default wallpaper.