New in version 14.04
August 21st, 2014
- This release is based on Lubuntu 14.04 LTS
- The splash theme has been improved
- Light-Locker is now used as a screen lock
- The "File Manager Admin (Root)" option has been added to the main menu
- Audacious and GNOME MPlayer have been replaced with VLC Media Player
- Added a boot option to select which operating system boots first
New in version 13.10 (January 27th, 2014)
- Conversion of Qx Apps to Python 3 (done).
- Adding support for Windows software and games (PlayOnLinux, PlayDeb.net).
- Switch package compatibility with LinuxMint LXDE, WattOS, Zorin Lite, Ultimate Edition Lite. We have had requests from people wanting to switch from these without having to reinstall from scratch... (done)
- New Enlightenment (Jazz) version & bug fixes: E17 0.17.3-1
- New Ubuntu desktop layout option (left panel + top toolbar)
- New from upstream Lubuntu:
- Default browser is now Firefox
- Xscreensaver was replaced by LightDM screenlock: Menu>Logout>Lock Screen
- Regular ISO compatible with 256 MB installation thanks to zRAM.
- Lxpanel (desktop toolbar) replaced by Xfce4-panel + Whiskermenu: Adds search, Favorite, and Recently Used app functionality. Thanks to Xfce developers & Graeme Gott.
- New Snap funcitionality: Snap your windows to sides by pressing a Windows' Key combination (W-Left, W-Right, W-Up, W-Down).
- Other: CTRL-Alt-L to lock screen; Qx Backup now integrated into Qx Maintenance; Openbox Keybinding/Window Position editor simplified.
- New Random Wallpaper mode (Qx Initial Configuration).
- New 3-D theme.
- Minimum Requirements lowered to 256 MB (possibly 128 MB/same as Lubuntu).
New in version 5-12.10 (January 5th, 2013)
- 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.