illume OS Changelog

New in version 3.0 Beta 2

May 16th, 2014
  • Attempted to fix startx issue (please give feedback here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1eB_Pmmy49zNEXwwn4v0VUSLJ5IjTr0BD_FE2TBO0aqw/viewform?usp=send_form)
  • DEFAULT USERNAME: root
  • DEFAULT PASSWORD: pineapple

New in version 3.0 Beta 1 (May 13th, 2014)

  • Improve stability and security
  • Provide a more polished user interface
  • Simplify processes system-wide
  • System base:
  • Upgraded base to Debian 7.5 Wheezy
  • Upgraded kernel to Linux 3.2.0-4
  • Faster performance
  • Greatly reduced system footprint
  • Greatly reduced ISO image size
  • Improved 64-bit support
  • User experience and interface:
  • New GTK+ theme with GTK+ 3.0 support
  • Improved font smoothing
  • New icon sets by sixsixfive and VisualPharm
  • New/revamped set of desktop backgrounds
  • New task bar layout (removed ‘Launch’ menu)
  • Compositing enabled by default
  • Multiple user account support
  • Improved interface switcher (internal)
  • Software Catalog revamped (access temporarily restricted)
  • Support for Android device syncing
  • Applications:
  • Midori is the default web browser (again)
  • Gmusicbrowser is the default audio player
  • Added Sound Converter
  • Added Asunder for CD ripping
  • Replaced Transmission with BitStorm Lite
  • Replaced Parcellite with xfce4-clipman
  • Refreshed custom one-click app installer
  • BleachBit for removing system cache

New in version 2.1.2 (November 4th, 2013)

  • Fixed bug where Chromium icon is removed when Midori is installed
  • Added more ClamAV signatures
  • Added chkrootkit

New in version 2.1.1 (August 24th, 2013)

  • Help icon on desktop by default
  • Installer icon on desktop by default (Live DVD and USB only)
  • Fixed wallpaper bug for classic mode and lite mode

New in version 2.1 (August 16th, 2013)

  • PortSentry, prevents portscanning
  • Fail2Ban, blocks ‘foreign’ IPs if malicious activity is detected
  • More ClamAV components added
  • GNOME Nettool
  • Additional artwork

New in version 2.0 (July 29th, 2013)

  • After a tiring 1 and a ½ years of development, the final release of illume OS 2.0 is finally complete! The goal for this new release is to improve the usability and stability of the illume OS experience to make illume OS usable for a wider audience of users. The installation process of illume OS has been simplified thanks to Remastersys’s graphical installer and the new Help system with a step-by-step guide on how to install illume OS (with screenshots for each step). The installation of software has been simplified as well thanks to the new one-click installer system and the new Software Catalog website.
  • New features:
  • Updated Linux kernel
  • Added security patch to kernel
  • Faster boot up
  • Updated to Debian 6.0.7 as base
  • Updated media codecs
  • Added HD video codecs
  • Added Loseless audio codecs
  • 64-bit ISO image
  • Updated user experience
  • Graphical GTK installer
  • Basic user guide included
  • Installer guide slideshow included
  • Automatic ‘apt-get update’ at boot up
  • Prelink enabled for quicker system performance
  • Software Catalog for downloading apps & system updates
  • Gufw replaces Firestarter as default firewall app
  • Firewall is enabled by default
  • ClamAV and ClamTk included for protection against viruses and malware to enhance security
  • PCManFM desktop enabled by default
  • PCManFM shows Apps folder when desktop loads
  • Improved printer accessibility
  • Customizable keyboard shortcuts
  • Chromium replaces Iceweasel
  • Uget download manager included
  • Rhythmbox replaces Quod Libet
  • DuckDuckGo as default search engine & homepage
  • Parcellite replaces Xclipboard
  • Xfce Notes replaces Xpad
  • GNOME Dictionary
  • Currency converter app
  • Clear Recent Files utility
  • Set Default Web Browser utility
  • New/revised web-app links
  • Remmina remote desktop client
  • GWorldClock time zone tracker/viewer app
  • Text to Speech app
  • Dropped features:
  • i486 kernel
  • Legacy NVidia drivers
  • PulseAudio
  • Skype

New in version 2.0 RC2 (April 8th, 2013)

  • Updated Linux kernel
  • Added security patch to kernel
  • Faster boot up
  • Updated to Debian 6.0.7 as base
  • Updated media codecs
  • Added HD video codecs
  • Added Loseless audio codecs
  • 64-bit ISO image
  • Updated user experience
  • Graphical GTK installer
  • Basic user guide included
  • Installer guide slideshow included
  • Automatic ‘apt-get update’ at boot up
  • Prelink enabled for quicker system performance
  • Software Catalog for downloading apps & system updates
  • Gufw replaces Firestarter as default firewall app
  • Firewall is enabled by default
  • ClamAV and ClamTk included for protection against viruses and malware to enhance security
  • PCManFM desktop enabled by default
  • PCManFM shows Apps folder when desktop loads
  • Improved printer accessibility
  • Customizable keyboard shortcuts
  • Chromium replaces Iceweasel
  • Uget download manager included
  • Rhythmbox replaces Quod Libet
  • DuckDuckGo as default search engine & homepage
  • Parcellite replaces Xclipboard
  • Xfce Notes replaces Xpad
  • GNOME Dictionary
  • Currency converter app
  • Clear Recent Files utility
  • Set Default Web Browser utility
  • New/revised web-app links
  • Remmina remote desktop client
  • GWorldClock time zone tracker/viewer app
  • Text to Speech app

New in version 1.1.2 (April 12th, 2012)

  • This update to v1.1 includes a new feature designed to easily allow users to download a collection of applications at once without having to hassle with the Package Manager or the terminal. I call it, “Extras”.
  • You can download a copy of illume OS 1.1.2 off the download page. Extras could be downloaded in illume OS 1.1.2 by clicking on the ‘Launch’ menu and selecting ‘Extras’.
  • It is recommended to open the Terminal app (via Launch > Desktop > Terminal) and run the command ‘apt-get update’ before installing the extras or else the the Extras installer would/will refuse to run.

New in version 1.1.1 (February 11th, 2012)

  • This release is a small update to illume OS 1.1. The change log of this release is a large contrast the illume OS 1.1, with only 1 new feature. New features:
  • Upgraded Linux kernel