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Linux Lite 2.0
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2 3544 06-15-2015
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Description: "Linux Lite 2.0, code name 'Beryl', is now available for download. This build is the work of four months of constant development and the implementation of the best ideas from the team and the wider community. This also marks the beginning of our own repositories for our custom software so that changes and improvements to the operating system can be offered regularly. Now Lite User Manager, Lite Manual, Lite Software (install and remove additional software) and Lite Fix can evolve more easily to meet the needs of the user. In this release we wanted to combine the newest versions of well-established and supported software like LibreOffice, VLC, WINE and GIMP so that people have access to the latest features in those programs."
Keywords: Ubuntu-based Beryl

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Old 07-01-2014, 12:04 PM   #1
Registered: Jul 2006
Distribution: CentOS, Salix
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Would you recommend the product? yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 8


Linux Lite is based on the long-term-support version of Ubuntu. It fits onto a CD and will give a reasonable performance with a Pentium III or M and 512 MB. Installation is done from a live session with Ubuntu’s installer, but without the option to encrypt /home. There’s a good installation guide on the website. I tested the 32-bit version.

The desktop is a standard Xfce, although it defaults to the Whisker menu and Orage and Catfish aren’t installed. The file manager has been given a useful “open as administrator” option. The software includes LibreOffice, Firefox, Thunderbird, Mumble, Xchat, Gimp, VLC, and Steam. Flash and the media codecs are installed, but not spell-checking for LibreOffice. Everything worked perfectly.

Apart from the usual shortage of configuration tools in Debian derivatives, my only complaint was that it gave me a US locale; finding out how to change that brought me back to Debian’s lack of good GUI tools…

Linux Lite is well worth considering among the Debian derivatives with Xfce: slightly better than Xubuntu, Mint, and OS4, although not quite as nice as Antix MX.
Old 06-15-2015, 05:34 PM   #2
Registered: Sep 2003
Distribution: Sparky, PartedMagic, Puppy, xubuntu. BOYCOTTING: Vector, Beatrix, BLAG, Slackware
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Would you recommend the product? no | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 3

Pros: excellent documentation
Cons: poor managment, egocentric, censoring bugs, bans, no code of conduct

Sad to report LL suffers major flaws in how it is run.
There is no place for ego and an admin who refuses to accept legit bugs reports, demand quick responses while blocking responses, bug reports and attachments. They have no code of conduct, nor terms of use, no transparency and quick to life ban supporters. Plus when the admin has a hate on for skeptics; you know they need to fix their ethical void.
They need to get the message ethics & honesty matter.

see 2.4 for more


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