Linux Lite, a distribution created to show people how easy it is to use a Linux operating system, is now at version 1.0.0.
Developers of Linux Lite 1.0.0 (Amethyst), Linux Distro Community, are trying to dispel myths about Linux operating systems and inform people about their alternatives.
Just like almost all Linux-based distributions, Linux Lite is free for everyone to use and share, and suitable for people who are new users.
The standard installation will provide all the necessary tools to make this OS a complete one, more specifically a web browser, email, a music and movie player, DVD burner, office software, voice chat, photo editor, network access tools, printing, and the Linux Lite Help Manual.
More importantly, Linux Lite is based on Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS which means that it will benefit from five years of support.
Highlights of Linux Lite 1.0.0:
• The following software is included: GParted, LibreOffice Writer, LibreOffice Calc, XFBurn CD/DVD, Burner, VLC Media Player, Firefox Web Browser with Flash, OpenJDK Java v6, Mumble Voice Chat, Thunderbird Email, XChat IRC Client, Gimp Image Editor, Leafpad Text Editor, Xarchiver;
• System updates are a one-click deal by going to Menu, Install Updates;
• The desktop environment for Linux Lite is XFCE 4.8;
• Other programs can be installed by going to Menu, System, Install Additional Software.
The Linux Distro Community developers are also asking for users' help in putting together a comprehensive Wiki and have advised people that so far, only the 32-bit version is available.
The hardware requirements are also quite low: 700 MHz processor, 512 MiB RAM, 5 GB of hard-drive space, VGA capable of 1024x768 screen resolution, and either a CD/DVD drive or a USB port for the iso.
The Live USB/DVD/VirtualBox user is: root there is no password. For more information about the distribution check out the official announcement.
Download Linux Lite 1.0.0 right now from Softpedia.