Linux Lite 1.0.2 Returns with a Vengeance, Get It Now

A new version of the Linux Lite distribution has been launched

By Silviu Stahie on November 26th, 2012 13:13 GMT

Linux Lite, a distribution created to show people how easy it is to use a Linux operating system, is now at version 1.0.2.

Developers of Linux Lite 1.0.2 (Amethyst), Linux Distro Community, have released yet another version of their very successful operating system.

The image of Linux Lite 1.0.2 can be written to a 2GB or larger USB stick, or a writable DVD. Alternatively, you can use the dd command: sudo dd if=linux-lite-1.0.2-i386.iso of=/dev/sdx where 'x' is the letter of your USB stick.

Linux Lite 1.0.2 features enhancements, changes and additions in comparison with the previous release. It's smaller and has implemented a lot of the feedback from the Linux Lite community.

Highlights of Linux Lite 1.0.2:

• All the system software was updated to newer versions;
• Mozilla Firefox 17.0 was added;
• Linux kernel was updated to version with PAE support;
• The size of ISO was reduced by maximizing compression of filesystem. (the ISO for 1.0.2 is approximately 150MB smaller than 1.0.0);
• LibreOffice Impress has been added;
• Ctrl+Alt+t now opens a terminal, Super key(Windows key)+h opens the home folder, and the PrintScreen key opens the Screenshot tool;
• A bug where laptops unplugged from main power source lost use of USB mouse has been fixed;
• LibreOffice interface theme has been repaired;
• The 'Mixer' from the Multimedia Menu has been renamed to 'Audio Mixer';
• The Help & Support manual has been updated;
• A new default wallpaper was added.

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 1.0.2 right now from Softpedia.
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