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New Zealand made Linux Lite distribution hits the streets
Posted on 30-Oct-2012 12:47. | Tags Filed under: News.



Linux Lite is a Linux operating system based on the Ubuntu distribution, developed in New Zealand. Its main objective is to show people just how easy it can be to use a Linux based operating system, dispelling myths about how scary Linux operating systems are.

The software is free for everyone to use and share, and suitable for people who are new to Linux or for people who want a lightweight environment that is also fully functional. It requires modest a hardware configuration when compared with other operating systems: 700 MHz processor, 512 MB RAM, 5 GB of hard-drive space and VGA capable of 1024x768 screen resolution. It can be installed from CD/DVD or USB key.

Linux Lite comes with a web browser, email client, a music and movie player, CD/DVD burner, office software, voice chat, photo editor, network access tools, printing and the Linux Lite Help Manual. Those are all the tools you need out of the box to get you up and running straight away and using Linux Lite productively as soon as you've installed it.

The Linux Lite distribution is based on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS with five years support and includes apps like GParted, LibreOffice Calc, LibreOffice Writer, VLC Media Player, XFBurn CD/DVD Burner, Firefox Web Browser with Flash, Mumble Voice Chat, OpenJDK Java v6, Thunderbird Email, Gimp Image Editor, Leafpad Text Editor, XChat IRC Client, Xarchiver.

Jerry Bezencon, developer says "It is rare for a New Zealand made distro to hit the scene. I'm passionate about spreading the word about linux operating systems. It is my hope that with this user friendly distro, this will make it easier for everyone to use a Linux based operating system. This distro was created for three reasons: one, to show people just how easy it can be to use a Linux-based operating system--to dispel myths about how scary Linux operating systems are; two, to help create awareness about Linux-based operating systems; and three, to help promote this community.


More information: http://sourceforge.net/projects/linuxlite/...
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