LFA 14.04, 64 bit, with Unity (Ubuntu) and three other Desktop Environments

LFAAbout LFA (Linux For All)
The system is a remaster of Ubuntu 14.04 – codenamed Trusty Tahr, released April 17, 2014.
The original system includes the Desktop Environment Unity (Ubuntu). I have added LXDE,Razor-qt and XBMC (An award-winning free and open source (GPL) software media player and entertainment hub for digital media) as alternatives, so that everyone on the spot (during live operation) can compare the different four Desktop Environments. The system language is ENGLISH.

News about LFA build 140511
1. The LFA ISO is now a ISO-hybrid, which means that it can very easily be transferred (copied) to a USB pen drive. You can then even run LFA from the USB stick and save all your system changes on the stick. I.e. you will enjoy persistence! I’ve found two scripts which make the installation to USB very simple. The scripts are quite ingenious. Unfortunately, it is not me who have created them. I found the scripts on Kanotix website. There was no direct indication of how good the scripts were, but my tests show that they work flawlessly on USB installations of all normal Ubuntu systems. Read my INSTRUCTION how to use the scripts.
2. Another big improvement is that LFA now can run from RAM. Use Boot alternative 3 (Copy to RAM). It will look like this. When the system has booted up you can remove the disc (DVD) or USB stick. You’ll need at least 2 GB RAM to run LFA that way.
3. LFA is now more stable than ever. All packages have been upgraded to the latest version by 140511. To make it possible to run LFA from RAM I have uninstalled three big packages; LibreOffice, Google Earth and Google Chrome.
4. Kernel 3.13.0-17-exton is replaced by kernel 3.15.0-0-exton.
5. I have also replaced Ubuntu’s installation program Ubiquity with LFA Live Installer, which is a clone of Debian Live Installer. The installation to hard drive is now so simple that a 10 year old child can do it. Watch a SLIDESHOW of the hard drive installation process.

Program content etc

Among many other programs AbiWord, Firefox, Skype, Thunderbird, Vlc, Blechbit, Xsane, Gecko-Mediaplayer, Acetoneiso, Audacity, Minitube, Clementine, Xchat, Pidgin och Teamviewer and win32 codecs. In addition, java, flash and all necessary additions in order to install programs from source. All programs have been updated to the latest available stable version as of May 11, 2014. See a complete list of all installed packages.

My special kernel 3.15.0-0-exton corresponding Kernel.org’s kernel 3.15-rc4, released 140505. The original Ubuntu kernel is 3.13.

Feature OVERVIEW for the Linux 3.15 kernel

Screenshot – Ubuntu Desktop

Screenshot – Razor-qt Desktop

Screenshot – LXDE Desktop

Screenshot – XBMC Desktop



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