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2012-03-15  The latest release of Linpus Lite Desktop Edition, 1.7, is now available for public download

The latest release of Linpus Lite Desktop Edition, 1.7, is now available for public download

Posted: 2012-03-15



Lite 1.7 comes just 3 months after the last release and delivers a number of new features and upgrades

Taipei, Taiwan, March 15th – Linpus, a leader in the field of open source operating system solutions in the consumer space, announced today the release of Linpus Lite Desktop Edition, 1.7. Linpus Lite Desktop is the notebook and desktop specific edition from their highly successful Linpus Lite product series.

Linpus Lite Desktop Edition is based on Gnome 3.2, but has a significant array of enhancements that make it is the ideal choice whether you require productivity, entertainment or lead an extremely social, connected online life.


Linpus listed the features below as among their additions:  


The dock is now draggable to both sides of the screen.

● Open windows now appear as thumbnails on the dock and can be previewed and launched from there.

● Smart icons displaying number of incoming and unread messages from your email and social networks.

● Two additional panels: Today panel to display your schedule for that day, RSS and the weather forecast and a Files panel to make searching and copying to the dock easier.

● Linpus YouTube, LiveDesktop and Ereader applications - Linpus Ereader has both cloud and local reading capabilities.

● LiveDesktop – Aggregates your key social networks through one interface which has two modes: widget mode and full screen mode. It also includes a feature to broadcast a message to all your social networks, and improved security.  

● LiveDesktop security - It will be possible to set up a password specifically to access it, meaning you won't have to log out of all your social networks in order to protect their information.


“Linpus expertise in the bundle market means we can deliver exceptional levels of hardware compatibility,” said Rita Jing, vice-president of sales. “Lite 1.7 includes this additional hardware support and also continues with our the work started in Lite 1.6, namely adding features to Gnome that we believe improve productivity, better entertainment and a greater ability to lead your online life.”


Linpus Lite Download Edition is available to download and install under Windows or as a standalone installation.


About Linpus Technologies, Inc.  

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