elementary OS have released a second Beta version of the highly anticipated elementary OS 0.4 “Loki” operating system, fixing numerous issues reported by users since the first Beta.
This time, the announcement has been made by Daniel “DanRabbit” Foré, who states that more than 70 bugs reported by public beta testers since last month’s Beta release have been squashed. He also adds that many of the fixes are, in fact, configuration changes, which means that they won’t be available to those running the first Beta build, so they’ll have to make a fresh install.
The development cycle of elementary OS 0.4 “Loki” will continue with a first RC (Release Candidate) build, whose release date we don’t know yet. After that, there might be a second RC if bugs are still present, but rest assured that the final release is getting closer and closer.
The upcoming GNU/Linux operating system will be based on the Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) distro. This means that it will be an LTS (Long Term Support) release supported with security updates for a period of five years, until 2021, and that it borrows many of its core features, such as the Linux 4.4 LTS kernel.
Submitted by: Arnfried Walbrecht