Linux Lite 3.4 Beta is based on Canonical’s recently released Ubuntu 16.04.2 operating system, which is the first point release to the Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) series to come with an HWE (Hardware Enablement) kernel and updated graphics stack from a newer Ubuntu version, in this case Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak).
However, this Beta release of Linux Lite 3.4 is not powered by the Linux 4.8 kernel that’s been made available upstream for Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS users. Instead, the GNU/Linux distribution remains true to the long-term supported Linux 4.4 kernel series, but ships with many other up-to-date components.
As reported by us last month, Linux Lite 3.4 will land on the first day of April 2017 with a revamped Lite Welcome app that promises to make the life of ex-Windows users who want to use an open-source operating system much easier by implementing a so-called 3-step post-install process for installing updates, drivers, and language support.
Additionally, Linux Lite 3.4 promises to enable window snapping by default and introduces the Lite Updates Notify app, which will always run in background to inform users when new updates are available for their system. Included in this Beta we can find the Mozilla Firefox 51.0.1, Thunderbird 45.7.0, LibreOffice 126.96.36.199, VLC Media Player 2.2.2, and GIMP 2.8.20 apps.
Submitted by: Arnfried Walbrecht