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Linux Lite 4.4 Slated for Release on April 1st, Based on Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS 

Linux Lite project leader and founder Jerry Bezencon announced today the availability of the first development version of the upcoming Linux Lite 4.4 operating system.

Linux Lite project leader and founder Jerry Bezencon announced today the availability of the first development version of the upcoming Linux Lite 4.4 operating system.

Based on the Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS (Bionic Beaver) operating system, Linux Lite 4.4 will be released in a month from the moment of writing and promises to offer users an up-to-date live and installation media that also brings various minor changes to artwork with an updated Papirus icon theme and to software selection with the addition of the Sound Juicer CD ripper app.

However, the biggest change of this new development cycle for Linux Lite is the move from Beta releases to RC (Release Candidate) releases to match the build quality of pre-release images much better. The RC build number will be displayed on the default wallpaper, login screen, and boot splash screen, which will be removed in the final release.

"We have moved off the Beta build model to RC releases as these more accurately reflect the build quality of our pre-final images," said Jerry Bezencon. "The RC releases Build number is the date of the actual ISO build eg. Build 24022019 - 24th February 2019. The RC information and Build number will only appear on the default wallpaper for that release, login screen, and the live boot screen."Linux Lite 4.4 launches on April Fools' Day 2019Among other noteworthy changes included in the Linux Lite 4.4 release, we can mention that all references to the Google+ service were removed since it will be terminated on April 2nd, 2019, and the double volume level bug has been fixed. Under the hood, the Linux Lite 4.4 series will be powered by the Linux 4.15 kernel, which is also used by default in the Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS operating system.

Of course, users will be able to install any other Linux kernel they want from versions 3.13 to 5.0 from Linux Lite's official repositories. The Linux Lite 4.4 Release Candidate is available for download now and ships with the Mozilla Firefox 65.0 "Quantum" web browser, Mozilla Thunderbird 60.4.0 email and news client, LibreOffice 6.0.7.3 office suite, VLC 3.0.4 media player, and GIMP2.10.8 image editor.
 
Linux Lite 4.4 Release Candidate
 
 Linux Lite 4.4 Release Candidate
 
Sound Juicer app added in default software selection
 
 Sound Juicer app added in default software selection
 
Sound Juicer app
 
 Sound Juicer app
 
 
 
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