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Linux Lite 4.6 Final Released

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Linux Lite 4.6 Final is now available for download and install.

This release has a number of changes.

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Linux Lite 4.6 Officially Released, It's Based on Ubuntu 18.04.3

  • Linux Lite 4.6 Officially Released, It's Based on Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS

    After several months of work, the final version of the Linux Lite 4.6 operating system is here, coming five months after the previous version, Linux Lite 4.4. The entire system is based on Canonical's recently released Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS (Bionic Beaver) operating system, but it doesn't ship with its newer HWE (Hardware Enablement) Linux 5.0 kernel by default.

    Instead, Linux Lite 4.6 is still powered by the stock Linux 4.15 kernel of the Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) operating system series, though users will be able to install a wide range of kernels from Linux 3.13 to Linux 5.2 from the official Linux Lite software repositories.

Ubuntu-based Linux Lite 4.6 now available

  • Ubuntu-based Linux Lite 4.6 now available

    Happy Labor Day Weekend, dear BetaNews readers! Tomorrow, many of us "working stiffs" will get the opportunity to do nothing. We can sit around, watch TV, barbecue some meat -- hell, for one day, we can pretty much do whatever we'd like. Personally, I picked up some steaks from Costco, which are marinating now in anticipation. Sadly, not everyone will be off from work tomorrow, so if you will be at your job on Labor Day, please accept both my sympathies and respect.

    If you want something fun to do tomorrow while relaxing at home, why not install Linux? Seriously, folks, what better time than Labor Day to look into replacing Windows 7 or Windows 10 on your PC with something better and faster? If your PC has been sluggish, or if you are wary of all the telemetry (spying) built into Windows 10, a distribution such as Linux Lite can breathe new life into your computer. Today, following a short beta period, Linux Lite 4.6 "Final" becomes available for download.

Linux Lite 4.6 Has Been Officially Released, and it Comes

  • Linux Lite 4.6 Has Been Officially Released, and it Comes With Several Changes

    Jerry Besancon has announced a new version of Linux Lite 4.6, which is based on Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS.

    This is the fourth release of the Linux Lite 4.x series. But it is not shipped by default with the HWE (Hardware Operating) Linux 5.0 kernel.

    At the same time, users are allowed to install a variety of custom kernels from versions 3.13 to 5.2.

    There are many changes to this release, and more details below.

    The Linux Lite Welcome Screen allows us to easily select a light or dark theme.

    Also, it comes with new keyboard and number lock info guide.

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Security Leftovers

  • GCC 12 Ready To Help Fend Off Trojan Source Attacks - Phoronix

    Disclosed a few months back were "Trojan Source" attacks against compilers where specially crafted code could be rogue but not appear so due to exploiting Unicode issues. Unicode control characters could be used to reorder tokens in source code that could alter the behavior when compiled. With the upcoming GCC 12 compiler release there is a new warning to help point out possible Trojan Source attacks.

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