Linux Lite 3.2 Released with a Focus on Security, Based on Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS

By Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)

A day early than expected, the final release of the Linux Lite 3.2 Ubuntu-based GNU/Linux distribution has been officially announced today, October 31, 2016, by developer Jerry Bezencon.

Based on Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system and shipping with the long-term supported Linux 4.4 kernel, Linux Lite 3.2 arrives today with a focus on security, as the developer implemented support for fetching the latest Linux kernel security updated as soon as they become available in the repositories. These will be distributed to users via the Install Updates tool.

Also new and exciting in the Linux Lite 3.2 release is an optional feature called Lite Desktop Widget, which promises to offer users basic system information about the installed distribution right on their desktops. GRUB bootloader support for booting Linux Lite alongside other GNU/Linux distributions has been implemented as well in Linux Lite 3.2. Moreover, Lite Welcome now lets users upgrade from the g… (read more)

From: Softpedia


The (updated) history of Android (Ars Technica)

By ris Ars Technical covers
the history of Android
from version 0.5 to 7.0 “Nougat”. “One of the most interesting additions to Nougat is a revamp of the app framework to allow for resizable apps. This allowed Google to implement split screen on phones and tablets, picture-in-picture on Android TV, and a mysterious floating windowed mode. We’ve been able to access the floating window mode with some software trickery, but we’ve yet to see Google use it in an actual product. Is it being aimed at desktop computing?

From: LWN