Linux News Today: Lubuntu-Based LXLE 14.04.4 Linux Distro Is Now Available for Beta Testing
The development team of the Lubuntu-based LXLE Linux distribution have announced the release and immediate availability for download and testing of the upcoming LXLE 14.04.4 release.
LXLE 14.04.4 will be based on the soon-to-be-released version of the Lubuntu 14.04.4 LTS (Trusty Tahr) operating system, due for release on February 11, 2016, and promises to polish the look and feel of the distribution, add various enhancements to the web browser, as well as to patch annoyances.
The default software collection suffered a minor modification, such as the replacement of the XSane scanner frontend with the Flegita utility, which promises a simpler UI and various scanning features that were not available in the XSane tool. Flegita also integrates well with the GIMP image editor software.
Moreover, the XScreenSaver screensaver manager has been replaced with light-locker, due to some issues users reported with the Winpick tool. Not to mention that light-locker consumes fewer resources than XScreenSaver. The LX-Colors themes have now been made standard for the Openbox/GTK+ combination.
On a personal note, development has been hindered as I am forced daily to use my opposite hand to control my mouse as I’ve finally developed, probably long overdue, carpal tunnel in my wrist. While ambidextrous, I am unpracticed so while still ‘fast’ I’m not quite as ‘fast’,” developer explained.
SeaMonkey received many updated
There are many other small changes implemented in the LXLE 14.04.4 Beta operating systems, such as updates to the SeaMonkey web browser, calendar and email client, which you can read in detail on the release announcement. LXLE now uses the LX-Mixed theme in combination with the elementary icon set by default.
The system sounds have been re-enabled. Those of you who are planning on taking the LXLE 14.04.4 Beta release for a test drive can download the Live ISO image for 64-bit computers right now via Softpedia and write it on a USB key. However, don’t expect all features to work until the final release gets out in the coming weeks.