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Linux Lite 3.4 Beta Is Based on Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS, Doesn’t Ship with Linux 4.8

Linux Lite 3.4 Beta is based 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.