linux-lite-3-2-features-release-dateShort Bytes: Jerry Bezencon, Linux Lite Creator, has announced that Linux Lite 3.2 be released on November 1 with the support for dual booting Windows and other Linux-based distros. The development of this release is expected to start soon and it’ll be followed by the first Beta release in mid-October.

Linux Lite is a lightweight and easy-to-use operating system. Based on Ubuntu, Linux Lite is focused on the beginners who are making a shift from Microsoft’s closed-source world. With the Xfce desktop environment and lots of pre-installed tools, it’s known for making Linux an easy experience.

To expand its offerings and spread its user base, the Linux Lite team has decided to release the next iteration of this open source operating system, i.e., Linux Lite 3.1, with dual-boot support for other operating systems.

Linux Lite 3.2 release will enable the default configuration of GNU GRUB (GRand Unified Bootload). It’ll allow you to run two different operating systems. Here’s what Jerry Bezencon, Linux Lite Creator, wrote on Linux Lite forum:

“In Linux Lite 3.2 I’ll default back to the way Grub handles other operating systems.”

However, if this change doesn’t work out, Jerry plans to “place Windows to the fore” in Linux Lite 3.4 release.

What’s the current issue with Linux Lite’s GRUB?

The current way of handling the GRUB in Linux Lite is something that is disliked by many. Due to a customization in Linux Lite’s GRUB, if another Linux distro were the in-charge of the booting process, the listing of operating systems would fail. To make things smoother, one needs to allow Linux Lite to handle the GRUB. It’ll work fine on its own if Linux Lite is the last operating system to be installed.

As it’s an operating system that’s focused on the Windows users who are making a shift, this change in GRUB was supposed to simplify the overall process. To address the concerns of other users, the above-mentioned change to GRUB is being planned.

Linux Lite 3.2 Release Date — Beta in October, final release on November 1, 2016

Linux Lite creator’s forum announcement also mentioned the tentative dates of the upcoming releases. He expects that the first Beta Release will be ready for testing in mid-October. It’ll be followed by the final release of Linux Lite 3.2 on November 1, 2016.

Are you excited about the upcoming Linux Lite 3.2 release? Share your views in the comments below.

Source: Linux Lite Forum

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