Not even a week ago we received the first release candidate of Lxle 16.04.1 Eclectic and we already have the stable version of this lightweight GNU / Linux distribution which is based on Ubuntu.
In this case, as the numbering indicates, the distribution is based on Ubuntu 16.04.1, but we will not find the same as in Ubuntu 16.04 or even the same as in Lubuntu, the official taste that many may confuse with this distribution but we will find interesting news, News that many would expect from a light official flavor like Lubuntu.
Lxle 16.04.1 has btrfs as the standard file system
The new version includes many changes, changes that are due to an update of some programs and libraries that used the distribution and in which they were based on Gnome and to continue, the distribution would increase in the consumption of resources. These programs have been replaced by other, removed libraries and some modified items such as the file system that the distribution will use, which will now by default be btrfs. Multi-monitor support, 32-bit system and new desktop effects are the other developments we will see in this version of Lxle.
The nickname for this new version of Lxle comes precisely because the changes are so substantial and each of a different origin which many describe as an “eclectic” version of lxle.
In any case, now users can get it the installation image for 32-bit systems or simply opt for the installation image for 64-bit systems. And in any case through the terminal they will be able to update the operating system if they already have this distribution in their equipment. Although as you might think, before upgrading it is advisable to make a backup of all data since the changes in Lxle 16.04.1 with respect to other platforms are substantial and could cause some errors, especially on 32-bit systems.