What's new in Linux Mint 18 that won't go unnoticed

mint 18

To talk about Linux Mint is to talk about one of the most famous Ubuntu / Debian-based Linux distributions where convenience and elegance are not mutually exclusive. After several years developments and reaching the version of Mint 18, prepares us a series of novelties for its next edition that will not leave anyone indifferent.

As in previous occasions, the edition version of Mint will also be distributed as a system update for all those users who already have version 17.3 «Rosa». New standard desktops and apps for the 18th edition of Mint.

To begin we will talk about your desktops, the most visual and striking part of the entire operating system. This time will feature Cinnamon 3.0 and Mate 1.14 versions as core environments that, while still in full development, will include numerous enhancements, including support for GTK + 3.

Although great details cannot yet be specified, we have learned that, for example, Cinammon will feature vertical panels and multiple background images, a collection of new icons based on Arc and Moka and GTK themes (known for the moment as Mint-X and Mint-Y). There will be a new sound settings screen completely rewritten in Python.

Similarly, both MATE 1.14 and Cinnamon 3 will have better window scrolling support, being able to do it by pressing with two fingers on the touch pad. Thus, the function that was called Natural Displacement (natural scrolling), it will be referred to as Reverse Shift from now on (Reverse scrolling direction).


Finally, there will also be news regarding Update Manager which will also have new improvements. This graphical package manager that is included by default in the system will begin to support HiDPI resolutions high density. It will have new system kernel update options, and new widgets and animations for the windows of our system.

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  1.   javi9010 said

    I hope to arrive soon !!

  2.   Julius Caesar said

    The best Linux distribution for me, eager for it to arrive soon, thanks to all of us who support free software, greetings from Medellín Colombia… successes to all….

  3.   chalo said

    Hey, Julius Caesar! Nice to know that a compatriot also uses Linux. Greetings from Bogotá!

  4.   Pablo said

    Great! Waiting. I would like to know if they could solve that when watching any video from time to time you have to move the mouse since the screen darkens even disabling the lock option and screen save

  5.   Juan Carlos Galvis said

    I've been using linux mint since version 13 "maya" and I'll tell you what's the best thing that happened to me. I would never go back to windows. I look forward to version 18

  6.   Juan Carlos Galvis said

    I forgot to say, I'm from Seville Valle Colombia

  7.   Felix mauricio said

    Linux mini is definitely fabulous. A distribution that listens to its users. The best for me

  8.   Omar J. Gomez said

    Linux Mint, for me particularly, one of the best operating systems for PC, due to its friendly environment.
    Greetings from Anaco, Anzoátegui Venezuela

  9.   Manual said

    Well now I'm using linux mint 17.3 cinnamon, I have never used any linux system before, I can only say that I was surprised by the quality of the program and the enormous effort of the people who contribute to its development and improvements in it…. I will continue studying this system that at first can be a bit complex, being used to Windows, but it takes a very short time to be able to handle the program with a certain ease ..! Yes !, we have to invest a little time but I think it's worth it… Greetings and thanks

  10.   orodelshaman said

    With my little knowledge in systems and as a normal user of a computer, I have been free of windows for 2 years and I am the happiest man, linux mint is an example for Mr. Gates that things can be done well without thinking about kneading a fortune with the right to knowledge and to disguise himself as a phony philanthropist.