LightDM will be the new session manager in Linux Mint 18.2

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A few hours ago, the Linux Mint project leader, Clem Lefebvre, released the monthly Linux Mint newsletter. A bulletin where it is used to make an official announcement of the news of the next version of Linux Mint.

This newsletter has been no different and we have received enough news that the distribution will have for the next version, the so-called Linux Mint 18.2, which is still based on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.

The software updater will receive a big update as soon as LightDM arrives

The new version of Linux Mint will have important and interesting changes. One of them will be the pdf reader application, which will be renewed with a side panel and new functions. The software updater will also be updated, possibly the biggest update you have received in a while. A) Yes, the software manager and updater will have a new update level system and it will show more information to the user, detailing things like security patches, kernel patches, etc ...

Although the change that has attracted the most attention to Internet users is the change from MDM to LightDM. This program is the session manager, one of the first programs that we use when we turn on the computer. And it has always characterized Linux Mint, as it was its own manager. Now, this manager will give way to the session manager used by Ubuntu and its official flavors, although also a session manager that has its own support and at the same time stability, elements that are quite interesting for the development of the distribution.

There is still a long time to get to know the new Linux Mint 18.2, but it seems that it will not leave anyone indifferent, not in vain it is one of the most downloaded and used distributions according to Distrowatch, and it seems that it will continue to be so during this year Do not you think?

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  1.   jkd said

    One point, Distrowatch only counts visits to the Linux Mint page, not downloads. Therefore, according to Distrowatch, Mint is the most popular.

  2.   Javier said

    It does not work for me. I get a message saying 'An error has occurred. Access prohibited". I do not get it.