Linux Mint 18.1 "Serena" Cinnamon and MATE now available

Linux Mint 18.1 CinnamonDo you like Linux Mint? Well, its developers have had the pleasure of announcing the Linux Mint 18.1 release "Serena" in its editions Cinnamon y MATE. Being a version released in 2016, the year Ubuntu 16.04 was released, "Serena" is an LTS version or Long Term Support, which means that, like the Xenial Xerus brand that arrived in April of this year, it will have support for security patches and updates for 5 years, or what is the same, until 2021.

New versions of Linux Mint arrive with updated software, bug fixes and new features that will make our favorite graphical environment more productive. Depending on this graphical environment, there will be some news or others but, if there has to be a good time to update any Ubuntu-based operating system, that moment is right when an LTS version is launched, since we will be using a system that will not include many news that, although it is true that they may include new functions, will always be more unstable.

What's New in Linux Mint 18.1 "Serena" Cinnamon

  • New screensaver.
  • More cared image and with better performance.
  • Improved hardware support.
  • Vertical panels.
  • Ability to take a look at the desktop from a new applet.
  • El applet You can control multiple players and switch between them.
  • The application menu now includes keyboard navigation.
  • The applications menu has received performance improvements.
  • Bumblebee users can right click on any program from the application menu and launch it with optirun selecting "Run with NVIDIA GPU".
  • When seeking help, we can upload information from our system.
  • In Nemo's preferences, we can now activate an option that goes to the main folder when double-clicking on an empty area.

You have the complete list of news HERE.

What's New in Linux Mint 18.1 "Serena" MATE

Linux Mint 18.1 includes the latest version of the MATE graphical environment, that is, MATE 1.16:

  • The following components have changed to GTK3:
    • El daemon of notifications.
    • Library policy kit by MATE.
    • The session manager.
    • The MATE terminal.
  • Improvements in the applications menu.
  • New search bar in Xed.
  • Improvements in the user's interface.
  • Xplayer improvements.

You have the complete list of news HERE.

Do you like Linux Mint and your graphical environment is Cinnamon or MATE or are you waiting for the launch of another of its versions?

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  1.   Luis R Malaga said

    Martín Morales Mar Serena <3