Linux Mint 18.2 will arrive with new features, such as a new Bluetooth panel and other updated software

New bluetooth panel in Linux Mint 18.2Clement Lefebvre, founder and leader of the Linux Mint project, has released the February 2017 information informing the community about the latest news on one of the most popular Ubuntu-based distributions. Among the novelties that will arrive with Linux Mint 18.2 There will be a Bluetooth panel that will come with a new design that you can see in the image that heads that post.

El Upgraded Bluetooth panel Linux Mint 18.2 will come with improvements for OBEX file transfers, a battery changer in the status bar, and some new settings that will allow Linux Mint users to change the name of the Bluetooth device and toggle file transfers on and off from remote devices.

Lefebvre talks about the latest news in Linux Mint 18.2

The name is usually your hostname or "mint-0" by default and many people do not know how to change it via command line. In addition to its cross-desktop system tray, Blueberry now provides a Cinnamon applet that uses symbolic icons and appears similar to other status applets.

On the other hand, the Linux Mint X-Apps project have received updates, more specifically the text editor xed and the Xplayer video player. For example, Xed will allow us to activate or deactivate the Word wrapping function more easily, directly from the application menu, and select lines of text and sort them using the F10 key or the "Order Lines" option in the Edit menu. , among other novelties.

As for the xplayer, the new version will allow us, among other things, to control the playback speed with the same keyboard shortcuts, load subtitles automatically and cycle through several audio tracks using the L key.

The new version, the Linux Mint 18.2 that will arrive with the name of Betsy, will arrive in a few days. Will you install the new version as soon as it is available?

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  1.   @jc_emoon said

    Will it arrive in a few days? I understood that the estimated availability date for Mint 18.2 was June 2017. Being based on Ubuntu 16.04.2 that has just been released, it would be strange if it was anticipated like that, right?

  2.   Felix Alberto Mauricio said

    for me it is the best distro for the end user. A distro that makes things easier for the user. It seems to me that this must be the path of all emas distros. And without a doubt, if it is achieved, linux will continue to increase its market share and be more used.