Linux Mint 18 already has its first beta free

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As Clem Lefebvre, the leader of the Linux Mint project, announced to us last week, the first beta of the new Linux Mint 18 is now available. first beta only has Cinnamon 3 and MATE 1.14 as standard desktops, so we can only test these desks and the news through these desks. However, the news is still important because this first beta indicates an imminent launch of the new version of the menthol project based on Ubuntu and Gnu / Linux.You can download this first beta from this link, a link that is free of viruses and other types of intruders. What's more you will find the 64-bit and 32-bit version to download and test, although as we always say, we recommend using a virtual machine to test this new version of Linux Mint, since it is still an unstable version.

Linux Mint 18 will bring as a novelty the new kernel 4.4 of Ubuntu 16.04

Linux Mint 18 is the first version of Linux Mint that is based on Ubuntu 16.04, a version that will be a big leap for Linux Mint users since Clem decided months ago to base his projects on LTS versions and not normal Ubuntu versions.

Still, as we have said in previous articles, Clem and his team want to make Linux Mint a stable and fast operating system, something so that the user does not have to wait to load or run certain programs. In Linux Mint 18 it is expected that the operating system is faster than normal as well as having a highly efficient and fast desktop. The tests carried out seem to indicate that these results will be like this, but it is also true that many users have complained about the problems created. So it seems that this first beta as well as the rest of the Linux Mint 18 betas will be interesting to follow. Do not you think?

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  1.   Fabian said

    To tell the truth I'm waiting for it to come out but the kde version even though I use ubuntu I always have 2 so on my laptop. Linux mint at least for me has been super stable besides that I can restart and turn off the pc from the desktop, which in Ubuntu I still cannot

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  3.   Seba Montes said

    So Cinnamon created it by Ubuntu?

    1.    klaus schultz said

      No, Cinnamon or Linux Mint are a "fork" or derivation of Ubuntu based on Gnome 2.

      1.    Anonymous said

        It is not quite correct.

        Cinnamon was created by the Linux Mint team. Linux Mint is a derivative of Ubuntu, and Cinnamon is based on Gnome 3, not 2. The fork of Gnome 2 is MATE, which is also made by the Linux Mint team.

  4.   Javier Ibar said

    For you Jorge Retamozo

    1.    Jorge Retamozo said

      Thanks! I had seen him this morning…. By mid-morning I was online

  5.   Anonymous said

    Well, I'm testing the beta these days and it's going pretty well. They have improved the visuals with new themes inspired by Numix and Arc, and keep the Mint-X from before. Of course that they have done that neither painted. There were a lot of Mint users asking for more themes and such.

    For the rest, no big problems - well neither big nor small, I have not had any - neither with Cinnamon, nor with programs. I have installed the same as in Ubuntu 16.04 that I have also been testing these last weeks and everything is correct.

    The new version 18 continues in the vein of Mint, gradually improving details here and there and expanding the features of Cinnamon, which is becoming a very very good desktop environment. Of course, they should watch the consumption of ram memory. Consumption has been growing in the latest versions, and although it is not a problem at all for current computers, it can be for computers with certain years. And man, also monitor consumption because Cinnamon is not KDE to consume more and more.

    To put one downside, I think they should put the batteries in the issue of security updates that is being criticized lately. It is worth that they warn that some can cause problems, and that even the user can install them although by default the "dangerous" according to Mint are "blocked". But I think they should make all of them installable and keeping the stability that it has.

    So I said, beta 18 pretty good.