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?