Two months after the release of Ubuntu 18.04, one of the most anticipated versions among Ubuntu users is released, the release of Linux Mint 19. Although Linux Mint 19 It is not an official version of Ubuntu, it is a distribution based on Ubuntu LTS and a distribution that maintains the same philosophy as Ubuntu.
However, this distribution uses your own desktop and doesn't leave it like Canonical did with Unity. Linux Mint 19 comes in three flavors: one flavor with Cinnamon, another flavor with MATE, and lastly, one flavor with Xfce.Linux Mint 19 Tara is the first version to be released without the KDE Plasma desktop by default. This change was announced a long time ago, although we must remember that Linux Mint can be used with Plasma, through the installation of the desktop through repositories.
Unlike Ubuntu LTS, Linux Mint 19 still supports 32-bit platform and 64-bit platform. The kernel continues to maintain the version that comes with Ubuntu LTS, but not the rest of the tools. The session manager is still MDM, the desktops are in their maximum stable version and they use a new artwork called Mint-Y. Certain apps and applications have been remodeled and others, such as the backup application, have been changed.
The ISO images to install this version of Linux Mint are not yet available on the official website of the project, but they are uploaded to the official servers, so the download will be through these repositories.
There are few changes compared to the previous version, but we must know that with Linux Mint 18 the same happened, having more changes in version 2 and 3 of the branch. So, it seems that Linux Mint 19 will have updates with great news for users.