Linux Mint 18.3 Cinnamon And MATE Edition – Check the Newly Announced Features of Linux Mint 18.3

Hello Friends, A lot of time has passed & we haven’t given you any update on Linux. Those who are Linux Mint fans should read this posts. The new version of Linux Mint is announced & some of the new Features are also announced. Check the whole article for more.

Linux Mint 18.3 Release Schedule
Linux Mint 18.3 Release Schedule

Linux Mint 18.2 Sonya was based on Ubuntu 16.04.02 LTS. It was released in June with MATE 1.18, KDE 5.8 . Xfce 4.12 & Cinnamon 3.4 desktop environments. This formed the root for the development of next version i.e. Linux Mint 18.3.

What’s New in Linux Mint 18.3 Cinnamon And MATE Edition

This version has a new highlighted feature i.e. Software Manager. Developers changed the look of this new version so as to bring a better experience to the users.
This new release is lighter & faster than the last one. The apps like WhatsApp, Skype, Spotify, Steam, etc., are featured at the top to make the installation process easier.
With the Flatpack support, the user can install new applications regardless of its dependencies.The Software Manager fully supports Flatpack as well.

Linux Mint 18.3 Release Date

The official Linux Mint Blog has announced the features of the latest version of Mint Linux that are implemented. The release date is not confirmed yet, but the speed of work they have is helpful in the estimation of latest release.

Linux Mint 18.2 was released in June 2017 which has a base of Ubuntu 16.04.2 , so the latest version i.e. Linux Mint 18.3 is expected to release in the end of December 2017.
After this release , developer team has decided to move on to Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, which may release in June 2018.

Linux Mint 18.3 features that have been implemented

Login screen, HybridSleep

There are lots of configuration options in Mint Login screen , that can be used to hide the user list & enter names manually. The Mint cinnamon desktop now supports Hybridsleep which is a blend of hibernation and sleep.

Mint Software Manager

The Mint software manager is improved & the looks are improved. Now it is using GTK3 to ad HiDPI support. The user interface is similar to GNOME Software, now it is three times faster than before.

Mint Software Manager
Mint Software Manager

Window Progress

Earlier , we have to wait for a task to complete so as to open a window. For this Window Progress Bar is added. This is added with the help of LibXApp i.e. a C library. Check the new Window Progress bar in Cinnamon 3.6.

mint progress bar
mint progress bar

Also Read :-  Linux Mint 18.2 Released with All New Features

Mint Backup Tool

Mint Backup Tool is recorded to improve some of those things. Now it only creates a backup of home directory & doesn’t run as a root. The files are backup in a tar archive & the file restoration is done exactly before it was.

mint new backup tool
mint new backup tool

Other Improvements

The Upload Manager & Domain Blocker are not provided as pre-installed. These can be taken from Mint repositories. The Cinnamon network applet can scan the Wi-fi networks in iteration.
There are lot of other features to come in the new Linux Mint 18.3, we will soon update all of this. The release date date is expected in December 2017
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