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Linux Mint 18.3 “Sylvia” Cinnamon and MATE Editions Now Available to Download

November 26, 2017

Linux Minx 18.3 "Sylvia" is based on the Ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system and uses the Linux 4.10 kernel series by default.

As of November 24, 2017, the final Cinnamon and MATE live ISO images of the Linux Mint 18.3 “Sylvia” operating system have been uploaded to the official mirror for both 64-bit and 32-bit hardware.

While the Cinnamon edition ships with the latest and greatest Cinnamon 3.6 desktop environment, the MATE edition is using the MATE 1.18 desktop.

The Linux Mint Cinnamon desktop now supports HybridSleep, which can be seen as a mixture of hibernation and sleep.

Linux Minx 18.3 “Sylvia” is based on the Ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system and uses the Linux 4.10 kernel series by default.

Improvements have been made to Mint Software Manager to make it look modern and polished.

It no longer uses Webkit; the app has been ported to GTK3 to add HiDPI support.

The user interface is inspired by GNOME Software. It has also been made 3 times faster.

Common to both the Cinnamon and MATE editions of Linux Mint 18.3 is a revamped Software Manager app that simplifies the way applications are installed and supports the Flatpak universal binary format for GNU/Linux distributions.

Also, the Backup Tool has been revamped to make it easier to backup your files.

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