Days after publication of iGuRu.gr The Linux Mint development team has officially announced the availability of Cinnamon and MATE versions of the latest Mint Linux 18.3 "Sylvia" operating system.
The new Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia is now officially available out with the latest DE (desktop environments) Cinnamon 3.6 and MATE 1.18. The distribution runs on Linux Kernel 4.10 from Ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS (Xenial Xerus) and includes many new features and enhancements, along with updated packages that have been uploaded to software repositories.
The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 18.3 "Sylvia" Cinnamon and MATE Editions. "Linux Mint 18.3 is a long-term support (LTS) version that will be supported until 2021. It comes with updated software and brings improvements and many new features to make your desktop even more comfortable to use." today's announcement.
Linux Mint 18.3 comes with an improved software utility that will facilitate the installation of third-party applications such as Spotify, Steam, Skype, Minecraft, WhatsApp or Google Earth, supports the universal binary format Flatpak, has a completely updated Backup Tool as well as a new tool for system snapshots, called Timeshift.
In addition, Linux Mint 18.3 "Sylvia" includes a new Reporting System to help users more easily report any system crashes, improvements to various project XApps, such as the Xed word processor and the PDF Xreader viewer. You will find a login screen that allows you to better configure, and out-of-the-box support for spell checking in different languages. Redshift is now installed by default.
Of course, there are several enhancements, such as better support for HiDPI monitors, support for HybridSleep, support for GIF in Nemo-Preview, and more.
You can download Linux Mint 18.3 Cinnamon and Linux Mint 18.3 MATE Live ISO for 64 and 32 bit computers from the following links. However, if you are running a Beta version, you can update to the final version immediately.
At this time, the upgrade path from Linux Mint 18.2 or earlier is not available.
The 32-bit version can only boot into BIOS systems, not UEFI.