Linux Mint 18 will be called Sarah

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Linux Mint 17.2 updates its range of desktops including KDE and Xfce in its ranks

After updating and launching the different versions of Linux Mint, Clem, the project leader has published the name of Linux Mint 18, version that will be released between May and June 2016. This new distribution will be based as announced months ago in Ubuntu 16.04, the next LTS version of Ubuntu. But like Ubuntu, Linux Mint 18 will have more news than adapting the LTS version of Canonical to suit your tastes.

Linux Mint 18 will be called Sarah, a biblical character who will nickname one of the most interesting versions of Linux Mint. Sarah will bring with her Cinnamon 3 as main desktop, a version that will completely renew the look of the distribution and the desktop. MATE will come in version 1.14, the next version of the nostalgic Gnome 2. The version KDE will have Plasma 5 with it, something that until now was not in Linux Mint and that will now be from the 18.x branch.

These are some of the news that Linux Mint 18 will bring and that Clem has revealed but there is still much to know, not only about Ubuntu 16.04 but also about Linux Mint 18 Sarah, so it is still too early to assess this new version of Linux Mint although for the above mentioned right now, it looks like Linux Mint will continue to promise and being one of the most popular distributions of all distributions.

Linux Mint started to rely on LTS versions of Ubuntu some time ago, only in these versions, a risky decision but it seems that it is giving good results. On the other hand, the heads of the other projects seem to be happy with this development and They continue to bet on Linux Mint as is the case with MATE, a desk that has agreed with Clem and his team to release versions with each new version of Linux Mint, a job that will pay off well Do not you think?

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  1.   leonardo ramirez said

    Sounds good to me. There will be news in terms of being based on new Ubuntu and new kernel. Year of new in Linux!

  2.   detectivejd23 said

    I find this interesting, which would be good for linux mint I think, that they should stop depending on Ubuntu but only on debian, in addition to making and using a single desktop that is Cinnamon since Ubuntu made its own and did not its variations.


    1.    Diego said

      The problem of depending on Debian would be the same problem that Deepin Linux has right now, that either you depend on unstable repositories and you risk crashes, which Mint would never be blamed for, or you are looking for the stability of the stable Debian branch, but it has an extremely old and outdated package. For this reason, it is better to opt for Ubuntu, with the globalization of .deb packages and that are much more current without being rolling reread, in addition to the current kernel and proprietary drivers integrated into the repositories, it is always more comfortable for the average or new user.

      Let's see how about Mint 18, and waiting for Elementary OS Loki: D

      1.    detectivejd23 said

        Interesting, I did not know that but I also have to say that KaOS is a distribution that is not based on anyone, a risk that Mint should take sometime (and look that I use Mint).


    2.    I'm Greek FanDBZ said

      I strongly disagree with you about having a single desktop since there are people who love Linux Mint but will not be able to use it because then there will be no XFCE or Mate desktop, these people will not be able to run it on their rather old computers and they do not have money to new one.


      1.    detectivejd23 said

        Well, I understand your position, but I will tell you this: Ubuntu took that same risk and did much better than expected with its Unity interface, also I have Mint 17.1 with Cinnamon and it does not consume much memory.


  3.   Daniel said

    Waiting for MInt 18, changes are interesting when they are significant and not only of stability.

  4.   I'm Greek FanDBZ said

    I'm waiting for Linux Mint 18 Sarah x64 XFCE mainly because I have created a partition for the OS, another for my programs, photos, videos, etc. and a "Swap", 4GBi.