Linux Mint 19.1 arrives this Christmas with Cinnamon 4.0

Linux Mint 19.1

Clement Lefebvre of Linux Mint posted his monthly updates to let us know what features and enhancements are being developed for the next version of the mint-flavored operating system.

Announced last month as the first update to the Linux Mint 19 series, Linux Mint 19.1 Tessa will have all the news of Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Bionic Beaver together with the new Cinnamon 4.0 graphical environment, which will arrive in the near future.

The Cinnamon 4.0 environment will make Linux Mint 19.1 look like a very modern distribution thanks to the design of its panels, larger and darker. Although the developers promise that If you don't like it, you can remove this new environment with just one click.

If you decide to stick with Cinnamon 4.0 you will find brighter icons, a list of windows that supports groups of applications and previews, as well as a modern theme with dark tints. After installing Linux Mint 19.1, users will be able to choose between this new design or a more traditional one.

Linux Mint 19.1 with support for major kernels

Aside from Cinnamon 4.0, which will be the main attraction of this next update, the development team plans to add more enhancements to the Mint-Y theme to increase the contrast, making the labels look more defined and stand out very well from the background.

Among other changes for Linux Mint 19.1, we can mention the support for symbolic icons in Eedshift, NetworkManager-Applet, MATE Volume Control Applet and the on-screen keyboard. The XApp library will receive an icon selection panel, allowing users to more easily select icons and paths.

Perhaps the most important change for Linux Mint 19.1 is the new support for installing core kernels from Update Manager in case you need a driver that is only in certain versions of the Linux Kernel.

Linux Mint 19.1 will arrive at Christmas with its different versions, Cinnamon, XFCE and MATE.

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  1.   Ignacio said

    Linux Mint is ideal for newcomers to the Linux world. It's easy to use, Cinnamon looks like Windows, and to configure. It is also one of the most stable distros that exist. It's my favorite distro, I have it installed on my desktop and laptop. I use it for daily work, without major problems.
    Unlike other distros that only limit themselves to installing a compatibility layer on top of Ubuntu or others, (Zorin, Feren…) the Mint team shows a deep work that goes beyond Ubuntu. It even has a Debian-based distribution (LMDE).
    Additionally, the Cinnamon flavor allows for easy user customization.
    For all the above, I recommend it, both for the novice and for the intermediate.

  2.   Reneco said

    Will it come with Nvidia Prime? now I'm with Deepin because Mint was not behaving stable with my nvidia graphics. Deepin has an excellent graphical driver installer but I still miss the comfort of Cinnamon.

  3.   DieGNU said

    I'm not sure about it. I know that Ubuntu 18.04.1 I think they have already implemented the Nvidia Prime fix from the testing branch (I'm using 18.10, from which they have regressed on the LTS); Since Mint is based on the LTS, I guess the fix on Prime is already in place.

    All the best