Linux Mint 19 Tara arrives with news, fixes and more

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Well, the news did not wait any longer and now we can say that we have the new version of Linux Mint among us so we confirmed by Clement Lefebvre the project leader and together with his development team announced that they are now available on the official servers.

This new version of Linux Mint 19 It comes under the code name "Tara" and this is a long-term support version that will be supported until 2023. It comes with updated software and many new features.

This new version of Linux Mint 19 «Tara» It is based on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Bionic Beaver and has Kernel 4.15 as the heart of the system. Also, that, depending on the version of Linux Mint you choose You can find Cinnamon 3.8, MATE 1.20 and Xfce 4.12 in the different flavors of this distribution.

What's New in Linux Mint 19 Tara

Between the main novelties that we can find we can highlight the new application to create a system backup called timeshift.

With which Linux Mint developers they put at our disposal a tool to be able to restore the system on our computer. Well, this tool will create different restore points to which we can return in case of having a problem with the system.

The software manager of the distribution also received improvements, Well, in the user interface, the design was polished and transition animations were added.

Keyboard navigation was improved, package and app search is now faster, asynchronous, and now searchable within categories.

In addition, developed an internal cache for APT and Flatpak on Linux Mint. This cache provides an abstraction layer so that applications like Software Manager can handle APT and Flatpak in the same way, without worrying about their differences.

This cache could potentially be used by other applications in the future, such as the menu or the Update Manager.

Many efforts were made to increase cache performance. This results in the launch of the Software Manager even faster than before.

Activity and load indicators have been improved. Now it's easier to keep track of background activities.

Linux Mint 19 Tare

What's New in Linux Mint 19 Tara Cinnamon

In this version of the distribution with this desktop environment will improve the performance of this on the system, since the developers got to work on the bottlenecks by running various tests.

Our new animations look cleaner and along with performance improvements they make Cinnamon feel more agile than before.

The performance improvements that we can find are:

Thanks to improvements to libnemo-extension and the way views are displayed, Nemo is faster at displaying the contents of the directory.

Nemo no longer lags when moving files via USB devices.

Improvements carried over from GNOME reduce the appearance of full-stage redraws in Cinnamon.

What's new in Linux Mint 19 Tara Mate

This version already counts with support for HiDPI displays with dynamic detection and scaling, support for DRI3 and XPresent added this results in better frame rates when playing games.

Our Cursor keys can be used to navigate the Alt-Tab selector and keyboard shortcuts for moving windows to other monitors.

El MATE terminal now supports background images, new Solarized themes and key combinations to switch tabs.

The size of the panel applets is correctly based on the units that are displayed, and many charts are dynamically scaled.

Engrampa, the file viewer received improved support for 7z encrypted files.

Download Linux Mint 19 Tara

If you want to download the new version of this Linux distribution, you can go to the official website of the project where you can obtain the image of the system along with the desktop environment of your choice. The link is this.


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  1.   Bernardo S.Gtz said

    Have you already tried it? I installed it in a VM and apparently everything is fine. I am going to test it on the laptop, but I would like to write if there are any bugs found and how they can be solved.

    I like that it already brings version 6 of libreoffice.

  2.   Raul said

    I mounted it but I don't have audio, someone to give me a hand

  3.   Sebastián said

    I have tested it on a small notebook with 2GB of RAM in the Matte version and it works perfect. It is very agile, the applications are perfect and the truth is that if you have technical support until 2023, you would not have to touch it.
    Greetings.