At the beginning of July, the Clem team announced the release of Linux Mint 18.2 Sonya, a new version of this popular distribution. A version that in this case is special since for the first time in a long time, there are corresponding versions for all the official flavors of Linux Mint.
That is, we have Linux Mint 18.2 Cinnamon, Linux Mint 18.2 MATE, Linux Mint 18.2 KDE and Linux Mint 18.2 XFCE. All four editions of Linux Mint that don't normally come out stably at the same time.The changes in this version are not substantial compared to the previous version. They are mainly summarized in the appearance of MintUpdate-Tool, in an improvement of Blueberry (the bluetooth manager) and the incorporation of XApps as standard.
Our XApps are lightweight applications that seek to fulfill a functionSo we have an app that is the same as a notepad, another that is a video player, another that displays pdf files, another that displays images, etc ... The XApps are in all versions of Linux Mint 18.2 Sonya except for the version with KDE. Cinnamon 3.4 is the latest Linux Mint desktop version that is in this version, MATE 1.18 is the MATE edition version and Plasma 5.8 is the KDE edition version. Linux Mint 18.2 Sonya follows based on Ubuntu 16.04, with Linux kernel 4.8 and the rest of Ubuntu programs. In this version we no longer have MDM as a session manager but LightDM.
In order to update the distribution, we just have to go to the Software Update tool. Once we have updated, in the terminal we write the following:
sudo apt install slick-greeter lightdm-settings sudo apt remove mdm sudo reboot
In case of not having Linux Mint, we have to go to the official website and download the installation ISO image. After several minutes of installation, we will have this «menthol Ubuntu» on our computer.