Linux Mint 18.2 Sonya is now available to everyone

Linux Mint 18.2 Sonya

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.

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  1.   Chaparral said

    Joaquín García writes in this work:
    »Once we have updated, in the terminal we write the following:

    sudo apt install slick-greeter lightdm-settings
    sudo apt remove mdm
    sudo reboot »

    And I wonder why we have to do this? Well, he doesn't explain it himself. Could you give an explanation about it, even if it was brief?

  2.   Ruben Suazo said

    It is because when updating from Mint 18.1 for some reason that I do not know, it does not automatically update the Session Manager that changes from MDM for 18.1 to Lightdm for 18.2.-
    I did it but I ran into the problem that later the equipment did not turn off. It stayed forever on a black screen but without turning off, I had to turn it off physically by pressing the power button. Solution, I returned to the MDM Manager.
    For my taste it is a very minor thing to have MDM or Lightdm.

  3.   George said

    To go from linux 17.2 to 18.2 should I reinstall or can I upgrade?

  4.   Pierre Aribaut said

    For someone used to using windows for many years, better to use ubuntu linux 16.04.2 or linux mint 18.2?

    1.    Charles J. said

      Definitely LInux Mint;)

      1.    Pierre Aribaut said

        Thank you very much Carlos, after trying several Linux distributions, I confirm that Linux Mint 18.2 Cinnamon is the best distribution for someone who has used Windows for years, Linux Mint is quite intuitive (the most intuitive I have seen of Linux distributions) and it works well :)

  5.   Joaquin said

    I want to go from ubuntu 14.02 to linux, what do you advise me