The upcoming Linux Mint 18.3 will have HybridSleep and a revamped Software manager

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Linux Mint project leader Clem Lefebvre has talked about Linux Mint 18.3, the next stable version of the distribution. This version will be based on Ubuntu 16.04.3, the LTS version of Ubuntu and will be presented around the month of November. This new version will bring many improvements in its operation, adding changes in important programs such as the session manager or the software manager of the distribution.

In addition, this version will introduce HybridSleep, a technology that will allow distribution to save energy and therefore make equipment that has efficient energy consumption.

Linux Mint 18.3 will improve the session manager, improvements that will make us not see the rest of the user of the equipment, thus increasing the level of security. This new session manager will also give the opportunity to register from the same screen, something interesting for new users and administrators. This point is mainly focused on network users with Linux Mint.

The software manager will also undergo a big change. The application that helps us to install new programs will change completely, internally it will be ported from Webkit to Gtk3 +, which will make the program better integrate with the operating system already external level will be totally changed to suit the most novice users and to HiDPI screens. The operating engine will be the same, that is, the APT manager of the terminal will be the one used by this software manager.

Besides all this, Linux Mint team is working to fix bugs and problems that have appeared in the latest versions of Linux Mint, something that makes each version of this distribution more stable if you dig, although we have to say that the distribution has been based on Ubuntu LTS for a long time so the stability levels are quite high.


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  1.   Gregory ros said

    Well, in the last two versions it does not have much stability to say. It's still the distro I use.