The next versions of Linux Mint will be simpler and more functional

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The Linux Mint blog already has a new post as usual at the beginning of each month. An entry where Clem has talked about the upcoming news of Linux Mint as well as thanks all the donations received so far. This post is loaded with news where it does not specifically talk about the next version of Linux Mint or Cinnamon, but about the approach that the distribution will follow during the next developments.

Linux Mint is characterized by being a simple distribution oriented to the novice user. In this field it is a success and aims to be as simple as possible. Thus, several tools and programs will undergo changes that will make them have fewer functions but that the few functions they do, they do very well.

In this aspect, the backup tool will be the first to undergo these changes. From Linux Mint 18.3 onwards, this tool will be simpler, it will have fewer features, but what little you do will do it right. In this case, after the modifications, it will only backup the home folder which will compress it into a tar.gz file. This compressed file can be used to restore backups. Regarding the installed packages, these will stop being copied and only the list of programs installed by ourselves will be indicated so that in the most current installation we can install them again.

The process bars is another of the novelties in the next versions of Linux Mint. Process bars, either from facilities or from a process such as pasting files, will gradually be incorporated into Cinnamon, MATE and on Linux Mint. All thanks to the use of the LibXApp library that already has this function.

According to Clem, these advances will be in Linux Mint 18.3 and in future versions of the distribution, affecting more programs and even MATE and its applications. This may annoy some users as they will lose some functions but for newer users it will be something they appreciate. But Which program will be the next to undergo these changes?


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  1.   Gregory ros said

    Hopefully it is also more stable and compatible. Mint Cinnamon has been my go-to distro for the past two years, but this summer I got tired of the problems and installed Ubuntu Mate. I do not like the appearance of Mate as much as Cinnamon, but it is stable and in terms of compatibility Ubuntu wins by a landslide.

  2.   Andreale Dicam said

    These people know what they do for something, they are the best and they are robust for most users that this is a great achievement within unimaginable amounts of hardware configurations that are sold all over the world and each user manipulating the system as well. he craves. And with everything it works. I have no doubt that they are the best, clarifying that I do not like Gtk and I am not a user of them.