A new blog post on the official Linux Mint web site reveals the upcoming changes in Linux Mint 19.3. Its code name has also been revealed. Linux Mint 19.3 "Tricia" will include updates to Xfce, apps, and surprisingly will feature app replacements.
The team behind my favorite (and the best in my opinion) Linux desktop environment 'Xfce' has revealed the project roadmap. The upcoming Xfce 4.16 promises to be an interesting release, featuring the night light option, optimized title bars, and many more.
XFCE4 is my favorite desktop environment. I find it the most stable and useful amongst all other desktop environments available for Linux. It is solid, fast and most importantly, it follows the traditional desktop UI paradigm with a taskbar (panel), system tray, desktop icons and a launcher/menu. The latest version 4.14 of XFCE4 is finally here!
How to Automatically Remove Old Obsolete Kernels in Linux Mint
Starting in Linux Mint 19.2 you can set the OS to automatically remove obsolete kernel versions and dependencies. The new Update Manager app comes with the appropriate option. It is disabled by default. Here is how to enable it.
How to upgrade Linux Mint to Linux Mint 19.2 'Tina'
If you are a Linux Mint user, you are probably aware of the ability to upgrade the installed version to the next release. In case of Linux Mint 19.2, you can easily upgrade previous versions including version 19 and 19.1 of the OS.
The popular Linux Mint distro is out of the BETA testing, so it is possible to upgrade your computer to version 19.2 of the OS. Here are some details.
The team behind the popular Linux Mint distro is releasing ISO images for the version Linux Mint 19.2 BETA. The user can download Cinnamon, MATE, and XFCE editions to try out Mint 19.2 "Tina".
Usually I do not cover Linux kernels releases here, but version 5.2 is something special. Besides various performance improvements, new drivers and APIs, it is the first version of the kernel to feature a case insensitive Ext4 file system option.
Cinnamon is Linux Mint's flagship desktop environment. Started as a Gnome 3 fork, now it is fully independent. Cinnamon brings modern technologies to the Linux desktop while retains the classic desktop paradigm with the taskbar, the app menu, and traditional window management. In addition to the new features revealed with the GitHub release of Cinnamon 4.2, there are a number of other improvements made to this DE and its primary file manager, Nemo.
Following the similar decision made by Canonical, the Linux Mint project will drop support for the 32-bit architecture. The change will affect Linux Mint 20 and above, which will be based on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS.