Cinnamon is Linux Mint's flagship desktop environment. Started as a Gnome 3 fork, now it is fully independent. A new version of Cinnamon is out with a number of features you will like. It will be shipped with the next version of Linux Mint. Let's see the key changes done in this release.
The Linux Mint team today published their regular announcements related to the development progress of their latest distro and apps. The most notable changes of this month were made to the Xreader app, which is the default PDF reader of Linux Mint. Also, Cinnamon got the ability to set the maximum audio output volume.
A new version of the popular MATE desktop environment for Linux is out. This release is all about GTK+ 3 improvements and fixes. Let's see what's new in MATE 1.20.
Here is great news for Linux users of Skype. Skype is now available in Linux's "snap app" package format. If you are running Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Arch Linux, Debian, or any other distro with Snap support, you can install Skype easily without dealing with package dependencies.
These days, everyone knows about the Meltdown and Spectre flaws which affect all the modern CPUs, including all Intel CPUs from the past decade, and certain ARM64 and AMD CPUs in case of Spectre. The team behind the Linux Mint project is warning users and giving useful recommendations on how to secure your Linux Mint machine.
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. There are a number of improvements that were announced by developers for the upcoming XFCE4 4.14.
Today, the code name for the next, upcoming Linux Mint version was announced by its developers. They also shared a brief change log which highlights some interesting changes Linux Mint will receive this winter.
WebP is a modern image format created by Google. It was made specially for the Web, providing a high compression ratio without affecting the image quality. On Windows, any image viewer like IrfanView can open WebP images and save them as JPG/PNG. On Linux however, it might be hard to edit or convert a WebP image, because traditional image editing tools like GIMP do not support WebP yet. Here is how to convert a WebP image to the PNG format and vice versa.
Linux Mint 18.3 is the most recent version of the popular distro. A few days ago, Cinnamon and MATE editions of Mint 18.3 reached their stable versions. The final versions of the XFCE and KDE spins are now available. Let's see what they offer to the end user.
The team behind the Linux Mint operating system has released an updated version of their installation guide. The document describes some important topics related to the distro and comes with a number of tips for smooth migration from other OSes.