Linux Mint 18.2 “Sonya” BETA is out with XFCE and KDE

Linux Mint 18.2 is the upcoming version of the popular distro. Along with Cinnamon and MATE editions, you can now download the first beta version of the XFCE and KDE editions. Let's see what it offers to the end user.

Linux Mint 18.2 comes with the updated software and brings a number of refinements and new features to make your desktop experience more comfortable to use.

 New features in Linux Mint 18.2 XFCE

Linux Mint 18.2 XFCE Edition

The Whisker application menu was upgraded to version 1.7.2:

  • Launchers can now be edited from the context menu.XFCE Edition
  • Desktop actions are now supported.
  • Category names can be hidden in the preferences.Whisker Hide Category Names Whisker Hidden Category Names
  • Applications load immediately.
  • This new version also brings translation updates and bug fixes.

The xfwm4 window manager was upgraded to version 4.13 to bring the following improvements:

  • VSync support to prevent screen tearing
  • Support for scaled cursor when zooming
  • Bug fixes and I18n improvements

New features in Linux Mint 18.2 KDE

This release ships with the KDE Plasma 5.8 desktop environment.Linux Mint 18.2 KDE Edition

The rest changes are common for all editions of Linux Mint 18.2. You can read about them here.

Tip: Linux Mint 18.2 features very beautiful desktop wallpapers.

Thumb Backgrounds

You can download them here:

Download Gorgeous Wallpapers from Linux Mint 18.2

Download Linux Mint 18.2 XFCE/KDE BETA

You will find the download link in the official announcement:

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Author: Sergey Tkachenko

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