Linux Mint 18 beta is out

Following up on the earlier announcement, Linux Mint 18 beta ISO images have been released to the public. The user can download Cinnamon and MATE editions to try out Mint 18 "Sarah". Let's see what it offers to the end user.

Mint 18 beta
Linux Mint 18 is based on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. Right out of the box, it has the following software:

  • Kernel: 4.4.0-21:
  • Firefox 46:
  • VLC 2.2.2:
  • Gimp 2.8.16:
  • LibreOffice
  • Cinnamon 3.0.5:

Of course, it includes new "X-apps":

  • A media player based on totem, named "Videos" in the apps menu. Can be started with the command xplayer:
  • A text editor based on pluma (MATE's default editor app), xed:
  • A picture viewer based on eog, called xviewer:
  • A document reader based on atril, called xreader:

Besides new and updated apps, Mint 18 comes with a new icon and GTK theme called Mint-Y. It is not enabled by default. The user can enable it manually. In my case, I have the Cinnamon edition of Mint 18, so new themes can be enabled in Control Center -> Themes:

Besides new themes, version 18 includes a set of new gorgeous wallpapers:

The following video demonstrates Linux Mint 18 beta in action:

Download Linux Mint 18 Beta

You can download Linux Mint 18 Beta ISO images here:

Linux Mint 18 Beta FTP mirror

There you will find Cinnamon and MATE ISO images.

What is your opinion on Linux Mint 18? Do you like it?

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Author: Sergey Tkachenko

Sergey Tkachenko is a software developer who started Winaero back in 2011. On this blog, Sergey is writing about everything connected to Microsoft, Windows and popular software. Follow him on Telegram, Twitter, and YouTube.

5 thoughts on “Linux Mint 18 beta is out”

  1. recently went back to Windows 7 the one my cousin gave to me because it’s kind of confuse using Linux Lite

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