Linux Mint 18 is out

Linux Mint 18, the most popular Linux distro on Distrowatch, has been released today. The user can download Cinnamon and MATE editions to try out Mint 18 "Sarah". Let's see what it offers to the end user.

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 47:
  • VLC 2.2.2:
  • Gimp 2.8.16:
  • LibreOffice
  • Cinnamon 3.0.6:

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. The app version is 1.0.7:
  • A text editor based on pluma (MATE's default editor app), xed, version 1.0.6.
  • A picture viewer based on eog, called xviewer, version 1.0.5:
  • A document reader based on atril, called xreader, version 1.0.8:

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 MATE edition of Linux Mint 18 features the updated version of the MATE desktop environment, MATE 1.14:

Linux Mint 18 will continue to receive the security updates until 2021. Also, until 2018, the Mint development team will be fully focused on this release and won’t start working on a new base.

Download Linux Mint 18 ISO images

You can download Linux Mint 18 ISO images here:

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 is out”

  1. This is the first LInux Mint Distro thats so bad, I deleted it 90 minutesafter installing. USB Disks don’t show up, sudden crashes, amule doesn’t work, codecs missing – just a bloody disapointment compared to the great 17 distro

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