Linux Mint 19.1 Tessa released
If you’re a fan of Linux, we’ve got some good news. Linux Mint 19.1 has been released. Read on to find out what’s new.
The Linux Mint is one of the easiest Linux distros to use there, in addition to the popular ones like Ubuntu and Fedora. Its developers have released a new version, Linux Mint 19.1 (codenamed Tessa). The new version will be supported until 2023. If you are interested in giving the new version a whirl, go to the download page of Linux Mint and choose a version and move on.
The new version is based on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Long Term Support), which is supported until April 2023. It comes with a list of new features and improvements. They include a new workflow and new panels. There are twelve new themes to choose from. The default file manager, Nemo, is now updated faster than ever. Users can configure it to show thumbnails and file creation dates for supported file types. XApps gets internal improvements. Language settings and input methods are now two separate applications. Read the complete changelog here.
Linux Mint gets twelve new themes
Linux Mint is currently available in three versions: Cinnamon, Mate and XFC. The first version, Cinnamon, runs the Cinnamon 4.0 desktop environment and is the most popular of the three. It is specially designed for Linux Mint. In the words of Linux Mint, it is “the most modern, innovative and fully featured desktop”. If you are installing Linux on your computer for the first time, go with it
MATE is a classic desktop environment based on GNOME 2. This was the default desktop environment of Linux Mint for five years in the 2000s. MATE is lighter, thus faster, and more stable. If you’ve used MATE before and like it, choose it. Xfce is an extremely lightweight desktop environment. It has less properties than cinnamon and matte but is extremely light in system resources. If you have an older computer (with less than 1 GB of RAM) then choose this version Lubuntu is a significant Xfce equivalent in the Ubuntu world.
Linux Mint would have been offered in a fourth edition called KDE if support for the desktop environment had not been discontinued last year. If you are not sure whether to download the 32-bit or 64-bit version of Linux Mint, go for 64-bit. According to Linux Mint, if your computer is built after 2007, it has a good chance of playing a 64-bit processor. So, Linux fans, go ahead and give the new version of Linux Mint a shot.