Linux Mint 18.2 now official
Earlier this week, Linux Mint 18.2 finally arrived on the market after spending some time in the beta stage. According to the official blog post about its release, this build "comes with updated software and brings refinements and many new features to make your desktop even more comfortable to use."
Linux Mint 18.2 is a long term support release that will get support until 2021 and packs the following highlights:
- Cinnamon 3.4 and Cinnamon Spices (themes, applets, desklets and extensions for the desktop maintained by third parties)
- Blueberry (improved Bluetooth support)
- reworked Xed interface
- many interface refinements for Xplayer
- improved Update Manager
- brand new login screen based on LightDM, highly customizable
- Brasero no longer installed by default (not much use burning CDs and DVDs nowadays)
The system requirements remain decent for such a fully-featured distro - 1 GB RAM (2 GB recommended), 15 GB disk space (20 GB recommended), 1024X768-pixel resolution. There are both 32-bit and 64-bit versions available for download.