1Linux Mint 18.3 ‘Sylvia’ Boasts Updated Software Manager, Backup Tools
Linux Mint has emerged to become one of the most popular desktop Linux operating systems, thanks in large part to the distribution’s Cinnamon desktop environment. The latest release—Linux Mint 18.3 “Sylvia”—which became generally available on Nov. 27, is based on the Ubuntu 16.04 long-term support (LTS) Linux distribution. As was the case with previous Linux Mint distribution updates, Sylvia comes with multiple desktop environment options, with Cinnamon 3.6, which is developed by Linux Mint, typically a primary deployment choice for users. Among the enhancements in the Sylvia release is an updated software manager to help users find and install new software. In addition, Linux Mint 18.3 includes two updated backup tools for both personal and system data. Because it is an LTS release, Linux Mint 18.3 will be supported until 2021.
2Linux Mint 18.3 Will Be Supported Until 2021
3Software Manager Gets Updated
4Backup Tool Gets a New Look
5Timeshift Does System Snapshots
6System Reports Provides Crash Information
7Login Screen Gets Improved Configuration
9‘Sylvia’ Is Powered by Linux 4.10 Kernel
At the heart of Linux Mint 18.3 is a Linux 4.10 kernel.