1Linux Mint 19 Improves Update Process With Timeshift Backup Tool
Linux Mint 19, code-named “Tara,” is expected to become generally available by the end of June, bringing a host of updates to the popular Linux desktop distribution. Linux Mint 19 is based on the Ubuntu 18.04 “Bionic Beaver” operating system and provides multiple desktop choices, including the new Cinnamon 3.8 desktop. Among the core improvements in Linux Mint 19 is the deep integration of the Timeshift backup tool that will make sure that a system snapshot is taken before any updates are made, enabling users to easily roll back, if a change fails. The Update Manager for updating existing components and the Software Manager for finding and installing new software both benefit from interface and performance improvements. Linux Mint 19 is a long-term support release and will be supported until 2023.
2A New Linux Mint Welcome Screen Greets Users
3Cinnamon Desktop Gets a New Look
4Timeshift Is More Deeply Integrated Into Linux Mint
The Timeshift system snapshot and restore utility is more deeply integrated into the Linux Mint 19 release than it was in the prior 18.3 update. Timeshift enables users to go back to a previous snapshot if an update breaks any part of the system. In the new release, users are prompted to set up Timeshift before any updates are completed.
5Automatic Updates Debut in Linux Mint 19
6Software Manager Boasts Enhancements
7Firefox Remains the Default Web Browser
8Linux Mint Is Powered by a Linux 4.15 Kernel
9Linux Mint 19 Will Be Supported Until 2023
Linux Mint 19 is a long-term support release and so will be supported until 2023.