Linux Mint 19.3 Will be Released by Christmas

Dec 05, 2019

The developers behind Linux Mint have announced 19.3 will be released by Christmas 2019.

Just in time for the holidays, the developers behind Linux Mint have announced that version 19.3 (Tricia) will be released by December 25. The beta for the upcoming iteration has already been made available (download from one of the official mirrors here) for the public to test.

The latest iteration of Linux Mint contains a number of new features. One such feature is the System Reports tool. This new tool detects potential issues on your computer (such as a missing language pack, multimedia codec, new firmware drivers, etc.).

Tricia is also the first release of Linux Mint to include High Dots Per Inch (HiDPI) support. This will be a boon to anyone running small screen laptops (such as 13”, high resolution displays), as it will allow them to run Mint in a resolution fitting of the high-end hardware.

Other features include:

  • Celluloid replacing Xplayer as the default multimedia player.
  • Gnote replacing Tomboy as the default note taking application.
  • Drawing replacing GIMP as the default image editor.
  • Panel zones can how have different text and icon sizes.
  • Nemo contextual menus can be configured.
  • Improved startup animation.
  • Window focus mode is now configurable in System Settings.
  • Simplified window settings.
  • Hardware Detection Tool was added to the BIOS menu of the ISO images.
  • Numerous artwork improvements.
  • Cinnamon 4.4, kernel 5.0, and an Ubuntu 18.04 package base. 

Make sure to check the official Linux Mint site for more announcements of this exciting new release.

Official announcement here.

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