Linux Mint 17.3 “Rosa” Cinnamon & MATE released

Linux Mint 17.3 “Rosa”

Just moments ago the Linux Mint team announced version 17.3 codenamed “Rosa”. Both Cinnamon and MATE editions are available. The most notable common new features are the enhanced software sources application, update manager improvements and a more robust driver manager. Nemo was also updated with a “quick rename” function and both editions improved their multi-monitor support.

Linux Mint 17.3 Cinnamon
Linux Mint 17.3 Cinnamon

Cinnamon edition now features Cinnamon 2.8 with lots of new features, such as better applets (sound, power, workswitcher). It also brings visual improvements along with better settings, better window management and backend. Click here for a complete list of changes in Cinnamon edition.

MATE edition got an improved application menu, it now looks much better. More window and compositing manager has been added to desktop settings and switching among them takes effect immediately without the need of logging out. It actually features a very nice selection of window managers now: Marco, Metacity, Xfwm4, Openbox, Compiz, Compton. MATE was updated to 1.12. See the new features in more detail at Linux Mint’s website.

MintMenu in Linux Mint 17.3
MintMenu in Linux Mint 17.3

Linux Mint 17.3 is still based on Ubuntu 14.04 but it has some updated packages. These editions will receive security updates until 2019.


  • Using it right now! I have switched to Linux Mint because Ubuntu wasn’t stable enough for an average desktop user (even though Linux Mint is based on Ubuntu 🙂 )
    By the way, I am the author of Realistic theme, It looks great on your site but you still need to Regenerate thumbnails and add a description to your bio!

    • pappfer

      Thank you Asmi for this great theme. I already regenerated the thumbnails, thanks for the tip. However at the admin area I have the “Post Author Box” setting turned off and it still wants to display it. Is it a bug in the theme?
      Also, please take a look at the video on this article. It’s cut down. Do you have any idea why?

      • I have updated the theme. You should receive an update notification within the next few days (or weeks in the worst case). But for now, you can simply edit the “/template-parts/content-single.php” and comment-out this code:

        to make it look like this:

        This will hide your author box ( don’t forget to clear the cache if you are using a caching plugin ) 🙂

      • To fix the Video issue, just remove this CSS code from your “style.css” file (line 1221):

        embed, iframe, object {
        height: 100%;