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.

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