Finally! Linux Mint 18 Is Here – Download Cinnamon and MATE Editions

Good news! Linux Mint 18 “Sarah” is finally upon us, and it is here to make you enjoy your Linux desktop experience even more. The Linux Mint 18 downloads are not yet available on the project’s official website, but the latest version’s ISO files can be downloaded via Irish mirror. Perhaps, the Linux Mint project is waiting for the global mirrors to be in sync.

There is presently no official announcement on Linux Mint’s website but the release notes for Linux Mint 18’s MATE and Cinnamon editions are live.


Loads of Improvements And Features in Linux Mint 18

Drawing conclusion from one of the biggest releases of 2016 i.e. Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, Linux Mint 18 is expected to advance the legacy of Linux Mint 17.3 “Rosa”.

This long term release ships with Linux 4.4 LTS Kernel and offers tons of customization options for all the Linux lovers. Mint’s new base guarantees new system stacks, a lot of updated software, latest drivers, and X.Org.

A good number of popular apps have been added to the Software Manager including Dropbox, Minecraft, Steam, and Spotify.

Mint 18 Cinnamon Edition Comes With Cinnamon 3.0


Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon brings along with it a better and polished Update Manager in the latest Cinnamon 3.0. It also presents a new artistic feel based on Arc GTK theme in the form of Mint-Y theme.

This new release also comes with new apps that have been specifically designed for Linux Mint, GTK3 support for most apps, Gufw graphical firewall tool, and MDM 2.0 login manager.

Mint 18 Mate Edition Comes With Mate 1.14


Linux Mint 18 MATE edition is based on MATE 1.14 desktop environment and it features almost all the system enhancements one will find in the Cinnamon edition.


Following the Mint 18 release notes, Linux Mint 18 will keep on receiving security updates until the year 2021 and until 2018, the development team for Mint won’t start working on a new base but will instead, concentrate fully on improving this release. You can download the stable Linux Mint 18 here.

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