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Linux Mint Monthly News – November 2019

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Many thanks to all the donors and sponsors who help fund our project. We received more than 500 donations in October. Many thanks to you for your support.

You probably know we’re aiming for a Christmas release this year All 3 editions of Linux Mint 19.3 passed QA and we’ll be announcing the BETA release on Tuesday!

We’re really excited about this release. The 19.x series is too years old and feels very polished. There are exciting features in 19.3 we haven’t talked about on the blog yet. The software selection changed and three new apps are coming in. The artwork is new and makes 19.3 feel really fresh.

We also have tray support for system reports. That’s something we think you’ll enjoy, and it’s helps us communicate with you better. It’s yet another way for us to document issues, workarounds and solutions and to target that information in a precise way, when it’s relevant to people who need it. This is new in 19.3, but it’s also something we’ll backport… so when the 19.3 stable release is officially announced, you won’t just find out about it here on this blog, you’ll also be notified from within Linux Mint.

I hope you all enjoy the upcoming release. We had a lot of fun working on it and it’s a real pleasure to see you use it. We look forward to receiving your feedback and to fix any bugs which might have passed our QA.

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Also: Linux Mint 19.3 Backgrounds Slideshow

Linux Mint 19.3 'Tricia' BETA is mere days away!

  • Linux Mint 19.3 'Tricia' BETA is mere days away!

    Back in October, we told you the Linux Mint developers were hoping to have version 19.3 released by Christmas 2019. Well, I have some good news regarding that -- Linux Mint 19.3 "Tricia" it is still on schedule for a release by December 25! Yes, Linux Mint fans, you will likely be treated to something much better than any gift wrapped under your tree-- a new version of the OS you love.

    With all of that said, I have some more great news about Linux Mint 19.3 "Tricia" -- the BETA will be released this upcoming Tuesday, December 3! This past Friday was "Black Friday," tomorrow is "Cyber Monday," and I think we can now dub the day after that "Mint Tuesday."

Linux Mint 19.3 "Tricia" Beta Is Now Available to Download

  • Linux Mint 19.3 "Tricia" Beta Is Now Available to Download with a Fresh New Look

    Initially revealed earlier this fall, the Linux Mint 19.3 "Tricia" operating system will be the third installment in the Linux Mint 19 series, based on Canonical's Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) long-term supported operating system series.

    As expected, Linux Mint 19.3 will features packages from the Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS release, but it will also introduce some exciting new features that are yet to be revealed to the public, as well as new apps and refresh artwork, such as new icons and wallpaper, which you can see in the screenshot gallery below.

Linux Mint 19.3 Beta Arrives with New Apps, ‘Fresh’ Artwork

  • Linux Mint 19.3 Beta Arrives with New Apps, ‘Fresh’ Artwork

    We now know that Linux Mint 19.3 will ship with three new apps and feature a revamped set of artwork that, Mint say, “…makes 19.3 feel really fresh”.

    We know at least 2 of those 3 new apps already: Celluloid (a user-friendly front to MPV) and Gnote, which replaces Tomboy.

    The Cinnamon 4.4.2 update will also be at the heart of the next Mint release. On paper this uplift looks like it brings a sizeable set of bug fixes and stability improvements, though no major new features.

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