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Linux Mint 18: “Sarah”

14 Luglio 2016

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Linux Mint e una distribuzione Linux basata su Ubuntu che ha come obbiettivo di fornire una esperienza subito pronta all’uso dato che include plugin per browser, codec audio/video, supporto ai DVD e Java di default. Fornisce dei programmi custom per la gestione e installazione della distribuzione.

Versione 18: “Sarah”

Questa versione contiene:

MATE 1.14

Linux Mint 18 features the latest MATE 1.14. Here’s an overview of some of its new features:

  • Improved GTK3 support.
  • Touchpad configuration now supports edge and two-finger scrolling independently.
  • Python extensions in Caja can now be managed separately.
  • All three window focus modes are selectable.
  • The panel now has the ability to change icon sizes for menubar and menu items.
  • The volume and brightness OSD can now be enabled/disabled.
  • Updated translations

X-Apps

A new project called “X-Apps” was started and its goal is to produce generic applications for traditional GTK desktop environments.

The idea behind this project is to replace applications which no longer integrate properly outside of a particular environment (this is the case for a growing number of GNOME applications) and to give our desktop environments the same set of core applications, so that each change, each new feature being developed, each little improvement made in one of them will benefit not just one environment, but all of them.

The core ideas for X-Apps are:

  • To use modern toolkits and technologies (GTK3 for HiDPI support, gsettings etc..)
  • To use traditional user interfaces (titlebars, menubars)
  • To work everywhere (to be generic, desktop-agnostic and distro-agnostic)
  • To provide the functionality users already enjoy (or enjoyed in the past for distributions which already lost some functionality)
  • To be backward-compatible (in order to work on as many distributions as possible)

Within Linux Mint, you won’t need to adapt to X-Apps, because in many cases, they’re very similar or exactly the same as the applications you were already using. For instance, Totem 3.18 (which is available in the Linux Mint 18 repositories) is radically different than Totem 3.10 which shipped with Linux Mint 17, but Xplayer 1.0 (which is the default media player in Linux Mint 18) is exactly the same. The goal of the X-Apps is not to reinvent the wheel. Quite the opposite in fact, it’s to guarantee the maintenance of applications we already enjoyed and to steer their development in a direction that benefits multiple desktop environments.

Xed is based on Pluma and acts as the default text editor.

System improvements

In 2007, Linux Mint 3.1 introduced the “apt” command, a handy shortcut to apt-get, aptitude, apt-cache and other commands related to package management, and since then this command was improved, slightly, release after release. In 2014, Debian came up with the same idea but implemented it differently. Although their “apt” command was missing some of the features we supported, it also introduced a few improvements. The Debian “apt” command made its way into Ubuntu and many tutorials now refer to it. In Linux Mint 18, “apt” continues to support all the features it previously had, but also now supports the syntax of the Debian “apt” and benefits from the improvements it introduced. Here is an overview of some of the changes:

  • “apt install” and “apt remove” now show progress output.
  • New commands were introduced to support Debian’s syntax. “apt full-upgrade” does the same as “apt dist-upgrade”, “apt edit-sources” the same as “apt sources” and “apt showhold” the same as “apt held”.

The add-apt-repository command now supports the “–remove” argument, making it possible to remove PPAs from the command line.

Linux Mint 18 ships with Thermald, a daemon which monitors thermal sensors and prevent CPUs from overheating.

exFAT file systems are now supported out of the box.

Btrfs support is back and installed by default again.

Cinnamon 3.0

Linux Mint 18 features the latest Cinnamon 3.0.

Mint-Y

In 2010, Linux Mint 10 introduced a beautiful metallic theme called “Mint-X”. 6 years later trends have changed significantly. Many interfaces and websites changed their style to look more modern. 3D elements and gradients were replaced with simpler shapes, cleaner lines and plain colors.

To respond to this new trend, Linux Mint 18 introduces “Mint-Y”, a brand new theme based on the very popular Arc theme from horst3180 and Sam Hewitt‘s beautiful set of Moka icons.

Mint-Y looks modern, clean and professional. It embraces the new trends, but without looking too “flat” or minimalistic.

Risorse

La distribuzione può essere scaricata da:

Il sito web della distribuzione è: http://linuxmint.com

Screenshot

Linux min 18 mate

Linux min 18 mate

Linux min 18 cinnamon

Linux min 18 cinnamon

Conclusioni

Questa versione è supportata fino al 2021

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