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Linux Mint 19.3 Betas

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  • Linux Mint 19.3 “Tricia” Xfce – BETA Release

    Linux Mint 19.3 is a long term support release which will be supported until 2023. It comes with updated software and brings refinements and many new features to make your desktop even more comfortable to use.

  • Linux Mint 19.3 “Tricia” MATE – BETA Release

    Linux Mint 19.3 is a long term support release which will be supported until 2023. It comes with updated software and brings refinements and many new features to make your desktop even more comfortable to use.

  • Linux Mint 19.3 “Tricia” Cinnamon – BETA Release

    Linux Mint 19.3 is a long term support release which will be supported until 2023. It comes with updated software and brings refinements and many new features to make your desktop even more comfortable to use.

  • Linux Mint 19.3 Enters Beta With HiDPI Support Finally Nearing Completion, New Default Apps

    Linux Mint 19.3 continues to be based on the Ubuntu 18.04 LTS package set but with its various additions and customizations. Linux Mint 19.3 introduces its "System Reports" functionality for trying to identify missing software packages/drivers, the Language Settings area now allows configuring the user's time format, and the HiDPI support is finally "almost complete".. Nearly all of the default applications on Linux Mint 19.3 are HiDPI supportive with just a few items remaining.

  • Linux Mint 19.3 "Tricia" Beta Officially Released with New Apps, Updated Artwork

    The Linux Mint project released today the beta version of the upcoming Linux Mint 19.3 "Tricia" operating system for all official flavors, including Cinnamon, MATE, and Xfce.

    In development since early September, the Linux Mint 19.3 "Tricia" operating system has entered public beta testing today ahead of its official launch later this month around the Christmas holidays.

    This release is based on Canonical's latest Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS (Bionic Beaver) operating system and ships with the Linux 5.0 kernel. Just like Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, it will be supported with software updates and security patches until 2023.

    "Linux Mint 19.3 is a long term support release which will be supported until 2023. It comes with updated software and brings refinements and many new features to make your desktop even more comfortable to use," reads today's announcement.

Linux Mint 19.3 “Tricia” beta approved for release

  • Linux Mint 19.3 “Tricia” beta approved for release, download now

    FOSS Linux first reported back in October that Mint developers plan to release the Linux Mint 19.3 before Christmas.

    The announcement was made via their November 2019 newsletter. They added that the team is still optimistic about the official release before Christmas. They did also mentioned that the Linux Mint 19.3 Beta release will be made available for download on Tuesday, December 3, 2019.

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Linux Mint 19.3 Will be Released by Christmas

  • Linux Mint 19.3 Will be Released by Christmas

    Just in time for the holidays, the developers behind Linux Mint have announced that version 19.3 (Tricia) will be released by December 25. The beta for the upcoming iteration has already been made available (download from one of the official mirrors here) for the public to test.

    The latest iteration of Linux Mint contains a number of new features. One such features is the System Reports tool. This new tool detects potential issues on your computer (such as a missing language pack, multimedia codec, new firmware drivers, etc.).

Linux Mint 19.3 “Tricia” Beta Available To Download

  • Linux Mint 19.3 “Tricia” Beta Available To Download

    For the past many releases I have been covering Linux mint and in each release, the team has delivered what it had promised. Now the new release is getting closer, Mint users should know what’s going to be delivered in the coming release Linux Mint 19.3 “Tricia”.

    Yesterday Linux Mint 19.3 codenamed “Tricia” was released. It is a big milestone for developers to reach since this release reflects what the team has been working for. After reading the release note and also using it, it looks like the team is on its way to deliver another user-friendly, stable, and feature-rich OS.

    So let’s see what’s new in Linux Mint 19.3 “Tricia” Beta.

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    Cinnamon 4.4 is more lightweight than its predecessors. Cinnamon 4.4 uses 28mb less memory than 4.2 and 4.3.

    In Linux mint 19.3, there are a few tweaks in the desktop environment. The system panel’s font & icons sizes can be adjusted differently. Uses can change the font & icon size of left of panel, center of the panel, and right of the panel separately.

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Linux 5.5 RC7

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    Well, things picked up at the end of the week, with half of my merges
    happening in the last two days.
    
    Whether that is the usual "send the weeks work to Linus on Friday", or
    a sign that things are just picking up in general after the holidays,
    I don't know.  If the former, I'll probably just release the final 5.5
    next week. But if it looks like there's pent-up fixes pending next
    week, I'll make another rc.
    
    Nothing in here looks particularly odd. Drivers is about half of the
    patch (networking, sound, gpio, gpu, scsi, usb, you name it), with the
    rest being the usual mix - arch, networking, filesystems, core
    kernel..  The diffstat looks mostly fairly nice and flat, with a
    couple of exceptions that look harmless (a few device tree file
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    Please do test, there should be nothing scary going on.
    
                  Linus
    
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    The 5.5-rc7 kernel prepatch is out. Linus is still unsure whether the final 5.5 release will come out next week or not: "if it looks like there's pent-up fixes pending next week, I'll make another rc".

  • Linux 5.5-rc7 Kernel Released

    The seventh weekly release candidate to Linux 5.5 is now available for testing. Linus noted with Linux 5.5-rc7 there was a large uptick in patch volume at week's end. "Well, things picked up at the end of the week, with half of my merges happening in the last two days." Due to the recent holidays in large part, it's possible an eighth release candidate may be needed for Linux 5.5 before then releasing the kernel as stable on 2 February. However, in today's 5.5-rc7 announcement, Torvalds noted he may just end up releasing 5.5 stable next week. In any case, the release of Linux 5.5 is right on the horizon and this should be the kernel powering Ubuntu 20.04 LTS and other upcoming distribution releases.

GNU Make 4.3 Released!

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Kernel: Zhaoxin, Arch Linux's Zen and WireGuard in Linux 5.6

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  • Benchmarks Of Arch Linux's Zen Kernel Flavor

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