Linux Mint 19 Has Been Released [And It’s Awesome]

Brief: Linux Mint 19 has just been released. The new release comes with fresh new look and features. You can either upgrade to it or download and install it afresh.

Linux Mint 19

The wait is over Linux Mint fans. The glorious Linux Mint 19 release is finally here. It is based on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and will be supported till 2023.

If you follow It’s FOSS regularly, you probably are already aware of the new features in Linux Mint 19. In fact, I have already reviewed the new feature of Linux Mint 19 in this video:

I’ll still list out the main changes in Linux Mint 19 here:

  • Cinnamon 3.8 has a sleek new look with retouched icons
  • New welcome screen
  • Timeshift backup tool is now integrated with Update Manager
  • Update Manager doesn’t show update level by default
  • Revamped software manager with faster search
  • You can configure the maximum volume anywhere between 0 and 150
  • PDF Editor got improvements with custom thumbnails size and recently viewed documents
  • File Manager has faster search
  • Mint 19 overall has faster experience thanks to the changes made to improve application load time
  • Improved HiDPI support
  • No KDE Edition

Download Linux Mint 19

If you want to install Linux Mint, you can download the ISO from its official website:

Download Linux Mint 19

You can also download Linux Mint 19 64 bit version using Torrent. I recommend this method if you don’t have a good speed, consistent internet connection:

Download Linux Mint 19 via Torrent

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Upgrade to Linux Mint 19 from Linux Mint 18

First thing first, you can continue using Linux Mint 18 if you want to. You are not forced to use Mint 19 at this point of time.

If you are using Linux Mint 18.3 and want to use Mint 19, you will be able upgrade to Linux Mint 19 without reinstalling the operating system. You have to wait for a few days and Mint will provide an easy upgrade option through its Update Manager. Just make sure to backup your system with TimeShift.

Are you excited for Linux Mint 19?


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  • Good afternoon Mr. Prakash! My name is John and my Wife Janet are very pleased to meet you, and i am new to the Linux family, we have been using Linux for the last 4 years, my nephew is a software Linux specialist, he has installed a few Linux programs on our computer, however the Ubuntu 18.4 is new within the last week or so, we’ve just installed this program and in closing coming from windows etc. The Linux Family is very unique, and my Wife and I are adopted into the Linux Family, we wish everyone the best, and thank you and the staff for sharing Linux with the world.

  • I think the UI is very bad on this one. Honestly cinnamon is very bad in general. I know its lightweight and such but I prefer a gnome/KDE distro with arc theme.