“Linux Mint 17.3 is a long term support release which will be supported until 2019. It comes with updated software and brings refinements and many new features to make your desktop even more comfortable to use,” said Clement Lefebvre.
Highlights of the Linux Mint 17.3 “Rosa” Cinnamon Edition operating system include the latest stable Cinnamon 2.8 desktop environment, full UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) support, and better support for NVIDIA GeForce GPUs.
Based on Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS (Trusty Tahr), Linux Mint 17.3 (Rosa) will be powered by Linux kernel 3.19, which is supported by Canonical until Ubuntu 14.04 LTS reaches end of life on April 2019. Therefore, Linux Mint 17.3 will also be supported until 2019.
Users of the Linux Mint 17, Linux Mint 17.1 and Linux Mint 17.2 operating systems will be able to upgrade to Linux Mint 17.3 once the final release will be published on the project’s website, sometime next month.
Submitted by: Arnfried Walbrecht