Linux Mint 19 "Tara" Released

Discussion in 'all things UNIX' started by mood, Jun 29, 2018.

  1. mood

    mood Updates Team

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2012
    Posts:
    38,066
    June 29, 2018
    Linux Mint 19 “Tara” Cinnamon released!
    Linux Mint 19 “Tara” Xfce released!
    Linux Mint 19 “Tara” MATE released!

    Download Linux Mint 19 Tara

    July 4, 2018
    How to upgrade to Linux Mint 19
     
    Last edited: Jul 4, 2018
  2. mood

    mood Updates Team

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2012
    Posts:
    38,066
    Linux Mint 19 ‘Tara' officially released - here's what's new
    June 29, 2018
    https://www.neowin.net/news/linux-mint-19-tara-officially-released---heres-whats-new
     
  3. Krusty

    Krusty Registered Member

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2012
    Posts:
    8,814
    Location:
    Among the gum trees
    I eagerly wait for those instructions.

    Thanks @mood . :thumb:
     
  4. sukarof

    sukarof Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2004
    Posts:
    1,885
    Location:
    Stockholm Sweden
    I did a clean install of LM Mate. Works fine.
     
  5. kdcdq

    kdcdq Registered Member

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2002
    Posts:
    815
    Location:
    A Non-Sh*thole State
    LM Xfce running great on 2 machines here.
     
  6. Infected

    Infected Registered Member

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2015
    Posts:
    1,041
    Are the apps/programs opening faster like they said they would?
     
  7. summerheat

    summerheat Registered Member

    Joined:
    May 16, 2015
    Posts:
    1,871
    I think the most important improvement is that after the integration of Timeshift there are no longer selective updates in the Update Manager - which was heavily critisized in the past.

    Quote:
    Or as Neowin put it:
     
  8. sukarof

    sukarof Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2004
    Posts:
    1,885
    Location:
    Stockholm Sweden
    I installed Cinnamon on another machine and my impression is that they are. Not that the loading times were an issue that I noticed. I mostly notice it from opening software manager which I found slow to open in 18.3 for some reason. It took about 4 seconds to open for me, but now opens in under 2.

    Thats is, with the graphic compiz-like effects you can enable in Cinnamon I might add.
     
  9. Infected

    Infected Registered Member

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2015
    Posts:
    1,041
    Thanks for this. :thumb::thumb:
     
  10. Krusty

    Krusty Registered Member

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2012
    Posts:
    8,814
    Location:
    Among the gum trees
    Is there an easy way to upgrade or am I better off with a clean install? I only installed 18.3 a little over a month ago.
     
  11. vasa1

    vasa1 Registered Member

    Joined:
    May 1, 2010
    Posts:
    4,352
  12. Krusty

    Krusty Registered Member

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2012
    Posts:
    8,814
    Location:
    Among the gum trees
    A quick look there suggests a clean install is recommended.

    Thanks.
     
  13. vasa1

    vasa1 Registered Member

    Joined:
    May 1, 2010
    Posts:
    4,352
    From the man himself, https://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=3615
     
  14. KeyPer4Life

    KeyPer4Life Registered Member

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2013
    Posts:
    1,239
    Linux Mint 19 update manager shows 98 available updates. Are all those updates necessary
    to install or do you have to pick and choose by going through the list?
     
  15. act8192

    act8192 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2006
    Posts:
    1,751
    This part bothers me: "It relies on Timeshift to guarantee the stability of your system and suggests to apply all available updates."
    I use 18.3 and there's a kernel update level 4 and I've been too scared to do that one. I dual/triple boot with windows and don't want it to break. Am I misreading their intentions?
     
  16. EASTER

    EASTER Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2007
    Posts:
    9,330
    Location:
    U.S.A. (South)
    Downloaded and ready for first ever "serious" experience with a fully installed Linux Mint not pen drive distro use.

    This may very well be my turning point to make Windows 8.1 my final windows-Thanks Windows 10 for driving more interest over to Linux and farther away from your spy machines.
     
  17. chrome_sturmen

    chrome_sturmen Registered Member

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2006
    Posts:
    866
    Location:
    Sverige
    Best of luck - report back with your experiences *puppy*
     
  18. EASTER

    EASTER Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2007
    Posts:
    9,330
    Location:
    U.S.A. (South)
    My local rural computer store owner is been on me for years trying to convince for better convenience-less complication. With Windows 10 completely souring that O/S with way too much chaos and leeching of user's bandwidth to soak up what they want to use for whatever purpose-enough is enough and the straw that breaks the camel's back.
    Oh I will retain Windows 8-8.1 since those are refined to perfection and snappy, and i'm also already somewhat familiar with Linux Mint since it's bailed out Windows on numerous occasions where the common file corruption would affect booting to GUI. Plug in Mint and Windows is easily accessible for overwrite file fixes without waiting an eternity for it to do it's own mediocre at best auto-repair etc
     
  19. Brian K

    Brian K Imaging Specialist

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2005
    Posts:
    11,104
    Location:
    NSW, Australia
    EASTER,

    Single OS or multi-boot? MBR or UEFI?
     
  20. EASTER

    EASTER Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2007
    Posts:
    9,330
    Location:
    U.S.A. (South)
    Brian K,

    Single OS again-As for UEFI-MBR. Is one of anymore advantage where concerns Linux?
     
  21. Brian K

    Brian K Imaging Specialist

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2005
    Posts:
    11,104
    Location:
    NSW, Australia
    Take your pick. Whichever mode makes you more comfortable.
     
  22. Joxx

    Joxx Registered Member

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2012
    Posts:
    1,618
    I've been on Xubuntu (same Debian/Ubuntu base) for 3 years and always installed all updates with no issues.
     
  23. KeyPer4Life

    KeyPer4Life Registered Member

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2013
    Posts:
    1,239
    Updates/upgrades can have issues on any OS. Have had issues on both Windows and Linux.
    Latest issue on Mint 19 for me was installing level 4 (Impact on sensitive parts of the
    system) updates. Lost sound on laptop. There were 6 updates (2 security and 4 software)

    Don't know yet which update(s) caused sound issue. Maybe Kernel?
     
  24. __Nikopol

    __Nikopol Registered Member

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2008
    Posts:
    630
    Location:
    Germany
    Is this the linux that a windows user would most likely get used to fast?
    Why do they claim Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware software are not needed?
     
  25. xxJackxx

    xxJackxx Registered Member

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2008
    Posts:
    6,341
    Location:
    USA
    I would consider this the best Linux for a Windows user to try out. It's pretty solid and easy to use (for Linux) and is popular enough to have good support.
    Anti-virus would not be needed. Probably the best way to think about it is that almost all viruses are written for Windows. That fact makes them incompatible with Linux. Anti-spyware? Probably depends somewhat on the browser choice. In any case, security issues are minimal on Linux. If the market share grew large enough that would likely change. Things like ransomware? Who wants to waste the time to develop it for an alternative OS that is free? Those are the last users that you would get money out of. :D
     
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.