Linux Mint 18 ‘Sarah’ KDE Edition Beta Released — Download ISO And Torrents Now

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linux mint 18 kde edition 1Short Bytes: Linux Mint 18 ‘Sarah’ KDE Edition Beta is now available for download and testing. This release is based on the long-term supported Linux 4.4 kernel and KDE Plasma 5.6 desktop environment. The final release of this widely popular distro is expected to arrive in September.

Earlier this month, we saw the release of Linux Mint 18 ‘Sarah’ Xfce Edition. Today, the Linux Mint team announced the availability of Linux Mint 18 ‘Sarah’ KDE Edition beta. Just like MATE, Cinnamon, and Xfce releases, the KDE release is a long-term release that will remain supported until 2021.

Mint 18 KDE Edition features Plasma 5.6 and SDDM

Linux Mint 18 ‘Sarah’ Edition is based on the long-term supported Linux 4.4 kernel and Ubuntu 16.04 LTS package.

This brand new Mint KDE release features the KDE Plasma 5.6 desktop environment and the KDE Applications 15.12.3 software suite.

Linux Mint 18 ‘Sarah’ KDE Edition ships with Mozilla Firefox as default web browser and LibreOffice as the default office suite. The Linux distro also features a wide range of popular KDE apps like Kontact, Dolphin, Gwenview, KMail, digiKam, KTorrent, Skanlite, Konversation, K3b, Konsole, Amarok, Ark, Kate, Okular, and Dragon Player.

Changes in update manager and other system improvements

Talking about the changes in update manager, there are many visual and under the hood changes, including the use of stack widgets, subtle animations, and better support for alternative themes.

In Linux Mint 18 ‘Sarah’, apart from all the previously supported features, apt also supports the Debian syntax. Also, apt install and apt remove now show progress.

In this release, exFAT file systems are supported out of the box and Btrfs support is back and installed by default.

The KDE Edition also gets the advantage of the Linux Mint 18’s improved HiDPI support. Just like other editions, in KDE, most of the Mint apps and Firefox are now migrated to GTK3.

Linux Mint 18 ‘Sarah’ KDE Edition download:

If KDE tastes like your cup of tea, go ahead and grab the 64-bit torrent here for testing. If you are willing to grab the direct download of ISO files, click on the download button given below and find different mirrors:

Linux Mint 18 KDE Beta

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Adarsh Verma

Adarsh Verma

Fossbytes co-founder and an aspiring entrepreneur who keeps a close eye on open source, tech giants, and security. Get in touch with him by sending an email — [email protected]
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