The best Linux desktop just got even better.
If you’ve been a good Linux user this year, Santa has a great new present for you in his bag: Linux Mint 18.1 “Serena.” With this long-term support Linux desktop, which is based on Ubuntu 16.04, Linux Mint is better than ever. Since I’ve already found Linux Mint 18 to be the best desktop out there of any sort, that’s saying something.
Why? For starters, at long last you can automatically update Linux Mint. In the past, you had to manually replace Mint while keeping your personal files in a home directory located on another partition. Most other Linux distributions enabled you to avoid this problem. Now, Mint has jumped on the the easy upgrade bandwagon as well.
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Author: Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols