Linux Mint 17.3 “Rosa” 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. The Cinnamon Edit of Mint is in my opinion the best computer operating system ever. Since May of 2014 Mint and version 17 has been using the strategy of making the OS as stable as possible rather than chasing the tail of Ubuntu the OS which Linux Mint is based.
LM 17.3 has several new features that will help to differentiate it from the other Linux distributions:
- The Software Sources Mirror tool helps you to find the fast mirror to install Linux Mint update and additional software,
- Fresh new applets like the new sound applet that not only displays the volume fade but displays the album art, track title and artist,
- The window list is now able to show window thumbnails,
- More refined settings panels,
- and much more.