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Mint 18.2: Still the best Linux desktop

I’ve been using Linux Mint for years now as my main desktop. And, every year that goes by, it keeps improving. With Linux Mint 18.2, the free, open-source desktop has only gotten better.Once more, Mint’s Cinnamon interface with its classic windows, icons, menus, pointers (WIMP) interface is simple and easy to use even if you’ve never touched Linux in your life. Cinnamon 3.4.3’s look and feel has a crisp, clean appearance with easy to read fonts and colors that you can easily adjust to your heart’s content. While the new Cinnamon interface looks and works the same, under the hood it has many speed improvements. These include splitting the settings daemon and the Nemo file manager into multiple processes. In addition, the Cinnamon JavaScript Interpreter (CJS) has been re-based on a newer version of GJS, Gnome’s JavaScript binding, for improved performance and memory usage. The result is a faster, more


 

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