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Linux Mint 18 codenamed “Sarah”

Written by Clem on Thursday, January 7th, 2016

The first release in the upcoming Linux Mint 18.x series will be named “Sarah”.

Sarah is a Jewish feminine given name found in many different areas of the world. Sarah is a consistently popular given name across Europe and North America, as well as in the Middle East—being commonly used as a female first name by Jews, Christians and Muslims alike, and remaining popular also among non-religious members of cultures influenced by these religions.

Frequently, the name refers to Sarah, the wife of Abraham in the Hebrew Bible, the Christian Old Testament, and the Islamic Quran. In Arabic, Hebrew, and Persian, it means woman of high rank, often simply translated as “Princess”. In Modern Hebrew, “sarah” (שרה) is the word for “woman minister”.

It’s still very early to talk about Linux Mint 18, but here are a few pieces of information about it:

  • Linux Mint 18 is estimated to be released around May/June 2016.
  • Linux Mint 18.x releases will be based on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and supported until 2021.
  • One of the goals set for Linux Mint going forward is to feature a new look and feel (so it’s likely “Princess Sarah” will be the one getting that new dress) 🙂

Sarah is just a name at the moment and we’re still quite far from Linux Mint 18, but we’ll start working on this new series early. If you want to follow our development, please keep an eye on the Segfault blog, where we’ll cover the news and details and we’ll talk about changes and new features as they materialize.

Upgrade path to 17.3 now open for all editions

Written by Clem on Wednesday, January 6th, 2016

The upgrade path from Linux Mint 17, 17.1 and 17.2 to Linux Mint 17.3 is now open for all editions (Cinnamon, MATE, KDE and Xfce).

Instructions on how to perform this upgrade are available at

Monthly News – December 2015

Written by Clem on Thursday, December 31st, 2015


I wish you all a very happy New Year!

2016 is going to be an exciting year for us.

Of course, in January we’ll announce stable releases for Linux Mint 17.3 KDE and Xfce editions (and upgrade paths for 17.x users).

But then after that, we’ll start working on Linux Mint 18.x. A brand new series, with a new package base, using a new init system, a new version of GTK…

Our biggest challenge for the first release will be to make sure everything works fine. We’ll focus primarily on stability.

We’ve also heard your feedback on the fact that you want an upgrade path between 17 and 18. That will be another one of our challenges 🙂

We’ll also try to update the look and feel of the OS. The Mint-X theme and icons looked great initially and we’ve been improving them with every new release, but time has passed and they do look a bit old now. They’ll probably still be an option, but we’ll definitely try to give Mint 18 a fresh look.

Many thanks for using Linux Mint. Many thanks to all the people who support us and help our project.

See you next year 😉


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