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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year everyone!

The year is almost over, our latest release is out, all the work we’ve done has been delivered and this holiday season is an opportunity to take a little break to contemplate and enjoy where we are and what we have, before 2018 starts with a new development cycle, new ambitions and two important targets on the horizon: Linux Mint 19 and LMDE 3.

I’d like to thank you for your support, for your help and for your feedback. 2017 was a lot of fun. See you all next year for more! 🙂

Installation Guide

The Linux Mint Installation Guide is now available in English, Bulgarian, Brazilian Portuguese, Czech, Danish, French, German, Interlingua, Italian and Turkish.

It will soon also become available in Croatian, Dutch, Greek, Korean, Lithuanian, Spanish and Swedish.

Many thanks to all the people involved in translating it.

Donations and sponsorships

We’re late in processing December donations and sponsorships and we’ve built a bit of a backlog.

Please accept our apologies. We’ll process these and catch up with the backlog as soon as possible.


Linux Mint is proudly sponsored by:

Platinum Sponsors:
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Gold Sponsors:
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Bronze Sponsors:
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David Salvo
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Donations in November:

A total of $11,200 were raised thanks to the generous contributions of 510 donors:

$300, Rodrigo F. P.
$200, Raffael G.
$163 (2nd donation), Heinz G.
$163, Matthias Z.
$150, Richard H.
$109 (13th donation), Hendrik S.
$109 (2nd donation), Philippe L.
$109 (2nd donation), Pieter S.
$109, Philippe A.
$109, Harald K.
$109, Willem H.
$109, Bent-bolko B.
$100 (2nd donation), Jerry S.
$100 (2nd donation), Gary S.
$100 (2nd donation), David W.
$100 (2nd donation), Anon.
$100, Padmadevan C.
$100, Rachmat J. D.
$100, Theresa H.
$100, Alexandros K.
$100, Russell B.
$100, Oliver J.
$100, Joshua H.
$100, David A. D.
$75, Bradford H.
$60 (2nd donation), Richard C.
$54 (5th donation), Johannes F.
$54 (4th donation), Frank B.
$54 (2nd donation), Michael M.
$54 (2nd donation), Theo L.
$54, Christian S.
$54, Fernando A. C. M. C.
$54, David R.
$54, G. D. R.
$54, Philippe V.
$54, José M. N. C.
$54, Jure V.
$54, Peter S.
$50 (22nd donation), Anthony C. aka “ciak”
$50 (7th donation), James S.
$50 (6th donation), Hans J.
$50 (4th donation), John H.
$50 (4th donation), Alan H.
$50 (4th donation), Anthony L.
$50 (3rd donation), Leonardo E.
$50 (3rd donation), Allan G.
$50 (3rd donation), Wallace P. M. J.
$50 (3rd donation), Edward B.
$50 (3rd donation), Marie I.
$50 (2nd donation), Wei X.
$50 (2nd donation), Donnie B.
$50 (2nd donation), Thomas H.
$50 (2nd donation), James G.
$50 (2nd donation), Subramanian V.
$50, Jacki S.
$50, Algird A. T.
$50, Nikolaus M.
$50, H.
$50, Paulo B.
$50, Ken H.
$50, Chris A.
$50, David D.
$50, Karl K.
$50, Scott P.
$44 (5th donation), Ole P.
$44, Tanev, T.
$44, Massimo I.
$40 (5th donation), Patrick C.
$40 (2nd donation), M. B. .
$40 (2nd donation), Keith H.
$40, Gerald F.
$40, Neal K.
$40, Kevin D.
$35 (3rd donation), Kevin L.
$35 (2nd donation), John M.
$35, Christian M.
$33 (93th donation), Olli K.
$33 (8th donation), Henk van C.
$33 (4th donation), Lars-gunnar S.
$33, Brian E.
$33, Rudolf W.
$33, Clemens W.
$30 (10th donation), Kevin S.
$30 (6th donation), Real F.
$30 (4th donation), Mark E.
$30 (2nd donation), Glyn aka “oldgit”
$30, Omar Cordero
$30, Ronnie B.
$30, Manfred S.
$30, Ferran C.
$30, Matthew W. H.
$27 (9th donation), John K. aka “jbrucek”
$27 (4th donation), Helmut S.
$27 (4th donation), Gabriele G.
$27 (4th donation), Jotam
$27 (2nd donation), Ralf S.
$27 (2nd donation), Piotr C.
$27 (2nd donation), Juergen S.
$27, Jan V.
$27, Tomasz M.
$27, Tobias S.
$27, Theo G.
$27, Hendricus P. D. V.
$25 (76th donation), Ronald W.
$25 (33rd donation), Curt Vaughan aka “curtvaughan ”
$25 (19th donation), Peter D.
$25 (12th donation), JBHoren
$25 (5th donation), Murray C.
$25 (5th donation), Jack C.
$25 (5th donation), cocasema
$25 (4th donation), Jeffrey V.
$25 (4th donation), Reel D.
$25 (3rd donation), Paul S.
$25 (3rd donation), Craig M.
$25 (2nd donation), John H.
$25 (2nd donation), Nigel G. aka “SuperNigel”
$25 (2nd donation), Herb S.
$25 (2nd donation), Margaret W.
$25, Chidambaram C.
$25, Saribayev T.
$25, Salil K.
$25, Ramon A.
$25, William A. P.
$25, Jesse Boyd aka “Cloud City Consultants – That love Linux Mint!
$25, Gerald C.
$25, Kevin H.
$25, Adarsha K.
$25, Forn
$25, Dave M.
$25, Felix J. H.
$25, Jeffrey W.
$25, Terence W. C.
$25, Walter A.
$25, Shane C.
$25, Ralph P.
$25, Thai V.
$25, Joseph R.
$25, Christopher B.
$22 (10th donation), Derek R.
$22 (8th donation), Anthony M.
$22 (7th donation), Rüdiger K.
$22 (6th donation), Jose G. aka “Jose”
$22 (5th donation), Sachindra Prosad Saha aka “Love you grand dad”
$22 (5th donation), nobody
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$22 (4th donation), Vesa K.
$22 (3rd donation), Manfred W.
$22 (2nd donation), Stefan N.
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$22 (2nd donation), Massimo P. S.
$22, Bruno H.
$22, Richard O.
$22, Emmanouil K.
$22, Justin K.
$22, Stefan N.
$22, Andreu R. G.
$22, aka “zsek”
$22, Markus E.
$22, Tobias B.
$22, Kai K.
$22, Florian S.
$22, Nicolas B.
$22, Serge Jadot
$22, Stephanie H.
$22, Ulrich P.
$22, Mike J.
$22, Anton J.
$22, Scoala Z.
$20 (34th donation), Curt Vaughan aka “curtvaughan ”
$20 (19th donation), Larry J.
$20 (6th donation), Scott Anderson aka “lwarranty”
$20 (5th donation), Juan T.
$20 (5th donation), Vaughan B.
$20 (4th donation), Justin Oros
$20 (3rd donation), Donald M.
$20 (3rd donation), Shaun I.
$20 (3rd donation), Kien Y. T.
$20 (3rd donation), Steve Jain
$20 (3rd donation), Larry H.
$20 (3rd donation), Keith N.
$20 (2nd donation), Fred C.
$20 (2nd donation), Jean-marie C.
$20 (2nd donation), Kostas M. K.
$20 (2nd donation), Lance B.
$20 (2nd donation), Geekoutdoors
$20 (2nd donation), Alex J.
$20 (2nd donation), Jorge V. S.
$20 (2nd donation), Godzilla McMurphy aka “Phanto”
$20, Clinton R.
$20, Haley A.
$20, Phillip H.
$20, Edward R. G.
$20, Donald B.
$20, Benoit R.
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$20, Adam B.
$20, Scott H.
$20, John D.
$20, Ngoc P.
$20, Richard D.
$20, James D.
$20, Allan M.
$20, Kim P.
$20, Gene S.
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$20, Jesse D.
$20, Marc B.
$20, Florian M.
$20, Fabio P.
$20, Gregg L.
$20, Marc T.
$20, David V
$20, James S.
$20, Anton S.
$18.3 (8th donation), François P.
$18.3 (5th donation), Martin I.
$17 (2nd donation), Lucian B.
$17, Simon H.
$16 (10th donation), Gerard C.
$16 (4th donation), Jean-Marc B. aka “WD”
$16 (4th donation), Carlos N.
$16 (4th donation), Nigel B.
$16 (3rd donation), Volker P.
$16 (3rd donation), Thomas S.
$16 (2nd donation), Gunter S.
$16 (2nd donation), Antonio aka “pengu73”
$16, David M.
$16, Jan V.
$16, Michael H.
$16, Viktor O.
$16, Jacques D.
$16, Frank J.
$15 (14th donation), Stefan M. H.
$15 (6th donation), Rob.Knol aka “RoppIT
$15 (5th donation), Intrinsic
$15 (3rd donation), Peter R.
$15, Darnell T.
$15, Shannon T.
$15, Vern K.
$15, Thomas K.
$15, Etienne
$15, Vern K.
$15, Louis C.
$15, Nicholas S.
$13 (19th donation), Anonymous
$13 (2nd donation), Martin F.
$13, ArtGirl
$12 (80th donation), Tony C. aka “S. LaRocca”
$12 (26th donation), JobsHiringnearMe
$12 (11th donation), Alessandro S.
$12 (10th donation), Johann J.
$12 (7th donation), Raymond M. (retired)
$12 (4th donation), Mihir D.
$11 (12th donation), Kevin O. aka “Kev”
$11 (6th donation), Denis D.
$11 (5th donation), Michael P.
$11 (5th donation), Joss S.
$11 (3rd donation), Rene T.
$11 (3rd donation), Eskild T.
$11 (2nd donation), Raffaele aka “NoBrain”
$11 (2nd donation), Thomas T.
$11 (2nd donation), Thierry L.
$11 (2nd donation), Krister R.
$11 (2nd donation), Marcus H.
$11 (2nd donation), Giuseppe T.
$11 (2nd donation), Gilles L. aka “Gil-s”
$11 (2nd donation), Martin G.
$11 (2nd donation), Michael L.
$11 (2nd donation), Alexander F.
$11, Christian G.
$11, Ove K.
$11, Frank S.
$11, Tamas S.
$11, Jacques D.
$11, Tup un Turies Ltd.
$11, Hans B.
$11, Ryszard M.
$11, Mary J.
$11, Giovanni aka “Giovo57 ”
$11, Thomaskutty K. J.
$11, Fernando M. G. B.
$11, Mati I.
$11, Michael T.
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$11, Silverio M. R. S.
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$11, Carlo M.
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$10 (24th donation), Thomas C.
$10 (15th donation), Todd A aka “thobin”
$10 (15th donation), Frank K.
$10 (15th donation), Paul O.
$10 (14th donation), Mike C.
$10 (10th donation), Wilson G.
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$10, Cyber Systems Engineering
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$10, Nicholas S.
$10, 宮本 良平
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$10, WhatsTheHost aka “Compare SiteGround vs Bluehost and Others
$10, For You
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$10, William O. Jr
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$10, Luis G. M. B.
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$10, Rajesh C.
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$10, Sergey P.
$10, Elias C.
$10, Brian C.
$10, Karen T.
$10, Nathan F.
$9, Jimmy D. V.
$8, Dave J.
$8, Chunfai C.
$7 (16th donation), CV Smith
$7 (3rd donation), Jonathan K.
$7 (3rd donation), Franz W.
$7, Pablo S.
$5.43, Caleb B.
$5 (20th donation), Slartibartfast
$5 (18th donation), Eugene T.
$5 (15th donation), Miljenko D. aka “ljacmi”
$5 (12th donation), Jim A.
$5 (10th donation), 杉林晃治
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$5 (3rd donation), Kārlis M. aka “BismarX
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$2.5 (10th donation), David Y.
$2.5 (2nd donation), Thomas W.
$2.5, Gabriel A.
$2.5, Ikhwan A.
$2.5, E.g.j S.
$52.66 from 38 smaller donations

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The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 18.3 “Sylvia” KDE Edition.

Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia KDE Edition

Linux Mint 18.3 is a long term support release which will be supported until 2021. It comes with updated software and brings refinements and many new features to make your desktop even more comfortable to use.

New features:

This new version of Linux Mint contains many improvements.

For an overview of the new features please visit:

What’s new in Linux Mint 18.3 KDE“.

Important info:

The release notes provide important information about known issues, as well as explanations, workarounds and solutions.

To read the release notes, please visit:

Release Notes for Linux Mint 18.3 KDE

System requirements:

  • 2GB RAM.
  • 15GB of disk space (20GB recommended).
  • 1024×768 resolution (on lower resolutions, press ALT to drag windows with the mouse if they don’t fit in the screen).


  • The 64-bit ISO can boot with BIOS or UEFI.
  • The 32-bit ISO can only boot with BIOS.
  • The 64-bit ISO is recommended for all modern computers (Almost all computers sold since 2007 are equipped with 64-bit processors).

Upgrade instructions:

  • If you are running the BETA, simply use the Update Manager to apply the available updates.
  • To upgrade from Linux Mint 18, 18.1 or 18.2, read “How to Upgrade to Linux Mint 18.3“.

Download links:

Here are the download links for the 64-bit ISO:

A 32-bit ISO image is also available at

Integrity and authenticity checks:

Once you have downloaded an image, please verify its integrity and authenticity.

Anyone can produce fake ISO images, it is your responsibility to check you are downloading the official ones.


We look forward to receiving your feedback. Thank you for using Linux Mint and have a lot of fun with this new release!