Linux Mint 17.3 Cinnamon expo

After a 3-day delay due to website-related issues, the Linux Mint development ream has finally made the official announcement – Linux Mint 17.3 has been released for you to download, use and enjoy.

ISO installation images (32- and 64-bit) for the Cinnamon and MATE desktops were made available for download.

This release is code-named Rosa, and will likely be the last of the Linux Mint 17 series.

In this article, you’ll find screenshots from a test installation of Linux Mint 17.3 Cinnamon.

Linux Mint 17.3 Cinnamon ships with Cinnamon 2.8, which was released about a month ago . Figure 1 shows the login screen, which features a slide show of different backgrounds.

Linux Mint 17.3 Cinnamon Login screen
Figure 1: Login screen of Linux Mint 17.3 Cinnamon

The default desktop. One more time, that wallpaper needs to be retired.

Linux Mint 17.3 Cinnamon desktop
Figure 2: Default desktop of Linux Mint 17.3 Cinnamon

The desktop showing a much better wallpaper.

Linux Mint 17.3 Cinnamon wallpaper
Figure 3: Default desktop of Linux Mint 17.3 Cinnamon with a different wallpaper

Linux Mint 17.3 Cinnamon desktop showing the panel calendar.

Linux Mint 17.3 Cinnamon calendar
Figure 4: Desktop of Linux Mint 17.3 Cinnamon showing the panel calendar

Entries on the context menu of Linux Mint 17.3 Cinnamon desktop panel.

Panel menu Linux Mint 17.3 Cinnamon
Figure 5: Desktop of Linux Mint 17.3 Cinnamon showing entries in the panel’s context menu

The menu style shown in Figure 6 is courtesy of a panel applet. It’s called the Slingshot menu. This is the default view.

Linux Mint 17.3 Cinnamon Slingshot menu
Figure 6: Slingshot is another menu style on Linux Mint 17.3 Cinnamon

And this, is the grid view of the Slingshot menu.

Linux Mint 17.3 Cinnamon slingshot
Figure 7: Grid view of the Slingshot menu on Linux Mint 17.3 Cinnamon

Expo view of the Linux Mint 17.3 Cinnamon desktop.

Linux Mint 17.3 Cinnamon expo
Figure 8: Expo view of the Linux Mint 17.3 Cinnamon desktop

And finally, the onscreen keyboard of Linux Mint 17.3 Cinnamon desktop. If you don’t have an existing installation of Linux Mint 17.2 to upgrade from, you may download an installation image of Linux Mint 17.3 Cinnamon for a fresh installation, or just to test-drive the Live desktop from here. And for a overview of the new features of Cinnamon 2.8 desktop, watch the video below.

Linux Mint 17.3 Cinnamon onscreen keyboard
Figure 8: Onscreen keyboard of Linux Mint 17.3 Cinnamon desktop

Overview of Cinnamon 2.8 desktop.

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