Mahalo, dear peeps
Just a brief heads-up today about the new Minty 19.3 version which will drop at or around xmas. Haha, Linux is a gift that keeps on giving, isn’t it? For now we have a beta version to
fuk around with thoroughly test and report if you find anything crappy with the system, so the devs can fix all problems before Linux’s most beloved distro releases at the end of December.
Orca just installed it, did some mild personification, started the Firefox browser and logged into Thar She Blows! right away. And that’s were we are now. So far all went okay and I’m more than happy. May be that I or you or anybody else will stumble over some shitty bugs when they try to work on more complex, serious productive software. But keep in mind, it’s all about Mint, the operating system, not some specific software projects which are made by completely differnt people. Testing the Beta is about integration and handling and functionality of the system, not your favourite graphics solution or office suite.
Tell you what, guys, honestly, if I hadn’t advanced from Mint since … uh, like forever, I’d be on Linux Mint 100%! See, this is by now a foreign system for me, and with the Cinnamon desktop some of my muscle memory won’t help me in this strange environment neither. Still I had no problem jumping onto Mint 19.3 Beta right away and get busy at once!
I love my Arch Linux stuff to pieces and I adore my outdated Mate old-people desktop but honestly. Mint is the most well-rounded, well-attributed and unbitchy Linux distro ever. Super stable and still a joy to use.
So guys, particularly those of you already on Mint, please take a heart, get the Beta and test it out. Shit should update more or less automatically once 19.3 is officially released.