Linux Mint 19.3 Tricia released, here are the new features

Linux Mint 19.3 features Cinnamon 4.4, a Linux kernel 5.0 and an Ubuntu 18.04 package base. Not only does it accompany a lot of new features, but it’s also a long-term release that will be supported until 2023.

The much-awaited Linux Mint 19.3 Tricia is finally here, and it comes loaded with new features and enhancements that we will discuss in this article.

However, for newbies to Linux, before we get to the new changes accompanying Linux Mint, let’s have a word about Linux Mint.

Linux Mint 19.3 Tricia Desktop
Linux Mint 19.3 Tricia Desktop

Linux Mint is a Linux-based operating system powered by Debian or Ubuntu. It also comes with three desktop environments, namely Cinnamon, MATE, and Xfce. It is, no doubt, one of the most widely used Linux distributions around the globe. Now, it’s about time we take a look at what the fuss is all about in the new Tricia 19.3 update.

What’s New

Linux Mint - Celluloid

Firstly, we see that Celluloid (GNOME MPV) is the new media player that comes with Linux Mint Tricia 19.3. Previously, it was Xplayer that used to accompany the operating system.

As in the previous versions, the Microsoft Paint alternative, namely Drawing, is installed as default. Designers love using Drawing, and this is why it took the place of the last image editing software, which is GIMP.

Drawing in Linux Mint Tricia
Drawing in Linux Mint Tricia

With the help of this software, one can smoothly perform photo-editing tasks such as adding layers or cropping. However, you can still install GIMP if you want to.

One of the best things about this update is that Linux Mint has introduced a new bug checking feature that scans the system and then recommends a suitable solution for the problem. Yes, I’m talking about the new System Report tool that works to make your Mint experience more bug-free. Not only that, but Tricia also comes with a brand new logo to freshen things up.

System Reports

The Cinnamon Desktop updates include new panel configuration options, speed boosts, focus modes, and HiDPI support. On the other hand, Blueberry (which is Mint’s touch to regular Bluetooth) is now better than ever in terms of both performance and looks. The new upgrade allows users to enjoy better device searching and pairing. So, say goodbye to slow Bluetooth connections!

Linux Mint - Blueberry

The users that have not yet updated to the new version better hurry up and get the latest Linux Mint 19.3 Tricia. Don’t worry if you have an old version installed as you can easily update without reinstalling using the Upgrade Manager settings. As for the users that have the 18.x (or older) version, they’ll have to go for a fresh install to enjoy these cool new features. If you don’t have Linux Mint, that’s not an issue because you can download the ISO version of Linux Mint 19.3 and install it on your laptop/PC.

The system requirements are not a burden, either. You need only 1GB of RAM, 15GB disk space to run the operating system. However, for a much better experience, we recommend 2GB of RAM and 20GB storage.

Conclusion

It would be wrong not to accept the fact that the new 19.3 version release is a game-changer for Mint fans. Not only does it accompany a lot of new features, but it’s also a long-term release that will be supported until 2023. If you want to learn more about this update, click here for more info.

Zohaib Ahsan
Hi! I'm Zohaib Ahsan, contributor to FOSS Linux. I'm studying computer science, I’ve learned a thing or two about operating systems that are based on Linux. This has made me join FOSS Linux where I can share what I have learned with the rest of the world. Not to mention — some major tea is going to be spilled as well — as I share with you the latest developments in the world of Linux.

2 COMMENTS

  1. System: Host: h110m Kernel: 4.15.0-72-generic x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 7.4.0
    Desktop: Cinnamon 4.4.5 wm: muffin dm: LightDM Distro: Linux Mint 19.3 Tricia
    base: Ubuntu 18.04 bionic IS 18.04.3 Going to be available in update manager if not is it good idea to try it

  2. “if not is it good idea to try it” … What language is this? 🙂 Besides: how can one expect for other people to be able to guess what might work for you? Go and experience it for yourself instead of being so dependent on what others might think :-).

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