Linux Mint to get a huge performance boost using multiple processes

Dev team is working on the next Linux Mint version. Here are the possible new features.

We have been receiving reliable reports that the developers of Linux Mint are currently working on improving the Ubuntu-based operating system in terms of performance, mostly by dividing their desktop environment into multiple processes.

For those of you who are not aware of Linux Mint, it is basically an operating system based on Ubuntu and Debian that focuses on satisfying the requirements of novice users of the community, namely ease of use, very little maintenance and a huge number of easy to install packages.

Recently, the Mint Team released Linux Mint v19.1, namely “Tessa”. On the official blog of Linux Mint, its developers claimed that they got a lot of response upon the release of Tessa, which encouraged them to further contribute to their community-driven OS.

Linux Mint 19 Cinnamon Desktop
Linux Mint 19 Cinnamon Desktop

Accordingly, the development team of Linux Mint announced that the users of their OS should expect a number of improvements in their Linux-based experience.

Linux Mint Upcoming Version Updates

The Mint community should look out for the following exciting changes in the upcoming Linux Mint OS updates.

Smoother Desktop Environment

The official Linux Mint blog also claims that they are moving towards a great breakthrough in their OS, which is to divide Cinnamon into multiple processes. By doing so, the desktop environment will be able to perform exponentially better.

Even though the developers are yet to create even a prototype of this method, it won’t be that surprising if the latest update comes with a feature that big, considering the dedication of the team.

Better Artwork

According to the blog-post, the development team is close to deciding whether they should add new boot and splash screens, change the default font, and add more contrast. Such UI changes are sure to give users a new feel of this OS, which some might feel is a bit out-dated.

Faster Loading-times

Linux Mint works on the Cinnamon desktop environment, which is both free and open-source. However, the development team considers two components of Cinnamon to be the cause of some delays: DocInfo and Appsys.

The former component manages recent documents, while the latter deals with application metadata. The team has looked into this matter and users should definitely expect faster loading-times with the upcoming Mint update.

Enhanced Development Tools

It is clear that the Mint Team have their eyes set on one thing and one thing only — enhancing the user experience. With that goal in mind, the team has also discussed a performance measuring tool, known as cinnamon-statstracker, which could be included in the recent update.

From the official blog-post of the Mint’s development team, it can be seen that their adopted approach is not fast but a steady one. We will be doing an in-depth article on the above-discussed features when they do get included in a future release. Whether these will be included in the Linux Mint 19.2 or in future versions, it’s too early to say now. We will keep an eye on the developments. Stay tuned.

Liked the article? Don't forget to share it with your friends!

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.



Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here





Linux is growing faster than ever. As per the latest report, there is a drop in the Windows 10 market share for the first time, and Linux's market share has improved to 2.87% this month. Most of the features in the list were rolled out in the Pop OS 20.04. Let's a detailed look into the new features, how to upgrade, and a ride through video.
Elementary OS 5.1 Hera has received a point release with a handful of new features and bug fixes, and we will be reviewing the significant changes in this article. For those new to elementary OS, this Ubuntu-based Linux distribution uses their inhouse built Pantheon desktop environment and AppCenter.

What is the difference between Linux and Unix?

When discussing Linux and Unix with average users, it's not uncommon that they will sometimes mistakenly interchange the terms Linux and Unix.  The two are not the same.  Though they share similarities in their overall structures and toolkits, they are decidedly not the same.

13 ways to use the copy command in Linux (with examples)

Being a Linux user, copying files and directories is one of the everyday tasks that you have to carry out. It can be copying a file to make a backup or copy it to another partition, directory, or external storage drive.

What is FOSS, and how does it differ from Freeware

The rise of the Linux operating system, in all its various distributions, over the past few decades has catapulted the popularity of Free or Open Source Software (FOSS). Let's guide you in understanding what is FOSS, how it differs from freeware and is Linux a FOSS.

5 Best Video Players for Linux

Most Linux-based systems come with a built-in video player, but let's be honest, it most definitely won't be able to satisfy all of your requirements, due to the fact that default software is mostly made for basic purposes. In this article, we will review the 5 Best Video Players for Linux and thoroughly discuss their features as well as their pros and cons.