Updating linux mint
A shift has been made by porting the entire application to Gt K3 from Web Kit. The team says around 3x boost in the launch time could be observed for Software Manager.
By default, the Software Manager runs in user mode while Apt Daemon is in the backend.
More configuration options have been added to the login screen which now allows people to hide user list and enter user names manually. The Cinnamon desktop now supports Hybird Sleep – a feature which is a mixture of hibernation and sleep.
Linux Mint 18.2 got released recently and the Linux Mint team is eyeing for a major overhaul of the Software Manager as a part of the development cycle for Linux Mint 18.3.Linux Mint actively develops software for its operating system.Most of the development is done in Python and the source code is available on Git Hub.On 20 February 2016, the Linux Mint website was breached by unknown hackers, who briefly replaced download links for a version of Linux Mint with a modified version that contained malware.The hackers also breached the database of the website's user forum.