Linux Mint 18.2 MATE Edition has been released and announced by Linux Mint project, include the latest MATE Desktop 1.18 as default desktop environment. MATE 1.18 desktop environment is now based on the latest GTK+ 3 technologies. GTK+ 3.14 or latest is required to install MATE 1.18, which is no longer compatible with the GTK+ 2 series. All the included applications and components were successfully ported to GTK+ 3.
Also support for the libinput library for handling touchpad and mouse input devices, updated Caja file manager with support for mouse-based back and forward navigation, notifications when external drives are safe to be removed, and copy pausing/queue functionality.
Linux Mint 18.2 based on the Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system and powered by the Linux 4.8 kernel, adopts LightDM as default login manager, and many improvements were brought to the Update Manager and Software Sources apps, as well as to all the Xapps. the Blueberry application features a completely revamped user interface for its Bluetooth settings. Along with OBEX file transfer support, Blueberry includes an option to change your computer’s Bluetooth device name.