Clement Lefebvre, head of the Linux Mint project, announced the release of Linux Mint 18 “Sarah” KDE, the new LTS edition of Linux Mint 18 with KDE as a desktop environment.

Linux Mint 18 “Sarah” KDE, based on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS , has been in beta until yesterday, but the ISO images for systems to 64-bit and 32-bit are available for download.


The main new features of Linux Mint 18 “Sarah” KDE, which will be supported until 2021, are:

  • SDDM is the default login manager;
  • Improved support for HiDPI ;
  • MintUpdate has received both visual and functional improvements;
  • KDE Plasma 5.6;
  • Support for exFAT and Btrfs ;
  • Linux kernel 4.4 (LTS).

Watch the new KDE Plasma 5.6 in action:

I personally believe that this is the best KDE distribution so far, definitely better than Kubuntu and KDE Neon .

Linux Mint 18 “Sarah” KDE Edition Released
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