Cinnamon desktop environment has reached the new massive 3.4 release a few days ago. Though there’s noofficial announcement published on Linux Mint blog at the moment of writing, you can now install it in Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 17.04 via PPA.
Cinnamon 3.4.0 brings over 160 changes, and here are some of them:
The settings daemon is split into multiple processes. Make it easy to identify excessive CPU or memory usage and isolating crashes to only affect a particular plugin.
Nemo is split into two separate processes. One for the desktop icons, and one for the file manager windows.
Added “Run now” button in the settings’ module for managing startup applications
Support for configuring the LightDM login manager in Cinnamon Settings.
New Cinnamon Settings option for configuration acceleration and sensitivity of the mouse.
Cinnamon is now capable of adapting to the multi-process CSD.
HP print, scan and fax Drivers for Linux just got an update a few hours ago with new printers and Linux Distros support, Linux Mint 17 Qiana is included.
HPLIP (Hewlett-Packard Linux Imaging & Printing) is an HP-developed solution for printing, scanning, and faxing with HP inkjet and laser based printers in Linux. It is free, open source software distributed under the MIT, BSD, and GPL license.
The latest HPLIP 3.14.6 was released on June 4th, which added support for Boss 5.0, Debian 7.5, Linux Mint 17, and following new printers:
HP DesignJet Z6600 PostScript
HP DesignJet Z6800PS Photo
HP DesignJet D5800 60-in Production Printer
HP DesignJet T3500 36-in Production eMFP
HP Designjet T7200 42-in Production Printer
HP Deskjet 2543 All-in-One Printer
HP Deskjet 2549 All-in-One Printer
HP OfficeJet Pro 8640 e-All-in-One Printer
HP OfficeJet Pro 8660 e-All-in-One Printer
Also there are a few bug fixes:
Fixed Device Communication Error on launching HP Device Manager
Unable to add/remove file in ‘hp-sendfax’ wizard
Fax cover page does not get changed after changing recipient second time
Linux Mint 16 “Petra” KDE & Xfce has been released on 22 Dec. Both releases feature Xfce 4.10 / KDE 4.11, MDM 1.4, a Linux kernel 3.11 and an Ubuntu 13.10 package base. Let’s see what’s NEW in these two release and how to upgrade from a previous version of Linux Mint.