Immediately after announcing the release of the Beta build of the Linux Mint 17.3 “Rosa” Xfce edition, Clement Lefebvre was happy to inform us all about the immediate availability for download of Linux Mint 17.3 “Rosa” KDE Beta flavor.
Linux Mint 17.3 “Rosa” KDE Beta features the same internal changes as the Xfce build, such as great improvements to the Update Manager, Software Sources and Driver Manager tools, better HiDPI support for the MDM login manager, as well as artwork enhancements with the addition of new wallpapers.
“This is the BETA release for Linux Mint 17.3 ‘Rosa’ KDE Edition. Linux Mint 17.3 is a long term support release which will be supported until 2019. It comes with updated software and brings refinements and many new features to make your desktop even more comfortable to use,” said Clement Lefebvre.
Users can install Linux kernel 4.2
Among other interesting things implemented in the Beta build of the Linux Mint 17.3 “Rosa” KDE edition, we can mention the ability to install the Linux 4.2 kernel, which is available in the default software repositories and improves hardware support, a redesigned welcome screen, and the KDE 4.14 desktop.
Furthermore, the LibreOffice office suite was updated to version 5, the Inxi utility now supports multiple video cards, hibernation support works as expected, and memory swap is no longer encrypted by default when encrypting your Home directory.