If the end of XP demonstrated anything, it’s that disruption ensues when an OS reaches end of life. Linux users have long had LTS releases to stave off some of that, but the new Linux Mint 17 offers even more stability. Not only will it be supported until 2019, but it’s also built on a base that was made to last.
“Unlike what happened in the past, where a release came out and the attention of the project switched to the next one, we’ll be focused on 17.x and 17.x for at least two years,” Linux Mint Project Leader Clement Lefebvre told PCWorld. “We’ve never invested so much into a single base.”
Linux Mint 17 is a great choice for stability-minded individuals and businesses, in other words. Here’s a close-up look.