Many thanks to Clem and the team for working so hard for this release.
As far as I've seen it looks and feels amazing, but being a Mint fan for almost 7 years now, allow me one comment.
I understand that Mint, and especially the Cinnamon edition, has taken a new direction since Petra, and I think this is superb.
The desktop (correct me if I'm wrong) no longer depends on Gnome so much as in previous releases (or so I've understood).
Why is it that we cannot, or at least, it is not adviseable to directly upgrade from , say, 16 to 17 with the "apt-get dist-upgrade" command
but we have to have a clean installation? One of the pc's I own runs on Ubuntu and I've been upgrading continuously for the last three or four releases without a hitch.
Is it so difficult for Mint, the first distro worldwide (according to Distrowatch and our personal preference) to manage something like that?
I truly beleieve that a distro of that caliber needs to give users the ease of upgrading to every new release instead of having to clean install every time.
Please excuse me for expressing this gripe, but it's the only one I've had so far, and I have to let it out, as I love Mint too much not to talk about it.
Again, congrats to the whole team.
Thank you for another great release, everyone.