18.3 Sylvia

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18.3 Sylvia

Postby Total_Blue » Sat Nov 25, 2017 6:09 pm

Hey Guys,

I am seeing messages on other websites saying 18.3 Sylvia has been released, with links to download it, yet there have been no announcement either here in the forums or on the main LM website. Has it actually been released or are the ones being offered elsewhere fake?
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Re: 18.3 Sylvia

Postby Pjotr » Sat Nov 25, 2017 6:19 pm

It hasn't been released officially yet, but in the past 24 hours genuine iso's have already been seeded to (many of) the usual official mirror servers.

Those iso's are for real, but they might be replaced last-minute if an unexpected critical bug would surface before the official announcement. Such a replacement would be unusual, but it has happened before.

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Re: 18.3 Sylvia

Postby MintBean » Sat Nov 25, 2017 6:39 pm

The blog is the authoritative source on developments in Mint and is the source most if not all the news sites get their information from. If it's not mentioned there, 'it didn't happen.'
https://blog.linuxmint.com/

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Re: 18.3 Sylvia

Postby Mattyboy » Sat Nov 25, 2017 7:09 pm

I've been running the beta version since day 1 and its been solid since then. One update that broke opening system settings was fixed within hours ( I used time shift to revert my system back to before that update, worked like a charm before the fix for the fix came up :D )

I'd just go ahead and install it if you want to now.... but do set up timeshift just in case another 'fix' breaks things again. :roll:

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Re: 18.3 Sylvia

Postby wizzybang » Sun Nov 26, 2017 12:04 am

First time I've upgraded a linux system, fairly new user, by gosh it was quick :D through terminal, very impressed!!!
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Re: 18.3 Sylvia

Postby Mick-Cork » Mon Nov 27, 2017 6:50 am

MintBean wrote:The blog is the authoritative source on developments in Mint and is the source most if not all the news sites get their information from. If it's not mentioned there, 'it didn't happen.'
https://blog.linuxmint.com/


It's happened! https://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=3457

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Re: 18.3 Sylvia

Postby Pjotr » Mon Nov 27, 2017 7:04 am

Mick-Cork wrote:It's happened! https://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=3457

:)

Yay! Thanks for the alert. :)
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Re: 18.3 Sylvia

Postby MintBean » Mon Nov 27, 2017 12:51 pm

Cheers Mick.

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Re: 18.3 Sylvia

Postby MintBean » Mon Nov 27, 2017 1:05 pm

In place upgrade instructions from 18.x now available:
https://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=3462

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Re: 18.3 Sylvia

Postby Moem » Mon Nov 27, 2017 1:11 pm

Jump right on in folks, the water's fine! :mrgreen:
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Re: 18.3 Sylvia

Postby Lantesh » Tue Dec 05, 2017 1:10 am

It's been quite some time since I've posted. I just stopped by to say how impressed I am with the lightening speed of this upgrade. It felt like I was simply installing a few updates. Very nice indeed.


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