Linux Mint 19 “Tara” goes live as early as May: Commitment not to collect/send private data
Clement Lefebvre, founder and chief developer of Linux Mint, said in a monthly report released today that the upcoming Linux Mint 19 “Tara” will be based on Canonical’s newly released Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) system, but it is not yet accurate the release date, in addition, Lefebvre also said that the LMDE (Linux Mint Debian Edition) 3 version is also coming soon.
Because the Beta version of the Cinnamon 3.8 desktop environment is expected to be released early next month, the final official version is expected to be available in 2-3 weeks. So speculate that Linux Mint 19 “Tara” and LMDE 3 versions will be released in late May or early June.
Clement Lefebvre also confirmed that there will be three maintenance updates for the Linux Mint 19 “Tara” system, namely Linux Mint 19.1/19.2/19.3. The Cinnamon, MATE, and Xfce desktop environment versions will also have three updates.
In other respects, LMDE 3 is powered by the Cinnamon 3.8 desktop environment and supports 32/64-bit systems. In addition to some basic features, the team is encrypting Linux Mint 19 “Tara” home directories, but LMDE 3 does not support full disk or home directory encryption.
Another interesting point is that Linux Mint 19 “Tara” clearly stated that it will not collect/send your privacy or system data, and confirms that it will not be able to carry the “ubuntu-report” that Canonical deployed in Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. Select the type of data sent.