The beta version of Linux Mint 18 'Sarah' made its debut this week, and a final release won't be far behind. Here's a look at what's coming to this popular free and open-source operating system. Like the recent Ubuntu release it's based on, Linux Mint 18 is a good option for businesses because it offers five years of support. Mint also gives users a choice of desktop environments. Cinnamon 3.0, shown in the previous slide, was developed by the Mint team & app development company . Shown here is MATE, a fork of the popular but no longer maintained GNOME.