Updating kernel in linux mint
A new project called "X-Apps" was started and its goal is to produce generic applications for traditional GTK desktop environments.
The idea behind this project is to replace applications which no longer integrate properly outside of a particular environment (this is the case for a growing number of GNOME applications) and to give our desktop environments the same set of core applications, so that each change, each new feature being developed, each little improvement made in one of them will benefit not just one environment, but all of them.
These are level 5 updates but the new settings let you configure them independently.
The kernel selection window was completely redesigned and is now preceded with an information screen which explains what kernels are, how to select them at boot time and what happens to DKMS modules when multiple kernels are installed.
3D elements and gradients were replaced with simpler shapes, cleaner lines and plain colors.
To respond to this new trend, Linux Mint 18 introduces "Mint-Y", a brand new theme based on the very popular Arc theme from horst3180 and Sam Hewitt's beautiful set of Moka icons. It embraces the new trends, but without looking too "flat" or minimalistic. One is light: Theming is a very important aspect of the operating system, because for your experience to be comfortable, your computer doesn't just need to work well, it also needs to make you feel at home.
The update manager received many improvements, both visual and under the hood.
In particular, the concepts of regressions, stability and security weren’t clearly explained.
Two new settings were added to let you see and select kernel updates.