I have today installed Mint 18.3 and to be honest am very impressed with the improvements on 18.2. 18.2 was great and my introduction to Linux, but 18.3 is even better. I tried the live edition first and saw the improvements which are so many that you really have to look for yourself - Software Manage now is a lot easier and I love the fact that Google Earth is now included in it. The best thing for me is that everything is where it was before so there's no real learning like you had to do with windows every upgrade. I really would recommend this to anyone. As some one else said else where it is like Christmas has come early and you've got the best present ever.