The arstechnica portal has published a review of recently released Linux Mint 17.3. This review remarks that Linux Mint, especially Linux Mint 17.3 is a good option for people who does not bother about underlying operating system but it's proper functioning. This review also observes that Mint team is able to concentrate more on user experience as they are building over a powerful base like Ubuntu LTS distribution.
This is a big release: Linux Mint 17.3 marks the final release that will be built atop Ubuntu 14.04 and marks the pinnacle of the project's plan to stop chasing every Ubuntu release and focus on perfecting what makes Mint, well, Mint. When Ubuntu puts out its next Long Term Support release in April of 2016, Mint will have to upgrade its base system.Read complete review in arstechnica portal.
Mint's LTS strategy was a risky move, as it bucked several trends by opting to pass on whatever butterflies Ubuntu was chasing. Sticking with a stable base and steadfastly refusing to inflate its version numbers may well have left some users at a loss. Jests aside, turning its back on the latest and greatest GTK and kernel updates that come from tracking Ubuntu's every move is not without some costs, but overall the strategy seems to have been a huge success.