Linux Mint 20.2: It's here and you can upgrade from 20 and 20.1

Linux Mint 20.2

One of the most loved, easy to use and widespread GNU / Linux distributions is Linux Mint. This popular DEB package-based project now reaches its Linux Mint 20.2 version. A launch that comes loaded with improvements and some interesting news that you can enjoy from now on.

Also, whether you choose Linux Mint with the Cinnamon desktop environment, the version with MATE or the lightweight Xfce desktop, you should know that you can upgrade from versions 20 and 20.1. And it is not only recommended for the news, it is also positive because it is about an LTS version, that is, with long-term support. It will stay updated until 2025 as it is based on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS.

As for the news of Linux Mint 20.2, the updates to the packages that this distribution includes pre-installed stand out, so that you can enjoy the latest, as well as some corrected bugs. They have also used kernel 5.4.

And the list of news does not end there. One of the additions is also aimed at improving the update flow in CinnamonSince the update manager will now also update the desktop environment 'spices', ie applets, desklets, themes and extensions. This will make life easier for the administrator or user, since it will be less tedious and annoying for users when it comes to customizing the environment and keeping up to date.

Another novelty is that your update application will now also handle packages Universal Flatpak type. A step forward that your users will also like. But there is more, much more…:

  • New Bulky application, which handles the massive renaming of files.
  • Sticky Notes replaces GNote as the default note-taking app.
  • The Warpinator file transfer app now supports mobile devices.
  • The image viewer now supports images in .svgz format and its slideshow mode can be paused / resumed with the space bar.
  • In PDF documents, annotations now appear below text and the document can be scrolled down with the space bar.
  • The text editor introduces new highlighting options for a variety of whitespace.
  • Added NVIDIA Prime applet that allows easy GPU swapping.
  • The Nemo file manager has an improved search function.
  • Cinnamon 5 should perform better, with more optimal memory usage.
  • etc.

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  1.   Seba said

    It remains to comment that there is an "Edge" version with a more current kernel [5.11]
    https://linuxmint-user-guide.readthedocs.io/en/latest/edge.html

    regards