It's been a little over a month since we knew which Linux Mint 20.2 it would arrive in 3-4 weeks, and it is here. Its codename is Uma, and it introduces important changes such as new versions of its graphical environments and a new application called Bulky to rename files in batches. This app has not been included in the XFCE version, since Thunar has a native option to perform this task.
Among the highlights, perhaps we must give more importance to the main version, that is, to the "cinnamon" because it is the graphic environment that the project develops. Linux Mint 20.2 arrives with Cinnamon 5, while the other two have done it with more updated versions of XFCE and MATE, but not so fresh because the calendar does not fit as well as when it is the same project that develops the system and the desktop.
Linux Mint 20.2 highlights
- Cinnamon 5, MATE 1.24 and XFCE 4.16 as graphical environments.
- Bulky, a new batch file renaming app that comes to Cinnamon and MATE editions.
- Linux 5.4.
- Based on Ubuntu 20.04.
- Supported until 2025.
- Improvements in the applications that depend on the chosen flavor.
- Performance and reliability improvements.
- Warpinator now allows you to choose the network to share files and adds an option to compress them before sending them.
- Sticky Notes replaces GNotes.
- The image viewer now supports .svgz images and its slideshow mode can be paused / resumed with the space bar.
- In PDF files, annotations now appear below the text and the document can be scrolled down with the space bar.
- The text editor introduces new highlighting options for a variety of whitespace.
- In addition to Intel, the NVIDIA Prime applet, designed for Optimus notebooks and allowing toggling between discrete and integrated GPU, now also supports integrated AMD chipsets.
- The web application manager has received support for incognito / private browsing.
Linux Mint 20.2 Uma is now available from official website of the project. Soon it will also be possible to update from the same operating system.