Linux Mint 21.1 beta now available with Cinnamon 5.6

Linux Mint 21.1 beta

On December 3rd, Clement Lefebvre published a fairly short weekly note. In it he explained that they were in a hurry to prepare the launch of the beta of Linux Mint 21.1, and it seems that he was not lying. That same day they already uploaded the ISO images to your servers, and soon they will make the launch official. From now until the landing of the stable version, the team of developers of this mint-flavored Linux will focus on making the final touches and fixing the bugs that are reported.

Among the novelties that will arrive together with "Vera", the code name of Linux Mint 21.1, we will have that the main version will use the new Cinnamon 5.6. The base will remain Ubuntu 22.04, and many of the improvements will be small tweaks that will improve the user experience. For example, the small but big change that the default desktop icons will disappear.

Linux Mint 21.1 is expected by Christmas

Another of those small changes that are hardly seen will be that of the option to show desktop. Starting with Vera, it will move to the bottom right corner, the same point it is on the Windows or KDE desktop. What motivates this change is that it is easier and more intuitive to use than where it has been until now. As for the image, there will be small tweaks, such as new folder icons.

Linux Mint 21.1 will arrive during the holiday season, and it will do so in the three flavors in which it has been available for a long time: Cinnamon, the main version with its own graphical environment, Xfce and MATE. If someone decides to download and install the released ISOs now, keep in mind that what they will be installing will be a beta version, so expect glitches. For those who do not want to risk anything, the stable version will arrive in about three weeks.

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  1.   Seba said

    The new icon themes and above all the redesign of Software Manager are appreciated

  2.   rick said

    as always linux mint doing it excellent, I want to have the updates of my linux mint debian

  3.   Eduardo said

    I need someone to install the Linux Mint XFCE OS on my Notebook. I manage well with Linux but I don't know how to install it. I would appreciate help with the installation.

    1.    Diego German Gonzalez said

      What exactly is your question? LinuxMint has a graphical wizard that automates the process.

  4.   Pablo Sanchez said

    What is missing is to start using Wayland, and finally, it will be on par with leading distributions in the newest features within the GNU/Linux universe.

  5.   ede rodriguez said

    Excellent, the only thing that remains is to continue polishing the system to make it more compatible with software that is used the most.