LMDE 5 "Elsie" now available, based on Debian 11.2 and with Linux 5.10


At the beginning of the year, a couple of weeks later than expected, Clement Lefebvre He launched Linux Mint 20.3. This minty-flavored operating system is based on Ubuntu, like many others, but the project also offers a version based directly on Debian for those who prefer something more restrained and, in theory, stable. A few days ago the new ISOs were uploaded, but today they have made official the launch of LMDE 5, codenamed "Elsie".

If Linux Mint 20.3 was based on Ubuntu 20.04.5, LMDE 5 has been based on Debian 11.2, since it already includes the packages of the Debian version released in December 2021. As the Debian Project reminds at each point release, that version is just that, a maintenance update with new package versions, but it is not a totally new version , so they don't have to do anything special to upgrade, let alone do a fresh install.

Other novelties of LMDE 5 «Elsie»

  • Based on Debian 11.2 "Bullseye".
  • Linux 5.10.
  • Linux Mint 20.3 Packages and Applications.
  • Cinnamon 5.2.7.

The main difference between LMDE 5 and Linux Mint 20.3 is the base; Everything else is more or less the same. In this case, the Debian-based version has a more up-to-date kernel, the LTS Linux 5.10, but when fetching packages from the Debian repositories, some will be less up-to-date than on the Ubuntu-based Linux Mint.

for the one who already was using the beta, no need to reinstall. Just open a terminal (Ctrl + Alt + T) and write the following:

apt install network-manager-config-connectivity-debian plymouth-label pipewire plocate apt remove mlocate brltty sudo updatedb

For fresh installations, LMDE 5 «Elsie» it can be downloaded from the official website, or by clicking here!. The installation is no different than Linux Mint; you just have to open the installer and fill in the fields. After a time that will vary from the power of our equipment, Linux Mint 5 will be installed and can be started from the hard drive.

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  1.   richo said

    one of the reasons why I like linux mint, is precisely because it has this version of debian, so you can be super ready to migrate from ubuntu to debian quickly and easily, in record time compared to the other distros, that and well its desktop so balanced between simplicity and options, I hope nothing happens to ubuntu since I love it and it has been legendary and pioneer in many aspects especially ease