Upgrades to Linux Mint 21 from Linux Mint 20.3 are now open. Users can use a graphical tool to perform the upgrade, making the experience a bit easier. Be sure to make a backup first.
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Linux Mint 21 'Vanessa' is now available to download. It comes two weeks after the start of the beta period. 152 issues were reported during the beta. Some were fixed, others will be fixed later.
The Linux Mint 21 ISOs are being tested by the development team. This usually indicates that we are just days away from them being made available for public consumption, as long as the tests pass.
The Linux Mint 21 beta ISOs have been approved for release. This means we should see them soon become available for everyone to download and try out. The final release should be available in weeks.
The beta release of Linux Mint 21 will arrive next week according to the project's leader. He said that a decision had also been made to exclude the systemd-oom package due to negative feedback.
The Linux Mint team has adopted the Timeshift backup software and made it into a XApp. The software's original developer said he had no time to work on it anymore and let the Mint team take over.
The Linux Mint team has released a stable version of the Upgrade Tool so LMDE 4 users can now upgrade to LMDE 5. Unfortunately, you still need the terminal to install the Upgrade Tool.
The Linux Mint team is finally working on an upgrade tool that will give users a graphical way to upgrade to new major versions of Linux Mint. It will be available in a couple of months.
The Linux Mint project has released LMDE 5. Instead of using Ubuntu as a base, LMDE 5 uses Debian. It's meant as a backup operating system, should anything bad happen to Ubuntu in the future.
Mozilla has released Firefox 96. It doesn't bring much in the way of new features but it does improve protections against Cross Site Request Forgery which could protect users from attackers.
The Linux Mint team has finally released Linux Mint 20.3. It will get security updates until 2025 and features a new document manager called Thingy that helpfully saves your reading progress.
Linux Mint 20.3 has been approved for final release with an announcement due later this week. People running older Linux Mint 20.x versions should be able to upgrade this week too.
Linux Mint 20.3 beta has been released to the public. The beta period should run for a couple of weeks before the final build is issued. In this article, we take a quick look over the new features.
The Linux Mint team is currently testing the beta ISO for Linux Mint 20.3. The beta period will last a few weeks before Linux Mint 20.3 is made available for everyone as a download and upgrade.
Linux Mint 20.3 will be out by Christmas according to the project's lead Clem Lefebvre. The project has also updated the website so that it's more modern and easier to use for those looking to switch.
The Linux Mint team has finally released Linux Mint 20.2 'Uma'. Unlike previous upgrades, existing users can upgrade to Linux Mint 20.2 from an older Linux Mint 20.x release right away.
The Linux Mint 20.2 betas have been released to users today. Linux Mint 20.2 comes in three editions; Cinnamon, MATE, and Xfce. All use a different desktop environment, giving users more choice.
The Linux Mint team is testing the beta images of Linux Mint 20.2 suggesting their imminent release. The beta period normally lasts about two weeks and then the upgrade is made ready for everyone.
The Linux Mint project has announced Linux Mint 20.2 'Uma'. A beta release is scheduled for mid-June and a stable release and upgrade path should open up soon after that. It'll get updates until 2025.
The Linux Mint 18.x series has now reached end of life. Users are urged to back up their data and perform a clean install of Linux Mint 20.1. Linux Mint's Backup Tool allows you to back up easily.
The Linux Mint team has outlined a new notification system for software updates. The notifications are designed in a manner so that they do not become annoying but ensure users stay up-to-date.
The ISOs for Linux Mint 20.1 have been approved for release according to the project's website. This means that we should be able to download Linux Mint 20.1 in just a matter of hours or days.
The Linux Mint 20.1 beta has been released. It comes with several new programs including an IPTV client called Hypnotix and another called Web Apps. Chromium has also returned to the repositories.
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Clem Lefebvre, head of Linux Mint, has said Chromium is available again in its official repositories after it started building the browser itself. It has also started work on an IPTV player.
The Linux Mint project has revealed a new tool that it's working on called Web App Manager. It allows you to create web apps on Linux Mint by supplying a web address and other details.
The Linux Mint team has opened up an upgrade path for Mint 19.3 users to jump to Mint 20. Upgrading does come with risks compared to a clean install so be sure to follow the instructions carefully.
The Linux Mint project has tested and approved the Linux Mint 20 ISO images and third-party mirrors have begun hosting the ISOs in anticipation of the final announcement from the Mint team.
The Linux Mint team has started pushing Linux Mint 20 beta images to third-party mirrors. The new update comes with several updates to packages like LibreOffice and the Linux kernel.
The Linux Mint 20 beta ISO images are currently being tested for public consumption. Once released, the public can give last-minute feedback before the official ISOs are made available.
Linux Mint 20 will prevent snapd from being installed stealthily. It found that several packages, like Chromium, are just snap packages. It will advise users on how to get the software by other means.
Linux Mint 20 has been codenamed Ulyana. All subsequent releases in the 20.x series will also likely start with the letter 'U'. The project also reiterated that it will drop 32-bit ISO support.
Linux Mint Debian Edition 4 has just been officially released. Here's a look at some of the new features that you'll find in the update and information on how to upgrade LMDE 3 installations.
The latest version of Linux Mint Debian Edition has begun propagating on official mirrors. The Linux Mint project has not announced the update yet but is expected to in the coming days.
The Linux Mint team has shared some of the things it has been working on over the last month. It's looking at enhancing the Mint-Y colour scheme and is developing a local network file transfer app.
The Linux Mint project has released a beta ISO of LMDE 4 to third-party mirrors. The official announcement is still to be made and the stable release of LMDE 4 could be around one month away.
Linux Mint 19.3 is finally available for download. The new update is the last in the 19.x series before work begins on Linux Mint 20. This update contains several new features and the new branding.
The Linux Mint team is currently finalising the Linux Mint 19.3 disc images. It's unclear when the release will drop but it should be soon. It was earlier promised that it would come around Christmas.
Clem Lefebvre, head of the Linux Mint project, has shared some of the first details of the upcoming Linux Mint 19.3 update. He said that the new upgrade is slated for a Christmas release.
In this tutorial we explain how to install Linux Mint 19.2. It covers every aspect from downloading the disc image to installing Linux Mint onto your computer alongside, or in place of Windows.