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Linux Mint 21.1 and openSUSE Leap 15.5

Linux Mint 21.1


Linux Mint is one of the most popular Debian derivatives, noted for its responsiveness to users. Linux Mint 21.1, codenamed Vera, is based on Ubuntu 22.04 and will be supported until 2027.

For this release, the Cinnamon desktop defaults to more vibrant colors and a reduced set of icons that includes only the installation icon, mounted devices, and any items moved to ~/Desktop. The Home folder, Computer, Trash, and Network icons were removed because they are readily available from the file manager. Those who prefer the old look can use the Mint-Y-Legacy theme. Complementing this updated look are new mouse and system sound options. In addition, the Drive Manager has been redesigned and no longer requires the root password. The Update Manager now includes Flatpak packages and a menu item to automate ISO image verification. The Nemo file manager and the desktop have also undergone numerous cosmetic changes for both aesthetics and efficiency. Many of these changes are minor, but together they increase Linux Mint's user-friendliness for users of all levels.

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