Linux Mint 19.2 “Tina” Released

Aug 06, 2019

The latest version of Linux Mint brings many performance improvements.

The Linux Mint project has announced the release of Linux Mint 19.2, codenamed Tina. It’s an LTS release which will be supported until 2023. The release comes with updated software and refinements. It also introduces some new features to desktop users.

Some under-the-hood improvements bring good news to those who play at the kernel level. The update manager continues to get better; it now shows the lifecycle of kernel. Also, if there are old kernels that you want to remove or update, you won’t have to install or remove kernels one by one. Users can queue installations and removals and install and remove multiple kernels in one go. It also adds support for custom kernels. “If you've got a non-generic kernel installed, the Update Manager will show a combobox so you can switch between flavors,” said the project page.

In terms of performance, the new version of Cinnamon improves RAM consumption.  “On a test Virtualbox virtual machine, Cinnamon 4.2 uses approximately 67MB RAM (compared to 95MB RAM for Cinnamon 4.0),” said the blog. Optimizations made to the Muffin window manager reduce input lag and make windows feel smoother and lighter.

Linux Mint 19.2 is available for free download. If you are running a previous version of Linux Mint, there is a relatively easy path to upgrade from one version to the next.

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