Linux Mint 20.2 Available and Better Than Ever

Jul 15, 2021

The developers of Linux Mint have gone a long way to perfecting the desktop experience.

Linux Mint 20.2 (Uma) is now available and it makes a strong case for the best desktop experience on the market. Although the feature list doesn’t include anything that will blow users away at first blush, the performance gains and polish added make this release one of the finest on the market.

One of the most impressive features the developers have pulled off lies in the Cinnamon desktop spin and comes in the form of a Memory Limit option. Users can enable this feature and then set a memory limit. If Cinnamon reaches that limit the desktop will automatically restart (without you losing either session or windows). This will ensure you don’t wind up with a desktop that bogs down because of memory leaks or other issues.

Another outstanding addition is the change found in the update notifications. The developers found that users were allowing updates to go unapplied for longer periods of time. Because of this, Linux Mint will now politely nudge users to run their updates. About this new notification feature, the developers said, “This new notification feature was designed to add comfort to the user experience, not remove any, so making sure it was a nice addition and not an annoying distraction was key. The way this is handled in other operating systems such as Windows or Mac for instance was an example Linux Mint did not want to follow.”

To learn about all of the additional features and improvements in the Linux Mint 20.2 Cinnamon edition, check out the official release notes.

Related content

  • Linux Mint 20.1 Beta has Been Released

    The first beta of Linux Mint, Ulyssa, is now available for downloading.

  • Linux Mint 19 Released

    New version comes with Timeshifting capabilities.

  • Cinnamon and Mate

    The Cinnamon and Mate desktop systems have stirred up plenty attention around the Linux world. We'll show you around these innovative new desktop systems and help you decide which is right for you.

  • On the DVD: Mint 15 and Debian 7

    The DVD attached to this issue brings you a pair of the world’s most popular Linux distributions. Mint 15 “Olivia” is the latest release from the ever-friendly Linux Mint, a desktop distro based on Debian and Ubuntu that keeps the emphasis on simplicity and ease of use. Mint tops the DistroWatch downloads list and describes itself as: “The 4th most popular home operating system after Microsoft Windows, Apple Mac OS, and Canonical’s Ubuntu.”

  • On the DVD: Linux Mint 13 – Cinnamon Edition

    This month’s DVD lets you test the latest release from the popular Linux Mint project. Linux Mint 13 “Maya” is based on Ubuntu 12.04 “Precise Pangolin” and thus is compatible with the Ubuntu repositories.

comments powered by Disqus

Issue 43_SI: LibreOffice Expert/Special Editions

Buy this issue as a PDF

Digital Issue: Price $15.99
(incl. VAT)

News