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Linux Mint 20.2 Cinnamon Edition and Garuda Linux KDE Dr460nized Edition

Linux Mint 20.2 Cinnamon Edition


Linux Mint is one of the most popular Debian and Ubuntu derivatives. Cinnamon is Mint's own desktop and one of the most innovative desktops for Linux. The 20.2 release is a Long Term Support (LTS) release, which will receive updates and bug fixes until 2025.

As often happens with LTS releases, 20.2 contains numerous new or enhanced features. These include Bulky, a mass file renamer, plus an Android app that supplements Warpinator, enabling easy file transfer to phones and tablets. Another useful addition is the ability of the file manager Nemo to search for content as well as file names. Many new features are found in the Update Manager, which now supports Spices updates (i.e., updates for applets, desklets, themes, and extensions), as well as updates for universal Flatpak packages, which were previously accessed from Startup Applications. Just as usefully, the Update Manager also records how long each update has been available and suggests whether or not users might like a reminder to update. Still other options are to set conditions for when a notification should display the first time and to dismiss a notification for two days. The overall result is easier control of updates and their notifications

Linux Mint's Cinnamon edition is the perfect choice for users of all levels, with a constantly improving interface and a solid foundation in Debian. The 20.2 release should prove no exception.

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