The Linux Mint team have announced the release of Linux Mint 20 “Ulyana”. The new release is based on Ubuntu 20.04 and provides five years of support.
Linux Mint 20 is available in three flavours:
- Cinnamon (Cinnamon 4.6)
- MATE (MATE 1.24)
- Xfce ( Xfce 4.14).
The star of the show in Linux Mint 20 is a new application called Warpinator. 10 years ago, Linux Mint 6 featured a tool called “Giver” which could share files across the local network. Without any server or configuration, computers would automatically see each others and you could simply drag and drop files from one to another. When the Giver project was discontinued it had to be removed from Linux Mint and we’ve been missing that functionality ever since.
- Improved support for NVIDIA Optimus
- NVIDIA “On-Demand” profile now is fully supported
- Tray received the ability to handle mouse wheel scrolling events
- The performance of the Nemo file manager was improved
- Introduces fractional scaling in Cinnamon
- APT recommends are enabled by default for newly installed packages
- Snapd is disabled by default and APT packages are not allowed to install it
- Live sessions running under Virtualbox automatically get their resolution bumped to a minimum of 1024×768
- Release ships with linux-firmware 1.187
- Gdebi, the tool used to open and install .deb files was given a new user interface
Linux Mint 20 features Ubuntu 20.04 package base.
There is an artwork improvements:
Yellow folders are also available: