Linux Mint is a free and open source Linux distribution (or operating system) based on Ubuntu and Debian. The operating system is fully focused on desktop computers (instead of server), even no server version exists. Linux Mint comes with a beautiful and modern graphical user interface, which has the default Cinnamon desktop environment currently, while more desktop environments like Matte and KDE are supported, and are available in different installation ISO files. Like the Ubuntu Desktop, it was bundled with a wide range of useful software applications such as LibreOffice (Office software), Thunderbird (email client), Firefox (web browser), VLC media player, Backup tool, Media Player, etc. While more software is available through package manager.
Linux Mint 20.2 (Uma) was released in July, 2021, it was preceded by version 20.1, and was available for desktop / laptop computers. The Xfce and MATE edition was released on the same date. All editions including Cinnamon, MATE are based on Ubuntu LTS 20.04. There is only 64-bit versions are available to Linux Mint 20.2. Compared to previous releases, this Linux Mint version contains many new updates in their different editions.
Cinnamon Edition Updates – Linux Kernel 5.4, Cinnamon 5.0, Content Search in Nemo File Manager, Memory Limit in Cinnamon 5.0, New Archiving of Backgrounds, Update Manager Now Supports Cinnamon Spice Updates, New Bulky App (Bulk File Renamer), Sticky Notes replaces GNote as the default application for taking notes, Warpinator Android app, etc.
MATE Edition Updates -Linux Kernel 5.4, Content Search in Nemo File Manager, New Archiving of Backgrounds, New Bulky App (Bulk File Renamer), Sticky Notes replaces GNote as the default application for taking notes, Warpinator Android app, etc.
Xfce Edition Updates – Linux Kernel 5.4, Xfce 4.16, Content Search in Nemo File Manager, New Archiving of Backgrounds, New Bulky App (Bulk File Renamer), Sticky Notes replaces GNote as the default application for taking notes, Warpinator Android app, etc.
Linux Mint 20.2 will be supported by 2025. You can also try MX-Linux
Features of Linux Mint
- Linux Mint’s core difference is its user interface and ease of interactivity.
- Like typical Linux distributions, Linux Mint includes an integrated and pre-installed application suite and provides the ability to search, download and install additional applications through its application package manager utility.
- The design of Linux Mint is very comfortable and easy to use but at the same time, it is also powerful and configurable.
- Everything is done to make the user experience better. User feedback is very important and it is used to consistently improve the quality of Linux Mint.
- Linux Mint provides Long-Term Support (LTS) releases which are normally supported for a duration of 5 years.
Full Software Setup Details
- Software Name : Linux Mint 20.2 Cinnamon/MATE/Xfce.iso
- Setup Size : Cinnamon(2.1 GB), MATE(2 GB) and Xfce(1.9 GB)
- Setup Type : Offline Installer
- Compatibility : 64 bit (x64)
- Released On : 08-Jul-2021
- Developers Official Website : Linuxmint
Minimum System Requirements
- 2 GHz processor or higher.
- 2 GB of RAM.
- 25 GB of hard disk space.
- CD/DVD drive or a USB port.
- Internet connectivity (optional).