Linux Mint 20: Release Date, Features

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This Linux Mint 20 code is named “Ulyana” and it is a female name which is alphabetical in sequence. Ubuntu 20.04 LTS was just released and This is good news for all the users of Linux Mint as well.

Linux Mint 20 is based on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS and also it is the LTS version of Mint which will be supported until 2025. Linux Mint 20 is 64 bit only and not 32 bit at all and if you need it for 32-bit then use Linux Mint 19 which is supported until 2023. There is expectation that three different desktop editions are planned based on MATE, Cinnamon and Xfce respectively

Linux Mint is based on the LTS version of Ubuntu only Mint 18 was based on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, Mint 19 based on Ubuntu 18.04 and Mint 20 is based on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. 

Linux Mint 20 doesn’t have any schedule date to release but it always follows Ubuntu release so Linux Mint 20 should be releasing in June this year.

Performance improvement Nemo, Default File Manager

One of the performance improvements in the Namo file manager is the way it handles the file thumbnails generation. File thumbnail generation is the key task of browsing files and folders which slows down the performance because it takes disk space as well because if you open folders with thousands of image files and you will notify that CPU consumption goes up. 

Linux Mint 20 is with priority for content and navigation and to delay thumbnails as much as possible which means that once you open content in the folder it shows up with some generic icon first and after that thumbnails will be rendered so ultimately it will increase the performance. 

Two refreshed color variants

Linux Mint has a Green and Mint accent but few more colors available like Pink and Blue color. 

New Aqua accent color

Linux Mint Aqua
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New Pink accent color

Linux Mint Pink
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New tool for sharing files across network which make simpler work 

Linux Mint 20 is a new GUI tool for easy and simple file sharing on the local network without doing any additional configuration. 

Better Desktop Integration For Electron apps

Electron, An Open Source Framework which allows to build cross-platform desktop applications using web technologies which help developers to build their application available for Linux. 

Linux Mint 20 is coming with better support of Electron application with improved integration of desktop notifications and system tray. 

Fractional Scaling along with multi-monitor support improvement 

Linux Mint 20 is coming with fractional scaling with multi-monitor support. If you connect two different monitors HiDPI and Non-HiDPI monitors so you can select different refresh rate, Screen resolutions and different fractional scaling for each of them individually. 

Some other Improvements 

Some of the UI or Visual changes coming with the release of Cinnamon 4.6 desktop version.

Some features available in Ubuntu 20.04 LTS like Linux Kernel 5.4, WireGuard VPN, Removal of Python 2 support etc. 

We will update this article with some more features as when development of Linux Mint 20 progresses. 

365Bloggy February 5, 2024
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