Linux Mint 20 Cinnamon Edition – Based on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS and Features Cinnamon 4.6

Published on August 25, 2020 by

Linux Mint Team has been released and announced the latest long-term support (LTS) version of its popular desktop Linux desktop, Linux Mint 20, “Ulyana.” This edition, based on Canonical’s Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) operating system.

Linux Mint 20 offers users long-term support with security updates until 2025, improved support for Nvidia GPUs and Nvidia Optimus, /home directory encryption, and a new file sharing app with an encryption called Warpinator.

Also, features better resolution in VirtualBox, improvements to the system tray icons with HiDPI support, improvements to the Mint-Y theme on all editions, enablement of APT recommends by default for newly installed packages, Linux kernel 5.4 LTS and a revamped Gdebi tool to make installing of .deb packages easier.

Linux Mint 20 ships with the latest Cinnamon 4.6 which The performance of the Nemo file manager was improved. The new version tries to prioritize content and navigation and to delay thumbnails as much as possible. As a result, the content of directories shows up with generic icons before the thumbnails are rendered, but the improvement in performance is quite noticeable.

In the Display Settings, it is now possible to set the refresh rate. Cinnamon 4.6 also introduces fractional scaling. Until now your scaling was either 100% (normal mode) or 200% (HiDPI mode) and it was the same for all your monitors. With Cinnamon 4.6 each monitor can have a different scaling and it can be set to values between 100% and 200%.

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