Linux Mint 20 “Ulyana” officially released: Stable version of Linux Mint 20 available for download in Xfce, MATE, and Cinnamon ISO images
The dev team behind Linux Mint 20 distro today announced the release of the stable version of Linux Mint 20. The Linux Mint 20 distro called Ulyana is now available for download and includes the Xfce, MATE, and Cinnamon ISO images.
Linux Mint 20 Ulyana, is an LTS or long-term support version which means users downloading it will receive support and security fixes until 2025. Linux Mint 20 Ulyana has much to offer to Linux fanbois and includes Linux-firmware 1.187 and the Linux kernel 5.4. Future Mint version will just be trivial updates to Mint 20 until 2022. Also, the Linux Mint dev team will work only on Mint 20 Ulyana until 2022.
The top feature of Linux Mint 20 Ulyana is the Warpinator App which makes sharing files across networks a breeze. The Warpinator App is a successor to Giver App which was available from Linux Mint 6. Giver App made file sharing between two interconnected computers fairly simple as it allowed users to send and receive files with just a drag and drop and without the need for additional software or configurations. Warpinator extends the Giver capabilities by many times and it makes it easy for Linux Mint users to share large files across networks with two simple clicks.
Warpinator is a reimplementation of Giver. Server configuration (FTP, NFS, Samba) is overkill for casual file transfers between two computers, and it’s a real pity to use external media (Internet services, USB sticks, external HDDs) just to share files when there’s a local network which could do just that.
Linux Mint Dev team
The Linux Mint Ulyana
brings improved support for NVIDIA Optimus and an NVIDIA ON-Demand profile. The system tray section has received additional refinements in all three versions of Linux Mint 20 Ulyana. XAppStatusIcon received the ability to handle mouse wheel scrolling events and a new function similar to gtk_menu_popup() which makes it even easier than before to port applications from GtkStatusIcon. The system tray now has Blueberry, mintupdate, mintreport, nm-applet, mate-power-manager, mate-media, redshift, rhythmbox all use XAppStatusIcon and give the tray a consistent look in Mint 20.
Gdebi has received a new UI, Apturl returned to Aptdaemon from Synaptic, while Snapd is disabled by default, with APT packages not allowed to install it.
The new Mint-Y theme provides a nice variety of colors. A community project was started on Github to gather feedback and fine-tune these colors to find the right balance between colorful vibrant hues and contrast levels which don’t take the user’s focus away from the content being shown on the screen.
You can download the different ISO versions from below: