The Linux Mint team has reached yet another milestone in development of their most impressive desktop environment, Cinnamon. Version 4.6 is now available on GitHub. Let's check out what to expect in this version of the DE.
Linux Mint 20, code name "Ulyana", is the upcoming version of the popular distro. It will be based on Ubuntu 20.04, and it will be available only in 64-bit.
The Linux Mint developers are dropping 32-bit support and will only ship 64-bit ISOs. Linux Mint 20, code name "Ulyana", is based on Ubuntu 20.04, which will also discontinue 32-bit system support, so this change in Mint was obvious and predictable.
LMDE 4 is finally here, leaving the beta testing state. It is based on Debian 10 "Buster", and code named
Debbie. LMDE 3 users can upgrade their devices to this newer release without reinstalling the OS.
A recent announcement in the Linux Mint blog reveals that the team behind the popular distro is working on a new app, currently known under the name 'Warpinator'. The app will allow transferring files over a local network with ease.
In Xfce, which is the desktop environment I prefer for now for my Linux distros, it is possible to have two types of apps menu. The first is the classic one, which shows a drop down list of app categories but has poor customization options. The other, Whisker Menu plugin implements a more modern apps menu with a search bar, favorites, customizable appearance and tracking of frequent apps. Starting in version 2.4.0, the Whisker Menu plugin has received plenty of new options.
Today, the Linux Mint released a beta version of the Debian-based distro 'LMDE'. It has the 'Debbie' code name. LMDE aims to be as similar as possible to Linux Mint, but without using Ubuntu for the package base.
MATE 1.24 released, here are the key changes
After about a year of development, a new version of the popular MATE desktop environment for Linux is out. This release contains plenty of changes and improvements.
The team behind the popular Linux Mint distro made a new announcement, revealing what users can expect from the upcoming Linux Mint 20 and LMDE 4, a Debian-based edition of the OS.
My favorite (and the best in my opinion) Linux desktop environment 'Xfce' recevied client-side decorations (CSD), which actively used in Gnome 3. The change has landed on the pre-release 4.15 branch of Xfce, which will be used to form the stable Xfce 4.16 release.