This has finally happened. Ubuntu no longer ships Chromium as a DEB package starting in version 20.04, and force installs a span package instead. In order to resolve this issue and offer the traditional package instead, the Mint project is now running a dedicated build server that makes a DEB package for Chromium. Also, there is a test version of the new IPTV app. Continue reading
This is not something you may really want, but rather a demonstration of the cross-platform capabilities of the .NET 5.x platform. Windows Calculator, a modern app that Microsoft had open-sourced, is successfully compiled and now works on Linux. Continue reading
How to Change Screen DPI Scaling in Xubuntu
If you are running Xubuntu with a modern HiDPI display, you may want to adjust the DPI scaling level to make everything look bigger on the screen. You may already notice that the only option that the Xfce desktop environment offers is scaling for fonts. This is usually not enough, as the other controls remain downscaled and tiny. Continue reading
In its monthly digest, the Linux Mint project has revealed the code name for Linux Mint 20.1, which is Ulyssa. Also, the announcement includes new Chromium packages that the project is going to maintain and build from upstream, as an alternative to Ubuntu's snap option. Besides there, there are new apps and other improvements. Continue reading
The Linux Mint team has published their monthly news issue for the project, which comes with plenty of interesting announcements. These include a few important updates to Linux Mint 19.3, bugfixes, and a new app, Web App Manager, that allows running websites as standalone apps in Linux. It is something close to Progressive Web Apps. Continue reading
It has been quite a while since the release of Linux Mint 20. Finally, the distro team posted update instructions. The notable thing is that this time you can only upgrade Mint 19.3 64-bit. Users running a 32-bit Mint instance are out of luck.
How to Enable or Disable Snap in Linux Mint 20
As you may know, the snap support is disabled by default in the Linux Mint 20. The
apt package manager is prevented from using and installing span packages, and there is no span management tools installed out of the box. If you decided to go with a snap app, here is how to enable the snap support in Linux Mint. Continue reading
The Linux Mint team today released the final version of the "Ulyana" distro, which is Linux Mint 20. It is the first release that comes as 64-bit only OS with snapd disabled, relying on classic repository apps, and flatpak. Continue reading
The Linux Mint have released a preview version of their upcoming "Ulyana" release. Linux Mint 20 has reached the BETA stage, and comes as 64-bit only OS with snapd disabled, relying on classic repository apps, and flatpak.
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.