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Linux Mint now ships Chromium in its repos, introduces IPTV app

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

Change Screen DPI Scaling in Xubuntu

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

Linux Mint announces version 20.1 ‘Ulyssa’, own Chromium packages, and much more

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

Web App Manager in Linux Mint converts websites into apps

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

Enable or Disable Snap in Linux Mint 20

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