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Linux Mint 20.2 named ‘Uma’ will reach BETA by mid-June

A new official announcement in the blog by head developer Clement Lefebvre reveals that Linux Mint 20.2 is code-named 'Uma.'  Its the beta version should be released in the middle of June. Linux Mint 20.2 will include a new app, Bulky, that allows batch rename files in both Cinnamon and MATE desktop environments.

The addition of the app is a high demand. There was no option in Nemo (Cinnamon File Manager app) and Caja (the file "explorer" app of Mate) to name your files.

As for Xfce edition of Mint, its file manager, Thunar, has the bulk rename option for ages.

Besides the new app, Linux Mint 20.2 will come with

  • Nemo 5.0, which will able to perform for file contents. Regular expressions and recursive folder searches will be supported.
  • Warpinator, a file sharing tool over your LAN, will allow to select the network connection to use. If you are connected to multiple interfaces (Wireless + ethernet for instance) this allows you to select which network you want to share files on. It will also provide compression for files before sending them to save your bandwidth. Also,compression can make transfers up to 3 times faster.
  • A new version of the NVIDIA Prime applet that resolves an issue that causes its icon to disappear from the tray. It also contains support for computers with AMD/NVIDIA hybrids (i.e. systems with an integrated AMD GPU and a discrete NVIDIA GPU).

Linux Mint 20.2 is based on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS and will be supported until Spring 2025. It will be available as a 64-bit only OS in three editions with Cinnamon, MATE, and Xfce DEs.

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