Many thanks to all our donors, sponsors and partners and all the people who are involved in helping our project and our community. We received 380 donations in June and more than 500 in July. Not only do your donations help us  they constantly remind us you enjoy our work. On top of your feedback and support messages this is an amazing source of focus, pride and motivation for us.

Linux Mint 20.2 “Uma”

Linux Mint 20.2 was very well received. Over at ZDNet, Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols said:

The years go by, and I keep trying one Linux desktop distro after the other. But for more than a decade now, I come back to Linux Mint. Why? It’s simple: Year in and year out, Mint remains the best, easiest-to-use Linux desktop. That’s the case again with the latest release, called Linux Mint 20.2 “Uma.”

We were delighted to see your reactions here on the blog when you started to use some of the new features. The search functions and the bulk renamer in particular proved to be very popular.

The upgrade path was opened shortly after the official release and a few weeks later the new features were ported towards LMDE 4.

We also took the opportunity to provide some of the improvements and bug fixes from Linux Mint 20.2 to 20 and 20.1 by backporting the latest version of the following packages: folder-color-switcher, gnome-online-accounts, hypnotix and youtube-dl, lightdm-settings, mint-themes, mintbackup, mintdrivers, mintinstall, mintlocale, mintreport, mintstick, mintsystem, mintupdate, mintupload, nvidia-prime-applet, warpinator and yelp.

The next development cycle is now open and the next target is Linux Mint 20.3. It is planned for Christmas 2021.

New website

When our current website was revealed it looked amazing. It did, people loved it, but that was in 2008. This was 13 years ago. The first thing people say when they see it nowadays is that it looks old and outdated. And they’re right, it is exactly that, old and outdated.

Although it was interrupted by the release of Linux Mint 20.2 work continues on a new website.

The new website will have a new look but it will also feature an adaptive layout, work well on any device, present information in a modern way and focus on what most visitors expect to find when they first browse it:

  • What is Linux Mint?
  • Why use Linux Mint?
  • How to install it?

With the stable release just behind us the timing is right and this project is given more focus.

If you’re talented in graphics design, UI/UX design, web design or even artwork in general get in touch with us. This project is hosted on github at https://github.com/linuxmint/website-wizixo and you can also get in touch with us directly by email at root@linuxmint.com.

Right now we’re working on this website but we’re also constantly looking for artists. Put bluntly we can implement pretty much anything, any website, any software application, we can make it work and work really well, but we can’t make it look nice 🙂 After this website we’ll have more websites to redesign, we’ll want our icon theme, GTK theme, titlebars and the look of the Linux Mint desktop in general to improve as well, and for this we need more artists to come and join us.

Sponsorships

Gold Sponsors:
Linux VPS Hosting
Simple Mobile Tools
Silver Sponsors:
Sucuri
ThinkPenguin: For Everything Freedom
Tibor Kaputa
Bronze Sponsors:
Vault Networks *
AYKsolutions Server & Cloud Hosting
hSo
BGASoft Inc
Feathercoin
HamoniKR
Laser Pointer Forums, LLC
Look To The Right SEO
Michael Hathaway
Synapse Search
Uwe Schneider GmbH
Community Sponsors:

Donations in June:

A total of $9,129 were raised thanks to the generous contributions of 380 donors:

$350 (3rd donation), Blue Ridge POS, LLC aka “Dewey
$216 (6th donation), Duncan G. aka “catraeus
$200, Fulton H.
$150 (2nd donation), Garlin Security Consulting, LLC
$135 (3rd donation), J aka “look but don’t touch. Thank you”
$120, Grigoriy Demin
$108 (7th donation), Jacques P.
$108 (2nd donation), Michael F.
$108, Jan S.
$108, Hans R.
$100 (4th donation), Andrew Gouw
$100 (3rd donation), Michael P.
$100, na5m
$100, John C.
$100, Brad C.
$100, John K.
$86 (4th donation), Rhydwen V.
$86 (3rd donation), Thomas I.
$75, Gord S.
$75, Amy B.
$54 (6th donation), Ingo Luedeke aka “TheGo”
$54 (6th donation), Bernard H.
$54 (5th donation), Karl H.
$54 (4th donation), Mark DR
$54 (4th donation), Philipp S.
$54 (4th donation), Rasmus A.
$54 (3rd donation), John B.
$54 (3rd donation), Uwe W.
$54 (2nd donation), A. P. .
$54 (2nd donation), Stephan D.
$54 (2nd donation), Vasiliy B.
$54, David V.
$54, Norbert V.
$54, Roman W.
$54, Graham H.
$54, H.S. aka “Huub”
$54, Alexandra V.
$54, Joseph K.
$54, Mike H.
$54, Bent Nielsen aka “BNi”
$54, Joachim R.
$50 (50th donation), Anthony C. aka “ciak”
$50 (17th donation), Hans J.
$50 (11th donation), Douglas J.
$50 (9th donation), stewy
$50 (5th donation), Guy L.
$50 (5th donation), Marty L.
$50 (5th donation), Edmund B.
$50 (4th donation), Joe K.
$50 (3rd donation), Pj Sylvia.
$50 (3rd donation), Martin C.
$50 (3rd donation), Michel R.
$50 (3rd donation), Terry P.
$50 (2nd donation), Nathaniel B.
$50 (2nd donation), Mark Patterson
$50 (2nd donation), William M.
$50 (2nd donation), Andrew S.
$50 (2nd donation), Jeff A.
$50 (2nd donation), Scott P.
$50 (2nd donation), Leopold F.
$50 (2nd donation), Scott N.
$50 (2nd donation), roger
$50 (2nd donation), Adam W.
$50 (2nd donation), Stuart C. D.
$50 (2nd donation), Jack B.
$50 (2nd donation), Clayton H.
$50 (2nd donation), Harry Fine Paralegal Services
$50 (2nd donation), John A. F.
$50, Claude A.
$50, Rhoda O.
$50, Myron S.
$50, Maxime B.
$50, Michael R.
$50, Kari K.
$50, Harry N.
$50, John B.
$50, Christ P.
$50, Alejandro P.
$50, Yul R.
$50, R Michael A.
$50, Ján L.
$50, Jerry R.
$43 (135th donation), Olli K.
$40 (7th donation), Robert T.
$40 (2nd donation), Charles R.
$38, Mr Ian Sheppard
$35 (14th donation), Ted S.
$35, Ali S.
$32 (2nd donation), Christian S.
$32 (2nd donation), Manuel López
$30 (18th donation), Kevin S.
$30 (9th donation), Vladimir Litvinenko
$30 (7th donation), jowind
$30 (2nd donation), Birger M.
$30 (2nd donation), :Karen-Ann: aka “Annie”
$30 (2nd donation), Ken S.
$30 (2nd donation), Carl T.
$30, James H.
$28 (6th donation), Adam K.
$27 (16th donation), John K.
$27, Thomas H.
$27, Christian T.
$27, Peter Thornton Tate.
$27, Mariano V.
$26 (14th donation), Tsatsorin E. aka “Eugene713
$26 (3rd donation), Marion P.
$25 (13th donation), George R. aka “Az4x4”
$25 (8th donation), Andrew Currie
$25 (5th donation), Michael M.
$25 (5th donation), Linux Mint Sverige
$25 (3rd donation), Thomas N.
$25 (3rd donation), Michael F.
$25 (2nd donation), David K.
$25 (2nd donation), Matt W.
$25 (2nd donation), Kyle S.
$25, Ivan D.
$25, In honor of Bob B
$25, Jessy Cheung
$25, Sean B.
$24, Marcus E.
$22 (25th donation), Doriano G. M.
$22 (15th donation), Peter E.
$22 (11th donation), Dick B. aka “Dick”
$22 (10th donation), Teobaldo D.
$22 (6th donation), Chema Cortés
$22 (6th donation), Martin L.
$22 (6th donation), Jerome M.
$22 (5th donation), Krister R.
$22 (5th donation), Tapani H.
$22 (4th donation), daoud
$22 (4th donation), Andreas G.
$22 (4th donation), Sven-Uwe U. aka “surban”
$22 (4th donation), Joe S.
$22 (3rd donation), Benedikt F.
$22 (3rd donation), Wolfgang N.
$22 (2nd donation), Werner K.
$22 (2nd donation), William H.
$22 (2nd donation), Michel J.
$22 (2nd donation), Erwin S.
$22 (2nd donation), Klaus B.
$22 (2nd donation), Martin L.
$22 (2nd donation), Edward A Lockhart
$22 (2nd donation), Robert S.
$22 (2nd donation), Patrick C.
$22 (2nd donation), Vittorio A.
$22 (2nd donation), Marko B.
$22, Jonathan S.
$22, Juan M.
$22, Tony M.
$22, Lukas W.
$22, Johann K.
$22, John Baines
$22, Hans-helmut H.
$22, Ralf S.
$22, J.
$22, Jukka H.
$22, Henk T.
$22, Josef Z.
$22, Andreas Berg R.
$22, Dominykas C.
$22, Andrej K.
$22, Werner P.
$22, aka “splash”
$22, Daniel J.
$22, Rolf S.
$22, Ueli S.
$22, David Z.
$22, Lucas E.
$22, Cord S.
$22, Zoltan N.
$22, Farah K.
$20 (55th donation), Curt Vaughan aka “curtvaughan “
$20 (35th donation), Bryan F.
$20 (34th donation), Stefan M. H.
$20 (31st donation), Mike W aka “bajan52”
$20 (18th donation), vagrantcow
$20 (17th donation), Ke C.
$20 (15th donation), Michel S.
$20 (15th donation), François P.
$20 (11th donation), Brent P.
$20 (11th donation), Anon
$20 (8th donation), Robert L.
$20 (8th donation), Joao Kodama
$20 (6th donation), Stephen F.
$20 (5th donation), Mark F.
$20 (4th donation), Thomas C.
$20 (4th donation), Leroy H.
$20 (4th donation), David H.
$20 (4th donation), Kevin M.
$20 (4th donation), James W.
$20 (4th donation), Eric W.
$20 (4th donation), Lennart S.
$20 (4th donation), Paul S.
$20 (4th donation), Sidney F.
$20 (3rd donation), Michael A C.
$20 (3rd donation), Pavel N.
$20 (3rd donation), David V.
$20 (3rd donation), Dennis G.
$20 (2nd donation), Patrick M.
$20 (2nd donation), Anthony K.
$20 (2nd donation), Timothy P.
$20 (2nd donation), Micheal H.
$20 (2nd donation), a donor
$20 (2nd donation), Everett F.
$20 (2nd donation), Steven O.
$20 (2nd donation), Donna J.
$20 (2nd donation), Robert H.
$20, Brian S.
$20, Jay H.
$20, OBIE ENT.
$20, Van K.
$20, Richard J.
$20, Jim H.
$20, John P.
$20, Austin C.
$20, Joseph Y.
$20, Paul B.
$20, Jonathan M.
$20, Samuel W.
$20, Boone A.
$20, James F.
$20, Brian S.
$20, Andrew R.
$20, Jonathon F.
$20, Richard L.
$20, Wesley C.
$20, Wolfgang S.
$20, Michael M.
$20, Sylvain M.
$20, Fernandes J.
$20, James G.
$18 (31st donation), Michael R.
$18 (5th donation), Alexey T.
$16 (53th donation), Andreas S.
$16 (15th donation), Kevin Safford
$16 (2nd donation), Dave Langers
$16, Reidar S.
$15 (13th donation), Constantin M.
$15 (4th donation), Douglas S.
$13 (2nd donation), le-key
$13, Antony L.
$12 (124th donation), Tony C. aka “S. LaRocca”
$12 (22nd donation), Lance A.
$12 (15th donation), Simone G.
$12, Daniel J.
$11 (17th donation), Denis D.
$11 (15th donation), Daniel S.
$11 (12th donation), Antonio aka “pengu73”
$11 (11th donation), Štefan V. aka “Thinker8”
$11 (10th donation), Yves R.
$11 (9th donation), Tomi P.
$11 (9th donation), Davide A.
$11 (7th donation), Soutarson P.
$11 (6th donation), Eduard L.
$11 (6th donation), Mirko A.
$11 (5th donation), Rupert B.
$11 (5th donation), Robert W.
$11 (5th donation), Florian L.
$11 (4th donation), John Marakis
$11 (4th donation), Marko U.
$11 (4th donation), Nicolas R.
$11 (4th donation), Tom S.
$11 (4th donation), Michael K.
$11 (3rd donation), Emanuel C.
$11 (3rd donation), Gerard D. W.
$11 (3rd donation), Jean R.
$11 (3rd donation), Richard Bergen (Writer)
$11 (3rd donation), Stefan P.
$11 (2nd donation), Patrice C.
$11 (2nd donation), Norbert D.
$11 (2nd donation), Christian W.
$11 (2nd donation), Galder D.
$11 (2nd donation), Ralf M.
$11 (2nd donation), Thomas K.
$11 (2nd donation), Peter B.
$11 (2nd donation), Martin K.
$11 (2nd donation), aka “billia”
$11 (2nd donation), William D.
$11 (2nd donation), Ernaelsten G. aka “MaitrePylos”
$11 (2nd donation), Thomas P. H.
$11 (2nd donation), Bernd Lauert
$11, Luigino V.
$11, Jan S.
$11, Heiko W.
$11, Antonio D.
$11, Paul vd B.
$11, Richard A.
$11, Sven J.
$11, Anastasios P.
$11, Patricio M.
$11, Ib Oscar J.
$11, Bruno S.
$11, Ruben V.
$11, Maurice E.
$11, Sebastian H.
$11, Jordi F.
$11, Bonato G.
$11, Matthias O.
$11, Olaf F.
$11, Jorge T.
$11, IAX
$11, Mario S.
$11, Miguel Angel L.
$11, Daniel A.
$11, Miki M.
$11, jo
$11, Luis Renato C.
$11, Joan A.
$11, Kenan C.
$11, Louis M.
$11, Daniel Čermák
$11, Bernd B.
$11, Surinameclubcard
$11, Mehdi A.
$11, Ørjan S.
$10 (86th donation), Tree Service Kansas City
$10 (80th donation), Tree Removal Raleigh NC
$10 (64th donation), Thomas C.
$10 (58th donation), Fence Baton Rouge
$10 (41th donation), Rick R.
$10 (25th donation), Francois-R L.
$10 (23rd donation), Serhii B. aka “sinpavla
$10 (18th donation), Wilson G.
$10 (14th donation), Michel C.
$10 (12th donation), Tree Service Eau Claire
$10 (11th donation), Fence Company Raleigh
$10 (11th donation), Philip Woodward
$10 (10th donation), mintmem.com aka “mintmem.com
$10 (9th donation), Philip E.
$10 (8th donation), Owen D.
$10 (8th donation), Concrete Contractors Raleigh
$10 (8th donation), Frank H.
$10 (7th donation), retaining wall blocks Salem Oregon
$10 (7th donation), Kenton B.
$10 (6th donation), Beloit Tree Service
$10 (6th donation), Michael P. K.
$10 (6th donation), Mathias aka “Sorglos”
$10 (5th donation), Minneapolis Commercial Cleaners
$10 (5th donation), Team Clean llc
$10 (5th donation), Mesa Towing Company
$10 (5th donation), galaxy projector
$10 (4th donation), Stuart Hedditch
$10 (4th donation), Michael K.
$10 (4th donation), Alexei S.
$10 (4th donation), Joseph G.
$10 (4th donation), Wilfrid W.
$10 (3rd donation), Minneapolis Commercial Painting
$10 (3rd donation), Edward H.
$10 (3rd donation), brooklyn park commercial cleaning
$10 (2nd donation), Minneapolis Roofing Pros
$10 (2nd donation), Johannes W.
$10 (2nd donation), Warner Cascante
$10 (2nd donation), Shy Zedaka.
$10 (2nd donation), Tomasz G.
$10 (2nd donation), Azbiel L.
$10 (2nd donation), Cesar A.
$10 (2nd donation), Waleed A.
$10 (2nd donation), Plymouth Roofing
$10 (2nd donation), Michael G.
$10 (2nd donation), Imre N.
$10 (2nd donation), Volodymyr K.
$10 (2nd donation), Auguste H.
$10 (2nd donation), Window Tinting Mackay
$10 (2nd donation), Eden Prairie Roofing
$10 (2nd donation), Anthony H.
$10, Daniel P.
$10, Mark B.
$10, Andrew K.
$10, C Felipe S P
$10, Raymond G.
$10, Gerson M.
$10, Dmitry K.
$10, Timothy L.
$10, Allen W.
$10, Robert Z.
$10, zzzzzz .
$10, Daniel W.
$10, Curtis B.
$10, Maryna P.
$10, Rick H. aka “Rick”
$10, Patrick Å.
$10, Guilherme M.
$10, Piyush A.
$10, Guillermo C.
$10, Andres U.
$10, Bruce M.
$10, Jean-françois P.
$10, Marcela D.
$10, Atheer A.
$10, Semyon K.
$10, Chirag B.
$10, Giso G.
$10, Everson D.
$10, Rupert T.
$10, Roman
$10, John T.
$10, Edward C.
$10, Rene A.
$10, Sönke P.
$10, Andrew G.
$8 (2nd donation), Henk-jan J.
$8 (2nd donation), Kevin M.
$6 (5th donation), Keith W.
$6, Serg K
$6, Pierre C.
$5 (61th donation), Eugene T.
$5 (51th donation), Bhavinder Jassar
$5 (38th donation), Dmitry P.
$5 (32nd donation), William Menezes
$5 (25th donation), Hristo Gatsinski
$5 (21st donation), Blazej P. aka “bleyzer”
$5 (20th donation), Thomas R.
$5 (12th donation), Sérgio D. S. S. aka “sersantos”
$5 (8th donation), Timo K.
$5 (8th donation), dgtworx.com
$5 (6th donation), Josef H. R. H.
$5 (6th donation), Vanessa & Markus
$5 (5th donation), Attila V.
$5 (4th donation), Louis C.
$5 (4th donation), Christopher S.
$5 (3rd donation), Massimo Balzi aka “massimobalzi”
$5 (3rd donation), Damir L.
$5 (3rd donation), Matthias W.
$5 (2nd donation), aka “Miro”
$5 (2nd donation), Victoria Hastings
$5 (2nd donation), J. Camargo
$5 (2nd donation), Donatas Dainys
$5 (2nd donation), Juan R. aka “Zorencen”
$5 (2nd donation), Antonio B.
$5, Alfred J.
$5, Keith O.
$5, Andrejas H.
$5, Niles M.
$5, David C.
$5, Paulo A.
$5, Klaus-Dieter M.
$5, Daniel A.
$5, Openoffer
$5, Matthew N.
$5, Viktor Z.
$5, Michael M.
$5, Gunesh C.
$5, Raul B.
$5, Norbert Sebastian
$5, Michael V.
$5, Paul R.
$5, Johan M.
$5, Krzysztof L.
$5, Vacaloura
$5, Evan Dort aka “Evand”
$5, Frederic J.
$5, Tamas C.
$5, Yuri V.
$4 (19th donation), Oleksandr P.
$4, Alan C.
$3 (11th donation), Fabio Baratti
$3 (10th donation), Szilard S.
$3 (6th donation), Ashraf H.
$3 (3rd donation), Ivan Zhelev
$3 (2nd donation), Erly T. O.
$3, Anton F.
$25 from 19 smaller donations

If you want to help Linux Mint with a donation, please visit https://www.linuxmint.com/donors.php

Patrons:

Linux Mint is proudly supported by 574 patrons, for a sum of $2,925 per month.

To become a Linux Mint patron, please visit https://www.patreon.com/linux_mint

Rankings:

  • Distrowatch (popularity ranking): 2011
  • Alexa (website ranking): 13475

It is now possible to upgrade Linux Mint 20 and 20.1 to version 20.2.

If you’ve been waiting for this we’d like to thank you for your patience.

1. Create a system snapshot

You can use Timeshift to make a system snapshot before the upgrade.

If anything goes wrong, you can easily restore your operating system to its previous state.

Launch Timeshift from the application menu, follow the instructions on the screen to configure it and create a system snapshot.

2. Prepare for the upgrade

  • Disable your screensaver
  • If you installed Cinnamon spices (applets, desklets, extensions, themes), upgrade them from the System Settings

3. Upgrade the operating system

Upgrading to Linux Mint 20.2 is relatively easy.

In the Update Manager, click on the Refresh button to check for any new version of mintupdate or mint-upgrade-info. If there are updates for these packages, apply them.

Launch the System Upgrade by clicking on “Edit->Upgrade to Linux Mint 20.2 Uma”.

Follow the instructions on the screen.

If asked whether to keep or replace configuration files, choose to replace them.

4. Convert the system with usrmerge

We recommend you convert your system with usrmerge. This is done already for all fresh installations of Linux Mint 20.1 and 20.2.

For information on usrmerge, read https://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/systemd/TheCaseForTheUsrMerge/.

To convert your system, open a terminal and type:

5. Reboot the computer

Once the upgrade is finished, reboot your computer.

Commonly asked questions

  • If the upgrade is not available to you, check that you have the latest versions of mintupdate (5.7.3 or higher) and mint-upgrade-info (1.1.8 or higher) and restart the Update Manager by launching it again from the applications menu.
  • If the latest versions of mintupdate and mint-upgrade-info are not yet available in your mirrors, switch to the default repositories.
  • This happens rarely, but if you ever got locked and were unable to log back in, switch to console with CTRL+ALT+F1, log in, and type “killall cinnamon-screensaver” (or “killall mate-screensaver” in MATE). Use CTRL+ALT+F7 or CTRL+ALT+F8 to get back to your session.

The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 20.2 “Uma” Xfce Edition.

Linux Mint 20.2 Uma Xfce Edition

Linux Mint 20.2 is a long term support release which will be supported until 2025. It comes with updated software and brings refinements and many new features to make your desktop even more comfortable to use.

New features:

This new version of Linux Mint contains many improvements.

For an overview of the new features please visit:

What’s new in Linux Mint 20.2 Xfce“.

Important info:

The release notes provide important information about known issues, as well as explanations, workarounds and solutions.

To read the release notes, please visit:

Release Notes for Linux Mint 20.2 Xfce

System requirements:

  • 2GB RAM (4GB recommended for a comfortable usage).
  • 20GB of disk space (100GB recommended).
  • 1024×768 resolution (on lower resolutions, press ALT to drag windows with the mouse if they don’t fit in the screen).

Upgrade instructions:

  • Announcements will be made shortly with instructions on how to upgrade from Linux Mint 20.1 and Linux Mint 20.
  • If you are running the BETA use the Update Manager to apply available updates.

Download links:

Here are the download links:

Integrity and authenticity checks:

Once you have downloaded an image, please verify its integrity and authenticity.

Anyone can produce fake ISO images, it is your responsibility to check you are downloading the official ones.

Enjoy!

We look forward to receiving your feedback. Thank you for using Linux Mint and have a lot of fun with this new release!