We’re starting the new year with very good news. First of all, I’d like to thank you. We received 1,022 donations, for a total of $25,352 in a single month! This is an all-time high and it follows the release of Linux Mint 19.3 and the great reception you gave it, so we’re really happy, we’re very proud and we’re very thankful for your support.

We’re also excited about the start of this year because we’re not only starting a new development cycle and getting time to implement new features, we’re working on two brand new package bases in preparation of LMDE 4 and Linux Mint 20.


LMDE 4 will be released first. It will feature all the improvements we shipped with Linux Mint 19.3 (HDT, boot-repair, system reports, language settings, HiDPI and artwork improvements, new boot menus, Celluloid, Gnote, Drawing, Cinnamon 4.4, XApp status icons etc…) on top of an improved Debian 10 package base.

Some of the features which were missing in LMDE 3 were also ported from Linux Mint. The installer was given a better look and the same slideshow as in ubiquity:

It also now supports Btrfs submodules and home directory encryption:

NVIDIA driver from the boot menu

Like every new release, LMDE 4 is an opportunity to try new things. We’ve had issues with Nouveau (the open-source driver) compatibility on some NVIDIA cards for a while now. In most cases people had to use nomodeset, but when Nouveau didn’t recognize the chipset at all, they were left with no graphical display. In LMDE 4 we’re adding a new entry in the boot menu which installs the NVIDIA drivers on the fly, so both the live session and the installed OS work out of the box:

Cinnamon 4.6 Display Settings

The next version of Cinnamon will let you choose the frequency of your monitors. This is a feature that has been requested a few times and which is available in other desktop environments.

Cinnamon 4.6 will also introduce fractional scaling. At the moment your scaling is either 100% (normal mode) or 200% (HiDPI mode) and it is the same for all your monitors. Going forward, the scaling will be able to be different for each monitor, and you’ll be able to set it to values in between 100% and 200%.

In normal mode the resolution you set is the resolution you see. In HiDPI, at 200% scaling, the screen is showing twice the pixel density so everything looks sharper, but the resolution you see on the screen is only half the resolution of your monitor. Many HiDPI displays have a resolution which is actually quite small once HiDPI is activated.

Take a 13″ Macbook Retina 2013. Its screen resolution is 2560×1600. That’s too much for a 13″ screen; Applications, text and desktop items look way too small. In HiDPI mode, the screen shows twice the pixel density and everything looks really crisp, but look what happens to the resolution… it gets halved to 1280×800. The problem then is that 800px is not enough in terms of screen space, and some applications don’t even fit in it. A display like this one looks perfect in 1200px and that unfortunately means reducing the actual resolution to 1200px and not using HiDPI.

Another issue with HiDPI is multi-monitor support. You could plug an external monitor to this Macbook in the hope to stay in HiDPI on the laptop but to be in normal mode on the monitor. That’s not possible at the moment though, either all screens or none at all can be in HiDPI at the moment… and a non-HiDPI compatible screen set in HiDPI is just unusable.

So we’re trying to fix that with fractional scaling. By being able to set the scaling for each monitor independently and allow for scaling values of not only 100% and 200% but also 125%, 150%, 175%, we’re hoping to get higher pixel density and allow HiDPI and non-HiDPI monitors to play well with each others.

In the example of the Macbook plugged to a non-HiDPI monitor, we’d typically set the Macbook to 150% and the monitor to 100%. Under the hood, the entire desktop environment would run in HiDPI mode, but the actual scaling of the Macbook screen would be reduced from 200% to 150% and the scaling of the monitor from 200% to 100%.  We’d end up with a monitor which looks perfectly normal, and a Macbook screen which has a nice 1200px resolution and a “half-hidpi” 1.5 pixel density, which doesn’t look as crisp as full-hidpi, but looks crisper than in normal mode.

We’re currently Alpha-testing this fractional scaling in Cinnamon and assessing its compatibility and pros and cons on various GPUs.


The MintBox3 is now available with Worldwide shipping from Compulab (Israel) and Amazon (USA).

We’ll post a review of this amazing computer in February.


Linux Mint is proudly sponsored by:

Gold Sponsors:
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ThinkPenguin: For Everything Freedom
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BGASoft Inc
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Community Sponsors:

Donations in December:

A total of $25352 were raised thanks to the generous contributions of  1022 donors:

$500 (2nd donation), Gerald L.
$377, cat escape UG (haftungsbeschränkt)
$350, Garlin Security Consulting, LLC
$270 (2nd donation), Mathias H.
$250, Gregg S.
$216, Titouan B. aka “MoltenCore
$200 (5th donation), Randall H.
$200, Ueli S.
$162 (4th donation), Torsten P.
$150 (4th donation), John M.
$130 (5th donation), Mary A.
$120 (6th donation), JimM
$120 (6th donation), Stefan S.
$108 (9th donation), Frederic L. aka “nofrog”
$108 (9th donation), Heiko P. aka “CyCroN
$108 (6th donation), Martin R.
$108 (4th donation), aka “Phantasus
$108 (3rd donation), B. S. aka “disfit”
$108 (3rd donation), Roland L.
$108 (3rd donation), Wolfgang B.
$108 (3rd donation), Marcus H.
$108 (2nd donation), James B.
$108 (2nd donation), Theo R.
$108, David VANTYGHEM aka “InfoLibre
$108, Plamen A.
$108, Kati S.
$108, Didier T.
$100 (12th donation), Philip W.
$100 (10th donation), George H.
$100 (7th donation), Timothy P.
$100 (7th donation), Peter Larson
$100 (6th donation), martywd
$100 (6th donation), George P. aka “taz840209”
$100 (6th donation), Christophe Caillé aka “KKY”
$100 (4th donation), Data Power Development Limited
$100 (4th donation), Matt S.
$100 (4th donation), Jerry S.
$100 (3rd donation), Ralph P.
$100 (3rd donation), Michael H.
$100 (2nd donation), Sivaguru
$100 (2nd donation), John
$100 (2nd donation), Wayne B.
$100 (2nd donation), Peter C.
$100 (2nd donation), Roger W.
$100 (2nd donation), Albertas N.
$100 (2nd donation), Douglas Swinhart
$100 (2nd donation), Jim R. aka “Renn Computer Services”
$100 (2nd donation), Raymond H.
$100 (2nd donation), Paul R.
$100, Carl B.
$100, Jonathan S.
$100, Patrick Michael M.
$100, Dirk S.
$100, Anselmo S.
$100, Per B.
$100, Chris F.
$100, Lawrence W S.
$100, Roger J.
$100, Jon H.
$100, anonymous aka “anonymous”
$100, Alex R.
$100, Jeff J B.
$88, Brock C.
$81, Karsten P.
$80, Dani W.
$75, Robert S.
$75, Michael M.
$65 (4th donation), Michael S.
$65, Peter G.
$60, LanPort aka “LP
$60, Nelson L.
$59, Clive B.
$54 (18th donation), Orlando M. M.
$54 (13th donation), Goran A.
$54 (8th donation), Drazen P.
$54 (7th donation), Paul S. E. aka “Paul”
$54 (5th donation), Devendra Rai.
$54 (4th donation), Weber Technics
$54 (4th donation), Chema Cortés
$54 (2nd donation), Torsten M.
$54 (2nd donation), Jean-baptiste P.
$54 (2nd donation), Philipp K.
$54 (2nd donation), Martin D. O.
$54 (2nd donation), Ronald S.
$54 (2nd donation), Klaas H.
$54 (2nd donation), Maurizio M.
$54, Nicholas D.
$54, Albino Azevedo aka “albinoa”
$54, Marco L. aka “mar9000
$54, Oj S.
$54, Holger S.
$54, Fanchon P.
$54, Michael F.
$54, Olli S.
$54, Angelika A.
$54, Derek S.
$54, Ernst C.
$54, Andrei H.
$54, Regis K.
$54, Roberto C.
$54, Marcus O.
$54, Andrey U.
$54, Robbie H.
$54, Jan
$50 (18th donation), Thomas T. aka “FullTimer1489”
$50 (13th donation), Hans J.
$50 (8th donation), Douglas J.
$50 (8th donation), Warren A.
$50 (6th donation), Roy Q.
$50 (6th donation), Steven C.
$50 (5th donation), Rich H.
$50 (5th donation), Wallace P. M. J.
$50 (4th donation), Paul R.
$50 (4th donation), William G.
$50 (4th donation), Don P.
$50 (4th donation), Kris J.
$50 (4th donation), Brian S.
$50 (4th donation), Daniel B.
$50 (4th donation), Bob T.
$50 (3rd donation), Peter P.
$50 (3rd donation), Craig B.
$50 (3rd donation), L. H. .
$50 (3rd donation), Jonathan S.
$50 (3rd donation), Matthias H.
$50 (3rd donation), Ugo J.
$50 (3rd donation), Jeff B.
$50 (2nd donation), greerd
$50 (2nd donation), Krister P.
$50 (2nd donation), Prashanth V.
$50 (2nd donation), Steven A.
$50 (2nd donation), Gunter V. D. H.
$50 (2nd donation), Holly G.
$50 (2nd donation), John B.
$50 (2nd donation), Stuart C. D.
$50 (2nd donation), David B.
$50 (2nd donation), The Voorhees – Fine Audio
$50 (2nd donation), Jørgen R.
$50 (2nd donation), Gordon M.
$50 (2nd donation), Karl K.
$50 (2nd donation), Martin B.
$50, Sami Mannila
$50, Richard O.
$50, Stefan G.
$50, Grant W.
$50, Andrew W.
$50, Hubert K.
$50, Harry S.
$50, Eric W.
$50, H. Joel M.
$50, Steven J.
$50, Robert M.
$50, Didier N.
$50, Michael W.
$50, Stephen W.
$50, Nathan F.
$50, Norman L.
$50, Luca S.
$50, Claude M.
$50, Garrett F.
$50, Edward C.
$50, Stephen W.
$50, Robert T.
$50, Binu W. aka “BW”
$48, William P.
$47 (2nd donation), Renato R.
$45, Andrew Y.
$43 (7th donation), Pavel B.
$43 (2nd donation), Eugen A.
$43, Zuzana M.
$43, Jean-Claude M.
$43, Richard G.
$41, Anastasios S.
$40 (14th donation), John D.
$40 (5th donation), Oblong Software Products
$40 (2nd donation), David V.
$40, Jarett R.
$40, Vic M.
$40, Dennis S.
$39 (2nd donation), Christian S.
$36, Marco V.
$36, identity projects
$35 (3rd donation), Wiilliam N. H.
$35 (3rd donation), Alex S.
$35 (3rd donation), Andrew J. M. G.
$35 (2nd donation), Ricardo M.
$35, Allan Pendlebury. aka “AllanPen”
$35, Anthony D.
$33 (3rd donation), Clifford H.
$32 (117th donation), Olli K.
$32 (13th donation), David M.
$32 (6th donation), Ben E.
$32 (6th donation), Lars-gunnar S.
$32 (6th donation), Marc S.
$32 (6th donation), Jean-claude M.
$32 (4th donation), Ralph K.
$32 (4th donation), Jürgen F.
$32 (3rd donation), Daniel K.
$32 (3rd donation), Manfred S.
$32 (3rd donation), Chris M.
$32 (2nd donation), Florian M.
$32 (2nd donation), Jürgen H.
$32 (2nd donation), Frank B.
$32 (2nd donation), Jean-luc M.
$32 (2nd donation), Alexander M.
$32 (2nd donation), Michael B.
$32 (2nd donation), Willi S.
$32 (2nd donation), 974_RUN
$32, Andreas L.
$32, Adam Kraszewski
$32, erwn16 aka “erwn16”
$32, Juliane S.
$32, Klaus B.
$32, Dimitrios A.
$32, Martin H.
$30 (15th donation), Kevin S.
$30 (7th donation), Martin B.
$30 (6th donation), William E.
$30 (5th donation), Stuart B.
$30 (5th donation), Daniel M.
$30 (3rd donation), Michael Schröter aka “mia
$30 (2nd donation), Silvio H.
$30, Robert P.
$30, zzzzz .
$30, Carl T.
$30, Danny L.
$30, Wayne F.
$30, Hugli G.
$30, Kamil R.
$27 (15th donation), Joachim M.
$27 (13th donation), John K.
$27 (6th donation), Frank V.
$27 (5th donation), Manfred W.
$27 (5th donation), Alonso C.
$27 (4th donation), Nadim K.
$27 (4th donation), Michael W.
$27 (4th donation), Bernd J.
$27 (3rd donation), Holger R.
$27 (3rd donation), Tobias S.
$27 (3rd donation), Stefan B.
$27 (3rd donation), Richard L. F.
$27 (2nd donation), Franke-polz F.
$27 (2nd donation), Wolfgang S.
$27 (2nd donation), Oliver G.
$27 (2nd donation), Alessio B.
$27 (2nd donation), Maximilian H.
$27, Stefan E.
$27, Raymond L.
$27, Karljosef K.
$27, Jan Sanders aka “jasabor”
$27, Sybren S.
$27, Frederic W.
$27, Luis D.
$27, Igor K.
$27, Ferdinand H.
$27, Želimir S.
$27, Felix S.
$27, Jörg T.
$27, Gerbert Lekkerkerk
$27, shiatsu4you.net PALFALVI
$27, Michael K.
$26, Fabian F.
$25 (100th donation), Ronald W.
$25 (22nd donation), Ray
$25 (9th donation), George R. aka “Az4x4”
$25 (8th donation), Bill Metzenthen
$25 (8th donation), Vaughan B.
$25 (7th donation), Frances K.
$25 (7th donation), Bill R.
$25 (7th donation), Rene H. aka “Hogi”
$25 (5th donation), Scott S.
$25 (5th donation), Daniel B. M.
$25 (5th donation), Frederic R.
$25 (4th donation), Craig M.
$25 (4th donation), Michael T.
$25 (4th donation), Michael M.
$25 (4th donation), Charles S.
$25 (4th donation), Robert S.
$25 (4th donation), Edmond I.
$25 (3rd donation), Hendricus P. D. V.
$25 (3rd donation), William C.
$25 (3rd donation), Fahri T. C.
$25 (3rd donation), James C.
$25 (3rd donation), Stu B.
$25 (2nd donation), Vang P.
$25 (2nd donation), Edward O.
$25 (2nd donation), Michael C.
$25 (2nd donation), Martin M.
$25 (2nd donation), David H.
$25 (2nd donation), Jeffrey W.
$25 (2nd donation), John C.
$25 (2nd donation), Viv H.
$25 (2nd donation), Marinus V. D. W. aka “Max”
$25 (2nd donation), Steven V.
$25 (2nd donation), Stephen A.
$25, Douglas J.
$25, David K.
$25, Leonard F.
$25, Fred D.
$25, Andris Z. aka “Zars”
$25, Eric L.
$25, ClockXP
$25, John B.
$25, Edward C.
$25, Kevin R.
$25, Jonathan C.
$25, Mathew K.
$25, Paul W.
$25, David S.
$25, John A.
$25, Lisha L.
$25, Derek B.
$25, Patrick S.
$25, Raymond F.
$25, Michael S.
$25, David C.
$25, Rick T.
$25, David O.
$25, Jonathan P.
$25, Robert P.
$25, opalInteractive
$25, Eric C.
$25, Jeff E.
$25, Dani
$25, Michael S.
$25, Craig H.
$24, Ping X.
$23, P aka “Pociao”
$23, Jefferson Fernando L.
$22 (31st donation), Derek R.
$22 (19th donation), Doriano G. M.
$22 (13th donation), Per J.
$22 (9th donation), Luca D.
$22 (9th donation), Nigel B.
$22 (8th donation), Christian K.
$22 (7th donation), Brandon W.
$22 (7th donation), Mark A.
$22 (6th donation), Hubertus B.
$22 (5th donation), Andreas M.
$22 (5th donation), Martin L.
$22 (5th donation), Kleiner Funk-Electronic
$22 (5th donation), Tom B.
$22 (5th donation), Demosthenes Koptsis
$22 (5th donation), Frank J.
$22 (4th donation), Matthias Rainer
$22 (4th donation), W. H. .
$22 (4th donation), Bernard D.
$22 (4th donation), R. I. . aka “Birman”
$22 (4th donation), Ralf S.
$22 (4th donation), Torsten B.
$22 (3rd donation), José A. M.
$22 (3rd donation), Gerard V. S.
$22 (3rd donation), Harald M.
$22 (3rd donation), Ulrich H.
$22 (3rd donation), Thomas G.
$22 (3rd donation), Steve M.
$22 (3rd donation), Martin
$22 (2nd donation), Michael N.
$22 (2nd donation), Dimitrios P.
$22 (2nd donation), Matei M.
$22 (2nd donation), Marc F.
$22 (2nd donation), Kai H.
$22 (2nd donation), Jonas H.
$22 (2nd donation), Plamen K.
$22 (2nd donation), Paul S.
$22 (2nd donation), Raromatai
$22 (2nd donation), Marion C.
$22 (2nd donation), Lutz B.
$22 (2nd donation), Dirk L.
$22 (2nd donation), Andreas Z.
$22 (2nd donation), Tapani H.
$22 (2nd donation), Kaloyan K.
$22, mercredo
$22, Marco S.
$22, Bobby
$22, Bettina B.
$22, Jakob W.
$22, Adam P.
$22, Detlef N.
$22, Rene B.
$22, Florentino A.
$22, Alexander W.
$22, Robert S.
$22, zzzzzzzz zzz. .
$22, Alastair Scott
$22, Guersel Y.
$22, Oliver W.
$22, Fabian J.
$22, Carl-heinz D.
$22, Michael H. aka “mintaka”
$22, Tino M.
$22, Gunter F.
$20 (16th donation), Bryan F.
$20 (14th donation), Mike W aka “bajan52”
$20 (9th donation), Charles W.
$20 (9th donation), Murray C.
$20 (9th donation), Charles W.
$20 (8th donation), Hubert Banas
$20 (7th donation), Paul K.
$20 (6th donation), Computers Reborn LLC
$20 (6th donation), Andrew C.
$20 (5th donation), Kostas M. K.
$20 (5th donation), Dean P.
$20 (5th donation), Andrzej C.
$20 (5th donation), Joao Kodama
$20 (4th donation), Hugo G. aka “hugonz
$20 (4th donation), Terry B.
$20 (4th donation), S.S. Gold Coast aka “zoom zoom”
$20 (3rd donation), Jimmie D.
$20 (3rd donation), Chap-liong O.
$20 (3rd donation), D. H. .
$20 (3rd donation), Corey P.
$20 (3rd donation), Gordon E.
$20 (2nd donation), Michael P.
$20 (2nd donation), Kouji S.
$20 (2nd donation), Stan K.
$20 (2nd donation), Mark F.
$20 (2nd donation), Robert L.
$20 (2nd donation), Jason B.
$20 (2nd donation), John S.
$20 (2nd donation), Robert O.
$20 (2nd donation), Robert F.
$20 (2nd donation), Peter T.
$20 (2nd donation), Antony L.
$20 (2nd donation), Noriaki M.
$20 (2nd donation), Вержиковский А.
$20 (2nd donation), Thomas H.
$20 (2nd donation), Michael H.
$20, Ronald M.
$20, William M.
$20, John A.
$20, Karen B
$20, zzzzzz .
$20, Gavin P.
$20, Torfinn V.
$20, Harshith K.
$20, Paul S.
$20, aka “jl”
$20, Ronald F.
$20, Jimmy V.
$20, Matthew B.
$20, Robert R.
$20, Carlos T H.
$20, James M.
$20, Per N.
$20, Kevin M.
$20, Nils O.
$20, Robert G.
$20, Dan C.
$20, Val C.
$20, Uria C.
$20, Bill W.
$20, Rick S.
$20, Donald B.
$20, Thomas C.
$20, Michael B.
$19 (12th donation), François P.
$19 (9th donation), Malte J.
$18 (36th donation), Johann J.
$18 (2nd donation), Paul-andré R.
$16 (34th donation), Andreas S.
$16 (11th donation), Michael R.
$16 (8th donation), Florian U.
$16 (7th donation), Francois B. aka “Makoto
$16 (6th donation), Jens
$16 (6th donation), Dirk M.
$16 (5th donation), José G.
$16 (5th donation), Gabriele B.
$16 (5th donation), Erwin v K. aka “Erwin Musicman”
$16 (2nd donation), Bernard L.
$16 (2nd donation), Marius A.
$16 (2nd donation), Timothy D.
$16 (2nd donation), Andreas B.
$16 (2nd donation), Samu A.
$16 (2nd donation), Sam N.
$16, Martin J.
$16, Rj V.
$16, Martin J.
$16, Jan A.
$16, Benoit G.
$16, Pedro Antonio U.
$16, Thomas G.
$16, Marius M.
$16, Alfio L.
$15 (24th donation), Stefan M. H.
$15 (16th donation), AJ Gringo
$15 (8th donation), Feroz E.
$15 (5th donation), Fred B.
$15 (3rd donation), David W.
$15 (2nd donation), Steve S.
$15 (2nd donation), Karen B
$15 (2nd donation), Greg K.
$15 (2nd donation), G H.
$15 (2nd donation), El Gitto
$15 (2nd donation), Marcin A.
$15, Michael H.
$15, Reinaldo R.
$15, Matthew T.
$15, Edmund S.
$15, Enmanuel M.
$15, Jizí N.
$15, Tamer A.
$15, Jave I.
$15, Mathew N.
$14, Matthias K. aka “snacke99”
$13 (3rd donation), Brian H.
$13 (3rd donation), Andrew P.
$13 (2nd donation), Keith W.
$13, John T.
$13, Zoran C.
$13, Jeste S.
$12 (105th donation), Tony C. aka “S. LaRocca”
$12 (3rd donation), Lance A.
$12 (2nd donation), David B.
$12, Marcin P.
$12, Arsoluhur M.
$12, Krzysztof S.
$12, Luke B.
$11 (37th donation), Paul O.
$11 (12th donation), Raymond M. (retired)
$11 (12th donation), Queenvictoria
$11 (9th donation), Slobodan Vrkacevic
$11 (9th donation), Rene Schwietzke aka “Rene S.
$11 (9th donation), Michael S.
$11 (9th donation), Michiel B. aka “Fairyland Ironwolves
$11 (8th donation), Piotr L aka “xpil
$11 (7th donation), Tom M.
$11 (7th donation), Yves R.
$11 (6th donation), A. R.
$11 (6th donation), Serhii B. aka “sinpavla
$11 (6th donation), Alexander Lang
$11 (5th donation), Alexander P.
$11 (5th donation), Bernhard M.
$11 (4th donation), Martin H.
$11 (4th donation), Petr V.
$11 (4th donation), Benjamin F.
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$11 (3rd donation), Florian J.
$11 (3rd donation), Anatoli K.
$11 (3rd donation), Paolo C.
$11 (3rd donation), Michail I.
$11 (3rd donation), Enrico C.
$11 (3rd donation), Martin L.
$11 (2nd donation), Thomas L.
$11 (2nd donation), Frank R.
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$11 (2nd donation), Jens H.
$11 (2nd donation), Bruno S.
$11 (2nd donation), Jesus I. A. B.
$11 (2nd donation), Johan Z.
$11 (2nd donation), Roger
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$11 (2nd donation), Gabriele D.
$11 (2nd donation), František H.
$11, Vladimír V.
$11, Sascha S.
$11, Robert B.
$11, Marcel S.
$11, Jozef M.
$11, Miguel Ángel M.
$11, Franz-josef N.
$11, Stefano R.
$11, Andrés F.
$11, Lukas G.
$11, Mladen P.
$11, Alexander K.
$11, David Lara aka “Nevat”
$11, Lorenzo Carbonell aka “atareao
$11, Toni P.
$11, Christoph C.
$11, João Francisco P.
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$11, Andrey K.
$11, Hayden B.
$11, Lukas O.
$11, Robin O.
$11, Claude D.
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$11, Kim-jürgen B.
$11, André S.
$11, Julien P.
$11, Vincent B.
$11, Wolfgang S.
$11, Bernd Lauert
$11, Fell V.
$11, Henk R.
$11, Felipe P.
$11, Vesa A.
$11, Paul V.
$11, Heinz F.
$11, Christopher S.
$11, Massimo C.
$11, Philipp H.
$11, Bernd S.
$11, Pierre L.
$11, Johan D.
$10 (45th donation), Thomas C.
$10 (40th donation), Frank K.
$10 (24th donation), Rick R.
$10 (20th donation), Laura NL aka “lauranl
$10 (15th donation), Wilson G.
$10 (13th donation), Antoine T.
$10 (13th donation), Masaomi Yoshida
$10 (10th donation), Ian E.
$10 (8th donation), Martín P. D. L. G.
$10 (7th donation), Peter H.
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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you all! Many thanks for your support and donations!

We had a fantastic release and it was an amazing feeling to be able to deliver it to you just before the holiday season 🙂

Bug Fixes

Before we move ahead and start working on Linux Mint 20 and LMDE 4, we’ll make a few adjustments and fix some of the things you expressed in your feedback.

First, I noticed some of you regretted the removal of keyboard shortcuts in Cinnamon’s grouped window list. When we removed this feature, we assumed it wasn’t discoverable and so very few people were likely to use it. It looks like we were wrong, so we’ll bring this feature back.

We finally managed to solve the 1px border bug which impacts full screen windows in Cinnamon, and we also have a fix for the screensaver lag. We’ll be pushing these fixes as package updates.

The new version of the System Reports tool was very well received but the root password notice confused a huge number of people. I talked to some of  our IRC moderators and it’s their number 1 complaint with the new release. We’ll review this and find a solution for it.

There was a packaging issue with grub2-theme-mint and grub2-theme-mint-2k. These packages couldn’t be removed cleanly. This is fixed now.

We’re chasing an issue with the clock format in Cinnamon. If you’re impacted, don’t hesitate to comment at https://github.com/linuxmint/cinnamon/issues/9042.

In your feedback we noticed many issues with the system tray and the XappStatusIcon applet. Everything’s in place on our side for this to work smoothly and we can’t reproduce issues here. If you’re impacted by a tray problem, please report it at https://github.com/linuxmint/linuxmint/issues, tell us which desktop you’re using, what your panel layout is (i.e. which applets it contains), and the list of your installed packages (you can get this with “dpkg -l”).


The MintBox3 is finally out, and not only were we able to play with it, we were able to send units to some of the developers in our team. As we go along I hope we’ll be able to continue to do that and more and more Mint developers will get their hands on it.

It’s an amazing machine and there’s nothing else quite like it. I was using an Airtop1 as my main computer so I was already used to the look, the form factor,  the build quality and the passive cooling… I didn’t expect to be that impressed with it, but the gap in performance really took me by surprise. I hope we’ll be able to gather our impressions and write a full review next month.

If you’re interested in the MintBox3 check the press release at https://fit-iot.com/web/products/mintbox3/mintbox3-press-release.

The MintBox3 is currently available for $1399 and $2499 depending on the specification:

  • The MintBox3 Basic is the entry model with Core i5-9500 6 core CPU, 16 GB RAM and 256 GB Samsung NVMe SSD.
  • The MintBox3 Pro is the high-end model with Core i9-9900K 8 core CPU, GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB graphics, 32 GB RAM and 1 TB Samsung NVMe SSD.

This is a luxury computer and it feels really unique. When you show it to neighbors and friends the first thing they ask is “what is it?”. We know this unit isn’t for everybody, and it certainly doesn’t look like a budget computer or a commodity product. Since 2012, everything we’ve done with Compulab has felt really special. We’ve put our logo on some of the cutest and smallest silent computers and we’ve been really proud to be part of this. Today we’re admiring our diamond laser cut logo on a machine which doesn’t just look cute and unique, but which is also brutally powerful. This is the fastest computer I’ve put my hands on, it’s the best built machine I’ve ever played with, and it runs Linux Mint.


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It is now possible to upgrade Linux Mint 19, 19.1 or 19.2 to version 19.3.

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 19.3 is relatively easy.

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

Launch the System Upgrade by clicking on “Edit->Upgrade to Linux Mint 19.3 Tricia”.

Follow the instructions on the screen.

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

4. Add packages (optional)

Celluloid, gnote, drawing and neofetch were added to Linux Mint 19.3. To install these packages, 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 and mint-upgrade-info installed and restart the Update Manager. If the latest versions 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.