Before we start with the news, I’d like to thank you for your donations and for your help. Many thanks to everyone involved in supporting us.

Backports and fixes

Many bug fixes were backported to Linux Mint 19.3. Three of them are quite significant:

  • cinnamon-session: Don’t let unresponsive programs delay the shutdown.
  • muffin: Fixed crash with certain Steam games in fullscreen.
  • muffin: Fixed black glitches and random desktop artefacts.

Bug fixes were also applied specifically to Linux Mint 20 and LMDE 4 to address a case which made the desktop crash as well as cosmetic issues, keybinding issues.

Warpinator received updates to improve network connectivity and preservation of file permissions.

Libxapp received updates to make its SNI watcher asynchronous. This fixed missing tray icons with some QT, Electron and Chromium applications and in some cases also login issues.

Warpinator

We’re happy to announce that Warpinator, the network transfer tool which shipped with Linux Mint 20 and was ported to LMDE 4, is now available to all users of Linux as a Flatpak.

If you are using Linux Mint 19.x or Linux Mint 18.x open the Software Manager and search for “Warpinator”.

If you are using a different Linux distribution head over to Flathub at https://flathub.org/apps/details/org.x.Warpinator.

If you want to share files between computers running different releases of Linux Mint or different distributions, note that you can use both Flatpak and non-Flatpak versions of Warpinator on the same network.

WebApp Manager

Are you often struggling to find a particular website among the many browser windows and tabs already opened? Do you wish you could easily just launch your favorite websites and have them run in their own window as if they were desktop applications?

If so, Peppermint has the solution. They have a tool called “ICE” which is dedicated to turning your favorite websites into standalone applications. In fact, they’ve had that solution for a while since ICE was initially developed in 2010!

Fast forward 10 years and we’re planning to solve the same problem. We’re a little bit late to the party but we’re excited to bring our contribution. We started talks with Peppermint and we’re currently trying to figure out the best way to work together.

We started a project called Web App Manager which features:

  • A new icon and generic name
  • A new user interface
  • 100% back and forth compatibility with ICE
  • A split backend to make it easy for ICE and Web App manager to use the same codebase if they both want to retain separate UIs.
  • The ability to edit Web applications
  • Icon theme support with icons automatically guessed for popular websites
  • Improved favicon downloads (including support for favicongrabber.com)
  • The ability to show or hide the Firefox navigation bar
  • Full translation support for all major languages (at the time of release) 

Once you create a “Web Application” you can launch your website directly from the application menu.

It runs in its own window and with its own browser profile.

This makes it easy to switch to it using the panel or the Alt-tab selector:

And you can pin it to your panel to make it even easier to launch or to access.

If you want to try the WebApp Manager, a BETA version is available here.  It’s almost feature-complete but isn’t yet fully translated.

Sponsorships:

Linux Mint is proudly sponsored by:

Gold Sponsors:
Linux VPS Hosting
Silver Sponsors:
Sucuri
ThinkPenguin: For Everything Freedom
Tibor Kaputa
Bronze Sponsors:
Vault Networks *
AYKsolutions Server & Cloud Hosting
hSo
BGASoft Inc
David Salvo

 

Feathercoin
HamoniKR
Look To The Right SEO
Michael Hathaway
Synapse Search
Uwe Schneider GmbH

Community Sponsors:

Donations in July:

A total of $14,868 were raised thanks to the generous contributions of 780 donors:

$216 (5th donation), Philippe L.
$200 (2nd donation), Russell I.
$200, Lyle O.
$200, Curt B.
$160, Kathleen C.
$150 (2nd donation), Tim G.
$150 (2nd donation), Michael G.
$120 (2nd donation), Joseph C.
$108, Jiří F. aka “NTSFka”
$108, Wolfgang U.
$108, Manfred M.
$108, Katharina G.
$108, Mark Muizer
$102 (27th donation), Human Inhabitant
$100 (26th donation), Human Inhabitant
$100 (12th donation), Samson S. aka “Samtastic”
$100 (9th donation), Douglas J.
$100 (4th donation), Prashanth V.
$100 (4th donation), Duncan G. aka “catraeus
$100 (3rd donation), Douglas Swinhart
$100 (2nd donation), Joe K.
$100, Brian D.
$100, David L.
$100, Ron R.
$100, Daniel H.
$100, Robert S.
$100, Robert D.
$100, Steve
$100, Andrew B.
$86 (3rd donation), Walter K.
$75, Len Holton
$75, Edward N.
$71, Marek M.
$70 (3rd donation), Andrew W.
$65 (3rd donation), Herve C.
$60 (3rd donation), Heinz B.
$60, Chris M.
$54 (6th donation), Marco L. aka “MAR9000
$54 (4th donation), Jesse C.
$54 (3rd donation), Dylan T.
$54 (3rd donation), Holger B.
$54 (3rd donation), Gildas M.
$54 (2nd donation), L. O. .
$54 (2nd donation), linmint
$54 (2nd donation), @tiagoameller
$54, Peter P.
$54, Thomas K.
$54, John S.
$54, Jocelyn G.
$54, Koop D.
$54, Antero K.
$52 (2nd donation), Les W.
$50 (13th donation), Philip W.
$50 (9th donation), Bruno Weber
$50 (8th donation), Robert K. aka “usmc_bob”
$50 (7th donation), Ian L.
$50 (6th donation), Gary David Simmons
$50 (6th donation), Tomasz E.
$50 (5th donation), Bill H.
$50 (5th donation), Bruce M.
$50 (5th donation), Harry W. Haines III
$50 (4th donation), Peter F.
$50 (4th donation), Todd W.
$50 (4th donation), silver_whiskers
$50 (3rd donation), Alex O.
$50 (3rd donation), Lonnie H.
$50 (2nd donation), Doug T.
$50 (2nd donation), Allan P.
$50, cbrevard
$50, Kris R.
$50, James B.
$50, Russell V.
$50, Mark Mezo aka “Mezo”
$50, W H N.
$50, Kotaro Y.
$50, Roy A.
$50, Richard S.
$50, Jack B.
$50, Earl G.
$50, Michael G.
$50, Jiewei Z.
$50, Richard K.
$50, Wonelle
$43 (3rd donation), Florian M.
$43 (3rd donation), Tom Van Dyck
$43 (3rd donation), Tapani H.
$43, Israel K.
$42, Robert C.
$40 (7th donation), William E.
$40 (5th donation), Sharyn Burley
$40 (5th donation), Robert T.
$40 (5th donation), Darin W.
$40 (5th donation), Brian M.
$40 (4th donation), Pablo L. aka “LAFO”
$40 (3rd donation), Matthew H.
$40 (2nd donation), Laszlo G.
$40, Daniel C.
$40, Richard C.
$38, John G.
$35 (5th donation), Ted S.
$35 (2nd donation), James S.
$35, Dave W. aka “Palebushman”
$32 (5th donation), Nadim K.
$32 (2nd donation), Artur K.
$32, Ramon N.
$32, Andre K.
$32, aktiWeb.de
$32, Juergen W.
$32, Guillaume E.
$32, Maitrida J.
$32, Rainer L.
$32, Jonathan B.
$32, Seamus Y.
$32, Simon O.
$30 (124th donation), Olli K.
$30 (9th donation), Rene H. aka “Hogi”
$30 (5th donation), Leopoldo G.
$30 (4th donation), Colin H.
$30 (4th donation), Bobcam Computer Solutions aka “Rob
$30 (3rd donation), Silvio H.
$30 (3rd donation), Nektarios K.
$30 (3rd donation), Gordon T.
$30, Randy B.
$30, Trevor H.
$30, William F.
$30, Alain C. aka “Alecalin
$30, Miquel Lluis B.
$30, Leopold F.
$30, Getson Miranda aka “getsonm”
$30, Gabor V.
$30, Kenneth S.
$29, Dbreaker/Zarvex Artworks
$29, Anthony K.
$28, Leslie R.
$27 (14th donation), John K.
$27 (13th donation), Christian W.
$27 (12th donation), Heiko P. aka “CyCroN
$27 (12th donation), Christian W.
$27 (12th donation), Hubertus B. aka “hubi
$27 (8th donation), Jon Marks aka “ESL Materials Writer
$27 (6th donation), Manfred W.
$27 (6th donation), Frank J.
$27 (5th donation), Rob B.
$27 (5th donation), David F.
$27 (5th donation), Peter V.
$27 (4th donation), Holger R.
$27 (3rd donation), Marco van den Berg
$27 (2nd donation), William Wright aka “M6WIQ”
$27 (2nd donation), Gernot B.
$27 (2nd donation), Marcus B.
$27, Divoto
$27, RB
$27, Christian P.
$27, Adi W.
$27, Chris K.
$27, Michal M.
$27, Walter N.
$25 (106th donation), Ronald W.
$25 (26th donation), Lance M.
$25 (13th donation), Kevin Safford
$25 (7th donation), Tsatsorin E. aka “Eugene713
$25 (6th donation), Scott S.
$25 (5th donation), John T.
$25 (5th donation), Ben J. aka “webwrx”
$25 (4th donation), M L. P.
$25 (4th donation), Anthony Eales aka “ants000
$25 (3rd donation), Lennart J.
$25 (3rd donation), Andrew Z.
$25 (3rd donation), Sidney F.
$25 (3rd donation), Timothy J. I.
$25 (3rd donation), Eric S
$25 (3rd donation), Derek B.
$25 (2nd donation), Derek S.
$25 (2nd donation), Gregg R.
$25 (2nd donation), Jeff E.
$25 (2nd donation), Mark M.
$25 (2nd donation), Marek M.
$25, Randy M.
$25, Aurimas L.
$25, Mark L.
$25, Janet H.
$25, Michael C.
$25, Eduardo
$25, Craig P.
$25, Ted G.
$25, Sidney H.
$25, Frank J.
$25, Larry D. J.
$25, Ian S.
$25, John Q.
$25, Joshua M.
$25, Kevin P.
$25, Tony T.
$25, Joseph S.
$25, Robert S.
$23 (3rd donation), Peter S.
$22 (45th donation), Johann J.
$22 (10th donation), Dick B. aka “Dick”
$22 (7th donation), Michael S.
$22 (5th donation), Teobaldo D.
$22 (5th donation), R. I. . aka “Birman”
$22 (4th donation), Peter E.
$22 (3rd donation), Eric V. C.
$22 (3rd donation), Niklas
$22 (3rd donation), Marcel R.
$22 (3rd donation), Harald U.
$22 (3rd donation), Stefan L.
$22 (2nd donation), Joachim K.
$22 (2nd donation), Jeff D.
$22 (2nd donation), CyberMind
$22 (2nd donation), Johann K.
$22 (2nd donation), daoud
$22 (2nd donation), Michael L.
$22, Alexandre L.
$22, Carsten B.
$22, Günter H.
$22, John R.
$22, Christof H.
$22, Tobias P.
$22, Kornel P.
$22, Iris K.
$22, Michael Z.
$22, David N.
$22, Thomas B.
$22, Sergio V.
$22, Ulf T.
$22, Konrad J.
$22, Pascal T.
$22, Lex aka “Combimux”
$22, Patrick A.
$22, Erich K.
$22, Marco B.
$21 (4th donation), Robert M.
$20 (23rd donation), Bryan F.
$20 (20th donation), Mike W aka “bajan52”
$20 (16th donation), Kwan L. aka “DigitalHermit
$20 (15th donation), Ke C.
$20 (14th donation), Michel S.
$20 (10th donation), Mike M. aka “GrouchyM”
$20 (7th donation), Peter R.
$20 (6th donation), E.K
$20 (5th donation), Kevin K.
$20 (4th donation), Joseph M.
$20 (4th donation), Patrick H.
$20 (4th donation), Robert J.
$20 (3rd donation), Edward O.
$20 (3rd donation), David H.
$20 (3rd donation), Robert P. aka “Rob
$20 (3rd donation), TheAckermann
$20 (3rd donation), Мельников А.
$20 (3rd donation), Richard H.
$20 (3rd donation), Sem Chumbo
$20 (3rd donation), Michael H.
$20 (2nd donation), Tim M.
$20 (2nd donation), Thomas C. aka “Nixxie”
$20 (2nd donation), Larry R.
$20 (2nd donation), Michael Y.
$20 (2nd donation), James B.
$20 (2nd donation), Steve M.
$20 (2nd donation), Michael A C.
$20 (2nd donation), zzzzzzzz .
$20 (2nd donation), Robert K.
$20 (2nd donation), Ueda Y.
$20 (2nd donation), John S.
$20 (2nd donation), Ron M.
$20 (2nd donation), Eric W.
$20 (2nd donation), Thomas C.
$20, James S.
$20, Simon H.
$20, Michael E. aka “grndplane”
$20, Kevin R.
$20, Ca S.
$20, zzzzzzzz .
$20, Siu N.
$20, Sylvain M.
$20, Anthony K.
$20, Dylan B.
$20, David O.
$20, Evgeny T.
$20, Victor D.
$20, Patrick W.
$20, Atif K.
$20, Wladyslaw T.
$20, Philip H.
$20, Andreas J.
$20, Irving P.
$20, Chuck C
$20, Lars R.
$20, James L.
$20, Clifford R. aka “Cliff”
$20, Tom R.
$20, Pj S.
$20, Kazimierz S.
$20, David V.
$20, Robin D.
$20, Wade H.
$20, Irwin R.
$20, Duane R.
$20, vagelisgreece aka “vag”
$20, Radu B.
$20, Benjamin P.
$20, Adam B.
$20, Tony B.
$18 (28th donation), Stefan M. H.
$18, Tomasz B.
$17 (18th donation), Michael R.
$16 (41th donation), Andreas S.
$16 (7th donation), José G.
$16 (4th donation), Wolfgang R.
$16 (2nd donation), Thies H.
$16 (2nd donation), Matthias S.
$16, V.
$16, Eugen T.
$16, Montefusco E.
$15 (23rd donation), ajgringo619
$15 (12th donation), Michel C.
$15 (6th donation), Dean Armstrong Photography
$15 (5th donation), Celtis Ltd
$15 (4th donation), Ron G.
$15 (3rd donation), Philip Smith aka “Smithereens NZ”
$15 (2nd donation), Jean-pierre C.
$15 (2nd donation), Ray W.
$15 (2nd donation), Vicente N.
$15 (2nd donation), Dirk S.
$15 (2nd donation), Alexei S.
$15, Ian D. aka “Duggers”
$15, Michael P.
$15,
$15, Raimundo N V S.
$15, Benoit R.
$15, Karl P.
$15, Thomas H.
$14 (3rd donation), Laszlo F.
$14 (2nd donation), Jean-Jacques J. aka “JJJ”
$12 (112th donation), Tony C. aka “S. LaRocca”
$12 (10th donation), Lance A.
$12, Aqeel K.
$12, Alexander B.
$11 (16th donation), Eskild T
$11 (14th donation), Denis D.
$11 (11th donation), Christian K.
$11 (8th donation), Tom M.
$11 (8th donation), Dominique M.
$11 (7th donation), Davide A.
$11 (6th donation), Alfons B.
$11 (6th donation), Hans-Dieter S. aka “hadisch”
$11 (6th donation), Willem V. U.
$11 (5th donation), Caspar F.
$11 (5th donation), Émilien K.
$11 (4th donation), Emil N. P.
$11 (4th donation), Igor B.
$11 (4th donation), Daniel S.
$11 (4th donation), Walter B. aka “Walter-CH
$11 (4th donation), Gabriele D.
$11 (3rd donation), Athanasios S.
$11 (3rd donation), Sebastian J.
$11 (3rd donation), Eric R. aka “Eric R.”
$11 (3rd donation), Tugaleres.com
$11 (3rd donation), Jimmy Bouma aka “jimbo_tank”
$11 (3rd donation), Hamid N.
$11 (3rd donation), Gregory F.
$11 (3rd donation), Antal R.
$11 (2nd donation), Gerhard S.
$11 (2nd donation), Nikita Chursin aka “ITdruID”
$11 (2nd donation), Lukas N.
$11 (2nd donation), Nikolas S. aka “Onkel Nick”
$11 (2nd donation), Martin Kamp Jensen
$11 (2nd donation), Christian D.
$11 (2nd donation), Radu S. C.
$11 (2nd donation), Almut P.
$11 (2nd donation), Pantelis B.
$11 (2nd donation), William T. aka “Sailorashore”
$11, Jeanmichel T.
$11, Niels D.
$11, David V.
$11, Kevin M.
$11, Stephen P.
$11, Andrew S.
$11, Markus M.
$11, Martin K.
$11, Joan A.
$11, Robin G.
$11, Ciaran M.
$11, Leonardo B.
$11, Jean-michel V.
$11, Germain G.
$11, Johan S.
$11, Gunter Lutz B.
$11, Eugene G.
$11, Björn N.
$11, Lars Hißmann
$11, Fabiano C.
$11, Willem André T.
$11, Rafel H.
$11, Kenzo Manuel
$11, Tim O.
$11, Pascal S.
$10 (52th donation), Thomas C.
$10 (47th donation), Frank K.
$10 (31st donation), Rick R.
$10 (30th donation), Dmitry P.
$10 (27th donation), Lance M.
$10 (25th donation), LJNL aka “lauranl”
$10 (13th donation), Francois-R L.
$10 (12th donation), Ian E.
$10 (9th donation), mintmem.com aka “mintmem.com
$10 (9th donation), Mike M. aka “GrouchyM”
$10 (9th donation), Stuart K.
$10 (8th donation), Andreas S.
$10 (6th donation), James O.
$10 (6th donation), elatec
$10 (6th donation), Jason D.
$10 (6th donation), Takuro Sasaki
$10 (5th donation), Matthew W. aka “Wakefield Team – Five Star Real Estate Leaders
$10 (5th donation), Kai-ming L.
$10 (5th donation), Benjamin H.
$10 (5th donation), David T.
$10 (5th donation), Lathanao
$10 (4th donation), Dog Training Cheyenne
$10 (4th donation), Ромашев Д.
$10 (4th donation), Steeve B.
$10 (4th donation), Robert W.
$10 (4th donation), Yoichi N.
$10 (4th donation), Mathias aka “Sorglos”
$10 (4th donation), Matthew W. aka “Wakefield Team – Five Star Real Estate Leaders
$10 (3rd donation), Raul A.
$10 (3rd donation), Vladimir L.
$10 (3rd donation), Jim J.
$10 (3rd donation), Goran V.
$10 (3rd donation), Paul S.
$10 (3rd donation), Raul W.
$10 (3rd donation), Des S.
$10 (3rd donation), Ariella B.
$10 (3rd donation), Gustavo R.E. aka “goose”
$10 (2nd donation), Mohammad N.
$10 (2nd donation), Andrew C.
$10 (2nd donation), Randall H.
$10 (2nd donation), Arthur M.
$10 (2nd donation), Manny V.
$10 (2nd donation), Simon B.
$10 (2nd donation), Jean R.
$10 (2nd donation), Nathan H.
$10 (2nd donation), Nathan S.
$10 (2nd donation), Antonio M.
$10 (2nd donation), Timeless Leaves
$10 (2nd donation), Ryan N.
$10 (2nd donation), M F M
$10 (2nd donation), Fabian A.
$10, Jim M. aka “Oldmaus”
$10, Umzugsofferten Schweiz
$10, Olegs A.
$10, Daniel R.
$10, Keyur S.
$10, Michael H.
$10, Jayme N.
$10, Alberto R.
$10, Peter M.
$10, Jake H.
$10, Carl T.
$10, Flamingo Merch
$10, Daniel M.
$10, Vladik P.
$10, Simo K.
$10, Owen D.
$10, Lubos
$10, Marek N.
$10, Art T.
$10, Carlos B.
$10, José Gadelha
$10, Sean Y.
$10, Aidan C.
$10, Jack A.
$10, Nicholas B.
$10, Shinichi I.
$10, Oliver L.
$10, Alexander F.
$10, Roberto L.
$10, Gregory D.
$10, Wohnungsreinigung Bern
$10, György B.
$10, Vincent L.
$10, Andres P.
$10, DBA Andrew
$10, Chris H.
$10, micsaund aka “micsaund”
$10, Rod C.
$10, André B.
$10, James A.
$10, Manickam C.
$10, Mario O.
$10, Jeri H.
$10, Glenn M.
$10, Vilde Mirabella R.
$10, Jordan O.
$10, Jiafeng L.
$10, zz .
$10, The Meat Sheet aka “Pork Ranger
$10, René D.
$10, Ricardo N.
$10, Allan D M.
$10, Paul G.
$10, Anthony H.
$9 (4th donation), Javier V. A.
$9 (3rd donation), Cezary F.
$9, Francisco Quintero
$7, Vladimir M.
$7, Jai P.
$7, Mila G.
$6 (27th donation), Lance M.
$6 (2nd donation), Muh’d Zeeshan
$5 (50th donation), Eugene T.
$5 (41th donation), Bhavinder Jassar
$5 (20th donation), William Menezes
$5 (19th donation), M. P. V.
$5 (16th donation), Hristo Gatsinski
$5 (9th donation), Felipe P.
$5 (9th donation), Sami Mannila
$5 (9th donation), Konstantin S.
$5 (8th donation), Thomas R.
$5 (8th donation), Felipe P.
$5 (7th donation), Kirill G.
$5 (7th donation), Michael V.
$5 (6th donation), dgtworx.com
$5 (6th donation), Sérgio D. S. S. aka “sersantos”
$5 (5th donation), Florian P.
$5 (4th donation), Vanessa & Markus
$5 (4th donation), J. D. .
$5 (4th donation), Christian W.
$5 (4th donation), Smart Italics
$5 (4th donation), Ian B.
$5 (3rd donation), Jarmo J.
$5 (3rd donation), Hypnotherapy in Edinburgh
$5 (3rd donation), Tom N.
$5 (3rd donation), Vytautas P.
$5 (3rd donation), Robert L.
$5 (2nd donation), Wilhelm Z.
$5 (2nd donation), Roger L.
$5 (2nd donation), Winfield B.
$5 (2nd donation), John E.
$5 (2nd donation), Andrei G.
$5 (2nd donation), William G.
$5 (2nd donation), Timothy L.
$5 (2nd donation), Alexandre C.
$5 (2nd donation), Guillaume G.
$5 (2nd donation), Axel R.
$5 (2nd donation), Rainer V.
$5 (2nd donation), Ender T.
$5 (2nd donation), Jacek M.
$5 (2nd donation), Denver Cockell
$5 (2nd donation), Jimmy B.
$5 (2nd donation), Massimo Balzi aka “massimobalzi”
$5, Anderson M.
$5, Hideki H.
$5, George H.
$5, Martin L.
$5, Jacob aka “ReBicycle”
$5, association studio des arts
$5, Markus F.
$5, Joshua G.
$5, Pascal M.
$5, Anthony T. aka “Omega Dark Mage”
$5, Constantin P. aka “POVESTI TV
$5, Sergey aka “Serj99”
$5, Diego Navarro M
$5, zzzz .
$5, Douglas P.
$5, Pablo C. Galdo Regueiro
$5, Ignacio A.
$5, zzzzzz .
$5, Philip W.
$5, Robert H.
$5, Ian F.
$5, Noam F.
$5, Abhishek N.
$5, Fang Z.
$5, Yair
$5, Joao Holanda F.
$5, Johnny B. aka “JB
$4 (3rd donation), Timo K.
$4 (3rd donation), Insuk K.
$4 (2nd donation), Insuk K.
$4, C D B.
$3 (2nd donation), Claudio A.
$3, Gregorio Di Stefano
$3, Cristhian B.
$3, Danils N.
$2 (43th donation), Йошкар-Ола
$2 (13th donation), Cyril U.
$2 (11th donation), Jonathan Gaddi Giomini aka “JonnyBarbun87”
$2 (9th donation), Kenichi M.
$2 (8th donation), HyoungJu Kim
$2 (5th donation), Gardeners Cornwall
$2 (5th donation), Miguel aka “maxenzo2”
$2 (5th donation), Interactiv Médias aka “ITActiv
$2 (4th donation), Guo H.Z
$2 (3rd donation), Przemyszaw S.
$2 (2nd donation), Gabriele G.
$2 (2nd donation), Pedro A R. aka “Aloxi”
$2 (2nd donation), Ruma S.
$2, Bradley C.
$2, Rexzal D.
$2, Laercio Bezerra S.
$2, Arnold G.
$2, Carlos Henrique D.
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I’d like to thank you all for your support. Donations are usually quite high after a release and Linux Mint 20 is no exception. We received 924 donations in a single month! That’s quite an impressive number and it makes us feel really proud, both as a project and a community.

Linux Mint 20 was well received but it introduced new challenges, both as a release and an upgrade. We’ll be focused on tackling these challenges for the next two years as well as implementing exciting refinements and new features in the upcoming point releases. Some of these are already listed on our Trello boards and roadmaps. I’d rather talk about them once they’re implemented and ready to be shipped though. Hopefully this time next month we’ll be able to give you a preview of some of them.

In last month’s feedback we noted some users would like Linux Mint to package Chromium. We also observed confusion and lack of empowerment when it comes to dealing with foreign packages during the upgrade. These are two areas we’re looking into at the moment.

LMDE 4 received many updates lately, including the new features from Linux Mint 20 and Cinnamon 4.6.

A study on the popularity of Linux Mint releases showed some interested results and comforted some of the perception we had of our user base. 

The newest release attracts many users and grows faster than any other but it does not yet represent the largest percentage. As we can see on the chart, more than half of Linux Mint users use Linux Mint 19.x. The older Mint 18.x and the brand new Mint 20 both represent about 20% of the user base.

Linux Mint 17.x despite reaching EOL still represents 6% and LMDE represents about 1%.

If we look at the top 15 releases we notice that the last point releases (i.e. the “.3” releases, marked with * on the chart) are the most popular in their respective series. This is a great thing because new features aside, the .3 point releases represent the most mature versions of each package base.

Of course, that data has to be taken with a pinch of salt. It is generated from traffic statistics and relies only on the default browser start page (which many users can and do change).

LMDE is small but that’s not particularly relevant. It doesn’t get point-releases, it’s not promoted or given the same exposure, and its purpose isn’t to compete with Linux Mint or to attract new users. It’s developed as a plan B in case we need to switch package base one day. It could be seen as a costly investment but it’s strategically important to our project. It tells us exactly how much we rely on Ubuntu, how well we can do without it, and how much work would be involved if we had to stop using it. It also helps us with our development, when tracking new issues in our tools and projects, even though we do get a lot of feedback downstream from Arch and Fedora, it’s nice to be able to quickly compare between the Ubuntu and Debian package bases and identify what is specific to Linux Mint and what isn’t. The real number of LMDE users is likely higher than 1% (the lack of point-releases, the lack of exposure to temporary users, the upgrade process and the fact that LMDE users are usually more experienced could lead to a higher ratio of users modifying their start page than in Linux Mint), but again that’s not very relevant. As long as LMDE doesn’t cost too much, is of high quality and we learn from it in terms of strategy and development, it is a successful project.

The popularity of older series and .3 point releases indicates a conservative part of the user base which might be more interested in the maturity of the distribution and the lack of bugs than the introduction of new features. That’s a good thing and it reflects the decisions we made in the past to stick to LTS, to develop incrementally and to focus on quality rather than range of products. Of course the audience we have is also the result of the decisions we make, so again we need to learn from this but not be blinded by it.

One thing appears clearly. I think we underestimated how many people used the .3 releases. We can do better and consider this a little bit more when it comes to backporting fixes and solutions as we develop new releases. Focusing on the same package (as opposed to 6 months, prior to Mint 17) for a whole 2 years was a great decision. Keeping an eye on the last one and continuing to improve it as we move forward with the new one might be something we need to do a little more.

Sponsorships:

Linux Mint is proudly sponsored by:

Gold Sponsors:
Linux VPS Hosting
Silver Sponsors:
Sucuri
ThinkPenguin: For Everything Freedom
Tibor Kaputa
Bronze Sponsors:
Vault Networks *
AYKsolutions Server & Cloud Hosting
hSo
BGASoft Inc
David Salvo

Feathercoin
HamoniKR
Michael Hathaway
Synapse Search
Uwe Schneider GmbH

Community Sponsors:

Donations in June:

A total of $20,710 were raised thanks to the generous contributions of 924 donors:

$539 (2nd donation), SunWare Solartechnik Produktions-GmbH & Co KG
$500, David W.
$500, Gwendolyn H.
$323 (2nd donation), Thomas G.
$300, Melanie H.
$250 (24th donation), Ralph Siegler aka “ziggy
$200, Kathryn H.
$200, Casey G.
$150, Jan S.
$150, Richard W.
$150, William S.
$125 (3rd donation), Jacek O.
$108 (10th donation), able heads
$108 (6th donation), Uwe P.
$108 (4th donation), Plamen Atanasov
$108 (3rd donation), Rhydwen V.
$108 (2nd donation), Maximilian P.
$108 (2nd donation), Johan V. D. K.
$108, Stefanie S.
$108, Bernd B.
$108, Holger K.
$108, Alain-michel G.
$100 (25th donation), Human Inhabitant
$100 (6th donation), Wong Acupuncture Center
$100 (4th donation), Быков А.
$100 (4th donation), Gary K. aka “GsKazarian”
$100 (4th donation), Teknosophy, LLC
$100 (4th donation), B. Kell
$100 (4th donation), John P.
$100 (4th donation), Trevor H.
$100 (4th donation), Jean-Michel R.
$100 (3rd donation), Francois D.
$100 (2nd donation), Lee C.
$100 (2nd donation), Carl M.
$100 (2nd donation), Charles N.
$100 (2nd donation), Mark F.
$100 (2nd donation), Rich. B.
$100 (2nd donation), David H.
$100, Matthew S.
$100, Mike aka “3rdtimer”
$100, Richard P B.
$100, Jerome C.
$100, Isaias O.
$100, Irene S.
$100, Nolberto O.
$100, Kenneth S.
$100, Shay
$80 (3rd donation), William D.
$75 (6th donation), Jacques P.
$75, Natnael Y.
$75, Wilson I.
$75, Steve C.
$70, Richard R.
$70, Martin B.
$65, Kamran A.
$65, Wallace O.
$59, Mark H.
$56, Geoff S.
$55, Thierry V.
$54 (8th donation), Paul S. E. aka “Paul”
$54 (3rd donation), Joseba S. I.
$54 (3rd donation), Ivo K.
$54 (3rd donation), Bernard H.
$54 (2nd donation), Thomas V.
$54 (2nd donation), Uwe B.
$54, Stefan Auberg
$54, G.J. Doornink
$54, Hans L.
$54, Stéphane M.
$54, Regina S.
$54, Pietro C.
$54, Andreas F.
$54, Stefano N.
$54, Edward A Lockhart
$54, Gilles C.
$54, Andrew S.
$54, matiyin aka “Orgone Media
$54, Boris I.
$54, Siegfried P.
$54, John L.
$50 (21st donation), Thomas T. aka “FullTimer1489”
$50 (14th donation), Hans J.
$50 (11th donation), Peter S. aka “Pierre”
$50 (10th donation), Alfred H. aka “Varmint Al
$50 (8th donation), James S.
$50 (8th donation), Bill R.
$50 (7th donation), stewy aka “stewy”
$50 (7th donation), An L.
$50 (6th donation), Frank M. aka “Bullet64
$50 (5th donation), Michael K.
$50 (5th donation), Ranald C.
$50 (4th donation), Meta N.
$50 (4th donation), Jake Phillips
$50 (4th donation), PulpKult
$50 (4th donation), Andrew Brockinton aka “Landrew
$50 (3rd donation), Alan L.
$50 (3rd donation), John L.
$50 (3rd donation), Prashanth V.
$50 (3rd donation), Vitali V.
$50 (2nd donation), Michal Bořek aka “mibo”
$50 (2nd donation), Mark L.
$50 (2nd donation), Jose D. G.
$50 (2nd donation), Andrew Gouw
$50 (2nd donation), Ralph G.
$50 (2nd donation), John T.
$50 (2nd donation), Theodore M.
$50 (2nd donation), Horacio M.
$50 (2nd donation), David R.
$50, Steven G.
$50, Taylor
$50, Steven G.
$50, Erik K.
$50, Greg C.
$50, Leonard M.
$50, Kevin aka “HamoniKR
$50, Gerard S.
$50, Glenn W.
$50, John A.
$50, Kurt T.
$50, Deepak K.
$50, Claude-alois R.
$50, Andres H.
$50, Emmanuel B.
$50, Beresford A. D.
$50, Robby L.
$50, Antoine M.
$50, Ardel K.
$50, Jigna R G.
$50, Kiaran S.
$50, Lawrence M.
$50, Jack B.
$50, Richard G.
$45 (2nd donation), Jan B. aka “Keksgesicht”
$45, Dhia M.
$43 (2nd donation), None S. N.
$43, Alejandro M.
$43, Jerome L.
$43, Janne J.
$42 (3rd donation), Felipe Amaral aka “famaral42
$42, Christian Schweitzer
$40, S C.
$40, Margaret W.
$40, David T R.
$40, Robert N.
$38, Richard C.
$37, Simao C.
$36 (2nd donation), Peter S.
$35 (4th donation), Ted S.
$33, Sean T.
$32 (123th donation), Olli K.
$32 (9th donation), Stephen M.
$32 (4th donation), David M. D.
$32 (2nd donation), Cecilio R. F. .
$32 (2nd donation), John H.
$32, Ivaylo I.
$32, Anthony G M.
$32, Felix A.
$32, Thierry B.
$32, James M.
$32, Pornsak S.
$32, Graham L.
$32, Fabien K.
$32, Edward G.
$30 (16th donation), Kevin S.
$30 (6th donation), S.S. Gold Coast aka “zoom zoom”
$30 (3rd donation), Tim T.
$30 (3rd donation), Noriaki M.
$30 (3rd donation), Andrew C.
$30, Joseph M.
$30, Doval H.
$30, Toivo K.
$30, Michael B.
$30, Millenium Inc.
$29, Holger D.
$28 (43th donation), Johann J.
$27 (11th donation), Christian W.
$27 (10th donation), Michael S.
$27 (5th donation), Mr. Bee
$27 (2nd donation), Silverio M. R. S.
$27 (2nd donation), Vidar Jon B.
$27, John B.
$27, Juliën D.
$27, Matthias J.
$27, Rudolf W.
$27, Olaf Bousche aka “Bushman”
$27, Nelson A.
$27, James M.
$27, Otto G.
$27, Awrjpm V.
$27, Sem Chumbo
$27, Matthijs S.
$27, Adrian B.
$27, Rossen I.
$25 (105th donation), Ronald W.
$25 (53th donation), Curt Vaughan aka “curtvaughan “
$25 (18th donation), Hemant Patel
$25 (11th donation), Hubertus B. aka “hubi
$25 (11th donation), George H.
$25 (8th donation), Myron J.
$25 (6th donation), Andrew Currie
$25 (6th donation), Ian L.
$25 (4th donation), David C.
$25 (4th donation), Karel D. B.
$25 (4th donation), Fred W.
$25 (4th donation), Roland H. aka “rol4dawgs
$25 (3rd donation), Brian M.
$25 (3rd donation), Timothy L.
$25 (2nd donation), R B. T.
$25 (2nd donation), Lelend F.
$25 (2nd donation), Владимир Я.
$25 (2nd donation), Andrew Z.
$25 (2nd donation), Gerardus J. W. C.
$25 (2nd donation), Jackie Gunn
$25 (2nd donation), Richard N.
$25 (2nd donation), Greg B.
$25, Wolfgang T.
$25, Bhaskar S
$25, Charles B.
$25, Dylan H.
$25, Martin C.
$25, Patrick M.
$25, Ted A.
$25, Melle S.
$25, James M.
$25, Douglas H.
$25, aka “GM46”
$25, Colin L.
$25, Richard C.
$25, Matthew N.
$25, Richard T.
$25, Michaela B.
$25, Mircea V.
$25, Joshua P.
$25, Jerzy H.
$25, Matt S.
$25, Tobias W.
$25, Kevin J.
$25, Adam Z.
$25, Falcon Computer Solutions
$25, Peter N.
$25, Alexey S.
$25, Vadzim I.
$25, Robert R.
$25, MA Layman
$23, Giancarlo B.
$22 (20th donation), Doriano G. M.
$22 (12th donation), Piotr L aka “xpil
$22 (6th donation), Gabriele Bandini aka “GiBi Gab
$22 (6th donation), Erwin v K. aka “Erwin Musicman”
$22 (4th donation), Ulrich H.
$22 (4th donation), Laurent G.
$22 (3rd donation), Robert M.
$22 (3rd donation), Jens B.
$22 (3rd donation), Peter E.
$22 (3rd donation), Pietro S. aka “Spak”
$22 (3rd donation), Filippo F.
$22 (3rd donation), David W.
$22 (2nd donation), Stefan Becker aka “Appeltaler”
$22 (2nd donation), Tom S.
$22 (2nd donation), Guersel Y.
$22 (2nd donation), Daniel Blok
$22 (2nd donation), Marco M. aka “Mastrotux
$22 (2nd donation), Kevin Watzal
$22 (2nd donation), Laurent D.
$22 (2nd donation), Michael B.
$22 (2nd donation), Robert Kasper
$22 (2nd donation), Krister R.
$22 (2nd donation), Sigurd P.
$22, Herman Franciscus B.
$22, Peter D.
$22, Vidar Jon B.
$22, Christian B.
$22, Andreas G.
$22, Angelo D.
$22, Harvey E.
$22, A R.
$22, Benoit D.
$22, Craig C.
$22, Juha-pekka M.
$22, Jesus Carlos B.
$22, Jean Christophe A.
$22, Robert Z.
$22, Antonio S.
$22, Akbey S.
$22, Henrik E.
$22, Thorsten S.
$22, vieilletempête aka “vieilletempête”
$22, Christoph K.
$22, Wolfgang R.
$22, Eric V.
$22, Jeff
$22, Peter S.
$22, Anastasios K.
$22, Guy S. aka “stegiman”
$22, David T.
$22, Andreas T.
$21 (2nd donation), Robert M.
$20 (37th donation), Jt Spratley
$20 (22nd donation), Bryan F.
$20 (19th donation), Mike W aka “bajan52”
$20 (17th donation), John D.
$20 (13th donation), François P.
$20 (11th donation), Peter J.
$20 (8th donation), Brandon W.
$20 (7th donation), Headphonesrepair.com
$20 (7th donation), Alistair G.
$20 (6th donation), Chester L.
$20 (6th donation), Dana S.
$20 (5th donation), Zbigniew D. aka “Ayel”
$20 (4th donation), Ike
$20 (4th donation), Verzhikovskiy A.
$20 (4th donation), DaveW
$20 (4th donation), William K.
$20 (4th donation), Stephen F.
$20 (4th donation), Brian S. G.
$20 (4th donation), Lance B.
$20 (4th donation), Bogdan M. U.
$20 (4th donation), Jeff B.
$20 (3rd donation), Anon
$20 (3rd donation), Linda P.
$20 (3rd donation), Laura H.
$20 (3rd donation), Mark F.
$20 (3rd donation), John M.
$20 (3rd donation), Matthew W. aka “Wakefield Team – Five Star Real Estate Leaders
$20 (3rd donation), Louis C.
$20 (3rd donation), James A.
$20 (3rd donation), John N
$20 (2nd donation), Richard F.
$20 (2nd donation), Thomas L.
$20 (2nd donation), E.Flamand
$20 (2nd donation), Gregory M.
$20 (2nd donation), Tomas Ciagadlak
$20 (2nd donation), Christian L.
$20 (2nd donation), Alex S.
$20 (2nd donation), John P.
$20 (2nd donation), Neville B.
$20 (2nd donation), Wesley I.
$20 (2nd donation), Fabio A.
$20, Johnny Hartsfield – NC
$20, Kevin Mount aka “Big Kev
$20, Eric W.
$20, Indraj G.
$20, Daniel C. aka “comcroa”
$20, Peter H.
$20, Christian M.
$20, Damon L.
$20, Jonathan P.
$20, Thomas M.
$20, Brown N.
$20, Todd H.
$20, Christopher V.
$20, Mark R.
$20, Gleviston C.
$20, Vincent A.
$20, Timothy H.
$20, Nathan H.
$20, Tejas S.
$20, Simon K.
$20, Yvonne L.
$20, Winfield B.
$20, Paul H.
$20, Gabriel M.
$20, Gonzalo Montes de Oca aka “DarthGNZ
$20, Trevor A.
$20, Patrick H.
$20, Dominik S.
$20, Peter L.
$20, Rodney S.
$20, Ray A.
$20, Cassie Levett
$20, Christopher R.
$20, Mark L.
$19 (44th donation), Johann J.
$18, Adam S.
$17, Andrew A.
$16 (40th donation), Andreas S.
$16 (6th donation), Bertrand S. J.
$16 (3rd donation), Keith W.
$16 (3rd donation), Frederic W. aka “Mr frederix”
$16 (3rd donation), Alain P.
$16 (3rd donation), Renaud B.
$16 (3rd donation), Alain MAILLARD aka “Arthur MAILLARD”
$16 (2nd donation), Wouter W.
$16, Régis P.
$16, Cyril G.
$16, Tobias H.
$16, Monika N.
$16, Sandor N.
$16, bir
$16, Matalik D.
$16, Sebastian M.
$16, Alan S.
$16, Jan V. aka “little_w”
$16, Olaf W.
$16, Matthias S.
$16, Juergen M B.
$16, Jose.angel G.
$16, Krister R.
$16, Raphael M.
$15 (22nd donation), ajgringo619
$15 (17th donation), Michael R.
$15 (9th donation), Klaus Heckenbach
$15 (7th donation), Edward A.
$15 (6th donation), Mark F.
$15 (4th donation), Rayko S.
$15 (3rd donation), Rayko S.
$15 (3rd donation), Dzmitry K.
$15 (3rd donation), John P.
$15 (2nd donation), Sem Chumbo
$15 (2nd donation), Wayne C.
$15 (2nd donation), Dean W.
$15 (2nd donation), Stuart D.
$15, Johannes F S.
$15, Stephen B.
$15, Georges G.
$15, James H.
$13 (7th donation), Jeff aka “Jambalak
$13 (2nd donation), Paulo Ribeiro
$12 (111th donation), Tony C. aka “S. LaRocca”
$12 (42th donation), Paul O.
$12 (9th donation), Lance A.
$12, Oliver E.
$11 (12th donation), Serhii B. aka “sinpavla
$11 (11th donation), Annette T.
$11 (10th donation), Christian K.
$11 (10th donation), Marc V. K.
$11 (8th donation), Miroslav aka “Xtrodinary
$11 (7th donation), Antonio aka “pengu73”
$11 (5th donation), Hans-Dieter S. aka “hadisch”
$11 (4th donation), Klaus G.
$11 (4th donation), Teobaldo D.
$11 (4th donation), Łukasz S.
$11 (4th donation), Florent V.
$11 (3rd donation), Daniel S.
$11 (3rd donation), Norbert V. aka “Vasti”
$11 (3rd donation), Elraul R. M.
$11 (3rd donation), Gianandrea M.
$11 (3rd donation), Rupert B.
$11 (2nd donation), Michael K.
$11 (2nd donation), Andreas T.
$11 (2nd donation), Andre P.
$11 (2nd donation), Tugaleres.com
$11 (2nd donation), Kepa M. S.
$11 (2nd donation), Athanasios S.
$11 (2nd donation), Hans-Peter P.
$11 (2nd donation), ian cynk
$11, Stephane H.
$11, Mr Peter O.
$11, Phillip F.
$11, Olivier F.
$11, Olivier R.
$11, John E.
$11, Mr John G.
$11, Umutcan S.
$11, Gareth T.
$11, Marcello L.
$11, Janos H.
$11, Jérôme M.
$11, Dr.hartmut G.
$11, Simone B.
$11, Flavio L.
$11, Ciprian Costel M.
$11, Denis M.
$11, Jaakko S.
$11, Erik S.
$11, David K.
$11, Dario B.
$11, Markus M.
$11, Richard D. aka “UtopicUnicorn
$11, Conor K.
$11, David Ecker
$11, Thorsten D.
$11, Tim Wassenburg
$11, Hans A.
$11, Oleksandr B.
$11, M V.
$11, Pascal N. aka “Clockwork”
$11, Florian B.
$11, Fabio P.
$11, John T.
$11, Peer V.
$11, Ales J.
$11, Kieron Andrew B.
$11, Karl S.
$11, David S.
$11, Stefan B.
$11, Steven V.
$10 (51th donation), Thomas C.
$10 (46th donation), Frank K.
$10 (30th donation), Rick R.
$10 (24th donation), Laura NL aka “lauranl
$10 (16th donation), Wilson G.
$10 (15th donation), M. Yoshida
$10 (12th donation), Francois-R L.
$10 (11th donation), Dohaeng L.
$10 (11th donation), Ian E.
$10 (11th donation), Mutsuhide.G aka “Joji.G”
$10 (10th donation), aka “AsciiWolf”
$10 (10th donation), Platypus Products
$10 (9th donation), Les E.
$10 (8th donation), Alan B.
$10 (8th donation), Peter H.
$10 (8th donation), Mike M. aka “GrouchyM”
$10 (8th donation), Richard C.
$10 (7th donation), Sami Mannila
$10 (7th donation), Sebastian K. aka “Bastek”
$10 (7th donation), Pawel M.
$10 (7th donation), Philip E.
$10 (7th donation), Gary N.
$10 (6th donation), Joao Kodama
$10 (5th donation), S. Falcão aka “S. Falcao”
$10 (4th donation), James H.
$10 (4th donation), Doug S.
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$10 (4th donation), Takuro Sasaki
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$10 (3rd donation), Robert W.
$10 (3rd donation), Jiayue Wang
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$10 (3rd donation), Leroy B.
$10 (2nd donation), Kenneth D.
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$10 (2nd donation), Johnny H.
$10 (2nd donation), Keith M.
$10 (2nd donation), Kosuke O.
$10, Timothy D.
$10, Ákos K.
$10, Mike A.
$10, Frantisek G. aka “ferky.g”
$10, Wt C.
$10, William F.
$10, Erico B.
$10, Bisbee Net
$10, Eduardo Mariano
$10, Paris K.
$10, Tom M.
$10, Jahurul Islam
$10, Thomas S.
$10, Kian Hwee L.
$10, Alvin D.
$10, Tobias D.
$10, Ivan A.
$10, Tariq A.
$10, Carlos O.
$10, Oren A.
$10, Bizmarck H.
$10, Franco C.
$10, Michael P.
$10, Adam M.
$10, Christopher G.
$10, Wei Z.
$10, Steven S.
$10, Daryl F.
$10, Gregory P.
$10, Janni C.
$10, Steven G.
$10, Rene R.
$10, Aaron S.
$10, Christopher B.
$10, Mary A.
$10, Bisbee Net
$10, Mark R.
$10, Juan M.
$10, John W.
$10, Antonio M.
$10, Daniel S.
$10, zzzzzzzz .
$10, Robert P.
$10, Tommy aka “X-Factor”
$10, Duke Sales
$10, Alberto Osbaldo G.
$10, Khan Md. Ashraf
$10, Rahul T.
$10, Sudip C.
$10, Christopher F.
$10, Barry D.
$9, Anders G.
$8 (19th donation), Tomasz K.
$8 (2nd donation), Watch & Co, ltd
$8 (2nd donation), Stephen Mayo Shaffer aka “Bruder Stefan”
$8, Cappabianca G.
$7 (3rd donation), Stephen Mayo Shaffer aka “Bruder Stefan”
$7 (2nd donation), Zachary J.
$7 (2nd donation), Janusz W.
$7, Alastair L.
$6 (9th donation), aka “AsciiWolf”
$6 (4th donation), Helmut R.
$6, Mark B.
$5 (49th donation), Eugene T.
$5 (40th donation), Bhavinder Jassar
$5 (29th donation), Dmitry P.
$5 (25th donation), Lance M.
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$5 (18th donation), Blazej P. aka “bleyzer”
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$5 (12th donation), Radim aka “myself42”
$5 (8th donation), Pierre G.
$5 (8th donation), Sami Mannila
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$5 (7th donation), Felipe P.
$5 (6th donation), Ruslan A.
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$5 (5th donation), Jürgen K.
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$5 (4th donation), Matteo A. aka “Angelinux”
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$5 (4th donation), Štefan V. aka “Thinker8”
$5 (3rd donation), Daniel P. J.
$5 (3rd donation), Ben G
$5 (3rd donation), aka “Ozarkbeard”
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If you’ve been waiting for this I’d like to thank you for your patience.

It is now possible to upgrade the 64-bit version of Linux Mint 19.3 to version 20.

The upgrade instructions are available at: https://linuxmint-user-guide.readthedocs.io/en/latest/upgrade-to-mint-20.html

Take your time

Read all the instructions and take the time to understand them, ask for help if you’re stuck.

The instructions will ask you to be up to date and to prepare system snapshots. Don’t rush into upgrading and do not take shortcuts.

Don’t panic

If you’re stuck or wondering about something don’t hesitate to ask for help:

  • You can post here in the comments section.
  • You can ask for help in the forums.
  • You can connect to the IRC (from within Linux Mint, launch Menu->Internet->Hexchat). If you’re new to IRC, please read this tutorial.