Monthly News – July 2022

Linux Mint 21 is coming out today!

Many thanks to all the people who participated in the BETA. 152 issues were reported in the last 15 days and this allowed us to fix many bugs in preparation for the STABLE release.

Many thanks also to people who donate to our project and to our sponsors for backing Linux Mint.

Although Linux Mint 21 is now stable, we still have a few fixes and improvements planned post-release. These will come as software updates.

We’re also focused on opening the upgrade path from Linux Mint 20.3 to Linux Mint 21. We’ll make announcements when this is ready.

Early August LMDE 5 will receive the new Cinnamon 5.4 along with the new features from Linux Mint 21.

Many thanks to all of you. We hope you’ll enjoy this new release.


Linux Mint is proudly sponsored by:

Gold Sponsors:
Linux VPS Hosting
Simple Mobile Tools
Silver Sponsors:
ThinkPenguin: For Everything Freedom
Bronze Sponsors:
Vault Networks *
AYKsolutions Server & Cloud Hosting
BGASoft Inc
Ian Ghent
Laser Pointer Forums, LLC
Look To The Right SEO
Uwe Schneider GmbH

Donations in June:

A total of $7,200 were raised thanks to the generous contributions of 305 donors:

$300, Zachary Z.
$129, David M.
$108 (9th donation), Torsten P.
$108 (5th donation), The Incredibly Useful Company Limited
$108 (2nd donation), Ghislain D.
$108 (2nd donation), Anonymous
$108 (2nd donation), Bogdan-george S.
$108, Josephine B.
$100 (35th donation), Fast Junkie
$100 (19th donation), Hans J.
$100 (4th donation), Michael P.
$100 (3rd donation), Jamison G.
$100 (3rd donation), Neil F.
$100, James H.
$100, John W.
$71, Renee M.
$54 (146th donation), Olli K.
$54 (10th donation), Bernard H.
$54 (4th donation), Ross D.
$54 (4th donation), Alberto A.
$54 (3rd donation), Erkki Ruohtula
$54 (3rd donation), Athanasios M.
$54 (3rd donation), Karl-günter N.
$54 (3rd donation), Manuel López
$54 (2nd donation), Tim R.
$54 (2nd donation), Nemanja J.
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$54, Riccardo Togna
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$54, Neil H.
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$54, Thomas B.
$54, Vadim Starichkov
$50 (62th donation), Anthony C. aka “ciak”
$50 (9th donation), Todd W.
$50 (7th donation), John H.
$50 (4th donation), Peter P.
$50 (4th donation), Jack B.
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$50 (3rd donation), Anthony K.
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$50 (2nd donation), Dean R.
$50, Jim O.
$50, John G. aka “For the xfce love ❤️ “
$50, David R.
$50, David H.
$50, Cal C.
$50, Boris B.
$50, Mohammed A.
$50, Jay K.
$50, Joel B.
$50, Jonathan B.
$50, Karl H.
$50, Phill’s Electric
$50, Mariusz R.
$47, Michael E.
$40 (3rd donation), Pierre S.
$38 (2nd donation), Leon
$35 (2nd donation), Peter J, aka “Dr Peter”
$35 (2nd donation), Mathieu C.
$35, Clinton M.
$35, D L R.
$32 (5th donation), Anna U.
$32 (3rd donation), Bernd H.
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$32, Michael R.
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$30, Derek M.
$29 (11th donation), Adam K.
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$27, Daniel U.
$27, Brian D.
$25 (17th donation), Linux Mint Sverige
$25 (4th donation), Steven V.
$25 (3rd donation), Mark T.
$25 (2nd donation), Chuck G.
$25 (2nd donation), Claudio Kuenzler
$25, Tim H.
$25, William G.
$25, Mario L.
$25, John D.
$25, CuestaMaps
$22 (26th donation), Peter E.
$22 (20th donation), Denis D.
$22 (19th donation), Per J.
$22 (14th donation), Anthony M.
$22 (14th donation), Janne S.
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$22 (8th donation), Hermann W.
$22 (7th donation), Matteo aka “Mac7veN
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$22, Klaus F.
$22, Gerald E.
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$20 (47th donation), Bryan F.
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$20, Brian S.
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$19 (3rd donation), Nicholas J.
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$13 (3rd donation), Carlos M.
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$11 (6th donation), Alex A. aka “cambiatealinux
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  1. Clem, I was so happy to hear that you and the Team was taking over maintenance and upkeep on timeshift in previous editions. I was able to use it as a selling point to get my best friend converted to LM for everything but gaming, which he still needs to dual boot into W10 for. In any event, I have a few questions about it and some others and was wondering if you have any plans to expand the features and functionality of them anytime soon.
    At present, you cannot backup your computer to a remote storage drive utilizing timeshift. Wondering if you will address that at some point in this new release or the ones that follow?
    Wine works pretty well. I have already installed several packages made to run in Windows on my friends’ and my own laptop, but routing some select games, particularly Elder Scrolls Online thru Steam custom Proton (known colloquially as Glorious Eggroll) still tends to be a bit buggy. I’m aware that Mint was not intended as a gaming platform, there are so many others out there, but I love this flavour and seek to do all of my computing on it. I am also further aware that you and the team have no input on the way Steam runs their software, compatible as it is with the Linux kernel. While we are on the subject, does the version of wine you mentioned in the release notes have 32 bit capability? Its perfect for running old legacy titles, and it has become somewhat cumbersome and convoluted building biarch wine from the repo at winehq.
    One last question. At present, if you are connected to a wireless network but it has become disconnected from the interwho, the little applet in the tray doesn’t reflect this, it simply stays the same as though you could still get online. Am I missing something, or could you maybe use the exclamation mark or some other indicator to reflect your lack of connectivity?
    I cant thank you and the team enough for the beautiful flovour you created and built upon all these many years. I have been faithfully using LM since 17, and continue to love each new release. Believe me when I say that you guys have a gift – and we are all the better off because of that along with your diligence, dedication, and inspiration. I’m looking forward to trying out Vanessa in the near future. I have further been following the development of the Mint Box and the Mini, and certainly plan to invest in that awesome tech – for my kids as well as myself – hopefully in the not too distant future. Thanks again, and keep up the hard work!
    Dave S.

  2. I’m hooked on Linux MInt – I started with Linux Mint 19 and I am eagerly awaiting the upgrade path from 20.3 to 21. Those wishing to switch to Linux from Windows cannot go wrong with Linux Mint. It has a familiar feel and keeps up with changes in the programs as well as issuing frequent bug fixes. I’m not going back. Thanks to the entire team for making Linux Mint possible.

  3. Great addition, been using Mint since 16. great way to stretch life in older computers, both Windows and Macs. to have over 15 year old computers functioning as modern machines is awesome. Thanks to all!

  4. I switched to linux mint 20.3 to 21 and ran into countless problems during download and installation, it threw a lot of errors and I had to manually correct them. After installation viber doesn’t work, Hypnotix doesn’t work, and probably a lot of problems after testing.

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