Linux Mint 21.2 “Victoria” MATE released!

The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 21.2 “Victoria” MATE Edition.

Linux Mint 21.2 Victoria MATE Edition

Linux Mint 21.2 is a long term support release which will be supported until 2027. 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 21.2 MATE“.

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 21.2 MATE

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:

  • If you are running the BETA you don’t need to upgrade, use the Update Manager to apply available updates.
  • Upgrade instructions for Linux Mint 21 and 21.1 will be provided shortly.

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.


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


  1. I’m 70 and want to update however my son got me on this platform and I love it But have no idea how to upgrade to the new version?

  2. Just did the update through the update manager and it was flawless. A big thank you to those involved.
    can’t wait to dive in

  3. I upgraded seamlessly with the update manager. my folder icons have the appearance of being text files and the right click menu still doesn’t show the icons to change the color of the folders. also the color yellow is missing from the options. can anybody provide an explanation for the issue as to the appearance of my folder icons?

  4. I upgraded from 21.1 to 21.2, and overall it was one of the quickest and smoothest Mint updates ever.

    Most of the changes were pretty small, but overall, very good.

    The only disappointment was the new Pix, which is pretty awful. Until now it was one of my favourite apps, and seems to have taken a giant leap backwards. It doesn’t support the system theme, which is bad in itself, and you’re stuck with a pretty ghastly dark theme.

    1. My apologies. It looks like Pix at least partially respects the system theme, but only after you reboot. With the system theme it really does look a lot better.

      But I still think there’s room for improvement. I suspect it’s still very much a work in progress.

    2. In fact, I’m wrong again. I confused Pix with gThumb. In fact, they are very easy to confuse,. They are both almost identical, in terms of functionality and layout. The only noticeable difference is that Pix uses a dark them and gThumb more or less uses what appears to be either a light theme, or perhaps just the system theme. They both have the same functionality as the old Pix, it’s just presented differently, so you’ve now got a decent choice. One of the many benefits of open source!

  5. The first attempt went awry somehow with unresponsive UI elements, but Timeshifted back alright. Before the next attempt, I reverted to another desktop theme. Also, Steam wouldn’t launch afterwards – but simply needed an updated graphics driver through Driver Manager.

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