Hi everyone,

I’ll be very brief with the news this month because we’re extremely close to BETA and we want to get everything STABLE in time for Christmas. We’re in a bit of a rush 🙂 

Linux Mint 21.1 reached QA yesterday. A bug in Launchpad is preventing us from accessing some of our translations. We’re also chasing a few bugs related to packagekit and aptdaemon but we’re hoping to have these fixed pretty fast.

As always I want to thank all the people who donate to Linux Mint, and our sponsors. I hope you’ll enjoy the new release. Many thanks to you all.


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 October:

A total of $8,237 were raised thanks to the generous contributions of 308 donors:

$300 (3rd donation), B
$216 (6th donation), Marcus H.
$200 (3rd donation), Ian S.
$194, Gianni T.
$150 (2nd donation), Peter Venton
$137 (3rd donation), Michael M.
$120 (6th donation), Alan H.
$120 (2nd donation), Daniel B.
$108 (8th donation), Uwe P.
$108, Nicolai Z.
$100 (4th donation), Pear D.
$100 (2nd donation), Jay V.
$100, Pulp Free Press
$100, Bruce K.
$100, Roman T.
$100, John B.
$65, Velmurugan K.
$54 (150th donation), Olli K.
$54 (6th donation), Jorge R. R.
$54 (4th donation), Catherine G.
$54 (3rd donation), Sébastien B.
$54 (3rd donation), Ernst G. aka “Guldi”
$54 (3rd donation), Katharina G.
$54 (3rd donation), Ruediger B.
$54 (2nd donation), Frans D.
$54 (2nd donation), Afelemo O.
$54 (2nd donation), Jörg T.
$54 (2nd donation), Michael S.
$54 (2nd donation), Rolf-jürgen G.
$54, Enric P.
$54, Matthias R.
$54, Karl-heinz B.
$54, Frederic G.
$54, Marina T.
$54, Rainer O.
$54, Michael C.
$54, Jan J.
$54, Alexander K.
$54, Patrick R.
$50 (66th donation), Anthony C. aka “ciak”
$50 (11th donation), Adam H.
$50 (8th donation), Wallace P. M. J.
$50 (7th donation), Thomas B.
$50 (6th donation), Bob Tregilus
$50 (5th donation), Leonardo E.
$50 (4th donation), John L.
$50 (4th donation), Raymond H.
$50 (4th donation), Dean R.
$50 (3rd donation), Mark M.
$50 (3rd donation), Tom D.
$50 (3rd donation), Timothy S.
$50 (3rd donation), Frank F.
$50 (3rd donation), William N.
$50 (2nd donation), John Bekas Jr
$50 (2nd donation), Bobby L.
$50 (2nd donation), David R.
$50 (2nd donation), Ivan D.
$50 (2nd donation), Cuz
$50, James B.
$50, Krzysztof O.
$50, Constance W.
$50, Neil M.
$50, Schneider Wood Working
$50, Mark N.
$50, Robert H.
$50, Jason B.
$50, Charles W.
$50, Harry M.
$44, Sebastian B.
$43 (4th donation), Csongor
$36 (2nd donation), Mar R. R.
$35 (5th donation), Ricardo M.
$35 (4th donation), Tannis E.
$32 (7th donation), Andrew L.
$32 (6th donation), Daniel K.
$32 (4th donation), Lorenz K.
$32 (2nd donation), Peter Thornton Tate.
$32, Philippe G.
$32, Patrick K.
$32, Marcus R.
$30 (4th donation), David K.
$30 (3rd donation), Linden R.
$27 (7th donation), Juergen S.
$27, Martin H.
$27, Stefan S.
$25 (21st donation), Linux Mint Sverige
$25 (16th donation), George R. aka “Az4x4”
$25 (3rd donation), Michael H.
$25 (3rd donation), Timothy A.
$25 (2nd donation), John W.
$25, Mitchell L.
$25, Rick P.
$24 (2nd donation), Susanne K.
$22 (30th donation), Peter E.
$22 (14th donation), Luk
$22 (10th donation), H ScottB
$22 (8th donation), Karl K.
$22 (7th donation), Heinz K.
$22 (6th donation), Thorsten H.
$22 (6th donation), Raymond L.
$22 (6th donation), Stefan S.
$22 (5th donation), John V.
$22 (5th donation), Colin H.
$22 (5th donation), Zdravko S.
$22 (4th donation), Ivo S.
$22 (4th donation), Alan W.
$22 (4th donation), Stephan V.
$22 (3rd donation), Ravi S.
$22 (3rd donation), Peter D.
$22 (3rd donation), Arminas A.
$22 (3rd donation), Liz Mills
$22 (3rd donation), Jens G.
$22 (2nd donation), Roger T.
$22 (2nd donation), Benedikt L.
$22 (2nd donation), Thibault D.
$22 (2nd donation), Diego R.
$22 (2nd donation), Scot C.
$22 (2nd donation), Philippe B.
$22, Vincent H.
$22, Michael T.
$22, Jannis S.
$22, Felix W.
$22, Andreas G.
$22, Edwin R.
$22, Kevin C.
$22, Elodie S.
$22, Andreas A.
$22, Sebastian N.
$22, Malachy M.
$22, Reto E.
$22, Peter S.
$22, Arne K.
$22, Joachim K.
$22, Marin B.
$22, Georg L.
$22, Erik J.
$22, Andrew P.
$22, Sascha J.
$22, Aurelio H.
$20 (51th donation), Bryan F.
$20 (41th donation), Stefan M. H.
$20 (33rd donation), John D.
$20 (23rd donation), vagrantcow
$20 (12th donation), Bruno Weber
$20 (12th donation), Dana S.
$20 (7th donation), Ingo Luedeke aka “TheGo”
$20 (7th donation), J.M. Tremblay aka “JM”
$20 (6th donation), Kari B
$20 (5th donation), Jimmie D.
$20 (4th donation), Robert R.
$20 (4th donation), Keith M.
$20 (4th donation), Robert H.
$20 (3rd donation), Denis A. W.
$20 (3rd donation), Dimitrios G.
$20 (2nd donation), John L. H.
$20 (2nd donation), Clinton B.
$20 (2nd donation), Robert W.
$20 (2nd donation), M G U.
$20 (2nd donation), Gustavo D.
$20 (2nd donation), Evgeny T.
$20 (2nd donation), Michael N.
$20 (2nd donation), James G.
$20 (2nd donation), Eugenijus U.
$20, Sumanlal K.
$20, John G.
$20, John P.
$20, Bryan M.
$20, Grzegorz O.
$20, Howard G.
$20, David J.
$20, David G.
$20, Donald S.
$20, Luke Bartolomeo
$20, Rice H.
$20, Raymond L.
$20, Mel C.
$20, cpersons1960
$20, Dominic Z.
$20, Kevin C.
$20, Jacques F.
$20, Thomas B.
$20, Dusty Crossing
$20, Andrew S.
$18 (5th donation), Imre N.
$16 (3rd donation), Jürgen S.
$16 (2nd donation), Brah Rah
$16, Claudia Cruz Sicard C.
$15, Darryl W.
$14 (46th donation), Michael R.
$13 (6th donation), Brian H.
$13 (4th donation), Terry R.
$12 (3rd donation), Arthur H.
$12 (3rd donation), David Fletcher
$11 (76th donation), Johann J.
$11 (41th donation), Francois-R L.
$11 (33rd donation), Thomas R.
$11 (31st donation), Daniel S.
$11 (19th donation), Raymond M. (retired)
$11 (7th donation), John Marakis
$11 (6th donation), Lazo L.
$11 (6th donation), Erik W.
$11 (6th donation), Denys G.
$11 (5th donation), Michael B.
$11 (5th donation), goppermann
$11 (5th donation), Jeanmichel T.
$11 (5th donation), Johann K.
$11 (4th donation), Janne M.
$11 (4th donation), Axel P. aka “Lukess “
$11 (4th donation), Keith W.
$11 (3rd donation), Jaroslav K.
$11 (3rd donation), Daniel A.
$11 (3rd donation), John W.
$11 (3rd donation), Axel R.
$11 (3rd donation), Alrik S.
$11 (3rd donation), Aghiles C.
$11 (3rd donation), Stefan V. B. aka “stefanvb”
$11 (3rd donation), Alexander P.
$11 (2nd donation), Mani D.
$11 (2nd donation), Roman M.
$11 (2nd donation), Johannes S. aka “JoeJoeTV
$11 (2nd donation), Gintautas F.
$11 (2nd donation), H.V. L.
$11 (2nd donation), Thomas S.
$11 (2nd donation), David H.
$11, Leonardo M.
$11, Jouko T.
$11, Ian R.
$11, Alberto F.
$11, Emilio G.
$11, Paulo C.
$11, Jewgeni S.
$11, Esa A.
$11, Klaus S.
$11, Benoît D.
$11, Reinhold G.
$11, Markku N.
$11, Patrick H.
$11, Harmen K.
$11, Gert P.
$11, Alexander W.
$11, Alex R.
$11, Fabio R.
$11, Loic D.
$11, Andrea R.
$11, Sten K.
$11, Roy R.
$11, Marjorie B.
$11, Samuel M.
$11, Thomas W.
$11, Vincent K.
$11, Rainer N.
$11, Roman C.
$10 (75th donation), Frank K.
$10 (57th donation), Rick R.
$10 (28th donation), Philip Woodward
$10 (26th donation), Hemant Patel
$10 (25th donation), Carpet Cleaning Winnipeg
$10 (13th donation), Harold R.
$10 (12th donation), Joshua O.
$10 (8th donation), Daniel Tan
$10 (8th donation), Stephen F.
$10 (6th donation), Carlos V. M.
$10 (5th donation), Vlad Gruetz (YouTube)
$10 (5th donation), Dave S.
$10 (5th donation), Nathan G.
$10 (4th donation), Samson K.
$10 (4th donation), Wojciech S.
$10 (3rd donation), Jon R.
$10 (3rd donation), Peter P.
$10 (3rd donation), BuyLightFixtures.com
$10 (3rd donation), Johannes W.
$10 (2nd donation), Vincent A.
$10 (2nd donation), Kenneth W.
$10 (2nd donation), Allyn G.
$10 (2nd donation), Ernest J.
$10 (2nd donation), New Computer Systems
$10, Brian H.
$10, Robert W.
$10, Terry L.
$10, AG
$10, Szymon R.
$10, Rohit V.
$10, Central Lab Services
$10, Andrew Craig M.
$10, Brian H.
$10, Giorgio D.
$10, Jeremy G.
$10, Matthew M.
$10, Juan L V.
$10, Andrew P.
$9 (2nd donation), Achillefs P.
$8 (4th donation), Francisco Quintero
$7, Eve
$6 (6th donation), Lucas Miller aka “lukmly013”
$6, Nikola B.
$5 (76th donation), Eugene T.
$5 (40th donation), Hristo Gatsinski
$5 (29th donation), Sami Mannila
$5 (22nd donation), Teobaldo D.
$5 (13th donation), Timo K.
$5 (12th donation), Michael V.
$5 (10th donation), Jacob Buhl M.
$5 (9th donation), Holger S.
$5 (7th donation), Daniel G. Lago
$5 (6th donation), Sinisa B.
$5 (5th donation), Caio C. M.
$5 (4th donation), Fabian G.
$5 (3rd donation), David W.
$5 (2nd donation), Alessandro M.
$5 (2nd donation), Juergen K. aka “Trelane”
$5 (2nd donation), Corey J.
$5 (2nd donation), Craig S.
$5, Ben T.
$5, Giovanni S.
$5, Matthew L.
$5, Jose Ronaldo S.
$5, Federico C.
$5, Daniel B.
$5, Aurélio Henrique F.
$5, Michael M.
$5, Johan F.
$5, Juan Noe H.
$5, Mario M.
$5, Gustavo F.
$4, Olivia H.
$3, Max H. aka “Max782”
$31 from 24 smaller donations

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


Linux Mint is proudly supported by 569 patrons, for a sum of $2,697 per month.

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Thank you for your donations and for your support.


Blueman was upgraded to version 2.3.4.

Among other fixes this solved a race condition in Cinnamon which led to two Bluetooth icons showing up in the panel.

Less password prompts

The code which lets you remove applications from the main menu  was reviewed and password prompts were removed in situations where administrative permissions weren’t required.

Removing a Flatpak will no longer require a password to be entered. Same goes for simple shortcuts and local applications (i.e. applications which aren’t installed system-wide).

Synaptic and the Update Manager will now also ask pkexec to remember your password so you won’t have to enter it every single time if you perform multiple operations.

Update Manager: Flatpak support

Flatpak support was added to the Update Manager.

This allows Flatpak applications and runtimes to be updated like any other supported types of software.

Cinnamon: Corner bar

In the left section of the panel the show-desktop was replaced by a separator.

A new corner bar applet was added to the right edge. This is a feature which was implemented in Windows. Although the corner bar is less noticeable/discoverable than the show-desktop applet it’s easier to use once you know it’s there. It occupies the corner of the screen so you can get there fast without aiming and with a quick movement of the mouse.

The corner bar supports an action on left click and an action on middle-click. These can be configured to show the desktop, show the desklets, show the workspace selector or the window selector.

The corner bar also supports peek-to-desktop on hover and it shows the desktop if you drag files over it, so it’s easy to drop files on the desktop no matter how many windows are open.

Visual changes

In Nemo’s icon view, selected files used to highlight not only their name but also their icon. This was inconsistent with Nemo’s list view and it didn’t look very nice.

Going forward Nemo will only highlight the file names. The icons won’t be darkened any more. This gives the file manager a much cleaner look.

Icons which represent the desktop were flipped vertically.

The bar they feature to represent the panel is now at the bottom, just like the default panel position in Linux Mint.

A shortcut to access the Display settings was added to the desktop’s context menu.


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 September:

A total of $9,216 were raised thanks to the generous contributions of 340 donors:

$500, Melonie M. aka “vina-hu-9”
$323 (4th donation), Pieter S.
$220 (2nd donation), yellowfinch
$216 (7th donation), Philippe L.
$216, Dragan M.
$200, Gary
$108 (10th donation), Torsten P.
$108 (2nd donation), Andras F.
$108 (2nd donation), Wolfgang B.
$108 (2nd donation), Bill E.
$100 (8th donation), Mihail S.
$100 (3rd donation), Mark L.
$100 (2nd donation), Brian H.
$100, Ian S.
$100, Paul P.
$100, Joseph K.
$80, Dominik J.
$54 (149th donation), Olli K.
$54 (11th donation), Bernard H.
$54 (2nd donation), Ludo W.
$54 (2nd donation), Stefan K.
$54 (2nd donation), Norman S.
$54 (2nd donation), Christa S.
$54, Andreas K.
$54, Milan van Tuin
$54, Thomas W.
$54, Jl P.
$54, Joppy.me
$54, Philipp G.
$54, Martin B.
$54, Dmitri P.
$54, Jim M.
$54, Martin L.
$50 (65th donation), Anthony C. aka “ciak”
$50 (8th donation), Steve T.
$50 (4th donation), Adam W.
$50 (4th donation), Michel R.
$50 (3rd donation), William S.
$50 (3rd donation), Stephen R.
$50 (3rd donation), Robert K.
$50 (3rd donation), Warren A.
$50 (3rd donation), Charles W.
$50 (2nd donation), Jozua H.
$50, Darrell M.
$50, Fred H.
$50, George S.
$50, Luther A.
$50, Lee R.
$50, Paul S.
$42 (6th donation), Martin K.
$40 (2nd donation), John H.
$40, Luca D.
$32 (8th donation), Harry F.
$32 (6th donation), Graeme M. J.
$32 (3rd donation), Wielant B.
$30, Qingsheng F.
$30, Pencho P.
$27 (6th donation), Bruce I.
$26 (44th donation), Michael R.
$26 (4th donation), Marion P.
$25 (20th donation), Linux Mint Sverige
$25 (3rd donation), Gary D.
$25, Edwards Mktg & Design
$25, Ralph G.
$23, Keanu S.
$22 (29th donation), Peter E.
$22 (11th donation), Henrik H.
$22 (8th donation), ThomaZ
$22 (8th donation), Samuel H.
$22 (6th donation), Jürgen B.
$22 (6th donation), Maurice G. aka “guilmau”
$22 (5th donation), Reidar S.
$22 (5th donation), Thomas K.
$22 (4th donation), Jose P. A.
$22 (3rd donation), Mike E.
$22 (3rd donation), Raphael G.
$22 (3rd donation), Rafal K.
$22 (3rd donation), Nurettin G.
$22 (3rd donation), Chistoph B.
$22 (3rd donation), Ezequiel O.
$22 (3rd donation), Peter L.
$22 (2nd donation), James R.
$22 (2nd donation), Luis Renato C.
$22 (2nd donation), Jean-paul P.
$22 (2nd donation), Heiko W.
$22 (2nd donation), Gilles R.
$22 (2nd donation), Jan M.
$22 (2nd donation), Hendrik D.
$22, Patrick P.
$22, Atalin L.
$22, Rafal J.
$22, Okke R.
$22, Thomas B.
$22, Pablo R.
$22, Dr Geoffrey Mj W.
$22, Florian A.
$22, Markus S.
$22, David W.
$22, Georgios S.
$22, Marek V.
$22, Mohammed Z.
$22, Stefan H.
$22, Peter H.
$22, Marijn V.
$22, Joël J.
$22, Auroro M.
$22, David B.
$22, Miroslav V.
$20 (50th donation), Bryan F.
$20 (18th donation), George H.
$20 (7th donation), Chester L.
$20 (5th donation), Linda P.
$20 (5th donation), Mary H.
$20 (4th donation), Lawrence D.
$20 (4th donation), Benjamin E.
$20 (4th donation), John V.
$20 (3rd donation), Robert W.
$20 (2nd donation), Jay J.
$20 (2nd donation), Walter S.
$20 (2nd donation), SAVE4ENERGY
$20 (2nd donation), Troy S.
$20, Luca D.
$20, Daniel L.
$20, Bobby M.
$20, Cory A.
$20, John P.
$20, Sean B.
$20, Charles B.
$20, John O.
$20, Gregory K.
$20, Tadeusz W.
$20, Olivia C.
$20, Fabio D.
$20, Alvin L.
$19 (75th donation), Johann J.
$18, Brenda Y.
$17, Margaret J.
$17, Robert H.
$16, Clarence T.
$16, zukasz K.
$16, Tomi L.
$16, Teresa S.
$15, Marcella E.
$15, Milissa M.
$15, Kay M.
$15, Leslie D.
$15, Kimberly B.
$15, Romeo K.
$14, Thomas C.
$14, Melonie S.
$14, Jonathan R.
$14, Jane N.
$14, Jonathan W.
$13, Jane E.
$13, Reba H.
$12, Donald M.
$11 (40th donation), Francois-R L.
$11 (30th donation), Daniel S.
$11 (15th donation), aka “AsciiWolf”
$11 (10th donation), Adam P.
$11 (10th donation), Thomas K.
$11 (9th donation), Bernhard L.
$11 (8th donation), Tugaleres.com
$11 (8th donation), Adis H.
$11 (5th donation), Philippe A. aka “Phreezoo”
$11 (5th donation), Denis Besnard
$11 (5th donation), Sebastian M.
$11 (5th donation), Denys G.
$11 (4th donation), Jouni S.
$11 (4th donation), Dimitar S.
$11 (3rd donation), Matthias S.
$11 (3rd donation), Janne M.
$11 (2nd donation), Kathryn L.
$11 (2nd donation), François J.
$11 (2nd donation), Rune S.
$11 (2nd donation), Gerhard R.
$11 (2nd donation), Andreas D.
$11 (2nd donation), Tommaso M.
$11 (2nd donation), Sergio G.
$11 (2nd donation), Roger K.
$11 (2nd donation), Jose Luis M.
$11 (2nd donation), Matthew K.
$11, Alexander W.
$11, Georgios D.
$11, Juan Nicolás
$11, Carlo R.
$11, Frederic W.
$11, B.w. V.
$11, Ioan Florin S.
$11, Ronald S.
$11, Luis F.
$11, Axel S.
$11, Paolo I.
$11, Iztok M.
$11, Claudio S.
$11, Carolina R.
$11, Christian S.
$11, Ratko Š.
$11, Zoran M.
$11, José P.
$10 (79th donation), Thomas C.
$10 (24th donation), Hemant Patel
$10 (15th donation), Randy D.
$10 (12th donation), Aimee W.
$10 (11th donation), Philip E.
$10 (8th donation), Mladen M.
$10 (7th donation), Michael K.
$10 (6th donation), blueredgreen
$10 (5th donation), Andrei Z.
$10 (3rd donation), John M D.
$10 (2nd donation), Brian H.
$10, Cedric N.
$10, Armand S.
$10, Bergis H.
$10, Matthew J.
$10, Victor V.
$10, Arthur H.
$10, Mark S.
$10, Douglas Norton
$10, Scott M.
$10, Francisco M.
$10, Gary S.
$10, Allyn G.
$8, Pablo B.
$6, Luke H.
$5 (75th donation), Eugene T.
$5 (39th donation), Hristo Gatsinski
$5 (32nd donation), Thomas R.
$5 (21st donation), Teobaldo D.
$5 (14th donation), Milan H.
$5 (12th donation), Martin K.
$5 (10th donation), Rafal K.
$5 (9th donation), Jacob Buhl M.
$5 (9th donation), Lucas DH
$5 (7th donation), Paul V.
$5 (6th donation), Carlos G. L. G.
$5 (3rd donation), Fabio
$5 (3rd donation), Omar C. aka “kenoby75”
$5, Gabriel E.
$5, Vijay Mahendran A.
$5, Corey J.
$5, Alejandro B.
$5, Stephen D.
$5, Angel T.
$5, anonymous
$5, Gracjan Deresz
$5, Corinne M.
$5, Krzysztof S.
$5, Shawn W.
$4 (2nd donation), BADER aka “Townsville”
$3 (3rd donation), Victoria Hastings
$3, Peter W.
$3, Rafal P.
$9 from 6 smaller donations

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Hello everyone,

I’d like to start the news with a big thank you to all the people who help us. Thanks you for your support and your donations.

Linux Mint 21.1

The next version of Linux Mint is planned for Christmas this year.

The codename for Linux Mint 21.1 is “Vera”.

User Guide

Documentation was written and added to the User Guide to cover the following topics:

  • How to reset a forgotten password
  • How to have Bluetooth disabled at boot
  • How to make a Windows live USB stick or a multiboot USB stick


Blueman was updated to version 2.3.2 in Linux Mint 21.

Timeshift 22.06.5 was backported towards Linux Mint 20.x.

The changes made to the Software Sources and the Driver Manager (detailed in the chapters below) will be ported towards Linux Mint 21.

Software Sources

Following the upstream deprecation of apt-key, the Software Sources received changes to rework the way it handles PPA keys.

When a PPA is added its key is now only accepted for the PPA itself, not globally for all APT Sources.

Driver Manager

A lot of work went into improving the Driver Manager.

A dummy hardware device, dummy packages with exotic dependencies and a test mode were added so we could easily troubleshoot a variety of different scenarios.

We made the manager run in user mode so you no longer need a password to launch it.

Debconf is now properly supported. This was an issue for NVIDIA drivers when SecureBoot is enabled. This scenario was fixed.

Packagekit was patched to receive the ability to purge packages (i.e. to not only remove them but to also remove their configuration files). The driver manager now purges removed drivers. This fixes a niche issue with NVIDIA drivers when switching between different versions of the drivers.

The user interface was improved.

Offline support was redesigned. The Driver Manager now shows a dedicated screen if you are offline:

And a different screen if it detects a live USB stick (or DVD):

The way it mounts the live USB stick and adds it as a source to install drivers is more robust than before. These improvements make installing Broadcom wireless drivers easier than before.

ISO Verification Tool

It is important to verify the integrity and authenticity of your ISO image before writing it to a stick. It’s also quite tedious and confusing. So we made it easier.

Right-click your ISO image, select “Verify” and voilà.

The technology at play here is still complex. We’re dealing with signatures and checksums but the verification tool does most of the work for you.

If your ISO is from Linux Mint or Ubuntu, the URLs to the SHA256sum and GPG files are automatically filled in. Just click the verify button.

The tool checks the authenticity of the checkum file and the integrity of the ISO.

USB Stick Formatter and ISO Image Writer

The ISO Image Writer features a “Verify” button which launches the verification tool.

If you try to write a Windows image, it no longer fails. It directs you to helpful documentation.

The user interfaces for the Stick formatter and the Image Writer were also improved.

Desktop Icons

The following desktop icons will be hidden by default in future releases:

  • Computer
  • Home
  • Trash
  • Network

Home is already featured as a panel launcher and a favorite in the main menu. Computer, Trash, Network aren’t used as often and are easily accessible in the File Manager. 

Files placed in ~/Desktop will remain visible as well as mounted devices.

Of course this only affects the default settings. All of this is configurable.


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