Many thanks for your support. Just like in previous years, whether it’s linked to our release schedule or the holiday season, we received many donations this December. Thank you for your help, it’s greatly appreciated!

Although it happened later than we anticipated, Linux Mint 20.1 had a great release. The upgrade from 20 was opened and all the new features and improvements which shipped in Linux Mint 20.1 were ported and sent to LMDE 4.

We worked on and fixed a few issues post-release that had gone unnoticed through the BETA phase and we’re still investigating a couple of them in relation to plymouth themes with LUKS, NVIDIA resolutions and a slight delay during the login sequence.

We also did a complete review of all the Cinnamon spices and we’ll be fixing, cleaning or even removing some of them in the days to come.

In parallel, the new release cycle is now open, pull requests are being merged and a roadmap is being prepared for Linux Mint 20.2.


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Donations in December:

A total of $23,829 were raised thanks to the generous contributions of 882 donors:

$300 (2nd donation), Leanne L.
$200 (13th donation), Samson S. aka “Samtastic”
$200 (3rd donation), Chris K.
$200, Helmut S.
$162 (2nd donation), Thomas B.
$138 (2nd donation), H H.
$108 (3rd donation), Jens-peter U.
$108 (3rd donation), Stefan P.
$108 (2nd donation), Reiner S.
$108 (2nd donation), J D.
$108, Vincent
$108, Holger W.
$108, John J.
$100 (5th donation), Glen A.
$100 (4th donation), Walter K.
$100 (3rd donation), Sivaguru
$100 (2nd donation), Kenneth S.
$100 (2nd donation), Kris R.
$100, Florence B.
$100, Charles G.
$100, Peter Z.
$100, Timothy F.
$100, Tim R.
$100, Anthony G.
$100, Ron N.
$100, William H.
$100, David M.
$100, Gary R.
$100, Jeffrey L.
$86, Albert-jozef P.
$75 (2nd donation), TM
$75, Vincent F.
$70, Kristian F.
$66 (3rd donation), hala de inchiriat
$65, Dmitry M.
$60 (6th donation), James L.
$54 (17th donation), Joachim M.
$54 (7th donation), Tomas S.
$54 (5th donation), Chema Cortés
$54 (4th donation), Bernard H.
$54 (4th donation), Enzo P
$54 (4th donation), Roland H.
$54 (4th donation), Gildas M.
$54 (4th donation), David B.
$54 (3rd donation), Christian H.
$54 (3rd donation), Bernhard M.
$54 (3rd donation), Marcin G.
$54 (2nd donation), Balázs S.
$54 (2nd donation), Catherine G.
$54 (2nd donation), Daniel S.
$54 (2nd donation), Karl-günter N.
$54 (2nd donation), Gonzalo M. aka “Alvenn”
$54 (2nd donation), K. S. .
$54 (2nd donation), Rasmus A.
$54 (2nd donation), Gianni O.
$54 (2nd donation), Ian M.
$54, Christos P.
$54, Gunnar B.
$54, Jean Jacques W.
$54, Christian H.
$54, Daniel M.
$54, Eberhard M.
$54, Shahzil L.
$54, Robert M.
$54, Luc J.
$54, Rolandas R.
$54, Rafael E.
$54, Luis R.
$54, Oliver H.
$54, Ingo P.
$54, Holger S.
$54, Nigel B.
$54, Matthias B.
$54, Eric C.
$54, Francesco B.
$54, Lutz Bergner
$54, Thomas N.
$54, Matthias P.
$54, Peter S.
$50 (45th donation), Anthony C. aka “ciak”
$50 (14th donation), Philip W.
$50 (10th donation), Douglas J.
$50 (10th donation), Stephen A.
$50 (9th donation), An L.
$50 (8th donation), stewy
$50 (7th donation), Joao Kodama
$50 (6th donation), Peter F.
$50 (6th donation), Bruce N.
$50 (4th donation), Michael L.
$50 (4th donation), Stacey F.
$50 (3rd donation), P. C. .
$50 (3rd donation), Frank R.
$50 (3rd donation), Terry F.
$50 (3rd donation), Data H. I.
$50 (3rd donation), Dan E.
$50 (3rd donation), Charles W.
$50 (3rd donation), Eugene Z.
$50 (3rd donation), Alain C. aka “Alecalin
$50 (3rd donation), Tony N.
$50 (2nd donation), Michael C.
$50 (2nd donation), Ken Y.
$50 (2nd donation), Anton R.
$50 (2nd donation), Dennis L.
$50 (2nd donation), Herman B.
$50 (2nd donation), Mark L.
$50 (2nd donation), Peter T.
$50 (2nd donation), Karl J.
$50 (2nd donation), Philip W.
$50 (2nd donation), Edward B.
$50 (2nd donation), Stephen M.
$50 (2nd donation), Pj Sylvia.
$50, Bryan B.
$50, Keith M.
$50, Jeffrey S.
$50, Cameron S.
$50, Robin D.
$50, Salomon G.
$50, Warren A.
$50, Stephen V.
$50, James B.
$50, Ryan D.
$50, Delton Q.
$50, Jamie Aylward
$50, David R.
$50, Nick K.
$50, Stephen R.
$50, Lexi Snep
$50, Jim W.
$50, Dale F.
$50, Jerome S.
$50, Norbert L.
$50, David S.
$44 (2nd donation), Dirk J.
$43 (129th donation), Olli K.
$43 (6th donation), Ian W.
$43 (6th donation), Devendra Rai.
$43, Luisa M
$40 (2nd donation), William L.
$39 (2nd donation), Christoph R.
$38, Helmut S.
$35 (11th donation), Andrew M.
$35 (3rd donation), John B.
$35, Richard M.
$32 (5th donation), Bobcam Computer Solutions aka “Rob
$32 (4th donation), Manfred S.
$32 (4th donation), Francesc M. C.
$32 (2nd donation), Gerardo A. M.
$32 (2nd donation), Peter D.
$32 (2nd donation), erwn16 aka “erwn”
$32 (2nd donation), Ibon E.
$32 (2nd donation), Brian E.
$32, Axel B.
$32, Etienne L.
$32, Pirmin B.
$32, Ian Sheppard
$30 (54th donation), Curt Vaughan aka “curtvaughan “
$30 (29th donation), Wolfgang P.
$30 (17th donation), Kevin S.
$30, Kevin C.
$30, Robert T.
$30, Jon B.
$28 (3rd donation), Adam K.
$27 (15th donation), John K.
$27 (3rd donation), Paulo Ribeiro
$27 (2nd donation), Wouter W.
$27 (2nd donation), Scrob B.
$27 (2nd donation), Matthias R.
$27, Leonel B.
$27, Robert L.
$27, Duncan H.
$27, Holger S.
$26, Klaus S.
$25 (7th donation), Andrew Currie
$25 (6th donation), Michael T.
$25 (4th donation), Derek B.
$25 (3rd donation), Stephen W.
$25 (2nd donation), Miguel G.
$25 (2nd donation), Greg M.
$25, John M.
$25, Terry B.
$25, Vlad G.
$25, Thomas R.
$25, Ron N. aka “TechNick”
$25, Stefan H.
$22 (12th donation), Michael S.
$22 (9th donation), Peter E.
$22 (9th donation), Brandon W.
$22 (7th donation), Gabriele Bandini aka “GiBi Gab
$22 (7th donation), Jens
$22 (7th donation), Robert D. aka “Wilbobob”
$22 (7th donation), Teobaldo D.
$22 (6th donation), R. I. . aka “Birman”
$22 (6th donation), Andrew V.
$22 (5th donation), Dominik Ch.
$22 (5th donation), David Atherton aka “David A”
$22 (5th donation), Eduard L.
$22 (4th donation), Terry Phillips aka “Terryphi”
$22 (3rd donation), Jean-pierre P.
$22 (3rd donation), Stefan E.
$22 (3rd donation), Soren ONeill
$22 (3rd donation), Eric B.
$22 (3rd donation), daoud
$22 (3rd donation), Philipp S.
$22 (3rd donation), Alan M.
$22 (3rd donation), Florian G.
$22 (3rd donation), Tom S.
$22 (3rd donation), Alfons B.
$22 (2nd donation), Bernd H.
$22 (2nd donation), Nikolaos B.
$22 (2nd donation), Bernd W.
$22 (2nd donation), Daniel H.
$22 (2nd donation), Jens M.
$22 (2nd donation), Alexander F.
$22 (2nd donation), Jonathan P.
$22 (2nd donation), Ulrich J.
$22 (2nd donation), Harry B.
$22 (2nd donation), Robin D.
$22 (2nd donation), Robert H.
$22 (2nd donation), Dieter S.
$22 (2nd donation), Opik Oort
$22 (2nd donation), Thibaut V.
$22 (2nd donation), Wolfgang H.
$22 (2nd donation), akaIDIOT
$22 (2nd donation), Eugene G.
$22 (2nd donation), Wolfgang N.
$22 (2nd donation), Yann G.
$22 (2nd donation), Eugenio Montefusco
$22 (2nd donation), Marius M.
$22 (2nd donation), Joris S.
$22 (2nd donation), Hubert R.
$22 (2nd donation), Roel V. S.
$22, Pablo L.
$22, G.h. K.
$22, Manfred H.
$22, Tim S.
$22, Anonymus
$22, Loïc A.
$22, Frank R.
$22, Martin B.
$22, Martin W.
$22, Jürgen S.
$22, Karel H.
$22, Markus B.
$22, Nicolas B.
$22, Vladislav K.
$22, Peter H.
$22, Juan Antonio C.
$22, Hendrik G.
$22, Benoit G.
$22, Jose M.
$22, Popescu L.
$22, Victor G.
$22, Martin B.
$22, Daniel F. G.
$22, Stavros Joseph B.
$22, Forster C.
$22, Marko S.
$22, Henk V.
$22, John G.
$22, John J.
$22, Pavlos G.
$22, edu-consult
$22, Lars-erik M.
$22, Osvaldo F.
$22, Michel T.
$22, Robert T.
$22, Ciaran O.
$22, Frank Z.
$22, Per W.
$22, Mathias L.
$22, Ugo J.
$22, Marcel T.
$22, Karl-heinz H.
$22, Djc S.
$22, Tomas Aleksiejunas
$22, Aleksei T.
$22, Glaser M.
$20 (29th donation), Bryan F.
$20 (25th donation), Mike W aka “bajan52”
$20 (19th donation), Hemant Patel
$20 (16th donation), Ke C.
$20 (14th donation), François P.
$20 (14th donation), Antoine T.
$20 (13th donation), Peter J.
$20 (11th donation), Malte J.
$20 (9th donation), Anon
$20 (7th donation), Scott S.
$20 (7th donation), Kok E. B.
$20 (6th donation), Anthony Eales aka “ants000
$20 (6th donation), Kostas M. K.
$20 (6th donation), CA aka “Clauclau”
$20 (6th donation), Frederic R.
$20 (5th donation), Todd W.
$20 (4th donation), Victor W.
$20 (4th donation), Daniel O.
$20 (4th donation), Janne M.
$20 (4th donation), Lupe A.
$20 (4th donation), Robert P. aka “Rob
$20 (4th donation), Bezantnet, L.
$20 (3rd donation), Brian C.
$20 (3rd donation), Stacey B.
$20 (3rd donation), Clark V.
$20 (3rd donation), Gregg L.
$20 (3rd donation), Ilia D.
$20 (3rd donation), Thomas C.
$20 (3rd donation), Clueless Ruler Music
$20 (2nd donation), Travis B.
$20 (2nd donation), Kevin M.
$20 (2nd donation), Robert W.
$20 (2nd donation), Fort Wayne concrete
$20 (2nd donation), Christopher S.
$20 (2nd donation), Patrick C.
$20 (2nd donation), Martin G.
$20 (2nd donation), Divoto
$20 (2nd donation), Josh O.
$20 (2nd donation), Vladimir H.
$20 (2nd donation), John E.
$20 (2nd donation), Rafael L.
$20 (2nd donation), Bruce C.
$20 (2nd donation), John F.
$20, Gregory V.
$20, Steven M.
$20, Deyana I.
$20, William K.
$20, Charles B.
$20, Benzius
$20, Hector B.
$20, David W.
$20, Howard S.
$20, Jeff Kelpys D.
$20, David M.
$20, Eddy C.
$20, Gokhan K.
$20, Thomas F.
$20, Robert B.
$20, Jack T.
$20, John C.
$20, aka “a donor”
$20, Douglas G.
$20, Michael T.
$20, Karl B.
$20, Giovanny L.
$20, William M.
$20, Louis D.
$20, Peter M.
$20, Todd H.
$20, Arthur B.
$20, Connie M.
$20, Steven S. aka “acejavelin”
$20, Mitchel B.
$20, Joseph I.
$20, William R. C.
$20, Greg A.
$20, Morten D.
$20, Brad J.
$20, Michael A.
$20, Paul H.
$20, Christopher H.
$20, Willard M.
$20, Richard L.
$20, Sherwood A.
$20, Daniel W.
$20, Berenger E.
$20, Antoine B.
$20, Alvin A.
$17, Samuel B.
$16 (47th donation), Andreas S.
$16 (5th donation), Udo F.
$16 (3rd donation), Elias B.
$16 (2nd donation), Yann D.
$16, Artem V.
$16, Frederic J.
$16, Jan I.
$15 (52th donation), Johann J.
$15 (29th donation), ajgringo619
$15 (10th donation), Robert S. aka “Bob”
$15 (7th donation), Fred B.
$15 (6th donation), Daniel G.
$15 (2nd donation), aka “Lucky Luke”
$15 (2nd donation), Brent F.
$15 (2nd donation), Michael H.
$15 (2nd donation), International Directory
$15, Korbett A.
$15, David W.
$15, Anthony H.
$13 (2nd donation), Dennis H.
$12 (118th donation), Tony C. aka “S. LaRocca”
$12 (16th donation), Lance A.
$12 (6th donation), Vladimir Litvinenko
$11 (18th donation), Eskild T
$11 (14th donation), Kevin Safford
$11 (11th donation), Marc V. K.
$11 (10th donation), Daniel S.
$11 (9th donation), Jeff aka “Jambalak
$11 (9th donation), Alan B.
$11 (9th donation), Yves R.
$11 (9th donation), JCSenar –
$11 (9th donation), José G.
$11 (7th donation), Dirk M.
$11 (7th donation), Bernhard M.
$11 (6th donation), Jean C. A.
$11 (6th donation), Percy Winterburn aka “tenminutetechuk”
$11 (5th donation), John O.
$11 (5th donation), Michail I.
$11 (5th donation), Filip N.
$11 (5th donation), Vjeran B.
$11 (4th donation), Rupert B.
$11 (4th donation), Wohnungsreinigung
$11 (4th donation), Alain P.
$11 (3rd donation), Miguel G.
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$11 (3rd donation), Franck G.
$11 (3rd donation), Francesco B.
$11 (3rd donation), Herberth M.
$11 (3rd donation), Augusto B.
$11 (3rd donation), Ovidio A. H.
$11 (3rd donation), Ciaran M.
$11 (3rd donation), Fred P.
$11 (2nd donation), Dario F.
$11 (2nd donation), Daniele S.
$11 (2nd donation), Michal
$11 (2nd donation), Mircea V.
$11 (2nd donation), Darius O.
$11 (2nd donation), John Marakis
$11 (2nd donation), Stefan P.
$11 (2nd donation), Ondrej D.
$11 (2nd donation), Henrik E.
$11 (2nd donation), Steven J. L.
$11 (2nd donation), Jürgen K.
$11 (2nd donation), Giordano Alborghetti aka “giordi63”
$11 (2nd donation), Francisco P. D. L. G.
$11 (2nd donation), Sergej K.
$11 (2nd donation), Arvids Dane
$11 (2nd donation), Frank K.
$11 (2nd donation), Cor D.
$11, Johannes H.
$11, Josiane N.
$11, Gábor C.
$11, Bruno Z.
$11, Owen R.
$11, Jean-marie R.
$11, Stephane C.
$11, Daniela D.
$11, R. W.
$11, Waldemar Paul G.
$11, Gabriele P.
$11, Nicolas N.
$11, VPN en ligne français
$11, Rafal K.
$11, Markus W.
$11, John M D.
$11, Oleg Z.
$11, Sebastian K.
$11, Michal B.
$11, Andrzej K.
$11, Nigel P.
$11, Willy J.
$11, Peter H.
$11, Volodymyr K.
$11, Christoph L.
$11, Clemens T.
$11, Gunter D.
$11, Norbert F.
$11, Steuerberater
$11, Alfred E.
$11, Arianna R.
$11, Marco S.
$11, Petri C.
$11, Jean G.
$11, Petr Š.
$11, Jarmo M.
$11, Ds
$11, Friedrich O.
$11, Patrik
$11, John W.
$11, Reidar S.
$11, Paul D.
$11, Vitold S.
$11, Antoine V.
$11, Karl S.
$11, Fabio P.
$11, Andrea S.
$11, Wojciech Z.
$11, Fadi N.
$11, Massimo M.
$11, Zeljko H.
$11, Tomasz S.
$11, Rodolfo A.
$11, Simon D.
$11, Renè T.
$11, Luis Angel C.
$11, Davide Ferro aka “Fatex”
$11, Andreas B.
$11, Stefan E.
$11, Stefano P.
$11, Maximilian S.
$11, Martin F.
$11, Giovanni D.
$11, Michael O.
$10 (80th donation), Tree Service Kansas City
$10 (74th donation), Tree Removal Raleigh NC
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$10, Debra O.
$10, Janos V.
$10, Reinhard B.
$10, Harold R.
$10, Saverio N.
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$10, Chia-chi J L.
$10, Dmytro K.
$10, Marcos Roberto Z.
$10, James G.
$10, Treasures Found
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$10, Stephen S.
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$10, Lexington Bathroom Pro
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$10, Novi Plumbing
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$10, Mohammed Omar
$10, G A MacDonald Associates
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$10, Novi Furnace and Air Conditioning
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$10, Brian K.
$10, Minneapolis commercial cleaning
$10, Robert A.
$10, Kory M.
$10, Khin Z.
$10, Concrete Contractors Houston
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It is now possible to upgrade Linux Mint 20 to version 20.1.

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 20.1 is relatively easy.

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

Launch the System Upgrade by clicking on “Edit->Upgrade to Linux Mint 20.1 Ulyssa”.

Follow the instructions on the screen.

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

4. Convert the system with usrmerge (optional)

Although it is optional we recommend you convert your system with usrmerge. This is done already for all fresh installations of Linux Mint 20.1.

For information on usrmerge, read

To convert your system, 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 (5.7.3 or higher) and mint-upgrade-info (1.1.7 or higher) and restart the Update Manager by launching it again from the applications menu.
  • If the latest versions of mintupdate and mint-upgrade-info 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.

The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 20.1 “Ulyssa” Xfce Edition.

Linux Mint 20.1 Ulyssa Xfce Edition

Linux Mint 20.1 is a long term support release which will be supported until 2025. 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 20.1 Xfce“.

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 20.1 Xfce

System requirements:

  • 1GB RAM (2GB recommended for a comfortable usage).
  • 15GB of disk space (20GB 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:

  • Announcements will be made shortly with instructions on how to upgrade from Linux Mint 20.
  • If you are running the BETA use the Update Manager to apply available updates.

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!