You can now test Linux Mint 21 Vanessa as a beta version. The Linux distribution is based on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish and is scheduled to be released this summer. The Linux distribution ISO images are here – with the desktop environments Cinnamon, MATE and Xfce.

Linux Mint 21 Cinnamon Vanessa

Linux Mint 21 Cinnamon Vanessa

Since Linux Mint 21 Vanessa is based on Jammy Jellyfish, the distribution will continue to be supported for as long – so until 2027. Of course, there is a new Linux kernel and also other new components that the upgrade of the base brings with it.

Linux Mint 21 mint Cinnamon 5.4

Another highlight of Linux Mint 21 is Cinnamon 5.4. According to their own statements, the window manager is more stable and there is a revised JavaScript interpreter.

The facility for the hot corners . A resizing pop-up window has been added to the terminal. In addition, the developers have improved the applet, which allows you to view the desktop .

Also improved is the support for multiple displays. The primary display no longer has to be monitor 0 . The xrandr applet now uses the muffin API. You can copy system information to the clipboard.

Encryption of home, dual boot and timeshift development

With Linux Mint 21, you will still have the option to encrypt the home directory during installation.

Linux Mint 21 – Encrypt HomeLinux Mint 21 – Encrypt Home

Because some problems were reported, systemd-oom was dropped from the distribution. To make dual-boot systems as convenient as possible, Linux Mint 21 continues to rely on os-prober by default .

It has also been known for a few weeks that Linux Mint has taken over the development of the backup software Timeshift . Linux Mint 21 brings with it a revamped version of the program. It can calculate the necessary disk space for the next snapshot in rsync mode. This prevents your disk from running out of storage space.

Blueman and WebP support

It has been known for some time that the developers are removing Blueberry and using the Bluetooth manager Blueman 2.3 instead . I have already taken this step with Linux Mint 20, because Blueberry used to annoy me quite a bit. With Blueman , Bluetooth management is slightly more complex, but also much more flexible.

The self-developed image viewer Xviewer now supports WebP images. This also applies to the preview images, Thumbnails in modern German . This is convenient in the file manager because you can see the WebP images there immediately.

Download Linux Mint 21 Vanessa

You can download Linux Mint 21 Vanessa Beta now. The ISO images come with the Cinnamon , MATE and Xfce desktop environments .

As previously mentioned, this is a beta version, so don’t expect a polished final product. 

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