The Linux Mint project today released the final version of the Linux Mint 20.2 "Uma" distribution, a major release that brings improvements, new features and updated packages.
It is based on Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS (Focal Fossa) and runs the LTS 5.4 LTS kernel series. Linux Mint 20.2 "Uma" runs the latest Cinnamon 5.0 interface, as well as Xfce 4.16 and MATE 1,24 in the respective Xfce and MATE versions.
Highlights of Linux Mint 20.2 include an updated application Warpinator with support for selecting the network interface you want to use for file sharing, with a new optional compression setting for up to 3 times faster file transfers. An updated NVIDIA Prime application that now supports computers with AMD / NVIDIA hybrid graphics, as well as an updated Update Manager application with support for Cinnamon updates and Automation of Flatpak updates.
A new application has been included in all versions (Cinnamon and MATE), called Bulky (hereinafter File Renamer), can be used for bulk file renaming. Additionally, this version brings Sticky Notes as a replacement for GNote for managing your notes.
Other notable changes include better support for HP printers and scanners, support for .svgz images in the default image view, support for incognito browsing / private browsing in WebApp application management, and new highlighting options in the default word processor.
Finally, Linux Mint 20.2 brings the new notification feature, which will help you keep your Linux Mint installations up to date.
"In Linux Mint 20.2, Update Manager is now able to remember how long each update is available, how many days your computer is on, and evaluate whether a notification would be welcome to remind you of available updates," developers say. of Linux Mint.
You can download Linux Mint 20.2 “Uma” now from official webpage in Cinnamon, Xfce and MATE versions for 64-bit computers.
Existing Linux Mint 20.1 users will be able to upgrade to the new version via the Update Manager utility in the coming days.