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Linux Mint 20 "UIyana" Review : Complete OS for everybody

Linux Mint 20 " UIyana is an complete OS for everyone."


Linux Mint 20 "Ulyana": All New Features And Release Date (Updated)

The latest version of Mint 20 is now available on the latest "Ubuntu 20,03" LTS "Focal Fossa," which will be supported up to 2025 last week. Mint 20 is based on the latest version of Ubuntu 20,04 LTS "Focal Fossa."
Throughout the years, Linux Mint has grown as one of the most suitable Linux distributions next to Ubuntu to newcomers. For Mint 20 a new edition with many updates has been released. And we are going to walk through Linux Mint 20 in this post, which we have basically reviewed on a naked desktop.


Linux Mint 20 'UIyana"

This article will be a long and honest review, because I have tried to cover nearly all the Mint 20 components. Read our well-documented post on Linux Mint 20 new characteristics for you just to read the rundown of latest updates. Let's now take the official website ISO shot. As well, there are three models of the Linux Mint 20: Cinnamon, MATE and Xfce. Let me advise you however that Mint's 32-bit ISO squad is not available anymore.

Therefore, for a 64-bit machine only one version of Mint 20 is available. I selected the Cinnamon edition for this article. Let's then continue with device specifications.


Linux Mint version history - Wikipedia

System requirements

As Cinnamon is among the lightest desktop environments, Linux Mint needs very low hardware specifications. The minimum prerequisite for Mint 20 is the following:
  • 1GB RAM (2GB recommended)
  • 15GB of free disk space (20GB recommended)
  • 1024×768 resolution
I highly advise you to keep the hardware specifications of the recommended ones to better performance.


Installation

I have built and booted a bootable USB with Mint 20 to the next level. In comparison to Ubuntu, Mint does not require you to connect to or start downloading live sessions. It logs you into the live program by default, from where you have to start. Thanks to the Ubiquity installer, the installation process is as simple as possible. No special update on this version has been provided by the installer. You only need to pick a new username and password if you are a novice, and the installation begins there.

It took me about fifteen minutes to update. I started it and entered the boot menu until it was done. It is a minor boot timeout upgrade, now that to 10 seconds.

First impression

I was greeted with a Welcome feature which seemed really sweet as soon as I signed up. The desk is still very tidy and clean with some programs pinned on the left bottom. The machine tray on the right has a stronger, more uniform appearance.

A strong update to the 'First Moves' segment is included in the welcome app. Right after device initialization you can now configure the screen color and light or obscure theme.

Welcome is a separate application pre-installed. Then you can also open it at any time if you want to change the configuration later. The Welcome feature also lets you use audio, drive control, device snapshot, system change, program manager and firewall among other configuration apps.


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System Update

Close the welcome window and open the Application Tray Upgrade Manager. All recent device changes (if present) are shown in this document. I've been downloading the patches open to me. My program had been revised subsequently.

Linux Mint 20 comes with a desktop Cinnamon 4.6.6 and a robust Linux kernel 5.4, as you can see in system info.

Desktop theme and System Customization

Let us move on to system customization after the installation of all updates to make the desktop look more attractive. Cinnamon is not as configurable as KDE, however, it offers multiple configuration options and awesome add-ons for lightweight cinnamon desktops, including displays, skins, desklets, applets and extensions.

You may either check in the main menu or open the configuration apps in order to add some add-ons. I like the settings modularity very well. I say, you can open multiple configuration choices as a single program at the same time with each feature that you find in the settings. You can scan for and open the device separately, for example if you want to change the interface configuration, which you can also use as an alternative in the setup section. Within Ubuntu, only the main Preferences software is used to customize multiple configuration options on a main basis. Now you can use the history, subjects, applets, extensions and desktops to access the Device Configuration App.

You can set your screen resolution in the Display Settings. Surprisingly, with Cinnamon 4.6 you can now set the refreshment rate and fractional scaling. You may only scale the screen 100% (normal mode) or 200% (HiDPI mode) with all your displays, as you may learn before Mint 19.3. Now, however, as with Cinnamon 4.6, Mint 20 ships, the values for each monitor range from 100% to 200%. In addition, Mint 20 also supports HiDPI with multi-monitors. It ensures that one screen can be mounted in HiDPI at the same time as the other screen in regular mode. Mint 20 also has new wallpaper backgrounds and tons.

In fact, the device themes can be quickly modified. The Mint-Y subject has a good color range. You can also remotely access other issues to change the Mint app look and sound. Yellow files can also be found on Linux Mint 20. You don't need to add any additional plugins to change the individual folder color. By right-clicking on the folder, you can easily configure it and colorize it. Cinnamon has lots of applets to add on the panel and improve screen flexibility when it comes to the applets. The "Applets" configuration tool in "system settings" allows you to download and install new applets directly from within Cinnamon.


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Default Application

Mint 20 is default with various programs including Firefox, Timeshift, Synaptic Package Manager, Celluloid, Hexchat, and LibreOffice. When it comes to updates to the application, the software version surely has been upgraded to the latest. But a new program called Warpinator is the star in Linux Mint 20. It is a restoration of a ten-year "Giver" device, which helps you to exchange files on a local network. Linux Mint 20 now lets you link and conveniently share data to a device that runs Warpinator on your local network.

The efficient file manager Nemo has been greatly upgraded, among other applications. You can see that it contains default content icons if you open any directory before you load your thumbnail. This improves the accessibility and functionality of the browsing material.

Software Installation

We will naturally load other helpful apps, in addition to default programs. Best of all, Linux Mint gives you different software to run. Including:

  • Software Manager
  • Synaptic Package Manager
  • PPA (Personal Package Archives)
  • Debian package
  • Flatpak
  • Appimage
  • Snap
Some of the simplest and most intuitive means of running software is the Program Manager. It is super fast and screens all applications immediately, unlike the command center at Ubuntu. Ubuntu Mint 20 also supports Flatpak, a worldwide distribution program and package management framework, beyond the box. Also the Program Administrator is classified like other Flatpak features. You can also use the flatpak command-line utility from the terminal to load flathub software. Snap is also a flatpak 's basic packaging boss. Unfortunately, the Mint workers also blocked Mint 20's default configuration for the Snap kit.

After the launch of the Ubuntu shop without the user's permission, the contentious move of the Mint team arrived. However, by making Snap and snapd upload, you can also access Snap packages. In order to allow support for Snap in Mint 20 and install Snap applications, a dedicated article was created. Debian packages can also be downloaded to install apps through the Gdebi program. Gdebi is a big graphic device that can be accessed by double-clicking on it to install.deb files. In Mint 20, the user interface is freshly improved.

You can use the common WINE utility for Linux if you want to install Windows applications. WINE can be found in the Editor's Option of the package designer. It creates an autonomous virtual C drive where you can search in Windows.


Dualbooting 19.2 Tina [Cinnamon] on my Ryzen/Radeon VII setup and ...

Speed and Performance

Two of the criteria for anyone to select or dip the operating system are speed and performance. Of example, in the midst of crucial research, you never want to see your program lagging and making an mistake.

After its version beta, I have personally been using Linux Mint 20 and have not experienced a sudden device crash or hold. I have even upgraded to a stable version and it still runs smoothly. But it doesn't mean you're going to have no mistakes. Others have reported Linux Mint 20 issues. Once it comes to boot time, it will definitely launch easily in at least 30 seconds, quicker than Ubuntu 20.04. Now let me talk about the use of memory as you dream of using Linux Mint on the old PC. Mint requires at least 1 GB of RAM officially, but the memory suggested is 2 GB.

I use the Mint 20 Cinnamon Version, as seen below, and take around 725 MB of memory while no applications are run except the regular background programs. Cinnamon is less thirsty relative to GNOME. Yet you do require roughly 2 GB of RAM to run more than one program in an effective manner. As you can see when I run the Chrome browser with three open websites in three windows, up to 2 GB of memory. If you don't want cinnamon, even the resource-hungry Cinnamon is small, you can go for the MATE and Xfce editions.

Conclusion


Overall, I would say that Linux Mint proved again why it continues to stay one of the best Linux for beginners delivery. You should probably get your eye on the Linux Mint 20 if you're looking to switch from Windows to Linux. It is not only beginners, but also for the regular use of many people.
  Pros
  • Free and open source
  • Lightweight desktops
  • Fast Software Centre to install apps
  • Familiar user interface (Windows-like)
  • Smooth and stable performance

Cons

  • Block Snap packages by default
  • No offline desktop or troubleshooting guide
  • Very few laptops are available with pre-installed Linux Mint
Ultimately , in order to fix some challenges and to provide value for Snap, I would suggest the Mint team collaborate with the Snap dev team. For I believe that the future of app delivery is a single project manager.

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