Development Release: Linux Mint 20.2 Beta
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The Linux Mint team has announced the availability of a new development snapshot, Linux Mint 20.2 Beta. The new beta offers a number of new changes, including the ability to update Cinnamon Spice (desktop extension) updates through the update manager. This release also keeps track of how long new security updates have been waiting and can notify the user if their system is becoming out of date. “In the past, available updates were simply indicated by a little orange dot on the Update Manager’s icon in the system tray and could go unnoticed for long periods of time. In Linux Mint 20.2 the Update Manager is now able to remember how long each update has been available for, how many days the computer was ON during that time and assess whether or not a notification would be welcome to remind you of available updates. This new notification feature was designed to add comfort to the user experience, not remove any, so making sure it was a nice addition and not an annoying distraction was key. The way this is handled in other operating systems such as Windows or Mac for instance was an example Linux Mint did not want to follow.” Further information can be found in the project’s release announcement for each edition (Cinnamon, MATE, Xfce). Download (pkglist): linuxmint-20.2-cinnamon-64bit-beta.iso (2,055MB, SHA256, signature, torrent), linuxmint-20.2-mate-64bit-beta.iso (2,040MB, SHA256, signature, torrent), linuxmint-20.2-xfce-64bit-beta.iso (1,938MB, SHA256, signature, torrent).
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