• The Linux Mint team have published a new version of the distribution’s Debian-based branch. The new release, Linux Mint Debian Edition (LMDE) 4, is based on Debian 10 and ships with the Cinnamon desktop. “This new version of LMDE contains many improvements. Here are some of the main ones: Automated partitioning with support for LVM and full-disk encryption. Home directory encryption. Support for automated installation of NVIDIA drivers. NVMe support. Secure Boot support. Btrfs sub-modules support. Revamped installer. Automatic installation of microcode packages. Automatic resolution bump for the live session to a minimum of 1024×768 in VirtualBox. Linux Mint 19.3 improvements (HDT, Boot-repair, System reports, language settings, HiDPI and artwork improvements, new boot menus, Celluloid, Gnote, Drawing, Cinnamon 4.4, XApp status icons…etc). APT recommends enabled by default. Removed deb-multimedia repository and packages. Debian 10 Buster package base with backports repository.” Further details can be found in the project’s release announcement and in the release notes. Download: lmde-4-cinnamon-64bit.iso (1,934MB, SHA256, signature, torrent, pkglist).

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