A new version of Linux Mint 19.2 Codenamed “Tina” is now available for download. Which comes with a long list of improvements, as well as with extended support until 2023. As per the official blog, the latest release, which is based on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, comes in three options: MATE, Xfce, and Cinnamon. and Downloads for all three supported desktop environments are available on the official Linux Mint website.
For those who don’t know, Linux Mint is a popular Ubuntu-based Linux distribution that aims to make the transition from a closed world of Windows to the open pasture of Linux much easier. And Mint 19.2 further polishes a nearly-perfect desktop experience and adds some new features as well.
Linux Mint 19.2 Tina
Linux Mint 19.2 comes with Linux-firmware 1.173.8 and the Linux kernel 4.15.0-54. As usual, three desktop environments are available Cinnamon (4.2), MATE (1.22), and Xfce (4.12). If you have a new computer with the latest hardware configuration opt for the excellent Cinnamon. MATE and Xfce are solid choices too, although they are more appropriate for computers with meager hardware.
Linux Mint 19.2 “Tina” is based on the wildly popular Ubuntu operating system, but on 18.04 rather than the new 19.04. Why use an older version of Ubuntu as a base? Because 18.04 is an LTS or “Long Term Support” variant. While version 19.04 will be supported for less than a year, 18.04 is being supported for a mind-boggling 10 years! (Via betanews )
Talking about the feature Linux Mint 19.2 ‘Tina’ has Most of the changes are about refining the features added in the 19.0 and 19.1 releases. Well, the Linux Mint 19.2 features the Cinnamon 4.2.x release as the default desktop.
Also, there is some performance tweaks is the Nemo file manager, which uses less memory in this update.
Well, the latest Linux mint lets users ‘pin’ files and folders and supports extensible scripts.
The Update Manager now shows how long kernels are supported. And also a “Remove Kernels…” button was added to make it easier to remove obsolete kernels.
You can blacklist kernel updates if necessary and Update Manager will warn you when your installation of Linux Mint is within 90 days of reaching end of life status.
New “Boot-Repair” included to the installation ISO images the helps repair most boot configuration problems.
New collection of backgrounds added
There is Numerous other improvements have also been brought to different XApps, including Xreader, Xed, LibXApp, etc. you can read detailed information Cinnamon, Xfce, and MATE editions on Linux Mint blog.
How to upgrade to Linux Mint 19.2
If you are already running Linux Mint 19 (or 19.1) you can follow steps below to upgrade version 19.2
- Before get started make a system snapshot so the If anything goes wrong, you can easily restore your operating system to its previous state.
- Well you can use Timeshift to make a system snapshot
- Its simple and easy just Launch Timeshift from the application menu, follow the instructions on the screen to configure it and create a system snapshot.
Upgrade Linux mint 19.2
- In the Update Manager, click on the Refresh button to check for any new version of mint update and mint-upgrade-info.
- If there are updates for these packages, apply them.
- Launch the System Upgrade by clicking on “Edit->Upgrade to Linux Mint 19.2 Tina”.
- And Follow the On-screen instructions to upgrade to Latest Linux mint 19.2
- Once the upgrade is finished, reboot your computer.
- If the upgrade is not available to you, check that you have the latest versions of mintupdate and mint-upgrade-info installed and restart the Update Manager.
- Also If the latest versions are not yet available in your mirrors, switch to the default repositories.
Here a useful video Upgrading to Linux Mint 19.2 “Tina”
Download Linux Mint 19.2
You can visit the Mint download page to grab the latest torrent file or ISO media for a fresh installation. Or you can click the link below to get the desired iso file.
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|Xfce||32-bit||64-bit||An edition featuring the Xfce desktop|
If you are using windows 10 and looking for an alternative operating system, Linux Mint is a great starting point. Make no mistake, however, even though it is a good option for beginners, many experts use it too.