Linux Mint 20.2 “UMA” News & Download or System Update

by Kelvin
Linux Mint 20.2 «Ума»

Linux Mint is Ubuntu for those who don’t like Ubuntu. This distro is based on Canonical’s operating system, but evolves differently based on community input that the other company has forgotten. From time to time, the Mint developers release new versions of their system with fixes and new features so that the system can continue to grow and evolve.

A few hours ago, those responsible for this system have just released new version 20.2 Linux Mint , second update in branch “20”. And this new version came with the following news.

Linux Mint Uma Cinnamon


What’s New in Linux Mint 20.2 “Uma”

Now this new Linux is based on Ubuntu LTS 20.04.2 so it has the same enhancements as Canonical’s operating system. This system is based on Linux Kernel 5.4.0 , and has the most recent versions of its desktops such as Soy Candles Cinnamon Desktop 5.0.2, Xfce Desktop 4.16 and BUDDY Desktop 1.24, to choose from.

Another novelty we can find in this new version of Linux is the new app: bulky (or File Renamer). This program is designed to allow us to quickly and easily rename multiple files or folders. Warpinator , another of the most interesting applications in this system, which allows us to transfer files over the network (cable and Wi-Fi), has also been improved with new features and made it 3 times faster. As well as Nemo, file manager has also been updated to version 5.0.1 with new search functions and bug fixes.

The programs that come standard with this distribution have also been updated to the most recent versions. So, for example, we can find:

  • Python 3.8.5
  • Firefox 89.0
  • LibreOffice
  • Nvidia-Prime Applet 1.2.7

It should also be noted that depending on the desktop used, we may find some important changes or others.

Download and update

The new version of Linux Mint is now available to all users. Anyone who wants to upgrade to this new version can do it without any problems or complications in the way they prefer. For example, the simplest and most recommended is to use the Linux Mint updater itself, where the new version 20.2 “Uma” will appear and from where we can download and install it on our system.

Update Linux Mint a 20.2 Uma

If we still do not have the system installed on our computer, we can download this new version completely free of charge. from their main site. From there, we will download the ISO, which will allow us to install the operating system on our computer.

Requirements for using Linux Mint:

  • 2 GB of RAM (although 4 GB is better recommended).
  • 20 GB of free hard disk space (100 GB recommended).
  • Screen with a resolution of 1024×768 pixels.