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Linux Mint 20.1 “Ulyssa” Is Coming Just Before Christmas

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The Linux Mint project unveiled today the codename of the upcoming Linux Mint 20.1 release and an approximate release date of mid December. What’s coming after Linux Mint 20 “Ulyana”? Linux Mint 20.1, of course, and it’s codename has been revealed today by Linux Mint project leader Clement Lefebvre as “Ulyssa,” continuing the long tradition of naming new Linux Mint releases alphabetically.

Linux Mint 20.1 is the first point release of the Linux Mint 20 series, so the codename also uses the “U” letter. As expected, it will be based on Canonical’s latest Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS (Focal Fossa) point release, which includes various updated packages, but not a major kernel or Mesa graphics stacks bump.

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Linux Mint 20.1 “Ulyssa” Will Arrive In Mid-December

  • Linux Mint 20.1 “Ulyssa” Will Arrive In Mid-December With Chromium, WebApp Manager

    As the Linux Mint team is progressing to release the first point version of Linux Mint 20 series, its founder and project leader Clement Lefebvre has finally revealed the codename for Linux Mint 20.1 as “Ulyssa”. He has also announced that Mint 20.1 will most probably arrive in mid-December (just before Christmas).

    Until you wait for its beta release to test Linux Mint 20.1, Clement has also shared some great news regarding the new updates and features that you’ll get in Mint 20.1.

    First, packaging of open source Chromium web browser and its updates directly through the official Mint repositories. As the team noticed delays between the official release and the version available in Linux distros, it has now decided to set up their own packaging and build Chromium package based on upstream code, along with some patches from Debian and Ubuntu as well.

Linux Mint is Working on a New Sticky Notes App

  • Linux Mint is Working on a New Sticky Notes App

    Linux Mint is on a mission to make sure you get your to-dos done!

    The Ubuntu-based distro is scouting feedback on a new “Sticky Notes” app that’s being built as a side project within the Linux Mint community. The app is designed for Linux Mint though will presumably work elsewhere, just like Mint’s new Warpinator tool does.

    Although in early development the app already looks the part. Visually it resembles a cross between the GNOME To-Do app Ubuntu ships with, and macOS’s long-surviving ‘Stickies’ tool.

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