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You Can Now Upgrade Linux Mint 20.2 to Linux Mint 20.3, Here’s How

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Still based on the Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) operating system series, Linux Mint 20.3 “Una” is now available and it brings a new app to manage your recent and favorite documents, improvements to many of the official Linux Mint apps, as well as updated packages.

Linux Mint 20.3 uses the same package base as Linux Mint 20.2, and all previous updates in the Linux Mint 20 series for that matter. This means that you can easily upgrade your existing installations without downloading the new ISO images, which are here mostly for new deployments.

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Linux Mint 20.3 “Una” Xfce released!

  • Linux Mint 20.3 “Una” Xfce released!

    The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 20.3 “Una” Xfce Edition.

    Linux Mint 20.3 is a long term support release which will be supported until 2025. It comes with updated software and brings refinements and many new features to make your desktop even more comfortable to use.

  • Linux Mint 20.3 “Una” MATE released!

    This new version of Linux Mint contains many improvements.

    For an overview of the new features please visit...

  • Linux Mint 20.3 “Una” Cinnamon released!

    The release notes provide important information about known issues, as well as explanations, workarounds and solutions.

    To read the release notes, please visit...

LWN on Linux Mint 20.3

  • Linux Mint 20.3 "Una" released [LWN.net]

    Linux Mint has announced its 20.3 ("Una") release for three different desktop environments: the Cinnamon, MATE, and Xfce editions. Mint 20.3 is a long-term support release, with support lasting until 2025. Each edition comes with a long list of new features (Cinnamon, MATE, and Xfce) and detailed release notes (Cinnamon, MATE, and Xfce).

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Brian Fagioli on Linux Mint 20.3

  • Install Linux Mint 20.3 'Una' this weekend if you have absolutely nothing better to do

    Well, folks, we finally made it; the weekend is officially here! Hopefully you have some exciting activities planned. Maybe you are going to a party or taking someone out for a romantic dinner date. Or maybe, just maybe, you have absolutely nothing planned. You know what? That's OK. A lot of people are lonely and/or have no prospects. And for them, Linux exists.

    Thankfully, Linux Mint 20.3 (code-named "Una") has finally exited beta, giving countless computer nerds around the world something to do this weekend. And yes, this includes me -- I had nothing planned other than a trip to Costco on Saturday and watching my New York Jets lose on Sunday. But now I will be installing the stable version of Linux Mint 20.3 "Una" as well. Huzzah!

Linux Mint 20.3 is Out! Full Dark Mode, Theme...

  • Linux Mint 20.3 is Out! Full Dark Mode, Theme & XApps Updates | UbuntuHandbook

    The third point release of Linux Mint 20 is out! Unlike Ubuntu, it has different code names for each point releases. And, Linux Mint 20.3 codenamed ‘Una’.

    The release still has Kernel 5.4 though user may install updated Ubuntu patched Kernels using ‘Update Manager’. And, it features Cinnamon 5.2, MATE 1.26, and XFCE 4.16 for each desktop editions.

Linux Mint 20.3 Now Available

  • Linux Mint 20.3 Now Available

    Users of the popular Linux Mint distribution can celebrate the new year with a new release. The developers have made the latest version, 20.3 available for download. This latest iteration is based on Ubuntu 20.04.5 LTS and although it doesn’t have any game-changing new features, it does offer a lot of subtle UI tweaks and a very helpful document manager app.

    As for the polish, the default Mint theme doesn’t lean so much on the color green and includes larger title bars, bigger controls, and rounded corners. A number of the default apps also default to a dark theme.

Linux Mint 20.3 is out with theme adjustments

  • Linux Mint 20.3 is out with theme adjustments, Document Manager, Dark Mode | GamingOnLinux

    Another brand new distribution release with Linux Mint 20.3 now officially available following the Beta release in December 2021. Not much has changed since the Beta, other than ensuring any nasty bugs didn't slip through to provide a pretty good desktop experience for both new and experienced users who want the simple life.

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    Linux Mint 20.3 will receive security updates until 2025, with the distribution moving over to a newer Ubuntu package base later this year.

Linux Mint 20.3 released promising security updates until 2025

  • Linux Mint 20.3 released promising security updates until 2025

    Linux Mint has released version 20.3, codenamed 'Una,' as a long-term support version that will receive security updates until 2025.

    Long-term support releases are for those who favor stability over bleeding-edge software and experimental features, so Linux Mint 20.3 is ideal for those who want to keep the same system without significant changes for years.

    Mint is one of the most popular and widely used Linux distributions available today, using a Ubuntu base along with a desktop environment called 'Cinnamon' that will be more familiar to Windows users.

    The reason why Mint is so popular mainly has to do with the complete out-of-the-box experience it offers, coming with proprietary format codecs, closed-source GPU drivers, and a variety of helpful multimedia apps pre-installed.

    These features allow users to start using the Linux distribution without installing too many other packages.

Still the top: Linux Mint 20.3 is the best Linux desktop

  • Still the top: Linux Mint 20.3 is the best Linux desktop

    As always, I like Mint's default Gnome-2-based Cinnamon desktop. But Mint gives you a choice of many fully supported interfaces, including MATE, a Gnome-2 fork, and the ultra-lightweight Xfce. Most desktop users will be pleased with Cinnamon or MATE. But if you have older low-powered systems, Xfce is an excellent choice.

    Even PCs built in the 2000s can run Mint; if your PC has a 64-bit AMD/Intel processor, it can run Mint. The full version of Linux Mint requires a mere 2GB of RAM, but you can run it with a mere 1GB.

    This is not Windows -- where running on 4GB is just asking for trouble.

    You'll also need at least 20GB of disk space, but Mint recommends 100GB. Finally, you'll need a graphics card and monitor that supports a 1024×768 resolution. In other words, you can pretty much run Mint on any PC built in the last decade.

    Updating to Linux Mint 20.3 from Mint 20.x is simple. You can also easily install Mint on a Windows PC and other computers.

    In my case, I updated to Linux Mint 20.3 from Mint 20.2 on my 2020 Dell Precision 3451. This model, which came with Ubuntu 20.04, is powered by an Intel 8-core 3GHz i7-9700 CPU. It also includes 16GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD. This is far more computer than Mint needs.

    I don't recommend installing Mint 20.3 on your main PC -- unless you're an expert. It's always better to be sure everything works well on a test box before upgrading a production machine to a new operating system, be it Linux, Windows, or anything else.

    This latest version of Mint is a long-term support (LTS) release (it will be supported until summer 2025). Under the hood, you'll find the Linux kernel 5.4.0-92 and Linux firmware 1.187. For its foundation, Mint is still based on Ubuntu 20.04. Looking ahead, Mint has no plans to move off of Ubuntu 20.04 until 2023. Unlike Fedora, Linux Mint is not a cutting-edge distribution. It prioritizes stability over experimentation.

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Linux Mint 20.3 appears – now with more Mozilla flavor

  • Linux Mint 20.3 appears – now with more Mozilla flavor: Why this distro switched Firefox defaults back to Google

    The Linux Mint distro has been busy. Not only has it pushed out release 20.3, it's also announced a deal with Mozilla, meaning vanilla Mozilla versions of Firefox and Thunderbird.

    It's very hard to estimate the relative popularity of Linux distributions. Aside from a couple of paid enterprise distros, they're all free downloads without serial numbers, activation nor any other tracking mechanisms. One of the only mechanisms is the Distrowatch popularity page, although vendors dispute its accuracy.

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