Linux Mint Linux Mint 20 'Ulyana' for Linux

by Linux Mint

Avg. Rating 3.8 (92 votes)

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File Size 1,757.8 MB
License Open Source
Operating System Linux
Date Added
Total Downloads 4,571
Publisher Linux Mint
Homepage Linux Mint

Publisher's Description

Linux Mint is a variant of Ubuntu with integrated media codecs. Complete with a custom desktop and menus, several unique configuration tools, a web-based package installation interface, and a number of different editions. Perhaps most importantly, this is one project where the developers and users are in constant interaction, resulting in dramatic, user-driven improvements with every new release.

Latest Reviews

Aegis69

Aegis69 reviewed v19.3 Final on Dec 18, 2019

Still no upgrade channel, so EVERY TIME they update it you have to reinstall. Debian is now the only reliable distro if you want a persistamt install. Arch is crap since it has an installer from 1979, ubuntu is too unreliable and cant make up its mind about anything. Hell at this point I might say linux desktop is dead on arrival.

dejavu

dejavu reviewed v19.1 Beta on Dec 7, 2018

Excellent alternative for Windows. Today my OS!

Aegis69

Aegis69 reviewed v19 Final on Jul 3, 2018

Too many flavors of ubuntu out there that bring nothing to the table, and here is another one.

Best DE going now is Deepin, and you can install Deepin desktop on ubuntu now using a PPA. Its the best way to go.

Dont waste your time on Mint as it uses the clunky and redundant Cinnamon desktop which feels like Windows98, and still has no upgrade path far as I know meaning you have to reinstall the entire OS every time they make an update.

methuselah

methuselah reviewed v19 Beta on Jun 5, 2018

Seems like a nice advance over 18.3. The beta is still a bit slower, as in most betas...look forward to the final. It's my favorite distro.

Uriel

Uriel reviewed v18.1 on Dec 18, 2016

I just upgraded from Mint 18 Cinnamon to Mint 18.1 this morning using the update manager. The upgrade went very smooth.

I love Linux Mint. It doesn't use the resources that Window 10 does and it's has pretty much everything I need. The system is getting to be very user friendly with each upgrade and I use it just as much as I do Windows 10.

I also would like to give Terabyte a little plug as it will make a system backup of Linux Mint for you without any hassle. I have the option to use "Image For Linux" ISO or the "Image for DOS" one. I prefer to use Image for DOS. Also I can mount a Linux Mint backup from Windows to extract files if needed. (But you need "Image For Windows" to extract files from Linux) http://www.terabyteunlim...m/image-for-windows.htm

Aegis69

Aegis69 reviewed v18.1 on Dec 16, 2016

Meh, ubuntu is dead now they have taken too many insane turns, and all distros based on it will have to dump it at some point.

If you want to see the future try Deepin linux, custom DE based on Debian.

some guy

some guy reviewed v17.2 on Jun 30, 2015

fantastic !

FatBastard

FatBastard reviewed v17.2 on Jun 30, 2015

It's getting better...

cmotdibbler

cmotdibbler reviewed v17.1 on Dec 1, 2014

I've been using mint 17 since the release candidate on virtual box. It runs very well but I just wanted to add that all the wobbly window effects using compiz won't work properly on a virtualbox installation (from Mint forums). I tried it anyway and lost the ability to close and move windows. Mate is good enough for me.

davidtgeorge

davidtgeorge reviewed v17.1 'Rebecca' RC on Nov 17, 2014

I have been using Mint since its inception. Version Mate 16 still running hot. However, in a virtual box install, Rebecca is not up to specifications. Specifically cube, animations, etc.

Avg. Rating 3.8 (92 votes)
Your Rating
Aegis69

Aegis69 reviewed v19.3 Final on Dec 18, 2019

Pros: none

Cons: lots

Bottom Line: Still no upgrade channel, so EVERY TIME they update it you have to reinstall. Debian is now the only reliable distro if you want a persistamt install. Arch is crap since it has an installer from 1979, ubuntu is too unreliable and cant make up its mind about anything. Hell at this point I might say linux desktop is dead on arrival.

dejavu

dejavu reviewed v19.1 Beta on Dec 7, 2018

Pros: The best for begginers!
My choice for all Internet services!

Cons: If you like cinnamon a good machine is necessary!
Be careful with updates - 'timeshift' before ever!

Bottom Line: Excellent alternative for Windows. Today my OS!

Aegis69

Aegis69 reviewed v19 Final on Jul 3, 2018

Pros: meh

Cons: meh

Bottom Line: Too many flavors of ubuntu out there that bring nothing to the table, and here is another one.

Best DE going now is Deepin, and you can install Deepin desktop on ubuntu now using a PPA. Its the best way to go.

Dont waste your time on Mint as it uses the clunky and redundant Cinnamon desktop which feels like Windows98, and still has no upgrade path far as I know meaning you have to reinstall the entire OS every time they make an update.

methuselah

methuselah reviewed v19 Beta on Jun 5, 2018

Pros: Easy to use, tried XFCE version and it's pretty fast. Very polished.

Cons: beta a bit slower than 18.3 released version, but that should change.

Bottom Line: Seems like a nice advance over 18.3. The beta is still a bit slower, as in most betas...look forward to the final. It's my favorite distro.

Uriel

Uriel reviewed v18.1 on Dec 18, 2016

I just upgraded from Mint 18 Cinnamon to Mint 18.1 this morning using the update manager. The upgrade went very smooth.

I love Linux Mint. It doesn't use the resources that Window 10 does and it's has pretty much everything I need. The system is getting to be very user friendly with each upgrade and I use it just as much as I do Windows 10.

I also would like to give Terabyte a little plug as it will make a system backup of Linux Mint for you without any hassle. I have the option to use "Image For Linux" ISO or the "Image for DOS" one. I prefer to use Image for DOS. Also I can mount a Linux Mint backup from Windows to extract files if needed. (But you need "Image For Windows" to extract files from Linux) http://www.terabyteunlim...m/image-for-windows.htm

Aegis69

Aegis69 reviewed v18.1 on Dec 16, 2016

Meh, ubuntu is dead now they have taken too many insane turns, and all distros based on it will have to dump it at some point.

If you want to see the future try Deepin linux, custom DE based on Debian.

some guy

some guy reviewed v17.2 on Jun 30, 2015

fantastic !

FatBastard

FatBastard reviewed v17.2 on Jun 30, 2015

It's getting better...

cmotdibbler

cmotdibbler reviewed v17.1 on Dec 1, 2014

I've been using mint 17 since the release candidate on virtual box. It runs very well but I just wanted to add that all the wobbly window effects using compiz won't work properly on a virtualbox installation (from Mint forums). I tried it anyway and lost the ability to close and move windows. Mate is good enough for me.

davidtgeorge

davidtgeorge reviewed v17.1 'Rebecca' RC on Nov 17, 2014

I have been using Mint since its inception. Version Mate 16 still running hot. However, in a virtual box install, Rebecca is not up to specifications. Specifically cube, animations, etc.

roj

roj reviewed v17 Qiana on Jun 3, 2014

Sheer excellence.

FatBastard

FatBastard reviewed v17 Qiana on Jun 2, 2014

I really like Linux Mint but I miss the LXDE edition.

roj

roj reviewed v16 RC on Mar 15, 2014

Bear in mind that this review is of the FINAL release and NOT the RC.

Mint 16 features Cinnamon 2.0 which replaces the GNOME underpinnings of previous releases with its own.

As far as I'm concerned, it's not yet ready for prime time.

The Accessibility Zoom function which was rock solid stable in previous GNOME-based releases is now prone to causing system freeze-ips on mundane functions like inserting a USB flash drive, watching a flash video in Firefox or VLC or file functions in Nemo. I've logged two bug reports on GitHub and the Mint bug reporting website and nothing has happened in several weeks. Assuming that full GNOME compatibility was the goal, it failed since it also broke Tobias Quinn's gnome-shell-mousewheel-zoom.

Also, Nemo remains buggy and inconsistent ; keystroke commands such as Control-A to select all works sometimes and at other times not. It needs a thorough de-lousing.

The OS is quite nice but useless to me because of these bugs.

This is a beta quality final release so it gets THREE stars for a work in progress.

FatBastard

FatBastard reviewed v16 RC on Nov 18, 2013

Buggy :(

egg83

egg83 reviewed v13 Final on Jun 7, 2012

I upgraded from Ubuntu 10.04 to 12.04, and that was too much of a shock for my system. The Unity interface simply was too buggy and unwieldy for my tastes. Yes, I could have chose another distro from Canonical, but really liked the Gnome shell. So, that brought me to Linux Mint. Long story short, chose the Mate shell because it essentially is a fork of Gnome 2. Installed it, and am very pleased with the performance and features. Plus, it is, of course, fully compatible with Ubuntu repositories, so I will keep it.

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