Beta versions of Linux Mint 20.1 “Ulyssa” Xfce, Cinnamon, and MATE editions have been released for testing, allowing the Linux Mint team to fix issues prior to the stable release.
Linux Mint 20.1 is a long-term support release that will be supported until 2025. It has LinuxKernel5.4, Ubuntu 20.04 package base, and Xfce 4.14 / Cinnamon 4.8 / MATE1.24 desktop environment.
The new release also features a new web app manager for converting any web page into a desktop application. Like regular desktop applications, each web app has its own window and icon, which you can use in the application menu.
The new IPTV player, Hypnotic, is included with Linux Mint 20.1. If your playlist or IPTV provider also has a VOD section, it will support live TV, movies, and even TV series. The player comes with Free-IPTV as the default IPTV provider.
Other changes are as follows:
- Printing and scanning work the same as Linux Mint 19.x and earlier releases, with ippusbxd removed.
- Updated to HPLIP 3.20.11.
- Hardware video acceleration is enabled by default in Celluloid.
- Driver Manager has been migrated to PackageKit.
- Added Chromium to the repository.
- The clock format of the login screen can be set.
- Unified file system layout, excellent collection of backgrounds and more.
Linux Mint 20.1 System Requirements:
- 1GB RAM (2GB recommended for comfortable use).
- 15GB disk space (20GB recommended).
- 1024 x 768 resolution (at lower resolutions, if the window doesn’t fit on the screen, press Alt and drag the window with the mouse).
You can download the ISO image from the link below.