Linux Mint 20.1 “Ulyssa” officially released [How to Upgrade]

Linux Mint 20.1, codenamed “Ulyssa” has been officially released. It includes Linux Kernel 5.4, which is based on Ubuntu 20.04, with Xfce 4.14, Cinnamon 4.8, and MATE 1.24 for each desktop edition.

Linux Mint 20.1 is a long-term support release that will be supported until 2025. The new features in this release are:

  • A web app manager that transforms any web page into a desktop application.
  • New IPTV player, Hypnotic
  • Favorite support in Nemo File Manager, Xed, Xreader, Xviewer, Pix, Warpinator.
  • Remove ippusbxd and print and scan work the same as Linux Mint 19.x.
  • Updated to HPLIP 3.20.11.
  • Hardware video acceleration is enabled by default in Celluloid.
  • Driver Manager has been migrated to PackageKit.
  • Added Chromium browser package to repository.
  • The clock format of the login screen can be set.
  • Unified file system layout, excellent background collection 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).

Download / Upgrade Linux Mint 20.01:

For the official announcement and download link for the ISO image, please visit:

To upgrade from Linux Mint 20 to Linux Mint 20.1:

1. Use TimeShift to take a system snapshot. This makes it easy to restore your system in the event of a problem.

2. Disable the screen saver and upgrade the installed Cinnamon spices (applets, desklets, extensions, themes) from your system settings.

3. Open Update Manager[更新]Click the button. Apply mintupdate or mint-upgrade-info updates, if any.

Then go to the menu “Edit-> Upgrade to Linux Mint 20.1 Ulyssa” to start the system upgrade.

Linux Mint 20.1 "Ulyssa" officially released [How to Upgrade]

Follow the wizard and reboot when the upgrade is complete.

Linux Mint 20.1 "Ulyssa" officially released [How to Upgrade]

4. Go to (option) Convert system with usrmerge, Simply run the command:

sudo apt install usrmerge

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