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Re: Mint 20.2 Beta

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LanceM wrote: Not sure what this will do.
https://www.linuxmint.com/rel_uma_cinnamon_whatsnew.php
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Re: Mint 20.2 Beta

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So leaving at default will still offer Cinnamon Spices in the update, but they won't be automatically installed?
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Re: Mint 20.2 Beta

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LanceM wrote: So leaving at default will still offer Cinnamon Spices in the update, but they won't be automatically installed?
I don't know as I don't use Spices, but I suspect the UX to be the same as with other installed apps. e.g., if you have Spices installed, they will show as available updates.
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I use Smurmoph's Mint-Y-Dark-VBB. I don't think he's with us anymore (loss on many levels). So I don't know if that is Spices or not, but I don't think so.
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Re: Mint 20.2 Beta

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Spices are themes, applets, desklets and extensions for Cinnamon that were default installed or that you added by installing them through Cinnamon Settings. If you installed them some other way, they won't get update notifications. All available Spices can also be browsed on https://cinnamon-spices.linuxmint.com/.
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Re: Mint 20.2 Beta

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This Week In Linux Episode 154 talks about Cinnamon 5.0, and they said it's supposed to ship with LM 20.2, and suggested that will probably drop about mid-July. Of course, that's not coming directly from Clem, so it's not exactly gospel, but it was the first I'd heard about this.
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Portreve wrote: ... about Cinnamon 5.0, and they said it's supposed to ship with LM 20.2 ...
I can confirm the 20.2 Beta does include Cinnamon 5.
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As in the monthly news, the Update Manager will show notifications and can be configured in preferences.
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Re: Mint 20.2 Beta

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A week with Mint 20.2 Xfce beta and it is smoooth so far. I've worked it pretty hard. Networking, Audio over VNC, VNC into 2 servers at a time. Printers picked up automatically, My Brother Printers and it even found and configured my neighbour's HP (on my WiFi - test print worked).

Thumbs Up from me.

This is simply showing off, but it is a direct screen capture of Mint 20.2 Xfce while it is recording itself (using an ffmpeg command in a Terminal).
Obviously Desktop Video Wallpaper is still working and all the Compiz bits as well as both the VNC viewers.
No glitches or unusual behavior so far . .

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-zAHIFUHFR0
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Re: Mint 20.2 Beta

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So, I'm back to running Linux Mint 20.1 on my desktop. I can't wait for the 20.2 release.

Ultimately, I've decided it's best to keep other distros in VMs, unless I'm going to set up a separate box. And if I do, then that's going to probably get a server release.
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Re: Mint 20.2 Beta

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Staying with 20.1 FLAWLESS :D
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Re: Mint 20.2 Beta

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Re: Mint 20.2 Beta

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Bolle1961 wrote:
Sat Jul 03, 2021 5:58 pm
20.2 is on it's way
https://community.linuxmint.com/iso
Thats good news. Have to wait till the upgrade instructions are released.
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Re: Mint 20.2 Beta

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You can now upgrade to 20.2: https://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=4111
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Re: Mint 20.2 Beta

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do note that it could take up to 24 Hrs for the update,
to distribute to the various world wide servers.
& thus it will Not be immediately available in Your Area.
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( it's not available in this locality .. yet )
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Re: Mint 20.2 Beta

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Pierre wrote: ( it's not available in this locality .. yet )
Or skip the mirrors and use the torrents ...

Cinnamon: https://linuxmint.com/torrents/linuxmin ... so.torrent

MATE: https://linuxmint.com/torrents/linuxmin ... so.torrent

Xfce: https://linuxmint.com/torrents/linuxmin ... so.torrent

Edit: Gave clarity to the links. P.S. As this is a Beta thread, anyone had already installed 20.2 via the Beta ISO, just update your packages normally.
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Re: Mint 20.2 Beta

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Now running 20.2 on my X220... I should have posted this tonight at 20:22 or 22:20 :mrgreen:
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Re: Mint 20.2 Beta

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System Reports now says 20.2 is available - lets go :D

edit: done - took all of 11 minutes :o
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Re: Mint 20.2 Beta

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So far no issues, upgrade was painless and took 10 minutes max, unlike Winders where you spend two to three hours in agony while it installs all the bloatware and spyware on your system.
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Re: Mint 20.2 Beta

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I downloaded it 48 hours ago- it's working fine.
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