As a we advanced At the beginning of the month, Clement Lefebvre was preparing to launch the trial version of his next release. Linux Mint 20 beta is here, and it has come up with an important change that will hardly be reversed: this mint version of Ubuntu has said "NO, NO, NO" to Snaps and they will not be accessible unless the support is added manually, something that we will explain in an upcoming article for those who might be interested.
As usual, Linux Mint 20 Beta has arrived weeks before the launch of the stable version. Canonical usually gives three weeks of time, but Lefebvre's team gives one week less, 15 days to test and provide all the feedback that we can. "Lysia" will be based on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa, the version of Canonical's operating system that landed on April 23, more than a month and a half ago.
Linux Mint 20 will be based on Ubuntu 20.04
Among the novelties that this version includes, we have:
- Linux 5.4.
- Based on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS.
- Changes in the colors of the themes.
- File manager with improved speed.
- New app to transfer files installed by default. In theory and if I have not missed something, it only serves to transfer them from Linux to Linux and if the computers are connected to the same network. Some media define it as a Linux Mint AirDrop (Apple).
- Changes in the refresh rate of the monitor.
- Improved support for multi-monitor computers.
- Ability to launch apps on specific GPUs.
- General performance and reliability improvements.
- Open war on Snaps, that is, they cannot be used or accessed or anything related to them after zero installation.