At the end of December, Clement Lefebvre spoke to us for the first time of Linux Mint 20. He did not give us many details, in fact he did not give us any, but rather mentioned it to tell us that his development would begin when they fixed several problems in version 19.x of their operating system. Today, the project leader he has given us more details, such as the codename you will use and another novelty that is sure to be a jug of cold water for many users.
Linux Mint 20 will arrive under the codename Ulyana. The codenames are not an important specification, but what will change the rules of the game is that the next version of one of the most popular Ubuntu-based distributions it will only be available in 64-bit version. The abandonment of support for 32-bit machines is something that many distributions have already done, such as Ubuntu, the operating system on which Linux Mint is based, but many of us expected that Lefebvre's system would take longer to follow this trend.
Linux Mint 20 has no release date yet
Ulyana has yet to reveal a release date. Yes, they have advanced the aforementioned codename, which will only be available in 64-bits and, like previous versions, we can choose between desktops Cinnamon, MATE and XFCE. On the other hand, they have investigated a little more in the new colors that will be available, something that they already mentioned last month.
Other news coming to Linux Mint 20:
- Support for StatusNotifier, libAppIndicator and libAyatana.
- Performance improvements in Nemo.
- Warpinator, which is a tool to send files via WiFi between Linux devices that are connected to the same network.
We still do not know when we will be able to enjoy Linux Mint 20 but, knowing that it will be based on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa, we do know that it will arrive after April 23, the day of the official launch of the next version of Canonical's operating system.