Linux Mint 21 is a long term support release which will be supported until 2027.
I used Linux Mint in the past, which was very stable and fast. It was also normal because it works on
the Debian distribution.
It seems that they gave up and tried something newer, Ubuntu.
I suspect that the main reason is PPAs that have personal package archives.
Each PPA gets 2 GiB of disk space …
Linux Mint 21 features Cinnamon 5.4, a Linux kernel 5.15 and an Ubuntu 22.04 package base.
You can find more about the new release on the official webpage.
This is not the only change, the new version also comes with improvements …
In Linux Mint 21 Blueman replaces Blueberry.
Blueman relies on the standard Bluez stack which works everywhere and can even be used or queried from the command line.
Now, thumbnails support the following mime types:
- MP3 (album cover)
- RAW pictures (most formats)
Timeshift is now maintained as an XApp and its translations are done on Launchpad.
The X-Apps project was started in 2016 to produce generic applications for traditional GTK desktop environments.
Another change in Cinnamon 5.4 is a major rebase of its window manager.