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Linux Mint 19.2 ‘Tina’ is released with these new features..

Linux, the popular OS kernel first released in September 1991 by Linus Torvalds, powers all of the top 500 fastest supercomputers in the world. Such is the popularity of the OS that even rival Microsoft is joining hands with rival Linux. 

The popular GNU/Linux desktop distribution, Linux Mint has received a new long-term support version. The final release of Linux Mint 19.2 “Tina” comes with three latest editions of desktop environments. Linux Mint 19.2 is a long-term release (LTS), which will receive updates till 2023. 

What’s new in Linux Mint Tina? 

Enhanced update manager: You can easily manage kernel updates from the update manager. The update manager makes it possible to install/remove multiple kernels in a single queue. Linux Mint supports multiple kernels, giving you the flexibility to switch between them whenever you want. 

System tools: The latest version comes with a variety of system tools to choose from. A new tab ‘System Information’ is added to the system tools window. Users can easily copy/paste their information on forums to seek support using this tab.

Desktop environments: Linux Mint 19.2 offers support for the Cinnamon desktop, MATE desktop, and the Xfce desktop. Cinnamon is the main edition while Xfce is designed for less powerful computers. MATE is good only for those who prefer traditional GNOME experiences. 

Should you upgrade? 

The latest version offers major performance improvements. The optimisations made to window manager reduces input lag and makes it feel smoother. You can now configure the scrollbar the way you want it to be. Linux Mint 19.2 enables file sharing with the help of Cinnamon 4.2. Introduction of Noto fonts instead of Ubuntu font is a welcoming addition. 

How to upgrade? 

If you are already running Linux Mint distribution, upgrading to the new version is easy. All you need to do is: 1. Open the Update Manager. 2. Refresh the Update Manager to load the latest available updates. 3. Once that’s done, simply click the button ‘Upgrade to Linux Mint 19.2 Tina’. 4. Follow on-screen instructions to complete the installation process.

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