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Für Einsteiger und Umsteiger: Linux Mint 21.1 mit Cinnamon 5.6 ist erschienen

For newcomers and those converting: Linux Mint 21.1 released with Cinnamon 5.6

The standalone Linux distribution is particularly interesting, but not only for Linux beginners and Windows users Linux Mint It is based on Ubuntu, a Debian derivative, and the latest version 21.1 (“Vera”) has been released with the new Cinnamon 5.6 desktop and the company’s new features.

Linux Mint 21.1 and Cinnamon 5.6 as nice product maintenance

The focus of Linux Mint 21.1 (“Vera”) is once again the integration of the Cinnamon internal desktop environment, which is constantly evolving and is now a real competitor to the established Gnome and KDE Plasma platforms. A year after the release of Cinnamon 5.2, which debuted with Linux Mint 20.3 (“Una”), and five months after Cinnamon 5.4, which debuted with Linux Mint 21 (“Vanessa”), version 5.6 is a “facelift”. Ready.

As a further smooth evolution of Cinnamon 5.4, Cinnamon 5.6 should bring the following innovations, among others:

Linux Mint 21.1 with Cinnamon 5.6 features
  • Update manager now supported flatback
  • The number of password queries has been reduced
  • User can now lock widgets
  • Notifications can be configured
  • A small corner bar was introduced
  • Various visual innovations

Flatpak integration and support until 2027

In particular, including Flatpak in the update manager should make it easier for users to keep apps installed via Flatpak up-to-date. Software packages available, for example, via the App Store from flathub It will be integrated with a corresponding icon in the future and updated via Cinnamon’s GUI.

Linux Mint’s update manager now supports Flatpak (Image: Linux Mint)

Linux Mint 21.1 (“Vera”), an LTS release with support up to 2027, also available as a release with the free and resource-saving Xfce desktop and MATE desktop environment Back.

Linux Mint 21.1 (“Vera”) with Cinnamon, Xfce and MATE desktops (Image: Linux Mint)

On the other hand, the Mint community itself recommends using Cinnamon for the best possible integration of all features and the best possible user experience.

Password entries should be minimized

The new Linux Mint and Cinnamon 5.6 are said to require far fewer password entries from the user than was the case previously. Password queries have been greatly reduced in situations where administrative rights are not required and in many cases removed altogether.

Removing the Flatpak software package no longer requires entering a password, and the same applies to simple shortcuts and local applications that are not installed at the system level.

entangled And become the update manager pkexec Now also instruct users to remember the password so that users do not have to enter it every time they perform multiple operations.

Updated bluetooth manager and visual retouch

In addition to various visual revisions and updating the “Blueman” bluetooth manager to version 2.3.4, keyboard navigation has been improved in Scale View (“Scale View”) and Gallery View (“Expo View”), where in addition to the mandatory bug fixes and improvements implemented.

Download on ComputerBase

The latest Linux Mint 21.1 (“Vera”) system images in Cinnamon, Xfce, and MATE builds can be downloaded as usual from the ComputerBase download area directly below this message.

Detailed official release notes provide more information Linux Mint 21.1 CinnamonAnd the Linux Mint 21.1 Xfce And the Linux Mint 21.1 MATE.

YouTube channel in GermanLinux guides enIt presents all the innovations in detail and provides the corresponding impressions.


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