The codename of Linux Mint 19.2 has been announced as “Tina”, in tribute to Tina Turner and her song ‘The Best’ (aka ‘Simply the Best’).

Linux Mint lead Clement Levebvre reveals the name in his latest latest Mint Monthly update. He remarks that he wants the upcoming release to be, in the words of Tina Turner’s hit song, “simply the best”.

For more on what you can expect to see in Linux Mint 19.2, keep reading…

Meet Linux Mint 19.2 “Tina”

Linux Mint 19.1 Welcome Screen

Linux Mint 19.2 “Tina” is the next major update in the Ubuntu 18.04 LTS-based 19.x series of Linux Mint. It follows on from the well-received releases of Linux Mint 19.1 & Linux Mint 19.

Ahead of the release date of Linux Mint 19.2 in August 2019, we’re getting a better idea of what the new features and changes the popular Linux distro plans to offer.

Linux Mint 19.2 includes performance improvements to the Muffin window manager. The aim? Make the task of managing windows feel “smoother” and “lighter”.

The latest Cinnamon 4.2.0 desktop release is the basis of the Cinnamon edition. While this has no major user-facing changes it is packed with improvements and optimisations, including lower memory usage.

We keep this post updated with progress on Linux Mint 19.2

Big updates also feature in the Update Manager, as the tool now lets you quickly see and manage Linux kernel updates.

The ‘Blueberry’ bluetooth applet now lets you connect and disconnect to paired Bluetooth devices in a single click.

The Cinnamon app menu is said to be “faster and snappier” than before, with reduced memory usage and quicker loading times.

The application menu has also been patched to separate apps with the same name. This note is particularly useful for distinguishing between regular apps, Flatpak versions, and Snap builds.

The contrast and sharpness of the ‘new’ Mint-Y GTK theme is also improved.

Nemo, the Cinnamon desktop file manager, now lets you pin files and folders to the top of a folder in list view. ‘Conditional actions’ in the right-click menu is another new feature (think Nautilus scripts).

Finally, there’s no firm answer as to whether or not the release will use the new Linux Mint logo.

Linux Mint 19.2 will be available in both 32-bit and 64-bit builds across three distinct editions: Cinnamon, MATE and Xfce. The Linux Mint 19.2 beta is available for testing now.

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