The work on release 21.2, codename "Victoria", has begun! A preview of some of the planned features has been detailed, alongside some bugfixes to Cinnamon, and an upgrade of the new bluetooth manager, Blueman.
While many on the related blog post for the [_21.1 BETA release_ announcement page](https://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=4442) laud the new look of several applications, I cannot help but feel such changes rob Linux Mint of its distinctive look and charm, taking Mint from its instantly recognizable desktop to something decidedly more generic and bland. I cannot fathom the reason for new sounds, either. I'm not certain the goals of making Mint more _trendy_ and _beautiful_ were achieved. Unless these refer to making it look more akin to Windows 11, which nemo's new manila folders with blue highlighting echoes. The new, more vibrant colors of Windows 11 icons were also rightfully criticized as being poor choices, but Mint seems determined to follow in its footsteps. Good defaults matter, and I believe these UI changes are not.
That notwithstanding, the non-UI improvements everywhere are well justified and should make Linux Mint more comfortable for all to use. Flatpaks were rather inconvenient to use, and much work has gone into making those easier to manage. Especially exciting is the new _ISO Verification Tool_!
- [1,9 GB x64 ISO](https://mirror.netcologne.de/linuxmint/iso/debian/lmde-5-cinnamon-64bit.iso)
- [1,9 GB x86 ISO](https://mirror.netcologne.de/linuxmint/iso/debian/lmde-5-cinnamon-32bit.iso)
Previous final release was afaik back in 2020 called LMDE (Linux Mint Debian Edition) 4 „Debbie“. So this is 2 years of work release.
cross-posted from: https://lemmy.ml/post/77342
> It's REALLY annoying that I gotta remember to switch from HDMI to Headphones. Is there a good "fix" to this that it will automate between the two?
> All I want is if the headphone been plugged in through the 3.5mm jack is to use it otherwise default to HDMI.