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Linux Mint 20.2 Beta is Now Available for Download with Cinnamon 5.0, Xfce 4.16, and MATE 1.24

I talked about the upcoming Linux Mint 20.2 Uma release on 9to5Linux, so if you’re reading the blog regularly, you should know that it’s based on the Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS (Focal Fossa) operating system, powered by Linux kernel 5.4 LTS, and featuring the latest Cinnamon 5.0 desktop environment on the flagship edition. The Xfce and MATE editions ship with Xfce 4.16 and MATE 1.24 desktops. Another major change is the inclusion of a brand-new app as part of Linux Mint’s XApps initiative, called Bulky (a.k.a. File Renamer), which can be used to bulk rename files. The Bulky app is available in the Cinnamon and MATE editions since the Xfce edition comes with a built-in file renamer in the Thunar file manager.