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  • So, how do you like Mint 20 “Ulyana”?

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    Home Forums AskWoody support Non-Windows operating systems Linux – all distros So, how do you like Mint 20 “Ulyana”?

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        OK, Mint 20 is out and even has a name: “Ulyana” What is an Ulyana? Well, let’s ponder this question as it deserves to be pondered.

        While we do that and to keep going, not waiting until that tricky question is authoritatively answered: now it is a time when reviews are coming out and, I hope, some of those interested in this variant of LINUX might also contribute here information and comments on what to make of this new version of Mint.

        For a start, here are two opinions, mainly on the GUI:

        One positive:

        Another… not so sure about that:

        As to my own opinion,? Well, as far as the Desktop goes, it is a primal scream of overwhelming delight: the fractional adjustment of the icons and other objects shown on screen is now a reality!

        Next stop: your own contributed wisdom.

        Windows 7 Professional, SP1, x64 Group W (ex B) & macOS + Linux (Mint)

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        “OK, Mint 20 is out and even has a name: “Ulyana” What is an Ulyana? Well, let’s ponder this question as it deserves to be pondered.”

        This site covers the name extensively


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        So far, it’s quite good.

        Just got done upgrading my G3 from 19.3 to 20, and it’s working nicely.

        All of the older versions of Mint Cinnamon I used had severe performance problems enumerating certain directories containing many (tens of thousands) image files, using the file manager, Nemo, a thing that KDE’s Dolphin handles like it’s nothing. Even Windows 7 had problems with the NTFS versions of these folders, sometimes hanging a minute before it would let me see the directory contents.

        The issue in Mint Cinnamon 19.x and older probably had to do with the generation of image thumbnails, which for some reason it apparently prioritized above letting me actually view any of the images. There is still a tiny bit of a delay, but it’s no longer a huge issue. Now it’s less than Windows 7 made me wait, by far.  It’s a huge improvement.  I’d seen the changes that were coming in the upcoming Cinnamon version when it was in the tech websites some months ago, and I wanted to see if it would address the problem I had. I’ve only used it a little bit, but it seems that the problem is mostly solved now.

        The rest of things are just working smoothly, and it feels quite responsive and snappy. No problems so far, though my beloved Pulseaudio-equalizer no longer works (not the one in the Ubuntu repo, even though it has the same name). I already knew that was going to be the case from trying it in Kubuntu 20.04, though. Soon Neon will rebase to 20.04 also, and I will have to find a replacement for the equalizer.

        Group "L" (KDE Neon User Edition 5.19.4).

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          The frequency equalizer: finding one never has been easy for me, whether it was for Windows or for the Mac. One has to be lucky enough to get in touch with someone that knows of an application for this that works well for one’s particular OS. Anyone who knows of good frequency response equalizers for Mint 20 is most welcome to share their wisdom with the rest of us here.

          Windows 7 Professional, SP1, x64 Group W (ex B) & macOS + Linux (Mint)

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