One of the easiest Linux distributions to use, Linux Mint, has a major new release available with Linux Mint 21.3 'Virginia' now officially released.
This is probably one of their biggest releases in quite some time, based on Linux kernel 5.15 and Ubuntu 22.04 it will see security updates until 2027. Coming with Cinnamon 6.0 that brings with it lots of new features, including (finally) experimental Wayland support which is not quite ready for prime-time yet. But it's necessary, since every distribution is moving over to Wayland and focusing on it. Mint can't get left behind there.
Pictured - Cinnamon Desktop
Some other features included in Cinnamon 6.0 in Linux Mint 21.3:
- A new "Spices" addon type, that can add actions into the Nemo file manager context menu.
- 75% scaling is back.
- Window opacity keybinding is back.
- Stylus buttons can be disabled.
- The monitor used for notifications is now configurable.
- Menu apps can be edited with right click -> properties.
- Gestures: new desktop zoom action.
- Gestures: You can now specify when an action is triggered.
- Sound applet: new shift-middle click action.
- Grouped window list: new option to not show anything when hovering an app button.
Lots more elsewhere like full support for SecureBoot and compatibility with a wider variety of BIOS and EFI implementations, you can now connect to other devices in Warpinator using the IP on mobile or scanning a QR code, big improvements to their IPTV player and more.
Full notes on what's new here.
Be sure to check for known issues first too.