Linux Mint 19.1 Beta is Available for Download

Linux Mint 19.1 Beta comes with a wide range of updated features and software and is now available for download. Codenamed “Tessa”, Linux Mint 19.1 Beta offers several usability enhancements and UX improvements. 

Linux Mint 19.1 Beta is Here

Linux Mint 19.1 Beta comes with several improvements, including a faster file manager and various other code optimization tweaks. The layout is much cleaner and more refined now, and the Update Manager allows users to check Linux kernel status and even remove unused kernel versions. 

Here is a run-down of major features that Linux Mint 19.1 has to offer: 

  • Updated interface for many apps, such as the Xed text editor, etc. 
  • New series of wallpapers
  • New firewall configuration setup tool
  • The Mint-Y desktop theme now comes with a range of custom accent colors
Desktop Themes in Linux Mint 19.1 Beta
Desktop Themes in Linux Mint 19.1 Beta

Linux Mint 19.1 Beta also showcases a new desktop layout, including a cleaner bar. The window list now shows one icon for each app — it can group multiple windows of the same app under one icon. 

Modern and Traditional Window List Layout in Linux Mint 19.1 Beta
Modern and Traditional Window List Layout in Linux Mint 19.1 Beta

However, users will still have the ability to revert to the classic window list layout, should they wish to. 

Other Updates

Among other things, Linux Mint 19.1 Beta offers: 

  • Linux kernel 4.15
  • Cinnamon desktop 4.0
  • New applet with grouped windows
  • Symbolic icons for various applets
  • New default Cinnamon theme (Mint-Y-Dark)
  • High contrast in Mint-Y theme
  • Visual improvements and enhancements to various apps 

Download Links

You can download Linux Mint 19.1 Beta ISO directly from this mirror link.

It is worth noting that this, being a Beta release, may not be fit for production use and may have occasional bugs. If you are keen on a more stable release, it might be worth the effort to wait a while before the final version of Linux Mint 19.1 is released. 

Linux Mint 19.1 Beta is just a prelude to what Linux Mint 19.1 stable will have to offer. Lastly, it is noteworthy that Linux Mint 19.1 will be a long term support release (LTS) and will continue to receive bug fixes and critical updates all the way up to 2023.