Linux Mint Officially Releases Debian Edition LMDE 4 "Debbie"

If you’re really excited about the release of the foremost popular Linux distribution Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, well, you continue to need to wait for a month. But, before that, Ubuntu’s closest competitor Linux Mint arrives with the newest Debian version LMDE 4 "Debbie."

Linux Mint Officially Releases Debian Edition LMDE 4 debbie

Linux Mint Debian Edition (LMDE) 4: What’s New?

As Linux Mint always claims to be a life saviour for the Ubuntu user, this stable release comes with various features almost like Ubuntu-based Linux Mint 19. We’ve already reported the features of LMDE 4 before the beta version. But to call a couple of , it includes boot-repair, system reports, language settings, and a replacement boot menu.

Here are some highlights of other key features:

  • Btrfs submodules support
  • Revamped installer
  • NVMe support
  • Secure boot support
  • Cinnamon 4.4

For further improving the protection of internal storage, LMDE 4 adds automated partitioning with support for LVM and full-disk encryption. you’ll even encrypt your home directory also.

Screen resolution always remains a drag while running OS in VirtualBox. Hence, the Debian edition now automatically adjusts the live session into 1024×768 resolution.

Linux Mint Officially Releases Debian Edition LMDE 4 debbie

Among the bug fixes, one among the foremost important improvements is that the compatibility of Nouveau driver with NVIDIA cards. If you’ve ever faced a black screen during OS booting, it must be due to NVIDIA driver. But you can now boot employing a new boot option that installs NVIDIA drivers on the fly.

Linux Mint Debian Edition "Debbie" New features:

This remake of LMDE contains many improvements. Here are a number of the most ones:

  • Automated partitioning with support for LVM and full-disk encryption.
  • Home directory encryption.
  • Support for automated installation of NVIDIA drivers.
  • NVMe support.
  • Secure Boot support.
  • Btrfs sub volumes support.
  • Revamped installer.
  • Automatic installation of microcode packages.
  • Automatic resolution bump for the live session to a minimum of 1024×768 in VirtualBox.
  • Linux Mint 19.3 improvements (HDT, Boot-repair, System reports, language settings, HiDPI and artwork improvements, new boot menus, Celluloid, Gnote, Drawing, Cinnamon 4.4, XApp status icons…etc).
  • APT recommends enabled by default.
  • Removed deb-multimedia repository and packages.
  • Debian 10 Buster package base with backports repository.

System requirements:

  • 1GB RAM (2GB recommended for a comfortable usage).
  • 15GB of disk space (20GB recommended).
  • 1024×768 resolution (on lower resolutions, press ALT to tug windows with the mouse if they don’t slot in the screen).

But, if you discover any difficulty to fiddle the instruction , you can choose a fresh installation by downloading the LMDE 4 ISO images from here .


All because of this update, LMDE just became even more almost like the first edition, all while not counting on Ubuntu to an excellent extent. However, if you would like to find out more about this update, you can always go check out its official release notes.

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