UPDATE 06/27/2020: Am reclaiming Media Library space by deleting old pics.


Linux Mint 19.2 “Tina” has arrived! Got up extra early and downloaded it before the actual announcement of its release – between today & Saturday. Couple of sites pointed the way to where the iso was stored, but this was the easiest: linuxmint-19.2-cinnamon-64bit. What a pleasure it is to test Ubuntu-based Distros – they are “Simply the Best!”

Installation was a breeze…about 5 minutes from beginning to end. Mint has been ‘Top Notched’ for a long time, and not a lot of changes were made in this release – mostly tweaking and speeding it up. Definitely Newbie-friendly and sliding into the #3 spot on Karmi’s Top 3-5 Linux Distros for Windows Newbies page. “Tina” failed the ‘Ace’ the Laptop’s hardware test, so barely squeaks in @ the #3 spot (UPDATE: went back and switched BIOS to Legacy, and Mint then booted right into the ‘Live’ USB session – will add pic at end of this with Mint on ‘ACE’ the Laptop).

Let’s get too it! First the “Install” icon and then the normal stuff – Welcome! & Keyboard:




A good Linux installers always checks to see if you want to connect to the internet, and this time I select ‘Connect’:


Linux Fanatics’ hate “third-party software” – they also use troublesome toy OSes, so ignore them and go with third-party software:


No confusion with this great Mint installer – makes installation so much easier…Installation type will be “Erase disk and install Linux Mint”:


Where? and Who – with password – I also check Auto Login … and “restart” shows up quickly after that, i.e. fast and easy:




Got right to updating after new installation rebooted into “Tina”:


Here’s Linux Mint 19.2’s info on main Linux Test computer, ‘Rose’:


Last but not least – quick snappy of Desktop:


Nice to not have to spend *HOURS* testing a Linux Distro! Mint 19.2 “Tina” moves up to the #4 spot on the Karmi’s Top 10 Linux Distros page, after passing ‘ACE’ the Laptop’s hardware test…required changing BIOS to Legacy.

‘Ace’ with new ‘Live’ Mint 19.2 pic: