Based on the version number, this is obviously a minor upgrade over Linux Mint 21 “Vanessa,” which was released back in August. But it looks like it has the same five-support life cycle.
The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 21.1 “Vera” Cinnamon Edition.
Linux Mint 21.1 is a long term support release which will be supported until 2027. It comes with updated software and brings refinements and many new features to make your desktop even more comfortable to use.
Linux Mint 21.1 was given a fresh look and feel.
The operating system looks cleaner and more modern. It’s also more configurable and comes packed with a variety of themes.
The desktop was tidied up and now only shows essential items: The installation icon, items you drop on the desktop, files placed in ~/Desktop and mounted devices.
The home folder was already easily accessible so it was removed from the desktop. It’s pinned in the panel and can be opened from the main menu or by pressing Super+E on the keyboard.
Computer, Trash and Network icons were also removed. They are only used occasionally and remain available within the file manager.
These changes only affect the defaults. If you want these icons on your desktop you can of course bring them back in the preferences.
The accent colors are way more vibrant than before. They lift the mood and make Linux Mint more trendy and more beautiful.
And a lot more.