Linux Mint Makes Improvements Around Flatpaks With Update Manager Integration

Written by Michael Larabel in Operating Systems on 1 November 2022 at 06:40 AM EDT. 5 Comments
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Clément Lefèbvre has published the latest monthly status report for the Linux Mint distribution that is the popular desktop Linux distribution based on Ubuntu Linux.

Notable with the October 2022 happenings around Linux Mint are continued enhancements around Flatpak sandboxed apps on this Ubuntu-based distribution. In particular, removing Flatpaks no longer requires going through a password prompt and they have also integrated support for updating Flatpaks within the Linux Mint Update Manager.


Linux Mint shows off Flatpaks now being able to be updated via their Update Manager.


The Flatpak support within the Linux Mint Update Manager is a particularly nice and useful addition for novice or otherwise GUI-minded Linux desktop users. Both Flatpak applications and runtimes can be updated now via their update application in the same manner as Debian packages.

Linux Mint over the last month also made other improvements to yield less password prompts, updating its Blueman Bluetooth manager, visual changes to the Nemo file manager, and a shortcut to the display settings area from within the desktop's context menu.

More details on the October 2022 changes for Linux Mint via the LinuxMint.com blog.
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