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Linux Mint 20.2 beta ISOs undergo testing and are due soon
Linux Mint 20.2 "Uma" beta ISOs are undergo testing and are due soon. As with the other versions in the Linux Mint 20.x series, this update will be supported until April/May of 2025. Once security updates stop, you won’t be safe - especially if you connect to the Internet with the device.
At the end of May, it was reported that Linux Mint 20.2 would see a beta release in mid-June. We’ve reached mid-June and it looks as though the team is running last-minute tests on the beta ISOs before making them available to the public. Following the ISOs’ release, the beta period should run for about two weeks before the stable release is made with upgrade paths opened up.
The Cinnamon, MATE, and Xfce images were tested about 7 hours ago and all failed, the Xfce image was tried again several hours later and failed again, now the Xfce image is being tested a third time along with the MATE edition. Users don’t have to worry about these tests, only, the longer they take to pass, the longer you’ll all be waiting to try out the beta.