Linux Mint Debian Edition 4 “Debbie” Beta Version Released


Following the disclosure of new LMDE 4 features, the Linux Mint team announced the release of LMDE 4 Beta version. LMDE (Linux Mint Debian Edition) 4, codenamed as “Debbie”, is the upcoming long term support version based on the latest Debian buster Linux distro.

New Features In LMDE 4

For the uninitiated, Linux Mint develops two Linux distros based on Ubuntu and Debian. Hence, Debian based LMDE 4 includes all new features of Ubuntu-based Linux Mint 19.3 such as boot-repair, language settings, new boot menus, and system reports.

LMDE 4 uses the Ubiquity slideshow package. You can experience the updated installer slideshow with a better look and feel.

LMDE 4 installer slideshow
LMDE 4 installer slideshow

As revealed during the January news roundup, LMDE 4 now adds the new boot option with NVIDIA driver. Hence, you don’t need to install the open-source driver externally as new entry installs the NVIDIA driver on the fly.

LMDE 4 with NVIDIA driver boot menu
LMDE 4 with NVIDIA driver boot menu

How To Install LMDE 4?

For installing the LMDE 4, you require a minimum of 1GB RAM with 15GB of free disk space. You can download the beta ISO images for both 32 and 64 bit from here.

Since it is a beta version, it is highly recommended to use it only for testing purposes. However, if you want the stable version, you can download the LMDE 3 from here.

Note: For a live session, the username is “mint” and there is no password, you can just continue with an empty password.

Sarvottam Kumar

Sarvottam Kumar

Sarvottam Kumar is a software engineer by profession with interest and experience in Blockchain, Angular, React and Flutter. He loves to explore the nuts and bolts of Linux and share his experience and insights of Linux and open source on the web/various prestigious portals.
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