A Look At Linux Mint Debian Edition 4 “Debbie”

And we have a look at Joe having a look at super duper new and fresh LMDE 4:

Did the Minty guys finally use Debian 10 as base for LMDE? A couple months late and even lagging behind slowpoke vanilla Debian? Let’s hope so. Clem and his fellow devs are treating LMDE like Manjaro treats the Mate desktop: Like an unwanted stepchild. 😦 But just wait for when Ubuntu becomes finally too dank and spongy to do anything with it. That day you’ll see LMDE coming of age and growing into the mostest bestest Debian … ever. Until then Orcs stays on supidupi cool Sparky.
Let’s hang out and take a look at the new LMDE 4. 🙂
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LMDE 4 “Debbie” released! by ·46 Comments

The team is proud to announce the release of LMDE 4 “Debbie”.

LMDE 4 Debbie

LMDE is a Linux Mint project which stands for “Linux Mint Debian Edition”. Its goal is to ensure Linux Mint would be able to continue to deliver the same user experience, and how much work would be involved, if Ubuntu was ever to disappear. LMDE is also one of our development targets, to guarantee the software we develop is compatible outside of Ubuntu.

LMDE aims to be as similar as possible to Linux Mint, but without using Ubuntu. The package base is provided by Debian instead.

New features:

This new version of LMDE contains many improvements. Here are some of the main ones:

Automated partitioning with support for LVM and full-disk encryption

Home directory encryption

Support for automated installation of NVIDIA drivers

NVMe support

SecureBoot support

Btrfs subvolumes support

Revamped installer

Automatic installation of microcode packages

Automatic resolution bump for the live session to a minimum of 1024×768 in Virtualbox.

Linux Mint 19.3 improvements (HDT, Boot-repair, System reports, language settings, HiDPI and artwork improvements, new boot menus, Celluloid, Gnote, Drawing, Cinnamon 4.4, XApp status icons…etc)

APT recommends enabled by default

Removed deb-multimedia repository and packages

Debian 10 Buster package base with backports repository

Important info:

The release notes provide important information about known issues, as well as explanations, workarounds and solutions.

To read the release notes, please visit:

Release Notes for LMDE 4

System requirements:

1GB RAM (2GB recommended for a comfortable usage).

15GB of disk space (20GB recommended).

1024×768 resolution (on lower resolutions, press ALT to drag windows with the mouse if they don’t fit in the screen).


The 64-bit ISO can boot with BIOS or UEFI.

The 32-bit ISO can only boot with BIOS.

The 64-bit ISO is recommended for all modern computers (Almost all computers sold since 2007 are equipped with 64-bit processors).

Upgrade instructions:

To upgrade from LMDE 3 please visit:

How to upgrade to LMDE 4



A 32-bit ISO image is also available at https://www.linuxmint.com/download_all.php.

Integrity and authenticity checks:

Once you have downloaded an image, please verify its integrity and authenticity.

Anyone can produce fake ISO images, it is your responsibility to check you are downloading the official ones.

Please read and follow the steps at https://linuxmint.com/verify.php

Link to the sums: sha256sum.txt

Link to the signed sums: sha256sum.txt.gpg


We look forward to receiving your feedback. Thank you for using Linux Mint and have a lot of fun with this new release!


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