Sould I upgrade? Would I gain anything?

Deadjasper

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Currently running Mint 19.3 Cinnamon. All is well. Would I gain anything by upgrading to the latest version?

TIA :)
 

FSCDiablo

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Choosing the right version of Linux Mint​

Each new version comes with a new kernel and a newer set of drivers. Most of the time, this means newer versions are compatible with a larger variety of hardware components, but sometimes it might also introduce regressions. If you are facing hardware issues with the latest version of Linux Mint and you are unable to solve them, you can always try an earlier release. If that one works better for you, you can stick to it, or you can use it to install Linux Mint and then upgrade to the newer release.

https://linuxmint.com/rel_ulyssa_cinnamon_whatsnew.php
https://linuxmint.com/rel_ulyssa_cinnamon.php

Check through the release notes and see if anything is important for you. If you like the way it works for you now and worry about any headaches from upgrading, then you could stay on 19.3. I don't use Mint but I'm assuming it still gives you important security updates whether you update the whole release or not.

19.3 is supported until April 2023
 

Deadjasper

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Thanks. Yep, it's still updating. I'll read the release notes and then decide. In the past I've opened up a can of worms more than once jumping a version number. Kinda like to not step in it this time but 20.?? has been out for a while so maybe it's worth making the jump.
 
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