To find your version of Linux Mint, open a terminal and type:
Long Term Support¶
Each major Linux Mint release is supported for 5 years.
|17, 17.1, 17.2, 17.3||April 2019|
|18, 18.1, 18.2, 18.3||April 2021|
|19, 19.1, 19.2, 19.3||April 2023|
|20, 20.1, 20.2, 20.3||April 2025|
The table below shows the upgrade paths between the various Linux Mint releases.
|From version||To version||Type of upgrade||Tutorial|
There are no other upgrade paths than the ones listed above. For instance, you cannot upgrade version 18 to version 19.3 directly, you first need to upgrade it to 18.3, then to 19, then to 19.3.
Types of upgrade¶
Upgrades from one point release to another point release within the same major version of Linux Mint are usually quite simple and easy to perform. They take just a few minutes and do not involve using the command line.
Upgrades from one major version to the next are usually more complex. They can take up to a few hours, they require a certain level of knowledge and experience from the user and they are performed using the command line.