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2014.12.17

News

Linux Mint 17.1 “Rebecca” KDE RC released!

The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 17.1 “Rebecca” KDE RC.

Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca KDE Edition

Linux Mint 17.1 is a long term support release which will be supported until 2019. It comes with updated software and brings refinements and many new features to make your desktop even more comfortable to use.

New features at a glance:

For a complete overview and to see screenshots of the new features, visit: “What’s new in Linux Mint 17.1 KDE“.

Important info:

There is some important info in the Release Notes:

  • Issues with Skype
  • DVD Playback with VLC
  • EFI Support
  • Misconfigured Swap when using home directory encryption
  • Solving freezes with some NVIDIA GeForce GPUs
  • Booting with non-PAE CPUs
  • Other issues

Make sure to read them to be aware of known issues and known solutions related to this release.

System requirements:

  • x86 processor (Linux Mint 64-bit requires a 64-bit processor. Linux Mint 32-bit works on both 32-bit and 64-bit processors).
  • 2GB RAM
  • 10 GB of disk space (20GB recommended).
  • Graphics card capable of 1024×768
  • DVD drive or USB port

Bug reports:

  • Please report bugs below in the comment section of this blog.
  • Please visit https://github.com/linuxmint/Roadmap to follow the progress of the development team between the RC and the stable release.

Download:

Md5 sum:

  • 32-bit: d0a41fe5db74b9043f0752f058b1bf2d
  • 64-bit: 04354ace0b3989de65328c7c590cbb57

Torrents:

HTTP Mirrors for the 32-bit DVD ISO:

HTTP Mirrors for the 64-bit DVD ISO:

Enjoy!

We look forward to receiving your feedback. Thank you for using Linux Mint and have a lot of fun testing the release candidate!

by Clem at 2014.12.17 11:37 AM

Linux Mint 17.1 “Rebecca” Xfce RC released!

The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 17.1 “Rebecca” Xfce RC.

Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca Xfce Edition

Linux Mint 17.1 is a long term support release which will be supported until 2019. It comes with updated software and brings refinements and many new features to make your desktop even more comfortable to use.

New features at a glance:

For a complete overview and to see screenshots of the new features, visit: “What’s new in Linux Mint 17.1 Xfce“.

Important info:

  • Issues with Skype
  • DVD Playback with VLC
  • Bluetooth
  • Compiz in Virtualbox
  • EFI Support
  • Misconfigured Swap when using home directory encryption
  • Solving freezes with some NVIDIA GeForce GPUs
  • Issues with KDE apps
  • Booting with non-PAE CPUs
  • Other issues

Make sure to read the “Release Notes” to be aware of important info or known issues related to this release.

System requirements:

  • x86 processor (Linux Mint 64-bit requires a 64-bit processor. Linux Mint 32-bit works on both 32-bit and 64-bit processors).
  • 512 MB RAM (1GB recommended for a comfortable usage).
  • 10 GB of disk space
  • DVD drive or USB port

Bug reports:

  • Please report bugs below in the comment section of this blog.
  • Please visit https://github.com/linuxmint/Roadmap to follow the progress of the development team between the RC and the stable release.

Download:

Md5 sum:

  • 32-bit: 4b5c0c3ef5e0a609545e1f222fd3c754
  • 64-bit: a2d76f8b7e56e05852607758ed537ce3

Torrents:

HTTP Mirrors for the 32-bit DVD ISO:

HTTP Mirrors for the 64-bit DVD ISO:

Enjoy!

We look forward to receiving your feedback. Thank you for using Linux Mint and have a lot of fun testing the release candidate!

by Clem at 2014.12.17 11:23 AM

2014.12.15

News

High traffic on the package repositories

Our main repository packages.linuxmint.com isn’t currently able to serve connections to everybody. This can result in errors, timeouts and delays in apt-get, and in your update manager.

Please switch to a mirror while we fix this situation:

  • From the menu, open “Software Sources” (or type “mintsources” in a terminal)
  • Type your password
  • Click on the combo box beside “Main”
  • Select a server from the top of the list
  • Click on “Apply”
  • Click on “Update the Cache”

Please accept our apologies for the inconvenience. Our traffic doubled since November and we’re now trying to set up a cluster of servers.

by Clem at 2014.12.15 05:45 PM

2014.12.13

News

Monthly News – November 2014

News:

  • The release of the Cinnamon and MATE editions of Linux Mint 17.1 “Rebecca” were very well received. We were excited to unveil what we had worked on since the previous release and continuing to work on the same package base was a breeze. It was fun also to see people upgrade to 17.1 with ease, that went really well as well. We’re getting close to the end of the year though so I hope we’ll get the opportunity to talk about 17.1 and design topics again, but for now I’d like to touch a few words on the Xfce and KDE editions. We’re expecting their release candidates to be available next week. Only minor bugs remain and we’re confident they’ll pass QA very easily. KDE was upgraded to 4.14 and MDM received support for KDE Wallet (the wallet is now created and opened in the background, so no user interaction is necessary). Xfce was given out-of-the-box support for Compiz (just like in the MATE edition), Xfburn received Blu-ray support, the Whisker menu was upgraded and the default configuration was refined. The stable release for these two editions was estimated for the end of December but the RCs are a few days late, Christmas and the New Year will certainly eat a few days and there are items in the roadmap which were postponed but might come back into 17.1 as the dev. team is still looking into them (in particular we’re not happy with the look and feel of xscreensaver and with the fact that unlocking the session doesn’t unlock the screensaver in KDE and Xfce). It’s too hard to say just yet whether the stable ISOs will be out this year or the next.
  • The decision was made to use GTK 3.14 in LMDE 2 “Betsy” (the same version as in Debian Jessie). Themes and parts of Cinnamon will be adapted to work properly with it. The decision to switch to systemd or to continue to use sysvinit was not taken yet.
  • A few bugs were fixed and will be pushed towards the repositories. In particular two of them prevent the Cinnamon “System Settings” from opening (the first one when a theme thumbnail is unreadable, the second when gir1.2-notify-0.7 is not installed). Expect a package update in the coming days.
  • 351 people donated to us in November. Add to that all the feedback we got, the help we received and your many words, emails, comments of encouragement. It’s a real pleasure to be working for you. Not only does your support make everything easy for us, along with your feedback and just after a release like this one, it feels really good to do what we do. In memory of Husse and the people who shaped this community from the early days into what it is now, it’s a real privilege to be part of this, to make you happy and to feel your support on a daily basis. Many thanks to everybody in our community.
  • We’ll announce the RCs for Xfce and KDE before the holidays but release announcements are pretty formal… so I’ll take this opportunity and wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Sponsorships:

Linux Mint is proudly sponsored by:

Gold Sponsors:
Linux VPS Hosting
Silver Sponsors:
ThinkPenguin.com
Bronze Sponsors:
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Community Sponsors:

To become a sponsor or to see the full list of Linux Mint sponsors, please visit: http://www.linuxmint.com/sponsors.php

Donations:

A total of $9335 was raised thanks to the generous contributions of 351 donors:

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by Clem at 2014.12.13 04:40 PM