Release Notes for Linux Mint 8 Helena


This is Linux Mint 8, codename Helena, based and compatible with Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala and its repositories.

New features

Based on Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala, Linux 2.6.31, Gnome 2.28 and Xorg 7.4, Linux Mint 8 "Helena" features a lot of improvements and the latest software from the Open Source World.

Featured improvements in this release: OEM installation, possibility to ignore updates, configurable menu places, multiple selection in the Software Manager, new system tray File Uploader with support for drag and drop and mutiple files uploads.

For a complete list of new features read: What's new in Helena?

Important links

Upgrade instructions

To upgrade from Linux Mint 7 "Gloria", read these instructions.

To upgrade from Linux Mint 8 "Helena" RC1, read these instructions.

Known issues

Because of compatibility issues between wubi/mint4win and grub2, Linux Mint 8 comes without a Windows installer. The development team is working on the issue and new ISOs will be published when it is resolved.

Upstream issues

Linux Mint 8 is based on Karmic Koala. Make sure to read the known issues related to this release.