maandag 18 augustus 2014

latest news

  • New features for Linux Mint 17.1 are being developed and described on the Segfault blog as they near completion. Lately, the Update Manager received an improved kernel selection screen as well as richer and localized package descriptions.
  • After a long reflection and many discussions the decision was made to switch Linux Mint Debian Edition (LMDE) from its current snapshot cycle to a Debian Stable package base. The transition from Update Pack 8 to Debian Jessie should be smooth and similar to a traditional UP upgrade, in sync with the upstream Jessie freeze planned for November this year.

donderdag 3 juli 2014

Qiana “v2″ ISO respins


The ISO images for the Cinnamon and MATE editions of Linux Mint 17 “Qiana” were updated and labelled “v2″. All the links were updated on the website and in the announcements to point to the new ISOs.
If you’re already running Linux Mint 17, you don’t need to reinstall.
The new ISO images provide fixes for the following issues:
MDM crash with non-xrandr compatible GPUs

On SIS cards or cards which were not compatible with xrandr, mdm crashed when scanning the available monitors and booting Linux Mint 17 resulted in a black screen.
Dangerously ambiguous label could lead people to mistakenly wipe their hard drive
In the installer, when other operating systems were detected, the option to wipe the hard drive was ambiguously labelled “Replace $OS and install Linux Mint”. Although this option warned about removing data, it led people to believe it would only delete partitions and data associated with the mentioned operating system.
Driver Manager didn’t handle missing firmwares correctly
The driver manager incorrectly assumed the user was running a manually installed driver when in presence of a device which required the installation of “linux-firmware-nonfree”.
Corrupted APT sources when / partition wasn’t formatted

In the case where Linux Mint was installed over an existing / partition and this partition was not formatted, the installer used to call apt-clone and this resulted in corrupting the APT sources.
Skype and some WINE or Steam games didn’t work well out of the box
Better out of the box experience for Steam, Wine, Skype, LibreOffice-base 
A few additional packages were selected and installed by default, such as ia32-libs, libgl1-mesa-dri/glx,  libreoffice-sdbc-hsqldb, to make it easier to run Steam or Wine games in 64-bit, to get better support in 32-bit applications such as Skype or to provide better support for LibreOffice Base.
All level 1 updates were added
All the level 1 updates and bug fixes published since the official release a month ago were added to the new ISO images.
Note to existing users
Although all these changes provide a smoother experience to newcomers. If you already installed Linux Mint and applied all level 1 updates, you do not need to reinstall it.
Note also that the KDE and Xfce editions won’t get respins as these issues either do not apply to them or were already fixed in time for their stable releases.

zondag 29 juni 2014

Linux Mint 17 “Qiana” Xfce released!


The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 17 “Qiana” Xfce.
Linux Mint 17 Qiana Xfce Edition
Linux Mint 17 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 Xfce“.
Important info:
  • Bluetooth
  • Applet height
  • EFI Support
  • Solving freezes with some NVIDIA GeForce GPUs
  • 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
Upgrade instructions:
  • To upgrade from a previous version of Linux Mint follow these instructions.
  • To upgrade from the RC release, simply launch the Update Manager and install any Level 1 update available.
Download:
Md5 sum:
  • 32-bit: 7eb3b7e9261aa7fda811dae53f5ecb80
  • 64-bit: 2c0493720b703d5e0bd00d36979db0b5
Torrents:
HTTP Mirrors for the 32-bit DVD ISO:
HTTP Mirrors for the 64-bit DVD ISO:
Enjoy!

dinsdag 24 juni 2014

Linux Mint 17 “Qiana” KDE released!

The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 17 “Qiana” KDE.
Linux Mint 17 Qiana KDE Edition
Linux Mint 17 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 KDE“.
Important info:
There is some important info in the Release Notes:
  • DVD Playback with VLC
  • EFI Support
  • 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).
  • DVD drive or USB port
Upgrade instructions:
  • To upgrade from a previous version of Linux Mint follow these instructions.
  • To upgrade from the RC release, simply launch the Update Manager and install any Level 1 update available.
Download:
Md5 sum:
  • 32-bit: cdf9a1f669b6814b164b35ef3cb08ef6
  • 64-bit: 67357c88145115421dca869b26dad767
Torrents:
HTTP Mirrors for the 32-bit DVD ISO:
HTTP Mirrors for the 64-bit DVD ISO:
Enjoy!

vrijdag 30 mei 2014

Linux Mint 17 “Qiana” Released!



Linux Mint 17 has been released.
Linux Mint 17 codenamed “Qiana” is a long term support release​ based on Ubuntu 14.04 which​ will be supported for 5 years

Linux Mint 17 is available in two editions MATE & Cinnamon. It comes with updated software and many new features, both editions are available for 32bit and 64bit architectures.
Here's a summary of changes found in Linux Mint 17 :
  • Cinnamon 2.2
  • Mate 1.8
  • Update Manager Improvements.
  • MDM Improvements.
  • Redesigned Welcome Screen.
  • Software Sources Improvements.
  • Driver Manager can now install drivers without Internet connection.
  • Artwork improvements.
  • And many bug-fixes.
More details on Linux Mint 17 can be found here .

vrijdag 16 mei 2014

Linux Mint 17 “Qiana” MATE RC released!


The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 17 “Qiana” MATE RC.
Linux Mint 17 Qiana MATE Edition
Linux Mint 17 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 MATE“.
Important info:
  • Login screen freezes for German speaking users
  • NVIDIA Optimus cards do not work (yet)
  • EFI Support
  • Bluetooth
  • PAE required for 32-bit ISOs
  • 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).
  • 5 GB of disk space (20GB recommended).
  • Graphics card capable of 800×600 resolution (1024×768 recommended).
  • CD/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: 5fa031419c5d5c719ed9c954854f9a4d
  • 64-bit: 79cc6ae33c6553645bf5c9818312f8f6
Torrents:
HTTP Mirrors for the 32-bit DVD ISO:
HTTP Mirrors for the 64-bit DVD ISO:
Enjoy!

Linux Mint 17 “Qiana” Cinnamon RC released!

The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 17 “Qiana” Cinnamon RC.
Linux Mint 17 Qiana Cinnamon Edition
Linux Mint 17 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 Cinnamon“.
Important info:
  • Login screen freezes for German speaking users
  • NVIDIA Optimus cards do not work (yet)
  • EFI Support
  • PAE required for 32-bit ISOs
  • 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).
  • 5 GB of disk space (20GB recommended).
  • Graphics card capable of 800×600 resolution (1024×768 recommended).
  • CD/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: 1c6d98617e618532d9e372d6108752cf
  • 64-bit: bfe1bec5a90a97d95e20ee3f52a6a761
Torrents:
HTTP Mirrors for the 32-bit DVD ISO:
HTTP Mirrors for the 64-bit DVD ISO:
Enjoy!