Linux Mint 17.2 “Rafaela” MATE RC released!

Written by Clem on June 17th, 2015

The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 17.2 “Rafaela” MATE RC.

Linux Mint 17.2 Rafaela MATE Edition

Linux Mint 17.2 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 17.2 MATE“.

Important info:

  • Watching Flash DRM content
  • 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
  • Booting with non-PAE CPUs
  • Issues with KDE apps
  • 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:

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!


Linux Mint 17.2 “Rafaela” Cinnamon RC released!

Written by Clem on June 17th, 2015

The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 17.2 “Rafaela” Cinnamon RC.

Linux Mint 17.2 Rafaela Cinnamon Edition

Linux Mint 17.2 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 17.2 Cinnamon“.

Important info:

  • Watching Flash DRM content
  • 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
  • Issues with KDE apps
  • 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:

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!


Monthly News – June 2015

Written by Clem on June 16th, 2015

News will be very short this month because we’re just about to release the RC for Linux Mint 17.2.

A huge thank you to all the developers and all the people who worked with us to make this happen, within Linux Mint but also in the Cinnamon and MATE projects. Many thanks also to the moderation team and to all the people who fund us (donors, sponsors, partners): If it wasn’t for you we couldn’t focus on the development as much as we do.

Linux Mint 17.2 introduces exciting improvements to the MDM display manager,  the update manager, the configuration of locales, software sources and PPA, the formatting of USB sticks and the creation of live USB devices, and on the system: bash and apt. The desktop environments, Cinnamon 2.6 and MATE 1.10 also bring a lot of new features. LibreOffice 4.4.3, HPLIP 3.15 and a 3.16 kernel were also selected.

I was tempted to give you a quick overview of the new features, but since we’re so closed to the release you’ll have to wait for the announcements :)

 

Improved PPA handling in Software Sources

 

Thanks in advance to all the people who will test this RC. We hope you’ll have fun with it. We look forward to receiving your feedback so we can fix as many bugs as possible before the stable release.

Sponsorships:

Linux Mint is proudly sponsored by:

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

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