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Linux Mint 18.1 “Serena” Cinnamon – BETA Release

Written by Clem on Thursday, December 1st, 2016

This is the BETA release for Linux Mint 18.1 “Serena” Cinnamon Edition.

Linux Mint 18.1 Serena Cinnamon Edition

Linux Mint 18.1 is a long term support release which will be supported until 2021. It comes with updated software and brings refinements and many new features to make your desktop even more comfortable to use.

New features:

This new version of Linux Mint contains many improvements.

For an overview of the new features please visit:

What’s new in Linux Mint 18.1 Cinnamon“.

Important info:

The release notes provide important information about known issues, as well as explanations, workarounds and solutions.

To read the release notes, please visit:

Release Notes for Linux Mint 18.1 Cinnamon

System requirements:

  • 512MB RAM (1GB recommended for a comfortable usage).
  • 9GB of disk space (20GB recommended).
  • Graphics card capable of 800×600 resolution (1024×768 recommended).
  • DVD drive or USB port.

Notes:

  • The 64-bit ISO can boot with BIOS or UEFI.
  • The 32-bit ISO can only boot with BIOS.
  • The 64-bit ISO is recommend for all modern computers (Almost all computers sold in the last 10 years are equipped with 64-bit processors).

Upgrade instructions:

  • This BETA release might contain critical bugs, please only use it for testing purposes and to help the Linux Mint team fix issues prior to the stable release.
  • It will be possible to upgrade from this BETA to the stable release.
  • It will also be possible to upgrade from Linux Mint 18. Upgrade instructions will be published next month after the stable release of Linux Mint 18.1.

Bug reports:

  • Please report bugs below in the comment section of this blog.
  • When reporting bugs, please be as accurate as possible and include any information that might help developers reproduce the issue or understand the cause of the issue:
    • Bugs we can reproduce, or which cause we understand are usually fixed very easily.
    • It is important to mention whether a bug happens “always”, or “sometimes”, and what triggers it.
    • If a bug happens but didn’t happen before, or doesn’t happen in another distribution, or doesn’t happen in a different environment, please mention it and try to pinpoint the differences at play.
    • If we can’t reproduce a particular bug and we don’t understand its cause, it’s unlikely we’ll be able to fix it.
  • Please visit https://github.com/linuxmint/Roadmap to follow the progress of the development team between the BETA and the stable release.

Download links:

Here are the download links for the 64-bit ISO:

A 32-bit ISO image is also available at https://www.linuxmint.com/download_all.php.

Integrity and authenticity checks:

Once you have downloaded an image, please verify its integrity and authenticity.

Anyone can produce fake ISO images, it is your responsibility to check you are downloading the official ones.

Enjoy!

We look forward to receiving your feedback. Many thanks in advance for testing the BETA!

Linux Mint 18.1 “Serena” MATE – BETA Release

Written by Clem on Thursday, December 1st, 2016

This is the BETA release for Linux Mint 18.1 “Serena” MATE Edition.

Linux Mint 18.1 Serena MATE Edition

Linux Mint 18.1 is a long term support release which will be supported until 2021. It comes with updated software and brings refinements and many new features to make your desktop even more comfortable to use.

New features:

This new version of Linux Mint contains many improvements.

For an overview of the new features please visit:

What’s new in Linux Mint 18.1 MATE“.

Important info:

The release notes provide important information about known issues, as well as explanations, workarounds and solutions.

To read the release notes, please visit:

Release Notes for Linux Mint 18.1 MATE

System requirements:

  • 512MB RAM (1GB recommended for a comfortable usage).
  • 9GB of disk space (20GB recommended).
  • Graphics card capable of 800×600 resolution (1024×768 recommended).
  • DVD drive or USB port.

Notes:

  • The 64-bit ISO can boot with BIOS or UEFI.
  • The 32-bit ISO can only boot with BIOS.
  • The 64-bit ISO is recommend for all modern computers (Almost all computers sold in the last 10 years are equipped with 64-bit processors).

Upgrade instructions:

  • This BETA release might contain critical bugs, please only use it for testing purposes and to help the Linux Mint team fix issues prior to the stable release.
  • It will be possible to upgrade from this BETA to the stable release.
  • It will also be possible to upgrade from Linux Mint 18. Upgrade instructions will be published next month after the stable release of Linux Mint 18.1.

Bug reports:

  • Please report bugs below in the comment section of this blog.
  • When reporting bugs, please be as accurate as possible and include any information that might help developers reproduce the issue or understand the cause of the issue:
    • Bugs we can reproduce, or which cause we understand are usually fixed very easily.
    • It is important to mention whether a bug happens “always”, or “sometimes”, and what triggers it.
    • If a bug happens but didn’t happen before, or doesn’t happen in another distribution, or doesn’t happen in a different environment, please mention it and try to pinpoint the differences at play.
    • If we can’t reproduce a particular bug and we don’t understand its cause, it’s unlikely we’ll be able to fix it.
  • Please visit https://github.com/linuxmint/Roadmap to follow the progress of the development team between the BETA and the stable release.

Download links:

Here are the download links for the 64-bit ISO:

A 32-bit ISO image is also available at https://www.linuxmint.com/download_all.php.

Integrity and authenticity checks:

Once you have downloaded an image, please verify its integrity and authenticity.

Anyone can produce fake ISO images, it is your responsibility to check you are downloading the official ones.

Enjoy!

We look forward to receiving your feedback. Many thanks in advance for testing the BETA!

Monthly News – November 2016

Written by Clem on Sunday, November 13th, 2016

Many thanks for your donations and for your support.

The latest XApps and the new MATE 1.16 desktop environment were pushed towards the Linux Mint 18.1 “Serena” and LMDE 2 “Betsy” repositories.

We just finished addressing some issues with MDM, and we’re currently working on a few compatibility issues which affect the Cinnamon screensaver in LMDE and in Slackware before announcing the official release of Cinnamon 3.2.

We were expecting Cinnamon 3.2 to be out at the end of October and this probably will push the release of Linux Mint 18.1 into the month of December.

Although these issues do not affect Mint 18.x, I believe this is a good thing for the upcoming release. It’s given us more time to react to early reports coming from Arch Linux and to fix many small bugs already. This is something which usually happens during the BETA phase. We’re also seeing more and more artists updating their themes in preparation for Cinnamon 3.2.

If you are waiting for 18.1, I would like to thank you for your patience. It might seem long right now, but whenever it happens, looking back at the release, only quality will matter.

Sponsorships:

Linux Mint is proudly sponsored by:

Platinum Sponsors:
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Community Sponsors:

Donations in October:

A total of $9,803 were raised thanks to the generous contributions of 464 donors:

$300, Mikhail C.
$200, B
$140 (14th donation), Jon Espenschied aka “xeno”
$129, 20/1 Informationssysteme GmbH
$123, Fernando D. M.
$108 (2nd donation), Lebenszeichengemeinde Gera e.V.
$100 (11th donation), Hendrik S.
$100 (6th donation), Philip W.
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$80, Mike B.
$60 (2nd donation), John M.
$60, Hermann R.
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$54, Johannes H.
$54, Henrik B.
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$54, Mary J.
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$54, Konrad W.
$54, Michel H.
$54, Dirk H.
$54, Arnoud J.
$54, Bernd W.
$54, Mario S. aka “mcsamek
$54, Holger L.
$51, Roman S.
$50 (14th donation), Anthony C. aka “ciak”
$50 (12th donation), Richard H.
$50 (3rd donation), Jeffery J.
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$50, Father Guido
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$50, Doug M.
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$50, Dmitry Zuykov aka “voidlizard
$50, Catnip electronics
$50, Enrique M.
$50, Jerome K.
$50, Michael I.
$50, Mark L.
$50, Randall H.
$43, Olaf H.
$43, Raphael A.
$43, Heinz L.
$40 (2nd donation), An L.
$40, Vinay G.
$40, Trevor M.
$40, Howard R.
$36, Barry K.
$35, Richard C.
$33 (2nd donation), Anthony C.
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$30 (80th donation), Olli K.
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$27 (2nd donation), Paul N.
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$27, Mark W.
$27, Hermann R.
$27, Roy G.
$27, Peer S.
$25.4, Loco Linux
$25 (63th donation), Ronald W.
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$22, Michael G.
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$22, Fernando D. G.
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$20, Daniel M.
$20, Gary Lee P. aka “Altivo”
$19.89 (3rd donation), Eduardo V.
$18 (3rd donation), Pierre M.
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$16, Pl R.
$16, Moritz B.
$16, Wolfgang R.
$15.74, Michael S.
$15 (11th donation), Mike C.
$15 (4th donation), Richard L.
$15 (3rd donation), James F. aka “jtflynnz”
$15 (2nd donation), TShowBox aka “TShowBox
$15, Inlineblogger
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$15, C T Johnson, Inc
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$15, Rachel D.
$14 (2nd donation), Hanaah K. L.
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$13, Gerhardus J. M.
$13, Jaroslav H.
$12 (67th donation), Tony C. aka “S. LaRocca”
$12 (13th donation), Jobs Near Me
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$11 (12th donation), Andreas S.
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$10, Ng C. N.
$10, Denis D.
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$10, Guy D. aka “Chevreuil”
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$10, Kyle V.
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$10, Charles P.
$10, roger
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$10, Robert P.
$10, Bernard C.
$10, Martin Stevens aka “budgester”
$10, Jose L. P.
$10, Aimee W.
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$10, Julio F. H. P.
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$10, Danny R.
$9 (3rd donation), Toni K.
$9, Laurence M.
$9, Marko A.
$9, Paolo B.
$7.6, Kathryn D.
$7.5, Walter d.R. (thank you also on behalf of my dad)
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$7 (3rd donation), Victor C.
$6.6, Aigars M.
$6 (6th donation), Snorri Gylfason aka “sgylfason”
$6, Daniel B.
$5 (23rd donation), Kouji K. aka “杉林晃治
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$5 (10th donation), Kjell O. B. aka “kob”
$5 (9th donation), Todd A aka “thobin”
$5 (7th donation), Eugene T.
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$5, Barry C.
$5, Nicolas B.
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$5, Patrick S.
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$5, @rorschach_xxx
$5, 陳 俊.
$5, Marcel D.
$5, Ali and Aidana
$5, WL.
$5, Matveev D.
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$3.1, Rodrigo G.
$3 (24th donation), Kouji K. aka “杉林晃治
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$3, Hich Lahad aka “Lahad Internet Marketing
$3, Christian M.
$3, Michał W.
$3, Sosialt N.
$2.5, Łukasz P.
$48.1 from 44 smaller donations

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