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Linux Mint 18 “Sarah” MATE released!

Written by Clem on Thursday, June 30th, 2016

The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 18 “Sarah” MATE Edition.

Linux Mint 18 Sarah MATE Edition

Linux Mint 18 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 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 MATE

System requirements:

  • 512MB RAM (1GB recommended for a comfortable usage).
  • 9GB of disk space (20GB recommended).
  • 1024×768 resolution (on lower resolutions, press ALT to drag windows with the mouse if they don’t fit in the screen).

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:

  • If you are running the BETA, click the refresh button in your Update Manager and apply any outstanding level 1 updates. Note also that samba was removed in the stable release as it negatively impacted boot speed. To remove samba, open a terminal and type “apt purge samba”.
  • It will also be possible to upgrade from Linux Mint 17.3. Upgrade instructions will be published next month.

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. Thank you for using Linux Mint and have a lot of fun with this new release!

Linux Mint 18 “Sarah” Cinnamon released!

Written by Clem on Thursday, June 30th, 2016

The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 18 “Sarah” Cinnamon Edition.

Linux Mint 18 Sarah Cinnamon Edition

Linux Mint 18 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 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 Cinnamon

System requirements:

  • 512MB RAM (1GB recommended for a comfortable usage).
  • 9GB of disk space (20GB recommended).
  • 1024×768 resolution (on lower resolutions, press ALT to drag windows with the mouse if they don’t fit in the screen).

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:

  • If you are running the BETA, click the refresh button in your Update Manager and apply any outstanding level 1 updates. Note also that samba was removed in the stable release as it negatively impacted boot speed. To remove samba, open a terminal and type “apt purge samba”.
  • It will also be possible to upgrade from Linux Mint 17.3. Upgrade instructions will be published next month.

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. Thank you for using Linux Mint and have a lot of fun with this new release!

Monthly News – June 2016

Written by Clem on Wednesday, June 29th, 2016

News

The Cinnamon and MATE editions of Linux Mint 18 will be announced this week. They successfully passed QA (quality testing) yesterday and they’re on their way towards a stable release.

I’d like to thank all the people who participated in testing the BETA. Your feedback helped us a lot: 1229 comments were processed, 64 bugs were fixed, boot speed was improved and new ideas were gathered for Linux Mint 18.1.

Many thanks also to all the people who fund Linux Mint. We received 419 donations in May. Your help is very important to us and we’ve very proud to have your support.

Finally I’d like to thank the development team for their efforts both during the cycle and the BETA phase, and the moderation team for their diligence on the forums and the IRC.

I hope you’ll have a great time with Linux Mint 18, see you after the release 🙂

Sponsorships:

Linux Mint is proudly sponsored by:

Platinum Sponsors:
Private Internet Access
Gold Sponsors:
Linux VPS Hosting
Silver Sponsors:
Sucuri
Bronze Sponsors:
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7L Networks Toronto Colocation *
BGASoft Inc
David Salvo
Milton Security Group
Sysnova Information Systems
Community Sponsors:

Donations in May:

A total of $7882 was raised thanks to the generous contributions of 419 donors:

$250 (3rd donation), Kuberan N.
$111 (3rd donation), Tibor aka “tibbi
$111, Jasper O.
$111, Carlo O.
$111, Jean-yves B.
$100 (7th donation), Samson S. aka “Samtastic”
$100, Gerald P. aka “Gerry”
$100, Richard W.
$100, PIXELTEX (Schweiz) GmbH
$100, Karoly H.
$100, Igor F.
$89, Hervé M.
$77, Robert L. T.
$75, Kevin B.
$70 (7th donation), Doug L.
$62, Heinz G.
$60, Laon E.
$55 (2nd donation), Rolandas R. aka “Elektronas
$55 (2nd donation), Przemysław K.
$55, S S.
$55, M. S. aka “Thx for your great job, HTH!”
$55, Michel L.
$55, Francis B.
$55, Kai V.
$55, Friedrich W. J.
$55, Garry M.
$55, Francois E.
$55, Jukka S.
$50 (10th donation), Anthony C. aka “ciak”
$50 (8th donation), Peter S. aka “Pierre”
$50 (5th donation), Carl G.
$50 (2nd donation), Eric S.
$50, Manfred K.
$50, Brian B.
$50, Christopher K.
$50, James Mc
$50, Andrew H.
$50, Hugh O.
$50, David B.
$50, Gerald J. G.
$50, Martin Langsholt aka “mlan”
$50, Andrew G.
$50, Will Y.
$40, Markus H.
$40, 진구 봉
$37 (3rd donation), Philip G. aka “-PGG-”
$37 (2nd donation), Jens G.
$35, Steven E.
$35, Sue A.
$33 (75th donation), Olli K.
$33 (3rd donation), Paul A.
$33 (2nd donation), Carsten M.
$33 (2nd donation), Andrew L.
$33, Glyn J.
$33, Michael W.
$33, Bioventure Consulting GmbH
$33, Klaus K.
$33, David J.
$33, Marc B.
$33, Rudolf J.
$30 (4th donation), Marek G.
$30 (3rd donation), Bo S. Y.
$30 (2nd donation), Matthew B.
$30, Paul H.
$30, NetGorilla
$30, John E. O.
$30, Thomas G.
$30, Tomas S.
$28 (25th donation), Mark W.
$28 (8th donation), J J. V. K.
$28, Andreas T.
$28, Gjc B.
$28, Krzysztof P.
$28, Jörg P.
$28, Harry B.
$26 (2nd donation), Candelario E.
$25 (58th donation), Ronald W.
$25 (8th donation), Jaan S.
$25 (5th donation), Guillaume C.
$25 (4th donation), Darek P.
$25 (3rd donation), Steven W.
$25 (3rd donation), Platypus Products
$25 (2nd donation), Andres G.
$25 (2nd donation), Randall M.
$25 (2nd donation), Dennis C.
$25, Nick M aka “Aggiemomo”
$25, Dr. B. D.
$25, Daniel Clarke aka “Dan”
$25, David Thomas
$25, Dennis C.
$25, Floyd B.
$25, Allan G.
$25, Donald S.
$25, Otis L.
$25, Srinivas K.
$23, Jorge F.
$22 (3rd donation), Johann J. A.
$22 (2nd donation), Franz Johannes Schütz aka “Josch”
$22 (2nd donation), Tandblekningspenna för vita tänder
$22 (2nd donation), Maurice G.
$22, Jorge F. M.
$22, Nard aka “Plons”
$22, Nicola F.
$22, Jean-pierre P.
$22, Martin L.
$22, Petros T.
$22, Nurettin G.
$22, Sven M.
$22, Robert Y.
$22, Stefan K.
$22, Vladimir L.
$22, Jeremy M.
$22, Juan B. S.
$22, Franck A.
$22, Tandblekningspenna för vita tänder
$22, Klaus S.
$22, Allart P.
$22, Ute S.
$22, David C.
$22, Vaughan T.
$21, MysticAli3n-Wear
$20.2, Victor H.
$20 (15th donation), Curt Vaughan aka “curtvaughan ”
$20 (13th donation), Jt Spratley aka “Go Live Lively
$20 (8th donation), Dave I.
$20 (7th donation), Kwan L.
$20 (5th donation), Michel S.
$20 (4th donation), Doug B. aka “Doug B.”
$20 (3rd donation), Mali aka “Saltman”
$20 (2nd donation), Psychics4Today.com
$20 (2nd donation), Srikanth B.
$20 (2nd donation), Erwin K.
$20 (2nd donation), Roger S.
$20 (2nd donation), Charles W.
$20 (2nd donation), Roger B.
$20, Anton M.
$20, Lloyd D.
$20, Kelvin S.
$20, Mark D.
$20, Marc B.
$20, Joe H.
$20, Jon H.
$20, Chris Coyle
$20, Terry B.
$20, Harry N.
$20, Ray J.
$20, David L.
$20, Mark N.
$18, Murray C.
$17 (3rd donation), Georg K.
$17, Alessandro P.
$17, Pieter T.
$17, Lorenzo F.
$17, Pablo M. S.
$17, Bostjan S.
$17, Richard L.
$17, Francisco J. D. S. F.
$17, Kārlis M.
$17, Andrew H.
$17, Georg B.
$17, Francesca S. S.
$17, John H.
$17, Mehmet Y.
$15 (6th donation), David W.
$15 (5th donation), Kirill C.
$15 (3rd donation), Felippe H D de Castro
$15 (2nd donation), Dmitry S.
$15, Oscar R.
$15, Eriks T.
$15, Derek T.
$15, Gabriel B.
$15, David K.
$15, Gregory D.
$14, Rene Breitinger aka “sL1k
$14, Simon C.
$14, Guenther S.
$13, Abdulkadir H.
$12 (62th donation), Tony C. aka “S. LaRocca”
$12 (5th donation), Stefan M. H.
$12 (2nd donation), Syed Ammar
$12 (2nd donation), Juergen F.
$12, Tony M.
$11 (8th donation), Andreas S.
$11 (4th donation), Joshua R.
$11 (4th donation), Michael P. aka “www.perron.de
$11 (4th donation), Denis Besnard
$11 (4th donation), Paul G.
$11 (3rd donation), Jofre P. C.
$11 (3rd donation), Laurent H.
$11 (3rd donation), Tomi P.
$11 (3rd donation), François L.
$11 (2nd donation), Jimmy Bouma aka “jimbo_tank”
$11 (2nd donation), Bruno B.
$11 (2nd donation), JGB S.
$11 (2nd donation), Annette T.
$11, Louis L.
$11, Claire S.
$11, Rory T.
$11, Stephan V.
$11, Herbert E.
$11, Matthias H.
$11, Giovanni R.
$11, Tangi M.
$11, Raimond L.
$11, Tibor L. S.
$11, Stephan F.
$11, Leonardo L. T.
$11, Georg G.
$11, Kuno G. aka “nuko”
$11, Oliver B.
$11, Alexandre G.
$11, Henrik T.
$11, Mark H.
$11, Johannes K.
$11, Dirk H.
$11, Jorge B. P.
$11, Fernisse M.
$11, Vadim G.
$11, Rodolfo G. aka “kwendenarmo
$11, Rainer L.
$11, Evgeni W.
$11, Ive V.
$11, Andy G.
$11, James B.
$11, Sascha M. aka “Drakon
$11, Ziad J.
$11, Simon F.
$11, Silvia B.
$10 (52th donation), Tsuguo S.
$10 (22nd donation), Carlos W.
$10 (10th donation), Nicolás Costa de la Colina aka “NCosta”
$10 (8th donation), Mike C.
$10 (8th donation), Jobs Near Me aka “Jobs Hiring
$10 (6th donation), Thomas C.
$10 (4th donation), Hemant Patel
$10 (3rd donation), 末次 英.
$10 (3rd donation), Tomi K.
$10 (3rd donation), Doug B. aka “Doug B.”
$10 (3rd donation), Peter K.
$10 (2nd donation), Leopoldo G.
$10 (2nd donation), Paul O.
$10 (2nd donation), Mattias E.
$10 (2nd donation), Charles S.
$10 (2nd donation), Glenn S.
$10 (2nd donation), Zach G.
$10 (2nd donation), Henri-ppc
$10 (2nd donation), Charles E.
$10, David G.
$10, Chris K.
$10, Zoran H.
$10, Michael S.
$10, Peter H.
$10, Egil J.
$10, Weliton J. D. S.
$10, John K.
$10, Brian G.
$10, Pradeep B.
$10, Nitin S.
$10, Pablo G.
$10, Peter F.
$10, AxiomTech Solutions
$10, Avinandan D.
$10, Andrzej G.
$10, Abdulrahman A.
$10, Olivier D.
$10, Hsiao R.
$10, Heinz H.
$10, Don W.
$10, Bjoern M.
$10, Dennis W.
$10, Mariano E.
$10, Michael M.
$10, James S.
$10, Steven J.
$10, Сапожников Д.
$10, Soumyashant N.
$10, John M.
$10, Andrej K.
$10, Tibor B.
$10, Romad F.
$10, Andrew M.
$10, Bob Holderman
$10, Thomas F.
$10, Vladimir S.
$10, Phelps W.
$10, Paulo F. D. S. M.
$10, Sheldon H.
$10, Douglas B.
$8 (16th donation), Toronto Maple Leafs
$8 (10th donation), Kevin O. aka “Kev”
$7.5, BoldView Group
$7 (6th donation), Yevgeniy A.
$6 (27th donation), Raymond E.
$6 (9th donation), Arvis Lacis aka “arvislacis
$6 (5th donation), Jeldert P.
$6 (3rd donation), Dominic R.
$6 (2nd donation), Antonio P.
$6 (2nd donation), Niko K.
$6 (2nd donation), Paweł B.
$6 (2nd donation), Stefan M.
$6 (2nd donation), Collin H.
$6 (2nd donation), Lars-erik J.
$6 (2nd donation), Giuseppino M.
$6 (2nd donation), Nereo S. S. aka “JoGary”
$6, Alessandro Z.
$6, Simon T.
$6, David B.
$6, José J. S. M.
$6, Reza Eftekhar aka “Reza Eftekhar”
$6, Gino C.
$6, Francois B. aka “Makoto
$6, Michele M.
$6, Gisela V. S.
$6, Sebastian B.
$6, Alvaro L. A.
$6, Samuel J.
$6, Vanja B. aka “Yorkin”
$6, J.C.Navarrete
$6, Steve K.
$6, Volker H.
$6, Petar P.
$5.01 (3rd donation), John M.
$5 (26th donation), LM aka “LinuxMint
$5 (18th donation), Kouji K.
$5 (16th donation), Libertad Tecnologica
$5 (13th donation), Miljenko D. aka “ljacmi”
$5 (9th donation), Hakim
$5 (5th donation), Artur T.
$5 (4th donation), Nicholas S.
$5 (4th donation), Robert M. aka “Moho”
$5 (4th donation), John V. D.
$5 (3rd donation), Vyacheslav K. aka “veZuk”
$5 (3rd donation), Cathi I.
$5 (2nd donation), RexAlan
$5 (2nd donation), Garrett C.
$5 (2nd donation), Grzegorz I.
$5 (2nd donation), Samarth M.
$5 (2nd donation), David S.
$5 (2nd donation), Richard Farrell
$5, 赵 国华
$5, Marcos R. S.
$5, William H.
$5, Лайкин В.
$5, Craig P.
$5, Fabio M.
$5, Petrov P.
$5, John H.
$5, John B. aka “Frogging101”
$5, Oscar O. P.
$5, Von L.
$5, Luis Torres aka “DavLu”
$5, Palo Internet Marketing, LLC.
$5, Subhadeep D.
$5, Поздеев К.
$5, John R.
$5, Shang J.
$5, Antonio R. D. M.
$5, Pawel J. aka “pjanek”
$5, Lynn T.
$5, Antti H.
$5, Sucipto
$5, 王 朝松
$5, Wei L.
$5, Zbynek Vrzalik aka “Zack”
$5, Malcolm.J aka “Gunner”
$5, John M.
$5, Sherwood L.
$5, Siong H. T.
$4 (3rd donation), Serbu I. aka “ionut.linux”
$4, Anthony G.
$4, Vladimir B.
$3.47, Beau R. aka “Dr. Delphius
$3 (18th donation), Kouji K.
$3 (4th donation), elogbookloan
$3 (3rd donation), Dawid W.
$3 (2nd donation), Samuel V. G.
$3, Gavin L.
$3, Artur B.
$3, Francisco J. M.
$3, Your Homework Help
$3, Ex-SSR Computers
$3, Varun B.
$3, Mark W.
$3, Erik S.
$3, Igor B.
$3, Erik P.
$3, Roman M.
$2.5, Eric E.
$2.2 (2nd donation), Chris R.
$2.05 (3rd donation), Michael M.
$2 (11th donation), sprintcowboy
$2 (4th donation), Serguei S.
$2 (2nd donation), Iguler I.
$2, Simon L.
$2, Alejandro C. N.
$2, Rainier
$2, Bodhik
$2, John Parfrey. aka “Sparkie
$14.37 from 21 smaller donations

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