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Linux Mint 17 “Qiana” KDE RC released!

Written by Clem on Thursday, June 12th, 2014

The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 17 “Qiana” KDE RC.

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:

  • Issues with Skype
  • 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).
  • Graphics card capable of 1024×768
  • 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: 320bf2c2a3d6377199789270121184ce
  • 64-bit: ee0c5375d3657f656b7dca3b2c24dcf6

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 – May 2014

Written by Clem on Monday, June 9th, 2014

Sponsorships:

Linux Mint is proudly sponsored by:

Gold Sponsors:
VMware Cloud Hosting
Silver Sponsors:
ThinkPenguin.com
Bronze Sponsors:
Vault Networks *
AYKsolutions Server & Cloud Hosting
7L Networks Toronto Colocation *
compute.ch gmbh
David Salvo
Gutscheindrache.de Coupons
MBCEStore Mexico
Sysnova Information Systems
Community Sponsors:

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

Donations:

A total of $11110 was raised thanks to the generous contributions of 418 donors:

  • $1000, Clive M.
  • $300 (2nd donation), Jennifer P.
  • $200, Dennis T.
  • $132.85, Henk B.
  • $100 (4th donation), Robert K. aka “usmc_bob”
  • $100 (4th donation), Samson S. aka “Samtastic”
  • $100 (2nd donation), Hugh N.
  • $100, Andrew W.
  • $100, Phil H. aka “smef
  • $100, Pear D.
  • $100, David M.
  • $100, Venkat S.
  • $100, Christopher B.
  • $79.71, Miguel M.
  • $70 (3rd donation), Doug L.
  • $66.43 (2nd donation), Geoff S.
  • $66.43 (2nd donation), Hannu H.
  • $66.43, Thomas P. H.
  • $66.43, Heiko S.
  • $66.43, Jan-albert V.
  • $66.43, Michael G.
  • $66.43, Björn P.
  • $66.43, Giovanni M. M.
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  • $66.43, F.G. Massa aka “BioMassa
  • $66.43, Kresimir L.
  • $64.32, Liran N.
  • $60, Claudius E.
  • $53.14, Anton V. B.
  • $53.14, Marc M.
  • $50 (50th donation), Matthew M.
  • $50 (4th donation), Sri Gadis Ranti Junus aka “ranti
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  • $50 (2nd donation), Matthew J.
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  • $26.57 (12th donation), Orlando M. M.
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  • $25.24 (9th donation), Raymond E.
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  • $24, Kathleen B.
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  • $19.93 (5th donation), Rüssel
  • $19.93 (3rd donation), Gerard C.
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  • $15 (3rd donation), Kjell K. aka “Gemini89″
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  • $15, media services
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  • $13.29 (5th donation), Dr. R. M.
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  • $2.76, Vasil Toshkov aka “Cloxy
  • $2.66, Pedro Gonzalez
  • $7.23 from 7 smaller donations

If you want to help Linux Mint with a donation, please visit http://www.linuxmint.com/donors.php

Rankings:

  • Distrowatch (popularity ranking): 3622 (1st)
  • Alexa (website ranking): 4974th

Events:

News and summary:

  • Linux Mint is booming. The traffic doubled (apologies if you noticed some of the downtime while we adapted to it), Linux Mint 17 was released, donations are at an all-time high and we got brilliant feedback during the RC and stable releases. There’s a great sense of achievement here and I feel very grateful for the feedback and support we’re receiving from the community. I noticed many people recently joined us and it’s a pleasure to welcome them. I hope they enjoy the community as much as the OS itself.
  • I’d like to send a big thank you to all the people who reported bugs during the RC process. VPN support, WPA Enterprise, Eduroam connectivity, NVIDIA prime compatibility… so much was fixed, and it’s all thanks to you.
  • Many thanks also to our sponsors and to all the people who sent us donations. Since 2006, we’ve never seen so many donations in a single month. This support and the feedback we got from you is extremely motivating. Last month we introduced a new budget to fund benevolent developers. It turned out to be a real success within the development team, empowering members without altering relationships or having any noticeable negative impact. It’s also very motivating for developers to receive from the community. Of course development is fun already and it’s fuelled by the huge amount of ideas and feedback you’re sending to us, not to mention the gratification they get when interacting directly with users, but for them to receive funds and participate in the growth of the project, that adds to that as well and it’s a real pleasure for me to be able to include them in that. Again, just like you’ve always made my job very easy, you’ve made the creation of that budget easy as well. I feel very privileged and grateful and it’s real pleasure to extend that to the team.
  • Bug fixes for Chromium, VLC, Synaptic, cinnamon-screensaver, Wacom tablets, mintlocale, mintupdate, window borders in MATE were sent towards the repositories since the release of Linux Mint 17. If you’re experiencing issues don’t hesitate to check for level 1 updates in your Update Manager.
  • The OEM installation images and the “no-codecs” ISOs were released today.
  • Today also, Linux Mint 17 KDE Edition passed QA and was approved for an RC release (which should come out the day after after tomorrow).
  • The Xfce edition entered QA but did not pass it yet.
  • The new strategy regarding LTS was very well received and although it was expected to benefit the next set of releases in many ways, we were surprised to see it already benefited the release of Linux Mint 17 greatly. We have a greater sense of ownership when it comes to the package base and we’re engaging in deviating from upstream and fixing it much more than before.

Linux Mint 17 OEM images available

Written by Clem on Monday, June 9th, 2014

The following OEM installation images are now available:

Reminder: OEM images are for computer vendors and manufacturers. They allow Linux Mint to be “pre-installed” on a machine which is then used by another person than the one who performed the installation. After an OEM installation, the computer is set in such a way that the next reboot features a small setup screen where the new user/customer has the ability to choose his/her username, password, keyboard layout and locale.

Note: “No-codecs” ISOs are also available for magazines and distributors at http://www.linuxmint.com/release.php?id=22