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Monthly News – December 2013

Written by Clem on Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

Sponsorships:

Linux Mint is proudly sponsored by:

Gold Sponsors:
Opera
VMware Cloud Hosting
Silver Sponsors:
Idera (formerly R1Soft)
ThinkPenguin.com
Bronze Sponsors:
Vault Networks *
AYKsolutions Server & Cloud Hosting
7L Networks Toronto Colocation *
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 $8518 was raised thanks to the generous contributions of 332 donors:

  • $264.98, Jacob A.
  • $150, Robert K.
  • $132.85 (4th donation), John M.
  • $132.85, Michael J-K
  • $132.49 (4th donation), funkajja
  • $132.49, Patrick K. .
  • $100 (3rd donation), David B.
  • $100 (2nd donation), Terrell F.
  • $100 (2nd donation), Markus S.
  • $100 (2nd donation), Kory W.
  • $100, Victor K.
  • $100, Linus G.
  • $100, George C.
  • $100, Dixit N.
  • $100, Anonymous
  • $100, Gregory G.
  • $100, Ginzburg P.
  • $100, Connie E.
  • $99.64, Ralf R.
  • $69.99 (2nd donation), David D.
  • $66.43, Robert S.
  • $66.43, Rolf P.
  • $66.42, Jochen S.
  • $66.24 (14th donation), Pasi K.
  • $66.24, Benjamin N.
  • $66.24, Niels B. aka “DetTårnHøjeHelvede
  • $66.24, Kees Scherer
  • $66.24, Antoni K.
  • $60, Andres B.
  • $52, Douglas W.
  • $50 (45th donation), Matthew M.
  • $50 (44th donation), Matthew M.
  • $50 (11th donation), Philippe W.
  • $50 (5th donation), Carlos H. G.
  • $50 (3rd donation), Marko Kovic
  • $50 (2nd donation), Rudolph C.
  • $50 (2nd donation), Gordon W.
  • $50, David L.
  • $50, Antonio A. T.
  • $50, Thomas D.
  • $50, Arash E.
  • $50, Tage H.
  • $50, Christopher C.
  • $50, Castellini on Computers
  • $50, Igor R.
  • $50, Stuart S.
  • $50, Joshua K.
  • $50, Fred Houdei
  • $50, David T.
  • $50, Nubro
  • $50, Magne L.
  • $50, William N.
  • $50, Douglas B.
  • $50, James S.
  • $50, More Linux
  • $50, Derrik P.
  • $50, James M.
  • $50, Jim S.
  • $50, Joel O.
  • $44.44, Chris M.
  • $40, Lisa R.
  • $40, Rusty H.
  • $40, Jiri B.
  • $39.86 (3rd donation), Michael S.
  • $39.86, Philippe G.
  • $39.86, Oliver G.
  • $39.75 (46th donation), Olli K.
  • $39.75, Jean-Paul G.
  • $39.75, Xavier Viader Ricós
  • $35 (2nd donation), William M.
  • $35, Zbigniew K.
  • $33.21 (4th donation), Lars H.
  • $33.21, Michael W.
  • $33.21, Jan J.
  • $30 (7th donation), Scott S.
  • $30 (2nd donation), James A.
  • $30, Владислав Х.
  • $30, Antonio A. A.
  • $30, Felipe G. P.
  • $30, Paul U.
  • $30, Maria C.
  • $30, SeungHoon Han
  • $30, Ivelin Y.
  • $26.57 (2nd donation), Jean-charles D. aka “Hawaii”
  • $26.57, Joerg S.
  • $26.57, Denis B.
  • $26.57, Gabriela D.
  • $26.57, Thomas R. G.
  • $26.57, Mark A.
  • $26.57, Ladislav J.
  • $26.5 (2nd donation), Peter W.
  • $26.5 (2nd donation), Dorus A.
  • $26.5 (2nd donation), Francisco L. D. A.
  • $26.5 (2nd donation), Leon Domingo aka “leon.domingo
  • $26.5, Nicolas K.
  • $26.5, Alleger R.
  • $26.5, Eric R.
  • $26.5, Jakob K. B.
  • $25 (27th donation), Ronald W.
  • $25 (17th donation), John M.
  • $25 (5th donation), stuart
  • $25 (3rd donation), Dick B. aka “Dick”
  • $25 (2nd donation), Lennart J.
  • $25 (2nd donation), John K.
  • $25 (2nd donation), Kevin S.
  • $25, Cornel B.
  • $25, Travis C.
  • $25, Vadim U.
  • $25, Michael H.
  • $25, Michael I.
  • $25, K K.
  • $25, Donald B.
  • $25, Everett H.
  • $25, David P.
  • $25, Thomas D.
  • $25, Dan C.
  • $25, Geoff_P
  • $25, Sean O.
  • $25, Ryan K.
  • $25, Tholkappiyan V.
  • $25, Suresh M.
  • $25, Barbara B.
  • $25, Kurt V.
  • $22.25, Bray Industries
  • $20 (32nd donation), Tsuguo S.
  • $20 (10th donation), Utah B.
  • $20 (4th donation), Sigbjorn S.
  • $20 (4th donation), Mark R.
  • $20 (3rd donation), Fernando P. P.
  • $20 (2nd donation), William S.
  • $20 (2nd donation), David E.
  • $20 (2nd donation), Mali
  • $20 (2nd donation), John L.
  • $20 (2nd donation), Scott Anderson aka “lwarranty
  • $20, Daniel A. D. O.
  • $20, Aleksander L.
  • $20, David W.
  • $20, BLKINC
  • $20, Lloyd B.
  • $20, Mixso
  • $20, Michel S.
  • $20, Nathaniel Seeley
  • $20, Casey H.
  • $20, Rodrigo D.
  • $20, Rebecca P.
  • $20, Ross M.
  • $20, Bob Tregilus
  • $20, Alexander O.
  • $20, Bryan F.
  • $20, Ginzburg P.
  • $20, Jennapher L.
  • $20, Paul L.
  • $20, John H.
  • $20, Koltigun A.
  • $19.93, José L. P. P.
  • $19.87 (2nd donation), Jean P. O.
  • $19.87, Hugh M.
  • $19.87, Stephen G.
  • $19.87, Peter K.
  • $17.91, Jose M. G. C.
  • $16, James P.
  • $15.94, Brian H.
  • $15 (11th donation), Robert E.
  • $15 (4th donation), Jurgen Myrthe
  • $15 (2nd donation), Lukasz G.
  • $15, Rolf O.
  • $15, Steven P.
  • $15, David C.
  • $15, Pawan K.
  • $15, Jeff P.
  • $15, Ferenc A.
  • $13.29 (4th donation), Volker K.
  • $13.29 (3rd donation), Raymond E.
  • $13.29 (3rd donation), Luca D.
  • $13.29 (2nd donation), Serkan T.
  • $13.29 (2nd donation), Stijn V. aka “5oak”
  • $13.29, Hans W. M.
  • $13.29, Alfredo T.
  • $13.29, Henry G.
  • $13.29, Franco P.
  • $13.29, Benedikt K.
  • $13.29, Stefan K.
  • $13.29, Rico F.
  • $13.28 (2nd donation), Jesús O. M.
  • $13.25 (5th donation), Nicholas S.
  • $13.25 (3rd donation), Gabriele G.
  • $13.25 (3rd donation), Joanna Z. aka “GreenCatX”
  • $13.25 (3rd donation), Anita P.
  • $13.25 (2nd donation), Gerard C.
  • $13.25, Anastasios K.
  • $13.25, Uroš D.
  • $13.25, Axel K.
  • $13.25, Manfred M.
  • $13.25, Kostas T.
  • $13.25, Ian D. M.
  • $13.25, Frank K.
  • $13.25, Harm V. T.
  • $13.25, Maurice G.
  • $13.25, Giovanni M. aka “gmaggior”
  • $13.25, Maan A. H.
  • $13.25, Rob Mimpriss
  • $13.25, Pedro C. F.
  • $13 (2nd donation), L. Mikkel
  • $12, Waqas S.
  • $11.17 (3rd donation), Randolph Carter aka “Schattenjager”
  • $10.6, Rodrigue L.
  • $10 (34th donation), Tony C. aka “S. LaRocca”
  • $10 (11th donation), Maarten E.
  • $10 (10th donation), Charlie Robinson
  • $10 (10th donation), Maarten E.
  • $10 (9th donation), Jerry Jones
  • $10 (9th donation), Maarten E.
  • $10 (8th donation), Dan Jackson
  • $10 (7th donation), Dan Jackson
  • $10 (5th donation), Danie van der Merwe aka “Danie
  • $10 (4th donation), Robert M.
  • $10 (3rd donation), Theis Hinz
  • $10 (3rd donation), Raman V.
  • $10 (2nd donation), Jeff T.
  • $10 (2nd donation), Eoin E.
  • $10 (2nd donation), Ryan S.
  • $10 (2nd donation), Scanplus aka “The Brochure Printers
  • $10 (2nd donation), Roger A.
  • $10 (2nd donation), Harald S.
  • $10 (2nd donation), Hormis K.
  • $10 (2nd donation), Orhan Kupusoglu
  • $10 (2nd donation), Pfister Webservices
  • $10, Marcelo E.
  • $10, Mark G.
  • $10, Jonathan G.
  • $10, Torkil S.
  • $10, Antonio B.
  • $10, Lam Y. H.
  • $10, Jose O.
  • $10, Ainstainer
  • $10, Tika C.
  • $10, Marcos T.
  • $10, Ian E.
  • $10, Saurabh S.
  • $10, Kenneth D.
  • $10, Norman H.
  • $10, Daniel S.
  • $10, Seyed N. A.
  • $10, Damian B.
  • $10, Drozdov A.
  • $10, Hyperspace Web Solutions
  • $10, Todd W. aka “MysticGold04″
  • $10, Bruce M.
  • $10, Lee B.
  • $10, Peter H.
  • $10, Konstantinos K.
  • $10, Jonathan F.
  • $10, Cristiano B.
  • $10, Robert L.
  • $10, Bachir B.
  • $10, Jeff P.
  • $10, Houston T.
  • $10, Ryan E.
  • $10, Pavel B.
  • $10, Tagashira S.
  • $10, Daniel L.
  • $10, Peter B.
  • $9.3, Eric S.
  • $8.37, Bernard S.
  • $7.95, Evzen M.
  • $7.95, Darren H.
  • $6.88, Bc.karel S.
  • $6.66, Dima B.
  • $6.64 (3rd donation), Marco A.
  • $6.64 (2nd donation), Bertrand S.
  • $6.64, René W.
  • $6.64, Z. Lambov
  • $6.64, Joel P.
  • $6.64, Dennis B.
  • $6.62 (24th donation), Marco aka “Dictionary-Maker
  • $6.62 (6th donation), Kjell O. B. aka “kob”
  • $6.62 (3rd donation), Guillaume G. aka “Tidusrose”
  • $6.62 (2nd donation), Rok O.
  • $6.62, Stéphane F.
  • $6.62, Khoa D.
  • $6.62, Marcos A. R. S.
  • $6.62, Daniel B.
  • $6.62, Ernesto M. R. G.
  • $6.62, Robert P.
  • $6.62, Segundo G. T.
  • $6.62, Adam
  • $6.62, Raphael M. S.
  • $5.31, Luca D.
  • $5 (10th donation), L M. aka “LinuxMint”
  • $5 (9th donation), L M. aka “LinuxMint”
  • $5 (6th donation), Carlos W.
  • $5 (5th donation), Mordi K. aka “Mordik”
  • $5 (4th donation), Edward S.
  • $5 (3rd donation), Edward S.
  • $5, Lohit K.
  • $5, M. V.
  • $5, Cecil K.
  • $5, Sergey K.
  • $5, Rajesh K.
  • $5, Geeksplus
  • $5, Stuart M.
  • $5, Jaroslaw L.
  • $5, Jaymar D.
  • $5, Anonymous
  • $5, Philip J.
  • $5, Ahmed A.
  • $4, Felipe L. L.
  • $3.99, Nicolas H.
  • $3.99, Daniel S. aka “Sennemaa”
  • $3 (6th donation), Javier Guijarro aka “chejofan
  • $3 (6th donation), Sylvestre Burgos aka “sylvestre
  • $3, Adam Y.
  • $3, Mansur S.
  • $3, 松浦 太.
  • $24.76 from 18 smaller donations

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

Events:

LMDE Update Pack 8

Written by Clem on Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

Warnings

  • Update Packs are for LMDE (Linux Mint Debian Edition) users only.
  • If you are using a regular edition of Linux Mint, do not follow the instructions below and ignore this post.

Introduction

Update Pack 8 was released as the “latest” update pack today. 

How to upgrade

1. Perform a system backup (otherwise you won’t be able to go back)

When things go wrong and you have a backup, the only thing you lose is time.

Make a backup of your system. We recommend the following tool: http://redobackup.org/

2. Switch to the official repositories (otherwise things will break)

Point to the official repositories to make sure everything is up to date:

  • Run “gksu gedit /etc/apt/sources.list” or “gksu pluma /etc/apt/sources.list” in a terminal to edit your APT sources.
  • Replace the content of the file with the lines below and save the file:

deb http://packages.linuxmint.com/ debian main upstream import
deb http://debian.linuxmint.com/latest testing main contrib non-free
deb http://debian.linuxmint.com/latest/security testing/updates main contrib non-free
deb http://debian.linuxmint.com/latest/multimedia testing main non-free

3. Switch to an UP8 mirror (otherwise it will take forever)

As everyone downloads the UP, the official repositories will be extremely busy. You can safely point to a mirror as long as it is up to date with UP8.

Here is the current status of the LMDE mirrors:

  • UP8 (safe):
    • http://debian.linuxmint.com/latest/
    • http://mirror.internode.on.net/pub/linuxmint-debian/latest/
    • http://mirror.oss.maxcdn.com/linuxmint/debian/latest/
    • http://linuxmint-apt.killerhorse.eu/debian/latest/
    • http://mirrors.ircam.fr/pub/linuxmint-debian/latest/
    •  http://lmde-mirror.gwendallebihan.net/latest/
    •  http://mirror.rts-informatique.fr/linuxmint/debian/latest/
    • http://www.mirrorservice.org/sites/debian.linuxmint.com/debian/latest/
    • http://ftp.jaist.ac.jp/pub/Linux/linuxmint/debian/latest/
    • http://mintlinux.mirror.triple-it.nl/debian/latest/
    • http://mirror.komsys.org/pub/linuxmint/debian/latest/
    • http://ucmirror.canterbury.ac.nz/linux/mint/debian/latest/
    • http://mirrors.serverhost.ro/mint/debian/latest/
    • http://debian.lth.se/lmde/latest/
    • http://tux.rainside.sk/mint/debian/latest/
    • http://mirror.metrocast.net/linuxmint-debian/latest/
    • http://mirrors.xmission.com/linuxmint-debian/latest/

To select a mirror:

  • Run “gksu gedit /etc/apt/sources.list” or “gksu pluma /etc/apt/sources.list” in a terminal to edit your APT sources.
  • Replace http://debian.linuxmint.com/latest/ with the mirror of your choice.
  • Save the file.
  • Run “apt update” in a terminal.

4. Check your APT sources

  1. In the Update Manager, click on the “Update Pack Info” button
  2. Make sure “Your system configuration” shows up as green and doesn’t show any warnings or errors.
  3. If you see a warning or an error, follow the instructions given and repeat the process until they’re gone.

5. Read about the Update Pack (otherwise you’ll be asking things we already answered)

In the “Update Pack Info” window of the Update Manager, make sure to read all the information related to Update Pack 8. Some of it might be irrelevant to you, but it will only take you a minute and it might save you hours.

6. Upgrade the packages

When you’re ready and you know all that there is to know, press the “Install Updates” button.

7. Join us

You can chat with other LMDE users or with the dev. team while the system is upgrading. Don’t hesitate to ask questions if you encounter issues.

From the menu you can launch “Xchat”, or join #linuxmint-debian on irc.spotchat.org with any IRC client.

FAQ

Will LMDE get new ISO images with Update Pack 8?

Yes.

Linux Mint 16 “Petra” Xfce released!

Written by Clem on Sunday, December 22nd, 2013

The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 16 “Petra” Xfce.

Linux Mint 16 Petra Xfce Edition

Xfce is a lightweight desktop environment which aims to be fast and low on system resources, while still being visually appealing and user friendly. This edition features all the improvements from the latest Linux Mint release on top of an Xfce 4.10 desktop.

New features at a glance:

For a complete overview and to see screenshots of the new features, visit: “What’s new in Linux Mint 16 Xfce“.

Important info:

  • Recommended packages and 32-bit libraries
  • DVD playback
  • EFI Support
  • PAE required for 32-bit ISOs
  • mint4win

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).
  • 384 MB RAM (1GB recommended for a comfortable usage).
  • 5 GB of disk space
  • Graphics card capable of 800×600 resolution
  • 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 apply any level 1 and 2 updates available in the Update Manager.

Download:Md5 sum:

  • 32-bit: cf18e01f38fc81da81076ab902aa2ac6
  • 64-bit: 2629963a2a7413d402ea321f95d5c372

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 with this new release!