The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 8 Helena RC1.
- Download the ISO or the torrent.
- While it’s downloading take an overview of the new features and make sure to quickly go through the known issues.
- After the ISO is downloaded verify the MD5.
- Burn the ISO at low speed and enjoy testing this RC of Linux Mint 8.
Introduction to Linux Mint 8:
The 8th release of Linux Mint comes with numerous bug fixes and a lot of improvements. In particular Linux Mint 8 comes with support for OEM installs, a brand new Upload Manager, the menu now allows you to configure custom places, the update manager now lets you define packages for which you don’t want to receive updates,the software manager now features multiple installation/removal of software and many of the tools’ graphical interfaces were enhanced.
This is just a summary of the new features coming with Linux Mint 8. For a complete overview of the new features, please read: “What’s new in Linux Mint 8 Helena”.
A minimum of 512MB of RAM is recommended. Once installed the system works fine with as low as 256MB RAM. The installation process deals with 2.5GB of data compressed on a 700MB CD and it can hang or fail on systems with less than 512MB RAM. If you have between 256MB and 512MB RAM you may have to try to install several times.
Important information and known issues:
As an RC (Release Candidate) this release is targeted at developers and beta-testers who want to help Linux Mint find and correct bugs before the stable release. Please do not use this release as your main desktop. For a complete list of known issues read the Release Notes.
Upgrade instructions will be published with the stable release.
Feedback and bug reports:
Please report any bug you may find via the Linux Mint 8 RC1 Bug Thread and give us your feedback on this release by posting a comment right here on the blog.
Download Linux Mint 8 RC1:
You can download Linux Mint 8 RC1 via torrent or via HTTP:
Size: 688MB LiveCD
Torrent download: http://www.linuxmint.com/torrent/LinuxMint-8-RC1.iso.torrent
HTTP download: http://www.linuxmint.com/edition.php?id=44
- http://ftp.jaist.ac.jp/pub/Linux/LinuxMint-ISO/testing/ (Japan)
- http://ftp.riken.jp/pub/Linux/linuxmint/testing/ (Japan)
- http://gd.tuwien.ac.at/linux/mint/isos/testing/ (Austria)
- http://mint.nano-box.net/iso/testing/ (Bulgaria)
- http://mirrors.cytanet.com.cy/linux/mint/testing/ (Cyprus)
- http://ftp.klid.dk/ftp/linuxmint/testing/ (Denmark)
- http://linuxmint.cybermirror.org/testing/ (Germany)
- ftp://ftp.linuxmint-fr.org/pub/linuxmint.com/testing/ (Germany)
- http://ftp.cc.uoc.gr/mirrors/linux/linuxmint/testing/ (Greece)
- http://ftp.heanet.ie/pub/linuxmint.com/testing/ (Ireland)
- http://cesium.di.uminho.pt/pub/linuxmint/testing/ (Portugal)
- http://ftp.df.lth.se/pub/linuxmint/testing/ (Sweden)
- http://mirror.sov.uk.goscomb.net/linuxmint.com/testing/ (UK)
- http://mirror.csclub.uwaterloo.ca/linuxmint/testing/ (Canada)
- http://mirror.amarillolinux.com/linuxmint/testing/ (USA)
- http://mint.ez.by/linuxmint.com/testing/ (USA)
- http://linuxmint.secsup.org/testing/ (USA)
- ftp://mirrors.secution.com/linuxmint.com/testing/ (USA)
Have a lot of fun testing this release candidate and let’s all hope it will help us make a great stable release.