Linux Mint 5 Elyssa officially released!

Written by Clem on Monday, June 9th, 2008 @ 12:56 am | Main Topics

It is with great pleasure that I officially announce the release of Linux Mint 5 Elyssa.

Please find all relevant information (list of new features, known issues, download mirrors & torrents, upgrade instructions, user guide, software portal) about the Main Edition at this address:

For the Light Edition, please visit:

I hope you’ll enjoy our latest release and don’t hesitate to give us feedback.

Have fun and thanks for choosing Linux Mint.

47 Responses to “Linux Mint 5 Elyssa officially released!”

  1. belovedmonster says:

    Wooo! Congrats Clem and everyone else who helped out.

  2. deric says:

    great job clem. I’ll give this one a try 😉

  3. Wyzwyk says:

    Oh yeah! I’ve been waiting patiently for this release for some time, and now it’s finally here. Thanks goes to Clem and his team for their fine work. I’m now looking forward to seeing the 64 bitt and KDE versions.

  4. Ambystoma says:

    Thank you so much Clem and Co! My damned hard disk on my two month old Inspiron just crashed. As soon as I get the new disk from Dell, I’m wiping Windows and putting on Elyssa! You’re the best. I’ll be donating $$ soon. 🙂

  5. Michael says:

    Awesome. Downloading it now. I’ve been using Hardy since it’s betas, since I couldn’t wait, and I just couldn’t be bothered going back to Mint until Mint 5 was officially released.

  6. Adler says:


    Fantastic! Thank you and the team for the great work!

    Best Regards,

    Phoenix, Arizona

  7. JohnH says:

    I’ve been watching the download server and began a download before the announcement.

    It is a public holiday today: great timing from my point of view.

    Thanks Clem and team.

    John H

  8. Lantesh says:

    Thanks once again Clem and team for another fantastic release!

  9. Nils says:

    I am looking forward to this! I grabbed the torrent but did not get any seeds, just partials. So I downloaded from a mirror and continue seeding with torrent for a few days.

    Keep up the good work!
    Best regards


  10. elbeto says:

    I’m downloading it now!!!

    Thank you very much.

  11. Mike A says:

    I have been using the beta can’t wait for this to download. Thank you and the whole Mint team. Mike A

  12. Raffael says:

    Wooho! It’s download time!

  13. Pariah says:

    YEEEEEEEES!!! I have been patiently waiting and I am rewarded!! woooT!
    congrats Clem & team!

  14. zaine_ridling says:

    Mint makes my Linux smell good! Thank you all for your hard work over the past few weeks. We are grateful.

  15. Oliver says:

    Wonderful! Congratulations everyone!!!

    And thank you 🙂

  16. TheSKS says:

    Awesome, many thanks! Celebrate!

  17. Mir Nazim says:

    You rock man

  18. Acid_1 says:

    hey, thanks guys

  19. Kody says:

    Fantastic! Can’t wait to check ‘er out!

  20. mrB says:

    Congratulations on trying to backport new applications to this LTS release. The ability to keep the same base for years and only update important applications (firefox etc) seems to be mostly ignored in other distributions with the exception of SLED (6.06 LTS is useless with older versions of firefox). Thank you and good luck!

  21. David Chiang says:

    Thank you Clem for the hard work during the past weeks, good job!

  22. Marco says:

    Fantastic! Mint is the first Linux I haven’t thrown from my computer after a couple of days. Thanks for your great work!

  23. SilentPixel says:

    Awesome, now to wait for the 64bit version that was promised

  24. Lisa says:

    Everything looks and feels awesome! I’m so happy. Thanks Clem, and everyone who worked on this. It’s grea!

  25. @go says:

    Great!!! Today I’ll replace my dear Daryna then!!!

  26. Arthur says:

    Great job Clem! You guys take Ubuntu to the next level!

  27. Etoja says:

    Great news! 🙂

  28. snowangyl says:

    Great! Works wonderfully!

  29. Zwopper says:


  30. Uversy says:

    Just did the full install of Ellysa — looks great! Two questions, though, why does grub still not show the gfximage? Still says it can’t find it even though it is obviously there. Secondly, prior to the start of beta testing, ya’ll had a webpage that listed what was new in Elyssa. One of the items was a new virtualizer that would replace VirtualBox. I cannot find that webpage again and would like to try that virtualizer out. What was it called?

  31. nightman says:

    Thank You! Using it already and for now it’s working like a charm 🙂 Fantastic release!

  32. kad says:

    désolé mais n’étant pas anglophone, je ne peut pas répondre autrement.
    alors, voila :
    étant fénéant et débutant, je voudrais faire une migration de la mint 4 à la 5.

    pourriez vous me donner des indications suplémentaire?

  33. Rahul says:

    Excellent release.. I just realized it’s still in my jacket pocket, I’ve already installed it on the machines of two friends, trying to lure them deeper into the Linux fold. One’s already thanked me for the “Minty goodness” (Which I still think should be the unofficial slogan for mint 😉

    Thanks Clem & co, and congratulations!

  34. Stuart says:

    Thank you very much, I’m already using Ubuntu Hardy, but have been waiting for the final release of Linux Mint 🙂

  35. Yim says:

    Pour les fénéants, y a pas mieux qu’une installation propre. C’est ce que j’ai fait 😉
    I love Elyssa … thanks 🙂

  36. kezdeth says:

    Fantastic work Clem and team! I’d download, but I decided to order from On-Disk since they donate more than half the purchase back to the project. I’ll be waiting impatiently for its arrival, and I seriously intend to enjoy it! Thanks for all the effort, and for a great distribution!

  37. orlando_ombzzz says:

    congratulations and thank you for this release

    i hope i can be testing it soon


  38. ranyardm says:

    Fantastic news, but, could we have a more prominent release notice? since there were several blog posts on the 11th, there’s no obvious “Mint 5 Released” link on the Start page. A nice touch would be a little triangular iframe top right stating a new release – especially if it’s detecting Mint4, which I assume it’s doing because the link for the user guide is captioned “Mint 4.0 User Guide”.

    Just some thoughts. I wish I could upgrade, but I have a devel environment set up on my main machine and daren’t disturb it until I get signoff on the current project.

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