Monthly News – January 2017

Written by Clem on Wednesday, January 25th, 2017 @ 5:40 pm | Main Topics

Many thanks to all of you, for your donations and for your support.

Upcoming releases

We are preparing 4 additional releases and we are hoping to publish them this month:

  • Linux Mint 18.1 “Serena” Xfce Edition (Stable release)
  • Linux Mint 18.1 “Serena” KDE Edition (Stable release)
  • LMDE 2 “Betsy” Cinnamon Edition (BETA release)
  • LMDE 2 “Betsy” MATE Edition (BETA release)

Note that LMDE 2 “Betsy” was originally released in 2015. It has received a continuous flow of updates since and we thought the time had come to re-release it, with the latest Cinnamon and MATE desktop environments, all the included updates and some fixes applied to its installer.

Upgrade paths

Users of the Xfce and KDE editions of Linux Mint 18 will be able to upgrade to 18.1 as soon as the stable releases are announced.

Cinnamon Spices

Many changes were implemented to facilitate the development, the maintenance and the delivery of Cinnamon add-ons, a.k.a. “spices”.

If you missed the earlier announcements, please read

The design team is currently working on authentication, comments and rating to make the Cinnamon Spices website compatible with popular APIs such as Facebook, Google and Github. This will make it easier for people to comment and rate spices going forward.

In parallel to that, each spice is currently reviewed by the development team. The goal is to get to the point where all spices properly install and run and all themes properly support Cinnamon 3.2. It will take a few weeks for everything to work.. spices are 3rd party and some of them haven’t been maintained in years, but we’ll get there.


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Platinum Sponsors:
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Donations in December:

A total of $15,046 were raised thanks to the generous contributions of 651 donors:

$250 (3rd donation), Daniel G.
$215, Nesevo G.
$215, Philippe D.
$181 (16th donation), Andreas Schmidt
$150 (20th donation), Ralph Siegler aka “ziggy
$150 (8th donation), Samson S. aka “Samtastic”
$108 (10th donation), Goran A.
$108 (3rd donation), Markus Z.
$108 (2nd donation), Info-Assist srl
$108, Jesper R. aka “kaptajn”
$108, Peter D.
$108, Jinnie E.
$108, Jürgen A.
$108, Christof V.
$108, Uwe P.
$106, Steven W.
$100 (16th donation), Anthony C. aka “ciak”
$100 (7th donation), Nono W.
$100 (7th donation), Philip W.
$100 (5th donation), Trevor H.
$100 (5th donation), Hubert Banas
$100 (3rd donation), Jan-erik Ö.
$100 (3rd donation), Stefan S.
$100 (3rd donation), Sean O.
$100 (3rd donation), Liz K.
$100 (2nd donation), Doug Rohm aka “drohm”
$100 (2nd donation), Matt S.
$100, Simon W.
$100, Tim Abell
$100, Michael S.
$100, Deborah A.
$86 (5th donation), Arnaud L.
$80 (4th donation), Christopher D.
$80, Ken D. V.
$75 (2nd donation), Servconsultit S.
$75, Inderjeet S.
$65 (4th donation), André L.
$60, Rolandas R.
$59 (2nd donation), Martin R.
$54 (5th donation), Stuart Tilley
$54 (4th donation), Ralph H.
$54 (4th donation), Claude M.
$54 (4th donation), More Linux
$54 (3rd donation), Markus M.
$54 (3rd donation), Devendra R.
$54 (3rd donation), Frank M.
$54 (2nd donation), Giampiero S.
$54 (2nd donation), Cristian P.
$54 (2nd donation), Glen P.
$54, Giovanni M.
$54, Paul C.
$54, Roeland de V.
$54, Stefan G.
$54, Marco V. D. B.
$54, Florian P.
$54, Dario C.
$54, Richard M.
$50 (23rd donation), Go Live Lively
$50 (6th donation), Brooke Dukes aka “BandonRandon
$50 (5th donation), Robert K. aka “usmc_bob”
$50 (4th donation), Hans J.
$50 (4th donation), Adam H.
$50 (4th donation), Stephen A.
$50 (3rd donation), Lisa R.
$50 (3rd donation), Christopher D.
$50 (2nd donation), Kathleen R.
$50 (2nd donation), Steven C.
$50 (2nd donation), Kenneth Z.
$50 (2nd donation), Donato E.
$50 (2nd donation), George H.
$50 (2nd donation), Sam E.
$50 (2nd donation), Paul R.
$50 (2nd donation), Thomas T. aka “FullTimer1489”
$50 (2nd donation), Walter W.
$50 (2nd donation), Craig M.
$50 (2nd donation), Wade T.
$50 (2nd donation), Dinu P.
$50 (2nd donation), greerd
$50, Michael L.
$50, Andrew G.
$50, Jovo S.
$50, Terry B.
$50, William P.
$50, Paolo C.
$50, Keith D.
$50, Small World Solutions aka “SWS
$50, Tom M.
$50, Michael K. S.
$50, William G.
$50, Michael H.
$50, Thomas H.
$50, Roger M.
$50, Kenneth I.
$50, Daniel M.
$50, Patrick D.
$50, Michael B.
$50, Gerardo V.
$47, Karol T. aka “karoltomanek”
$45, Kevin S.
$45, Thomas S.
$43 (2nd donation), Florentino A. P.
$43, R W. B.
$43, Sascha K.
$42 (3rd donation), The Hunting of the Snark
$40 (4th donation), Pavel B.
$40 (3rd donation), Anthony L.
$40 (2nd donation), John S.
$40 (2nd donation), Rodney S.
$40, André Schwaninger
$40, Christopher E.
$40, Stephan S.
$32 (82th donation), Olli K.
$32 (5th donation), Paul A.
$32 (3rd donation), Tomas S.
$32 (2nd donation), Chris M.
$32 (2nd donation), Till S.
$32, Henner S.
$32, Gorden F.
$32, Gerhard K.
$32, Erik J.
$32, Elias B.
$30 (3rd donation), Christophe Caillé aka “KKY”
$30 (3rd donation), Helga B.
$30 (2nd donation), Alfred H.
$30 (2nd donation), Mark F.
$30 (2nd donation), Alonso C.
$30, Donaldson Technical Incorporated
$30, Jefferson O. K.
$30, erwn
$30, Steven L.
$27 (8th donation), John K. aka “jbrucek”
$27 (4th donation), Roger D. P. aka “Linux Users Group Monitor Niel
$27 (4th donation), Peter M.
$27 (2nd donation), D P. B.
$27 (2nd donation), Frank F.
$27 (2nd donation), Ulf N.
$27 (2nd donation), Benedikt K.
$27, Roman A.
$27, Martin O.
$27, Martin S.
$27, Loïc A.
$27, Nigel G.
$27, Peter S.
$27, Detailed Qur’an
$27, Benjamin L.
$25 (65th donation), Ronald W.
$25 (26th donation), John M.
$25 (22nd donation), Curt Vaughan aka “curtvaughan ”
$25 (21st donation), Curt Vaughan aka “curtvaughan ”
$25 (10th donation), Jaan S.
$25 (8th donation), Kevin S.
$25 (7th donation), James D. aka “Spearmint2”
$25 (5th donation), George H.
$25 (4th donation), Charles W.
$25 (4th donation), Bill R.
$25 (4th donation), Brent S. aka “AFineMan”
$25 (4th donation), Frances K.
$25 (4th donation), Computers Reborn of SC
$25 (4th donation), Florin F. aka “~FLOW~”
$25 (3rd donation), William A.
$25 (3rd donation), Jon C. S. aka “Kronoberger”
$25 (3rd donation), Billy Bob Roach
$25 (3rd donation), Jacob Y.
$25 (3rd donation), Mathieu D.
$25 (3rd donation), Daniel S.
$25 (2nd donation), Judith B.
$25 (2nd donation), Brian H. Y.
$25 (2nd donation), Leonardo E.
$25 (2nd donation), Mathieu D.
$25 (2nd donation), Wallace P. M. J.
$25 (2nd donation), Stuart B.
$25, Edmond I.
$25, Ed H.
$25, Gary L.
$25, Noel C.
$25, Michael B.
$25, John V.
$25, Michael S.
$25, Ron M.
$25, John K.
$25, Roy H. R.
$25, John Jenkins’ Original Artwork Sales
$25, Hector C. M.
$25, Michael S.
$25, Jerry M.
$25, Todd G.
$25, Denham P.
$25, Jacob S.
$24, Michael H.
$22 (8th donation), Ross M aka “ro55mo”
$22 (6th donation), Theo Stauffer aka “Theo”
$22 (6th donation), Luca D.
$22 (5th donation), Janne S.
$22 (4th donation), Derek R.
$22 (4th donation), Mark A.
$22 (3rd donation), Willem V. D. K.
$22 (3rd donation), Detlef K.
$22 (3rd donation), Jose Ayala Villareal
$22 (3rd donation), Florian U.
$22 (3rd donation), Maurice G.
$22 (2nd donation), Jose M. K. Z.
$22 (2nd donation), Frank H.
$22 (2nd donation), Stefan S.
$22 (2nd donation), Ronald H.
$22 (2nd donation), Klaus-Ruediger B.
$22 (2nd donation), Christof S.
$22 (2nd donation), Jean-claude M.
$22 (2nd donation), Andrzej C.
$22, F. E.
$22, Stefan K.
$22, Teijo H.
$22, Frank G.
$22, Lutz J.
$22, Emmanuel I.
$22, Steffen Z.
$22, aka “User 99”
$22, Viktor V.
$22, David P.
$22, Sven D. C.
$22, Antonio M. V.
$22, Johann S.
$22, Joachim B.
$22, Andreas G.
$22, Miguel G. R.
$22, Christian R.
$22, Christof H.
$22, Emanuele Fornasier
$22, Ludovic M.
$22, Ulrich W.
$22, Jürgen R.
$22, Jens U. S.
$22, Gunter C.
$22, Michael D.
$22, Roger H.
$22, Claudia G.
$22, Osvaldo D. D.
$20 (22nd donation), Utah B.
$20 (21st donation), Go Live Lively
$20 (10th donation), Todd A aka “thobin”
$20 (10th donation), Thomas M.
$20 (9th donation), Larry J.
$20 (9th donation), Ke C.
$20 (7th donation), Michel S.
$20 (6th donation), Jon G.
$20 (5th donation), Matej V.
$20 (5th donation), Alistair G.
$20 (5th donation), Joshua R.
$20 (5th donation), Peter K.
$20 (4th donation), Jeffery J.
$20 (4th donation), Alex N.
$20 (3rd donation), David B.
$20 (3rd donation), Darin W.
$20 (3rd donation), Jason D.
$20 (3rd donation), Douglas J.
$20 (3rd donation), Erling D. aka “Bitflogger
$20 (3rd donation), Thomas E.
$20 (2nd donation), Jeff S.
$20 (2nd donation), Kenneth B.
$20 (2nd donation), Kris J.
$20 (2nd donation), Pablo L. aka “LAFO”
$20 (2nd donation), Simon R.
$20 (2nd donation), Torsten B.
$20, Jon F.
$20, Samuel R.
$20, Stijn K.
$20, Melvin J. H.
$20, James W.
$20, John R.
$20, Thomas C.
$20, Ted S.
$20, ComputAssist aka “Bill Bardon”
$20, Steinar L.
$20, Roy V. K.
$20, Victor V.
$20, Jeffrey N.
$20, Yan L.
$20, Andres D.
$20, Ronald B.
$20, Peggy G.
$20, Srikar G.
$20, John N.
$20, Michael T.
$20, Ali A.
$20, Chris S.
$20, Douglas M.
$20, Carroll W.
$20, Denton L.
$20, James D.
$20, John Melcher, Jr
$20, Glen G.
$20, Mattias D.
$20, Nathaniel S.
$20, Edmund M.
$19 (12th donation), Dominik K. aka “doke
$19 (3rd donation), Martin I.
$18.1 (6th donation), François P.
$17 (7th donation), David W.
$17, Bernd-michael R.
$16 (14th donation), Andreas S.
$16 (10th donation), Francisco L. D. A.
$16 (3rd donation), Mathias B. aka “Sorglos”
$16 (3rd donation), Jean-Marc B. aka “WD”
$16 (2nd donation), Akos T.
$16, Patrick G.
$16, Philipp G.
$16, Benedikt R.
$16, Norbert B.
$16, Andries W.
$16, Jan A.
$16, agryfp
$16, Robert S.
$16, Nils B.
$15 (6th donation), Feroz E.
$15 (2nd donation), Robert C.
$15, Laron T.
$15, Matthew S.
$15, Spring G.
$15, Jan O. A.
$15, Travis T.
$15, Martin D.
$14.8, Nicholas H.
$13 (8th donation), Anonymous
$13 (4th donation), aka “Brian36”
$13, Raymund S.
$13, Liam M.
$13, Marco V.
$13, Kevin J.
$12 (69th donation), Tony C. aka “S. LaRocca”
$12 (15th donation), Jobs Near Me
$12 (3rd donation), Jürgen G.
$12, Yury S.
$12, Robert Nie aka “Rob
$12, Aerion IT
$12, Max L.
$12, Bogdan M. U.
$11 (7th donation), Hans P.
$11 (6th donation), Michael P. aka “
$11 (5th donation), Rob.Knol aka “RoppIT
$11 (5th donation), Tomas S.
$11 (4th donation), Michele B. aka “MickyInTheSky
$11 (3rd donation), Andreas M.
$11 (3rd donation), Thomas Z.
$11 (3rd donation), Michele C.
$11 (3rd donation), W. Georgi
$11 (3rd donation), Oprea M.
$11 (3rd donation), Marko R.
$11 (3rd donation), Thomas A.
$11 (2nd donation), Frank V.
$11 (2nd donation), Arjan V. B.
$11 (2nd donation), Jürgen M.
$11 (2nd donation), Patrick T.
$11 (2nd donation), Rossella C.
$11 (2nd donation), Juan Carlos B. A. aka “Ehuntabi”
$11 (2nd donation), Manfred Schirra
$11 (2nd donation), Matthias B.
$11 (2nd donation), Laurent M
$11 (2nd donation), Ioan C.
$11, Cord Lange aka “cola”
$11, Marc F.
$11, Bernard K.
$11, Ales M.
$11, Roberto B.
$11, Thomas F.
$11, Niko N.
$11, Adria M. M.
$11, Jose M. P. A.
$11, Axel R.
$11, Marcus H.
$11, Niko N.
$11, Rüdiger K.
$11, Ulrich D.
$11, Jesús B. L.
$11, Gerard D. W.
$11, Albert P.
$11, Caspar F.
$11, John G.
$11, Fahrudin H.
$11, Vishal J.
$11, Alan F.
$11, Giovambattista A.
$11, Ohto N.
$11, Sled Dogs Snowskates Bulgaria
$11, G. Cao
$11, Gerhard G.
$11, Korbinian T.
$11, Germán S. G.
$11, LenG
$11, auto-platz
$11, Matthias L.
$11, Hans-jürgen D.
$11, Jeroen V.
$11, Ralph K.
$11, Hans-joachim L.
$11, Philip E.
$11, Xavier N.
$11, Mike B.
$11, Thomas M.
$11, Raymond B.
$11, René D. H.
$11, Storleden, E. F.
$11, Luca B.
$11, Aversa G.
$10 (58th donation), Tsuguo S.
$10 (25th donation), Carlos W.
$10 (22nd donation), Go Live Lively
$10 (13th donation), Thomas C.
$10 (10th donation), Radim aka “myself42”
$10 (9th donation), Christian B.
$10 (8th donation), Wilson G.
$10 (6th donation), Danie van der Merwe aka “Danie
$10 (6th donation), Masaomi Yoshida
$10 (5th donation), Michael D.
$10 (5th donation), Frank K.
$10 (5th donation), Hemant Patel
$10 (4th donation), Paul O.
$10 (4th donation), Tomasz E.
$10 (4th donation), Jim A.
$10 (4th donation), Dinresh K.
$10 (3rd donation), Carsten A.
$10 (3rd donation), Richard L. S.
$10 (3rd donation), Richard L. S.
$10 (3rd donation), Trevor P.
$10 (3rd donation), Don S.
$10 (3rd donation), Car Rentals Near Me
$10 (3rd donation), aka “
$10 (3rd donation), Peter H.
$10 (2nd donation), Daniel M.
$10 (2nd donation), Doug F.
$10 (2nd donation), Kien Y. T.
$10 (2nd donation), Justin H. aka “Jill2917”
$10 (2nd donation), Andre Cardoso
$10 (2nd donation), Dohaeng L.
$10 (2nd donation), Lam P.
$10 (2nd donation), Stephen C.
$10 (2nd donation), David K.
$10 (2nd donation), Charles P.
$10 (2nd donation), Stephane T.
$10 (2nd donation), Chris C.
$10 (2nd donation), Flaminio R.
$10 (2nd donation), Lance M.
$10 (2nd donation), Michele L.
$10, Dariusz K.
$10, Daniel P.
$10, Kyle R.
$10, Walter K.
$10, Edward M.
$10, James T.
$10, Beny W. W. O. S.
$10, Matthew P.
$10, Michael L.
$10, Nils
$10, N. A.
$10, To W. C. aka “Peter To”
$10, Stage Right Transmissions LLC
$10, Craig C.
$10, Terry S.
$10, Clayton B.
$10, Gerard W.
$10, Радучев С.
$10, Paul C.
$10, Christopher W.
$10, OnlineMediaConverter
$10, Robert B.
$10, Josef G.
$10, Ivan V.
$10, Kasugai N.
$10, Baltazar D.
$10, Michael B.
$10, Andrzej K.
$10, Timothy C.
$10, Daniel B.
$10, Chap-liong O.
$10, Jared E.
$10, Procaz
$10, Gary N.
$10, Allen W.
$10, Rodolfo B.
$10, Njue K.
$10, Pieter V. D. V.
$10, Philip W.
$10, Lance M.
$10, Daivier M.
$10, Michael U.
$10, Austin M.
$10, Robert B.
$10, Lawrence G.
$10, Борщев И.
$10, Colin T.
$10, Jerzy K.
$10, EquipMyFinance
$8 (2nd donation), John Ramsay
$8 (2nd donation), Volker P.
$8, Alexandre St-Laurent
$8, Julia W.
$7 (6th donation), CV Smith
$7 (3rd donation), Mark J.
$7 (2nd donation), Terry B.
$7, Attacchi di Panico
$7, Eric L.
$6 (3rd donation), Lluis Solanelles
$6, Clayton W.
$5 (28th donation), LM aka “LinuxMint
$5 (25th donation), Kouji K. aka “杉林晃治
$5 (16th donation), Dan J
$5 (14th donation), Miljenko D. aka “ljacmi”
$5 (13th donation), Jens-uwe R.
$5 (9th donation), Eugene T.
$5 (6th donation), Sonmez S.
$5 (6th donation), Ajani
$5 (6th donation), Jurgen Myrthe
$5 (5th donation), Michel B.
$5 (5th donation), Risikolebensversicherung-Vergleich
$5 (5th donation), F A Cianciolo
$5 (4th donation), Javier V. B.
$5 (4th donation), Joel E.
$5 (4th donation), Martin J.
$5 (3rd donation), Alen V.
$5 (3rd donation), Mauro B.
$5 (3rd donation), Dmitri B.
$5 (3rd donation), Marcin Bojko
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$5 (2nd donation), Mobile Casino Games
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$5 (2nd donation), Konstantin S.
$5 (2nd donation), Vladimir Budnik
$5 (2nd donation), Lee B.
$5 (2nd donation), Erik S.
$5 (2nd donation), Mark C.
$5, Chrysalis Communications
$5, Greg Z.
$5, Thomas F.
$5, The Power of Text
$5, Erwin B. S. M.
$5, Govindarajan N.
$5, Bin Zhan aka “Wisp Zhan”
$5, Unblocked Games Room
$5, Dmitry P.
$5, Jesus C. C.
$5, Marc B.
$5, David B.
$5, Ratheesh Soma Reddy(ರತೀಶ್ ಸೋಮ ರೆಡ್ಡಿ)
$5, Miguel Hernandez aka “Madh
$5, Andrew D.
$5, Manfred R.
$5, Marjorie C.
$5, Mathieu aka “Profduweb
$5, Alessio B.
$5, Piotr S.
$5, Gc T.
$5, Edgar W.
$5, Sasa B.
$5, Pierre B.
$5, Ashot T.
$5, Claudio P.
$5, Mathias W.
$5, Bhavinder Jassar
$5, Ethan M.
$5, André B. C. F.
$5, Attila Mészáros aka “csviri”
$5, Daniel L.
$5, Mark B.
$5, Cristian N.
$5, Protesilaos Stavrou aka “Prot
$5, Rainer R.
$5, Bob S.
$5, Loggro Software Contable
$5, Andrew T.
$5, Artur M.
$5, Vincent L.
$5, Algimantas Z.
$5, Kevin H.
$5, Alfonso R. C.
$5, Antanas V.
$5, Euphoric Depressions
$5, Vlastimil
$5, David M.
$5, Rafal M.
$5, Bogdan A.
$5, Joe S aka “2e18
$5, Jesus M. S. aka “atlano”
$5, Gwilym C.
$5, Matteo Migliorini aka “MatEvil
$4 (3rd donation), Peter H.
$4 (2nd donation), Kim T.
$4, Bart Zielinski aka “Digibart”
$4, Jonathan C.
$3.13 (5th donation), Chetverikov K.
$3 (3rd donation), Jobs Near Me
$3 (2nd donation), SEO Sunshine Coast
$3 (2nd donation), Vladimir I.
$3 (2nd donation), Rajalaptop
$3, Javier S.
$3, anonymous LM
$3, Journal Beauty
$3, Vincentas M.
$3, Invoice Factoring
$3, Erich G.
$3, Sdafdasf S.
$3, Wilfried E.
$3, Roufai A. L.
$3, Alex Wise Photography
$2.5, Sdfasdf A.
$46.5 from 39 smaller donations

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23 Responses to “Monthly News – January 2017”

  1. Anthony Shively says:

    Will LMDE be getting a kernel upgrade? Just curious because my newer hardware doesn’t work on anything lower than 4.4.

    Edit by Clem: Yes and no, it’s an updated kernel of course, but still on the same 3.16 series.

  2. linuxeroSK says:

    Im very Happy with LMDE2 (cinnamon version). 🙂 Big thnx for hard work!

  3. Monsta says:

    Debian maintainers don’t push new upstream kernel versions to stable release of Debian, but there is a separate backports repo where you can get them.

  4. BismarX says:

    Any news regarding AMD GPU drivers? I have noticed I am not the only one inquiring about this.
    Additionally, are there any plans for official support for RAID in LM distro? Is this something You could consider in near future?

  5. peter e says:

    Clem: I have been using LMDE 2 for a couple years (very happy), so “Beta” confuses me.
    is it actually a typo for LMDE 3 based on Debian 9?
    Thanks, Peter

    Edit by Clem: Hi Peter. LMDE is already out and has been for years, but what we’re doing here is to provide new ISOs. We’re going through a BETA phase, as always, to ensure no critical issues are shipped with these ISOs. You can think of it as an ISO refresh for LMDE. It’s not the OS per se which is BETA, but the new ISOs, if that makes sense.

  6. peter e says:

    Pardon me, I did not read correctly. Thanks.

  7. LM Donations says:

    at clem:
    LMDE is a nice flavor, no doubt…. however will you incorporate LVM/encryption in the installer? You know we need to beef up security …

    Additionally any chance to include RAID in a somewhat “easy” manner? You know operating disks get more and more replaced by SSDs and “Speed” can never be high enough 🙂

    PS: Just made another small contribution … A late happy New Year too!

    Edit by Clem: We’ll certainly try for LMDE 3, but the scope here is to refresh the LMDE 2 ISOs, so there are many changes and fixes included but no specific LMDE development (i.e. no new features specific to LMDE) just yet.

  8. Ahab Greybeard says:

    Debian 9 will probably be released in spring of 2017 (not long to wait).

    Is it planned to release LMDE 3 at a set time after this or are things not so easily predicted?

    Edit by Clem: No, it’s too early to say.

  9. bigsky says:

    Have not used LMDE edition for quite a while as Mint 17 and 18 where fantastic but looking forward I think a change will be good. Thanks. Off topic head on over too FossForce and take a look at their survey or poll ? You will see what I mean when you get their. Is this cheating a little ?? If so that’s OK. Merci

  10. Greg Zeng says:
    “Checking out Linux Mint LMDE-2-201701-beta Cinnamon”
    by “Linux & Other Stuff”

    @ 5 min 30 secs; no OBS !!

    LMDE is not as good as Mint.

  11. bigsky says:

    @ Greg Zeng ? It’s not a competition.

  12. DarkSpartan says:

    any way that support would be added for intel atom D410? I’m using linux mint 18 xfce but still, it doesn’t run smoothly on my computer…
    I did everything to make it run smoothly. Even after that, it still lags.
    Specs: 1 gb ram, intel atom D410 (an ancient processor, ik), no graphics card

  13. peter e says:

    @Greg Zeng
    “LMDE is not as good as Mint.” jajaja
    nope, it is not… it is better 🙂
    It all depends on the user. LMDE requires a bit more knowledge and some additional skills.
    If you need assistance with OBS (whatever that is) please check and ask in the Mint Forums, LMDE section.

  14. Gaye Turkan says:

    Look forward to the KDE edition.

  15. Electric Boi says:

    I’ve got a laptop with a Celeron N3050 and 4GB of RAM. At 768p (default resolution), will Mint Xfce run alright on this hardware?

    Edit by Clem: There’s only one way to know 🙂 768px might be a bit small for some of the apps, if you can’t reach parts of a window, don’t forget you can move windows by pressing the ALT key and then dragging the inside of the window with the mouse. 4GB RAM is enough, I’m not sure about the CPU.

  16. Alexs says:

    Hello Clem.
    I am just want to ask if will be included in the KDE stable version, Wacom tablet support, as can be found in cinnamon and mate version?
    If not, will be any plan for this in the future?

  17. FlowXP says:

    Great news !
    please fix small bugs,
    like compatibility with Nvidia and transfer files to usb stick

  18. DerFlieger says:

    Will we get new versions of cinnamon automatically as an update?
    I’m on 17.1

    Ciao – Klaus

  19. Junior says:

    Good morning, is the Linux Mint XFCE 64bit version still beta, only the 32 bit version was released?

  20. Junior says:

    Complementing, is that in the download mirrors the 64-bit version refers to the beta version.

  21. Alexs says:

    Sorry. I was not so specific in my question. I was thinking about Wacom Tablet setting GUI implemented, and recognise multimonitor in KDE version.

  22. Christine says:

    This sounds great! You are doing a great job guys!

  23. Oggy says:

    Mint keeps getting better and better! Still a few improvements I notice could be made:

    – The 18.1 Cinnamon installer says third party software is subject to its own license terms, but doesn’t show you those terms or link to them in any form. When presented with a checkbox to agree to terms we should get to see what the terms are that we’re agreeing to right there

    – when you install Mint to a hard drive that has other partitions with Windows on them, I wish the installer would let you choose the unallocated area of the drive and then it would handle partitioning, just like if you had chosen to use the entire drive. But it doesn’t let you, you have to manually create the swap and root partition etc.

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