Linux Mint 17.3 “Rosa” Cinnamon – BETA Release

Written by Clem on November 18th, 2015

This is the BETA release for Linux Mint 17.3 “Rosa” Cinnamon Edition.

Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa Cinnamon Edition

Linux Mint 17.3 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:

This new version of Linux Mint contains many improvements.

For an overview of the new features please visit:

What’s new in Linux Mint 17.3 Cinnamon“.

Important info:

The release notes provide important information about known issues, as well as explanations, workarounds and solutions.

To read the release notes, please visit:

Release Notes for Linux Mint 17.3 Cinnamon

System requirements:

  • 512MB RAM (1GB recommended for a comfortable usage).
  • 9GB of disk space (20GB recommended).
  • Graphics card capable of 800×600 resolution (1024×768 recommended).
  • DVD drive or USB port.

Notes:

  • The 64-bit ISO can boot with BIOS or UEFI.
  • The 32-bit ISO can only boot with BIOS.
  • The 64-bit ISO is recommend for all modern computers (Almost all computers sold in the last 10 years are equipped with 64-bit processors).

Upgrade instructions:

  • This BETA release might contain critical bugs, please only use it for testing purposes and to help the Linux Mint team fix issues prior to the stable release.
  • It will be possible to upgrade from this BETA to the stable release.
  • It will also be possible to upgrade from Linux Mint 17, 17.1 and 17.2. Upgrade instructions will be published next month after the stable release of Linux Mint 17.3.

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 BETA and the stable release.

Direct download:

64-bit:

32-bit:

Torrent download:

Signatures (to verify your downloaded ISO):

Enjoy!

We look forward to receiving your feedback. Many thanks in advance for testing the BETA!


Linux Mint 17.3 “Rosa” MATE – BETA Release

Written by Clem on November 18th, 2015

This is the BETA release for Linux Mint 17.3 “Rosa” MATE Edition.

Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa MATE Edition

Linux Mint 17.3 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:

This new version of Linux Mint contains many improvements.

For an overview of the new features please visit:

What’s new in Linux Mint 17.3 MATE“.

Important info:

The release notes provide important information about known issues, as well as explanations, workarounds and solutions.

To read the release notes, please visit:

Release Notes for Linux Mint 17.3 MATE

System requirements:

  • 512MB RAM (1GB recommended for a comfortable usage).
  • 9GB of disk space (20GB recommended).
  • Graphics card capable of 800×600 resolution (1024×768 recommended).
  • DVD drive or USB port.

Notes:

  • The 64-bit ISO can boot with BIOS or UEFI.
  • The 32-bit ISO can only boot with BIOS.
  • The 64-bit ISO is recommend for all modern computers (Almost all computers sold in the last 10 years are equipped with 64-bit processors).

Upgrade instructions:

  • This BETA release might contain critical bugs, please only use it for testing purposes and to help the Linux Mint team fix issues prior to the stable release.
  • It will be possible to upgrade from this BETA to the stable release.
  • It will also be possible to upgrade from Linux Mint 17, 17.1 and 17.2. Upgrade instructions will be published next month after the stable release of Linux Mint 17.3.

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 BETA and the stable release.

Direct download:

64-bit:

32-bit:

Torrent download:

Signatures (to verify your downloaded ISO):

Enjoy!

We look forward to receiving your feedback. Many thanks in advance for testing the BETA!


Monthly News – October 2015

Written by Clem on October 26th, 2015

News

We’re just a few days away from the releases of Cinnamon 2.8 and MATE 1.12. If everything goes according to plan, both desktop environments should be officially released by the end of the month.

In MATE, we ported some of the features which had been implemented for Cinnamon, long standing bugs and many little usability paper-cuts were fixed (among them, the fact that playing a video didn’t stop the screensaver from kicking in … the fact that panel applets were reordered when changing resolutions..etc etc.)  and hardware support (touchpad and multiple-monitors support in particular) was significantly improved.

Early access to Cinnamon 2.8 was also announced, so if you feel like beta-testing it, you can already upgrade to it by following the instructions at  http://segfault.linuxmint.com/2015/10/early-access-to-cinnamon-2-8. And if you’d rather wait for its official release, we’ll post a description of all the new features around the 31st of October and Cinnamon 2.8 will then be shipped in LMDE and Linux Mint 17.3.

Many thanks to Vault Networks who recently celebrated 6 years of supporting Linux Mint. Our project wouldn’t be where it is if it wasn’t for the fantastic support we’ve getting throughout the years from our community and from our sponsors. I’d like to send a big thank you to everybody involved in supporting us, whether it’s via donations, partnerships, sponsorships, development, ideas or technical support to fellow Mint-users.

Next month we should be ready to announce some of the cross-desktop improvements we worked on (I wish I could cover that more in details but it’s not ready so I’d rather not talk about it just yet) and we’ll then prepare for the start of Linux Mint 17.3.

Sponsorships:

Linux Mint is proudly sponsored by:

Platinum Sponsors:
Private Internet Access
Gold Sponsors:
Linux VPS Hosting
Silver Sponsors:
ThinkPenguin.com
Bronze Sponsors:
Vault Networks *
AYKsolutions Server & Cloud Hosting
7L Networks Toronto Colocation *
BGASoft Inc
David Salvo
Milton Security Group
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 in September:

A total of $6,448 were raised thanks to the generous contributions of 363 donors:

$100 (3rd donation), Nono W.
$100 (2nd donation), Don C.
$100, Leslie B. B.
$95 (10th donation), Jobs Near You aka “Find Jobs
$84 (3rd donation), Louis Ayotte
$81, Michael S.
$75 (2nd donation), Brennan H.
$56 (2nd donation), Uwe T.
$56 (2nd donation), Marco L. aka “MAR9000
$56, Sébastien G.
$56, Anton B.
$56, Adrian T.
$56, Christoph P.
$50 (65th donation), Matthew M.
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$50 (4th donation), Patrick C.
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$50, David S.
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$50, Greg L.
$50, Dale K.
$50, William R.
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$50, Steve S.
$45, Sylvain D.
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$40, Dale H.
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$30 (2nd donation), Andreas R.
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$30, Ian M.
$30, Christopher H.
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$28 (3rd donation), Eduard L.
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$25 (48th donation), Ronald W.
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$20, Richard I.
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$20, Francisco G.
$20, Brent S.
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$20, Gary A.
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$20, Julie H. aka “Kjokkenutstyr
$20, Mark P.
$20, Ian U.
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$2, Elder R.
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