MintBox 2 available in Europe

Written by Clem on March 21st, 2014

MintBox 2 is finally available in Europe and can be ordered directly from Amazon:

This is great news for European customers as they no longer need to order from Israel or from the USA, thus saving on customs and shipping.

Note about stocks: Some of you already spotted it on Amazon. We had to delay this announcement as we ran out of stock. This is the 2nd shipment, but as I’m writing this, there are only 4 units left in Germany, and they’re already gone in the UK. We’ll get in touch with CompuLab regarding a 3rd shipment. If you’re interested in this product and can’t get your hands on it, please contact CompuLab for info on upcoming stock.

Update from CompuLab: “Next shipment to is scheduled for Sunday 23-Mar. It is expected to be available 31-Mar. UK and DE is actually served by the same warehouse in Germany. We are still working on the listing at Amazon UK, but UK residents can order anytime from”

Linux Mint 17 codenamed “Qiana”

Written by Clem on March 21st, 2014

Linux Mint 17 will be named “Qiana” and should be available at the end of May 2014.

Qiana is pronounced kee-AHN-ah. It was the name of a fashion silk-like material, introduced in the 1970s and popular in the disco-era, when it was made into loud, shiny shirts with pointy collars.  The feminine name is of American origin, and its meaning is “silky”.

In some languages Qiana also means ‘singers’, ‘light’ or ‘deity’.

Linux Mint 17 “Qiana” will feature the following editions:

  • Cinnamon
  • MATE
  • KDE
  • Xfce

More so than a vibrant and extravagant style of the 1970s, we’ll be aiming for a silky smooth release.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day To All

Written by Clem on March 14th, 2014

“Everyone’s Irish on March 17th” and it’s from this little island that we make the greenest distribution of them all.

Since 2006, every single Mint release was hand-made with joy and excitement, right here, in Ireland.

On behalf of the team I’d like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very Happy, and of course a very Minty, St. Patrick’s day!

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