Upgrade path from 17 and 17.1 to 17.2 now open for all editions

Written by Clem on July 23rd, 2015

The upgrade path from Linux Mint 17 and 17.1 to Linux Mint 17.2 is now open for all editions (Cinnamon, MATE, KDE and Xfce).

Instructions on how to perform this upgrade are available at http://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=2871

Monthly News – July 2015

Written by Clem on July 23rd, 2015

July was all about the releases, a lot of testing and bug fixing 🙂

The Cinnamon and MATE editions of Linux Mint 17.2 were released and users of these editions were able to upgrade from Linux Mint 17 and 17.1. Everything went well and the reception was very good. It was a real pleasure for us to see you discover the improvements we worked on in the last 6 months.

OEM and no-codecs installation images should become available tomorrow.

LMDE 2 Betsy received all the improvements and new packages that were held during the RC phases.

We’re now in the RC phase for the Xfce and KDE editions. So far most of the bugs were either minor or cosmetic. The upgrade paths for these two editions were also successfully tested and will be open to 17 and 17.1 users at around the same time as the stable releases, around the end of the month.

By the beginning of August we should be ready to start developing again. Many ideas were kept for the next development cycle, some commits are already there, pull requests were held, developers are probably eager to see things move again. It’s an exciting phase of the project, where we’ve no idea what the next version will be like, but we’ve got a lot of ideas and resources at our disposal and plenty of time to get ambitious 🙂

Many thanks to all the people who donated to us, and to our sponsors for supporting us. A big thank you also to the 10% of users (according to our torrent stats) who take the time to test the RC releases. The feedback you give us during the RC is a huge opportunity for us to improve and Linux Mint often gets significant improvements prior to stable releases (this time around I can’t help but think at how you allowed us to improve EFI support and NVIDIA Prime, so thanks a lot for that). You all help us in very different ways, we don’t often get the chance to communicate back or to acknowledge individual efforts, but we’re very grateful to be helped so much.

See you all in August 🙂


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Donations in June:

A total of $10,396 were raised thanks to the generous contributions of 445 donors:

$500, Stephen K.
$300 (2nd donation), Am33r
$164, Vincent C. S.
$109, Angelos Kyritsis aka “PCsteps
$100 (4th donation), Philip W.
$100 (2nd donation), Valter E.
$100, David F.
$100, Kerry R.
$100, Jeffrey C Drywater
$100, David D.
$100, Bob H.
$100, Andrew P.
$100, Stephen N.
$100, Radim D.
$100, Michael T.
$77, Rüdiger H.
$77, Pierre R.
$75, Sam H.
$75, Mark L.
$75, Fabio L. D. P.
$66, Andrew C.
$64.3 (2nd donation), Liran N.
$60, Stephen B.
$55 (16th donation), Pasi K.
$55 (4th donation), David B.
$55 (3rd donation), Ib O. J.
$55 (3rd donation), Joseph R. aka “killinjoe”
$55 (3rd donation), Stefan K. aka “radi1962”
$55 (2nd donation), http://societyofcontrol.com
$55 (2nd donation), Sten L.
$55, J. M. Monllau aka “kosema”
$55, Peter A.
$55, Robert S.
$55, Jerry L.
$55, Willem H.
$55, Dominique S.
$55, Philippe C.
$55, Dave A.
$55, Ion L. I.
$55, Manfred R.
$55, Lee C.
$50 (62th donation), Matthew M.
$50 (10th donation), Richard H.
$50 (7th donation), Peter D.
$50 (6th donation), Drazen P.
$50 (4th donation), Rudolph C.
$50 (3rd donation), Alfred H. aka “Varmint Al
$50 (2nd donation), Peter Fitzsimons aka “Peter4933”
$50, Ian P.
$50, James B.
$50, David G.
$50, Frank R.
$50, krumm
$50, Michael H.
$50, Jim V.
$50, Waldo D.
$50, R.garry D.
$50, David B.
$50, Raymond B.
$50, David P.
$50, Lonnie H.
$50, Timothy H.
$50, Vincent S.
$50, Roberto M.
$50, Brandon S.
$50, Paul B.
$50, Thomas Z.
$50, Creative Chrome
$50, attainConsult.com
$50, Erik G.
$50, debinc
$48, Julian O.
$45, Richard S.
$40, Yuriy G.
$40, Chris C.
$40, José F.
$38.91 (6th donation), Scott L.
$38, John B. aka ” blackpool”
$33 (64th donation), Olli K.
$33 (3rd donation), Jon M. aka “GoLinuxMint.com
$33 (2nd donation), John H.
$33, Marc B.
$33, Agusti S. F.
$33, Jérôme D. aka “Chtigg”
$33, Juan C. B. A.
$33, Susanne E. W.
$33, Kinatomic
$33, Heiko Saele
$30 (2nd donation), Javier C. M.
$30 (2nd donation), Blake A.
$30, Stephen W.
$30, James P.
$30, David E.
$30, P C.
$30, Fan Aki
$27 (2nd donation), Roger D. P.
$27 (2nd donation), Ernst L.
$27, Stephan U.
$27, James C.
$27, Eric V. C.
$27, Jd P.
$27, Sven S.
$27, Gergely V.
$27, Holger S.
$27, Ole R.
$25.4 (3rd donation), Marcin Ziółkowski aka Mario Nesta
$25 (45th donation), Ronald W.
$25 (5th donation), Rodolfo De Nadai aka “rdenadai
$25 (3rd donation), Blake C.
$25 (2nd donation), Jaan S.
$25 (2nd donation), Andy McBride
$25 (2nd donation), Ruurd T.
$25 (2nd donation), Antonio V.
$25, Michel B.
$25, Hamad A.
$25, Ray F.
$25, Jan K. aka “fotonix”
$25, Neil T.
$25, Charles M.
$25, John W. G.
$25, Nance M.
$25, Charles O.
$25, Walt K.
$25, Joseph B.
$25, Dennis O.
$25, Rushikesh J.
$25, Nicholas A.
$25, William L.
$25, James E.
$22 (7th donation), J J. V. K.
$22 (3rd donation), Holger B.
$22 (3rd donation), L. Mikkel
$22 (3rd donation), Per J.
$22 (2nd donation), Martin C.
$22 (2nd donation), Pekka N. aka “pen”
$22, Klaus K.
$22, Mario H.
$22, Cristian C.
$22, Tomas S.
$22, Gary Spedding
$22, Marco van den Berg aka “Genber Consulting
$22, Bruno M.
$22, Gurenko A. aka “Lord_Phoenix”
$22, Michele S.
$22, Miroslav I.
$22, Nadim K.
$22, Gerald Z.
$22, Barrie R.
$22, Toby
$22, Emile A.
$22, Thomas K.
$20 (19th donation), Utah B.
$20 (5th donation), Kevin S.
$20 (4th donation), Ian M.
$20 (4th donation), Curt Vaughan aka “curtvaughan ”
$20 (4th donation), Feroz E.
$20 (3rd donation), Doug Person aka “Doug
$20 (3rd donation), Matsufuji H.
$20 (3rd donation), Greg R.
$20 (2nd donation), Gary S.
$20 (2nd donation), Styles D. aka “threeta
$20 (2nd donation), Steven J.
$20 (2nd donation), Patrick D.
$20 (2nd donation), Trond V. E.
$20 (2nd donation), Simon W.
$20, Daniel B.
$20, Vade System Solutions
$20, David H.
$20, Donguk S.
$20, Clay M.
$20, RAK
$20, Digvijay C.
$20, Vlastimil P.
$20, Robert W. T.
$20, Michael P. Ehline. Attorney at Law
$20, Patrick H.
$20, McGoo Software
$20, Seng T.
$20, P. D. N.
$20, Alfred W.
$20, Efren V.
$20, Daniel M.
$20, Cliff
$20, James M.
$20, Peter W. B.
$20, Dave I.
$20, Greg E.
$20, Edmar A. P.
$20, Benjamin K. S.
$20, Tarasov D.
$20, Guy G.
$20, Joseph C.
$20, Laxmiprasad S.
$20, Thomas J. W.
$20, Tommy W.
$17.2 (3rd donation), François P.
$16 (6th donation), Francisco L. D. A.
$16 (3rd donation), Gabriel S.
$16 (2nd donation), Dejan G.
$16 (2nd donation), Christian S.
$16 (2nd donation), Jozef R.
$16, Derek R.
$16, Jan P.
$16, Caro
$16, Uwe Herczeg
$16, TradeUpMobile.com
$16, Jose M. A. M.
$16, JCF
$16, Nicolas L.
$16, Johannes B.
$15 (6th donation), Jobs Near You aka “Find Jobs
$15 (5th donation), Richard G.
$15 (4th donation), Christopher D.
$15, Paul E. & Tom R.
$15, William M.
$15, James L.
$15, Emiliano D.
$15, Anatoliy S.
$15, Aidon M.
$15, Joseph L.
$15, David S.
$15, Кудрявцев В.
$15, Terry B.
$13 (3rd donation), Sebastien L.
$13, Aurelien G.
$12.5, Rm D.
$12 (52th donation), Tony C. aka “S. LaRocca”
$12 (51th donation), Tony C. aka “S. LaRocca”
$12 (3rd donation), HJI aka “Hospital Jobs Inc
$11 (19th donation), Mark W.
$11 (5th donation), Gerard C.
$11 (4th donation), Stoyan
$11 (4th donation), Francois G.
$11 (3rd donation), Peter B.
$11 (3rd donation), Gerryt M.
$11 (3rd donation), Henry G.
$11 (2nd donation), Data Power Development Limited
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$11 (2nd donation), Thomas C. aka “3dBloke”
$11 (2nd donation), Robbieka
$11 (2nd donation), Sebastiano L.
$11 (2nd donation), Florian U.
$11, Edward P.
$11, Gennaro M.
$11, Andreas M. aka “Andy”
$11, Peter R.
$11, Fabien M.
$11, Jing-shop aka “D&W
$11, Paola B.
$11, Juan M. E. J.
$11, Bas D. H.
$11, Giuseppe G.
$11, Ernst-otto M.
$11, Kevin Julien
$11, Gian P. T.
$11, Alberto Rinaldo aka “Alberto
$11, Christoph L.
$11, Līva O.
$11, Bloke aka “Bloke”
$11, Theodore S.
$11, Markus Z.
$11, Razoare G.
$11, Robert Green
$11, Alexander M.
$11, Armine A.
$11, Слепов А.
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$11, David M.
$11, Yves R.
$11, Bardhyl F.
$11, Max E.
$11, Josip K.
$11, Agustín M. C.
$10 (44th donation), Tsuguo S.
$10 (13th donation), Charlie Robinson
$10 (7th donation), Kouji K.
$10 (5th donation), Libertad Tecnologica
$10 (5th donation), Ubozhenko Aleksey aka “Aleksdem
$10 (5th donation), Tomasz K.
$10 (4th donation), Kulistov V. aka “Q_List”
$10 (4th donation), Mauzz
$10 (3rd donation), Robert S.
$10 (3rd donation), Michael H. aka “hikiboi1969”
$10 (3rd donation), A.B. aka “hapihakr”
$10 (2nd donation), Pablo C.
$10 (2nd donation), Jannik T.
$10 (2nd donation), Igor S.
$10 (2nd donation), Alexandre A.
$10 (2nd donation), George B.
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$10 (2nd donation), Paul G.
$10 (2nd donation), Claudia S.
$10 (2nd donation), Christopher S.
$10 (2nd donation), Raymond B.
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$10 (2nd donation), Garry Cartwright aka “Hoss”
$10, Ken W.
$10, Andy R. aka “Snillor”
$10, Cody S.
$10, Alpheus M.
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$10, Bro Brian aka “brobriobri”
$10, Jaeyull L.
$10, Walt B.
$10, Catherine D.
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$10, William S.
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$10, Veronica P.
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$10, Florida Sales
$10, MACAPOBRE aka “Max
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$10, JR Nielsen
$10, Corrado M.
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$10, Robin W.
$10, Vince M.
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$9, Cristian S. G.
$8 (3rd donation), Rachael N.
$8, Ghon B.
$8, Jorge A. R. M.
$7 (4th donation), Yevgeniy A.
$7, Michael S.
$7, Lucky ,
$5.21, Addy K. S.
$5 (28th donation), A. M. Mariani. aka “zantaz
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$5 (18th donation), Mein Lenovo aka “LinuxMint
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$5 (4th donation), Jimmy R. W.
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$5, Yannick G. aka “Uggy”
$5, Luis G. O. R.
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$5, Javier P.
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$5, Dominique L.
$5, Huang Y.S.
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$5, Arsi T. aka “arttuprkl”
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$3, Robert F.
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$3, 蒋 镈.
$3, Aleksandr K.
$3, Harshith K.
$3, David B. T.
$3, Fabian J.
$35.6 from 26 smaller donations

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Linux Mint 17.2 “Rafaela” KDE RC released!

Written by Clem on July 16th, 2015

The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 17.2 “Rafaela” KDE RC.

Linux Mint 17.2 Rafaela KDE Edition

Linux Mint 17.2 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 at a glance:

For a complete overview and to see screenshots of the new features, visit: “What’s new in Linux Mint 17.2 KDE“.

Important info:

To be aware of issues and read about explanations and possible solutions related to this release, visit: “Release Notes for Linux Mint 17.2 KDE

System requirements:

  • 2GB RAM
  • 10GB of disk space (20GB recommended).
  • Graphics card capable of 800×600 resolution (1024×768 recommended).
  • DVD drive or USB port.


  • 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).

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 RC and the stable release.


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We look forward to receiving your feedback. Thank you for using Linux Mint and have a lot of fun testing the release candidate!