Linux Mint 16 “Petra” MATE RC released!

Written by Clem on November 15th, 2013

The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 16 “Petra” MATE RC.

Linux Mint 16 Petra MATE Edition

Linux Mint 16 is the result of 6 months of incremental development on top of stable and reliable technologies. This new release comes with updated software and brings refinements and 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 16 MATE“.

Important info:

  • PAE required for 32-bit ISOs
  • EFI Support

Make sure to read the “Release Notes” to be aware of important info or known issues related to this release.

System requirements:

  • x86 processor (Linux Mint 64-bit requires a 64-bit processor. Linux Mint 32-bit works on both 32-bit and 64-bit processors).
  • 512 MB RAM (1GB recommended for a comfortable usage).
  • 5 GB of disk space
  • Graphics card capable of 800×600 resolution
  • CD/DVD drive or USB port

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.

Download:

Md5 sum:

  • 32-bit: 6726face1617389d32b39a344a5bb74f
  • 64-bit: 4b7ff258a585d1592b1a46f2f31d4405

Torrents:

HTTP Mirrors for the 32-bit DVD ISO:

HTTP Mirrors for the 64-bit DVD ISO:

Enjoy!

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


Linux Mint 16 “Petra” Cinnamon RC released!

Written by Clem on November 15th, 2013

The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 16 “Petra” Cinnamon RC.

Linux Mint 16 Petra Cinnamon Edition

Linux Mint 16 is the result of 6 months of incremental development on top of stable and reliable technologies. This new release comes with updated software and brings refinements and 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 16 Cinnamon“.

Important info:

  • PAE required for 32-bit ISOs
  • EFI Support

Make sure to read the “Release Notes” to be aware of important info or known issues related to this release.

System requirements:

  • x86 processor (Linux Mint 64-bit requires a 64-bit processor. Linux Mint 32-bit works on both 32-bit and 64-bit processors).
  • 512 MB RAM (1GB recommended for a comfortable usage).
  • 5 GB of disk space
  • Graphics card capable of 800×600 resolution
  • CD/DVD drive or USB port

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.

Download:

Md5 sum:

  • 32-bit: b88c71ed43b199a934a3105d2a7c3455
  • 64-bit: 232b8e3de36abccdaedc1dd904e2bded

Torrents:

HTTP Mirrors for the 32-bit DVD ISO:

HTTP Mirrors for the 64-bit DVD ISO:

Enjoy!

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


Monthly News – October 2013

Written by Clem on November 13th, 2013

Sponsorships:

Linux Mint is proudly sponsored by:

Gold Sponsors:

Opera

VMware Cloud Hosting

Silver Sponsors:

Idera (formerly R1Soft)

ThinkPenguin.com

Bronze Sponsors:

Vault Networks *

AYKsolutions Server & Cloud Hosting

7L Networks Toronto Colocation *

Gutscheindrache.de Coupons

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:

A total of $4532 was raised thanks to the generous contributions of 207 donors:

  • $150, Richard K. H.
  • $129.93 (2nd donation), Frederic L. aka “”nofrog”"
  • $129.93, Jörg-michael S.
  • $100 (5th donation), Vallin E.
  • $100 (2nd donation), Rich H.
  • $100, EarthNeptune.com LLC
  • $100, Erik H.
  • $100, Marc-anthony A.
  • $100, LG Supplements LLC
  • $100, Scott B.
  • $100, Magne L.
  • $64.97, Matthias Z.
  • $64.97, Hannu H.
  • $64.97, Samuel T. P.
  • $64.97, Hendrik M.
  • $64.96, Fernando G. S.
  • $51.97, Robert B.
  • $50 (43th donation), Matthew M.
  • $50 (6th donation), Benoit Frigon aka “bfrigon.com
  • $50 (5th donation), Yves L. aka “amadeus128″
  • $50, Michael W.
  • $50, Timothy P.
  • $50, Mario F.
  • $50, Robert C.
  • $50, Liz K.
  • $50, Chris D W aka “squidly
  • $40, James H.
  • $40, Nick P.
  • $38.98 (44th donation), Olli K.
  • $38.98, Radu D.
  • $38.98, Manuel H.
  • $38.98, Juergen D. B.
  • $35, Real F.
  • $35, Jack D.
  • $32.48 (8th donation), Jerry Jackson aka “900i”
  • $32.48, Bob G.
  • $32.48, Arve E.
  • $32.48, Vyacheslav M.
  • $30 (47th donation), Slavoljub aka “slw”
  • $30, Brad L. aka “Linux Lifer”
  • $30, Chris R.
  • $25.99 (5th donation), Pinna A.
  • $25.99 (2nd donation), Andrew R.
  • $25.99, Hans H. S.
  • $25.99, Robert B.
  • $25.99, Christian B.
  • $25.99, Marco E.
  • $25.99, Jani-matti T.
  • $25.99, Silvestre J.
  • $25.99, Fabien M.
  • $25.99, Reinhard S. aka “rs”
  • $25 (25th donation), Ronald W.
  • $25 (3rd donation), David van Geest
  • $25 (2nd donation), Robert H.
  • $25 (2nd donation), Bruce N.
  • $25, Thomas G.
  • $25, Matthew A.
  • $25, David R.
  • $25, Robert L.
  • $25, José C. R. M.
  • $25, Michael Z.
  • $25, Alex N.
  • $25, Vincent A.
  • $25, Fred H.
  • $25, Joseph M.
  • $20 (31st donation), Tsuguo S.
  • $20 (8th donation), Utah B.
  • $20 (7th donation), Utah B.
  • $20 (2nd donation), Arrowhead Computer Consulting, LLC aka “Jim (JR)
  • $20 (2nd donation), Robert aka “33MHz”
  • $20, Rolf B.
  • $20, Matthew H.
  • $20, Dmitry T.
  • $20, Kirby M.
  • $20, Ranald C.
  • $20, Jeff A.
  • $20, William S.
  • $20, Freddy W.
  • $20, Dennis H.
  • $20, David H.
  • $20, Steven A.
  • $20, Wing T.
  • $20, Jimmie D.
  • $19.49 (3rd donation), Niklas M.
  • $19.49, Jose P. S.
  • $18.19, Linus P.
  • $15 (9th donation), Robert E.
  • $15 (5th donation), David Kelly aka “Daveinuk”
  • $15 (3rd donation), Andrzej W.
  • $15 (2nd donation), Marcelo T. L. D. S.
  • $15 (2nd donation), Alrik S.
  • $15, McGlew Pty. Ltd.
  • $15, Gonzalo M. D. O.
  • $15, Charles L.
  • $15, Michael S.
  • $15, Richard G.
  • $12.99 (8th donation), Mark W.
  • $12.99 (6th donation), Siegfried H.
  • $12.99 (4th donation), Marcos Antonio S.
  • $12.99 (3rd donation), Robert P.
  • $12.99 (2nd donation), Guido S.
  • $12.99, Johann J. A.
  • $12.99, Touko N.
  • $12.99, Kevin R.
  • $12.99, Yves G.
  • $12.99, Javier M. L.
  • $12.99, Stefan W.
  • $12.99, Marco H.
  • $12.99, Joanna Z. aka “GreenCatX”
  • $12.99, Stephan M.
  • $12.99, Ralf W. aka “Flarrebew”
  • $12.99, Henrique S.
  • $12.99, Andrea L.
  • $12.99, Javier H.
  • $12.98, Frederic S.
  • $10 (32nd donation), Tony C. aka “S. LaRocca”
  • $10 (7th donation), Jose P.
  • $10 (5th donation), Christopher R.
  • $10 (3rd donation), Andrew B.
  • $10 (2nd donation), Paul V.
  • $10 (2nd donation), Ashoka P.
  • $10 (2nd donation), Serguei S.
  • $10, Michael Y.
  • $10, Egashira T.
  • $10, Ohmura M.
  • $10, Jurgen Myrthe
  • $10, William N.
  • $10, Долгасов И.
  • $10, М А.
  • $10, Audrey M.
  • $10, Marcus D.
  • $10, French Road Bakery
  • $10, PushCoin
  • $10, sure chap
  • $10, Edgar T.
  • $10, Jason S.
  • $10, Randolph Carter aka “Schattenjager”
  • $10, Fernando G.
  • $10, John L.
  • $10, Dimitrios S.
  • $10, Simon B.
  • $10, Steven G.
  • $10, Richard C.
  • $7, Евдокимов А.
  • $6.5 (22nd donation), Marco aka “Dictionary-Maker
  • $6.5 (21st donation), Marco aka “Dictionary-Maker
  • $6.5 (7th donation), Robert K.
  • $6.5 (2nd donation), Guillaume G. aka “Tidusrose”
  • $6.5 (2nd donation), Raymond E.
  • $6.5, Juergen M.
  • $6.5, Moeris B.
  • $6.5, Ruben S.
  • $6.5, Fabian G.
  • $6.5, Peter K.
  • $6.5, Robert O.
  • $6.5, Frederic B.
  • $6.5, Alexandru A.
  • $5.44 (3rd donation), Dave Sailer
  • $5 (7th donation), L M. aka “LinuxMint”
  • $5 (6th donation), L M. aka “LinuxMint”
  • $5 (6th donation), David Vantongerloo
  • $5 (3rd donation), Ryan T.
  • $5 (3rd donation), Mordi K. aka “Mordik”
  • $5 (3rd donation), Vladimír V.
  • $5 (2nd donation), Randy R.
  • $5 (2nd donation), Grant Gordon aka “Puffy”
  • $5 (2nd donation), Kyle T.
  • $5, Thomas Morrow II
  • $5, Stephen S.
  • $5, Gregory A. C.
  • $5, Туйков Д.
  • $5, Anton W. Zimakos aka “Koss
  • $5, Sukhovilin D.
  • $5, VARATHARAJAN M
  • $5, Connor L.
  • $5, John C.
  • $5, David B.
  • $5, Dan G.
  • $5, Evan K.
  • $5, Robert M.
  • $5, Ahmed R.
  • $5, Kyle B.
  • $5, Dipjyoti G.
  • $4, Vladislav H.
  • $3.9 (2nd donation), Miguel C. M.
  • $3.9, Juhani S. H.
  • $3, Комаров А.
  • $2.6, Roberto C.
  • $2.6, Идуков А.
  • $2.5, Aleš Z.
  • $22.01 from 17 smaller donations

If you want to help Linux Mint with a donation, please visit http://www.linuxmint.com/donors.php

Rankings:

  • Distrowatch (popularity ranking): 3405 (1st)
  • Alexa (website ranking): 5689th

Events:

News and summary:

  • First, a huge thank you to all the people who donated to us in the past 2 months! As you know our Platinum sponsorship from Blue Systems came to an end and so will our Gold sponsorship with Opera at the end of this year. Losing our two main sponsors is tough, and we hope to find new sponsors going forward, but the support you’re giving us with your donations is amazing. Between September and October more than 400 people donated to Linux Mint. We made adjustments for 2014 but we’re also stronger than ever, as ambitious as before and we’re very confident about the future.
  • We didn’t communicate much lately and I have 271 unread emails in my inbox (if you wrote to me please accept my apologies for the delay, I can’t guarantee I’ll reply to every single email, but they will all get read)…. the good news, is that we’ve been working really hard and achieving fantastic results and it’s this time of year when we’re ready to share it out with you.
  • The Cinnamon and MATE editions of Linux Mint 16 “Petra” were approved today, shipping the latest Cinnamon 2.0 and MATE 1.6 desktop environments. They will be available as RC (Release Candidates) on the 15th of November. Their stable release is planned for the end of the month.
  • The KDE and Xfce editions entered QA this week and will follow shortly after.
  • The improvements featured in Linux Mint 16 as well as the latest MATE and Cinnamon desktops will be backported to LMDE and Linux Mint 13 in December.

Linux Mint related news:

  • If you’re in the USA, you can now order the mintBox 2 straight from Amazon (same price, but with free shipping and no customs): MintBox 2 on Amazon US

  • Andrew Gregory, Mike Saunders and Ben Everard left Linux Format to dedicate themselves to the creation of a new magazine. Linux Voice plans to give 50% of its profits back to the community and release its articles under Creative Commons 9 months after their publication. You can help with the crowd-funding at http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/linux-voice. If this happens and it creates a source of CC licensed articles of the same quality as the ones we enjoy from Linux Format,  we’ll consider developing a newsstand application for Linux Mint.