Linux Mint 17 “Qiana” MATE released!

Written by Clem on May 31st, 2014

The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 17 “Qiana” MATE.

Linux Mint 17 Qiana MATE Edition

Linux Mint 17 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 MATE“.

Important info:

There is some important info in the Release Notes:

  • In the installer, “Replace OS with Linux Mint” means erase the entire drive
  • Issues with Skype
  • DVD Playback with VLC
  • EFI Support
  • Bluetooth
  • Solving freezes with some NVIDIA GeForce GPUs
  • Booting with non-PAE CPUs
  • Other issues

Make sure to read them to be aware of known issues and known solutions 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 (20GB recommended).
  • Graphics card capable of 800×600 resolution (1024×768 recommended).
  • DVD drive or USB port

Upgrade instructions:

  • To upgrade from a previous version of Linux Mint follow these instructions.
  • To upgrade from the RC release, simply launch the Update Manager and install any Level 1 update available.

Download:

Md5 sum:

  • 32-bit: fcb042667ade38fd6d39ef823979023c
  • 64-bit: 215edb6ab70d2250cae99b6f02dce45a

Torrents:

HTTP Mirrors for the 32-bit DVD ISO:

HTTP Mirrors for the 64-bit DVD ISO:

Alternative downloads:

No-codecs images:

Distributors and magazines in Japan, USA and countries where distributing media codecs is problematic can use the “No Codecs” ISO images.  These images will be made available next week, for both the MATE and Cinnamon edition in 32-bit and 64-bit at the following address:

http://www.linuxmint.com/release.php?id=22

OEM images:

Manufacturers can pre-install Linux Mint on their computers using the OEM installation images. These images will be made available next week, for both the MATE and Cinnamon edition in 64-bit at the following address:

http://www.linuxmint.com/release.php?id=22

Enjoy!

We look forward to receiving your feedback. Thank you for using Linux Mint and have a lot of fun with this new release!


Linux Mint 17 “Qiana” Cinnamon released!

Written by Clem on May 31st, 2014

The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 17 “Qiana” Cinnamon.

Linux Mint 17 Qiana Cinnamon Edition

Linux Mint 17 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 Cinnamon“.

Important info:

There is some important info in the Release Notes:

  • In the installer, “Replace OS with Linux Mint” means erase the entire drive
  • Issues with Skype
  • DVD Playback with VLC
  • HiDPI
  • EFI Support
  • Solving freezes with some NVIDIA GeForce GPUs
  • Booting with non-PAE CPUs
  • Other issues

Make sure to read them to be aware of known issues and known solutions 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 (20GB recommended).
  • Graphics card capable of 800×600 resolution (1024×768 recommended).
  • DVD drive or USB port

Upgrade instructions:

  • To upgrade from a previous version of Linux Mint follow these instructions.
  • To upgrade from the RC release, simply launch the Update Manager and install any Level 1 update available.

Download:

Md5 sum:

  • 32-bit: 00ef2ba7f377251852045664376ecebf
  • 64-bit: 3d8c3c3e82916e2110f965111b0ee944

Torrents:

HTTP Mirrors for the 32-bit DVD ISO:

HTTP Mirrors for the 64-bit DVD ISO:

Alternative downloads:

No-codecs images:

Distributors and magazines in Japan, USA and countries where distributing media codecs is problematic can use the “No Codecs” ISO images.  These images will be made available next week, for both the MATE and Cinnamon edition in 32-bit and 64-bit at the following address:

http://www.linuxmint.com/release.php?id=22

OEM images:

Manufacturers can pre-install Linux Mint on their computers using the OEM installation images. These images will be made available next week, for both the MATE and Cinnamon edition in 64-bit at the following address:

http://www.linuxmint.com/release.php?id=22

Enjoy!

We look forward to receiving your feedback. Thank you for using Linux Mint and have a lot of fun with this new release!


Linux Mint 17 “Qiana” MATE RC released!

Written by Clem on May 16th, 2014

The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 17 “Qiana” MATE RC.

Linux Mint 17 Qiana MATE Edition

Linux Mint 17 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 MATE“.

Important info:

  • Login screen freezes for German speaking users
  • NVIDIA Optimus cards do not work (yet)
  • EFI Support
  • Bluetooth
  • PAE required for 32-bit ISOs
  • Other issues

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 (20GB recommended).
  • Graphics card capable of 800×600 resolution (1024×768 recommended).
  • 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: 5fa031419c5d5c719ed9c954854f9a4d
  • 64-bit: 79cc6ae33c6553645bf5c9818312f8f6

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!