Monthly News – December 2015

Written by Clem on December 31st, 2015

News

I wish you all a very happy New Year!

2016 is going to be an exciting year for us.

Of course, in January we’ll announce stable releases for Linux Mint 17.3 KDE and Xfce editions (and upgrade paths for 17.x users).

But then after that, we’ll start working on Linux Mint 18.x. A brand new series, with a new package base, using a new init system, a new version of GTK…

Our biggest challenge for the first release will be to make sure everything works fine. We’ll focus primarily on stability.

We’ve also heard your feedback on the fact that you want an upgrade path between 17 and 18. That will be another one of our challenges 🙂

We’ll also try to update the look and feel of the OS. The Mint-X theme and icons looked great initially and we’ve been improving them with every new release, but time has passed and they do look a bit old now. They’ll probably still be an option, but we’ll definitely try to give Mint 18 a fresh look.

Many thanks for using Linux Mint. Many thanks to all the people who support us and help our project.

See you next year 😉

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 November:

A total of $7439 were raised thanks to the generous contributions of 431 donors:

$224, Thomas S.
$168, FARA Personaldienstleistungen
$112, Alan E.
$100 (2nd donation), William P.
$100, Robert M.
$100, Rafael V.
$80, Peter L.
$75 (10th donation), Jon Espenschied aka “xeno”
$70 (6th donation), Doug L.
$60 (2nd donation), Alan H.
$56 (7th donation), Dr. R. M.
$56 (3rd donation), Thomas K.
$56 (2nd donation), Federico R.
$56, Maurus D. L. R.
$56, Ronald H.
$56, P R. B.
$56, P B.
$56, Bernd M.
$50 (11th donation), Richard H.
$50 (7th donation), Anthony C. aka “ciak”
$50 (4th donation), Alfred H. aka “Varmint Al
$50 (3rd donation), Jeremy B.
$50 (2nd donation), Efran G.
$50, Thomas T.
$50, Douglas G.
$50, Allan G.
$50, Scott C.
$50, Charles W.
$50, Mitch L.
$50, Graham T.
$50, Peter A.
$50, Jay S.
$50, Stephen C.
$50, Susan A.
$47, Manfred H.
$45, Romain C.
$45, Abigail M.
$45, Michael H.
$40, Alberto P.
$35 (8th donation), Geoff_P
$35, Jason C.
$34 (69th donation), Olli K.
$34 (2nd donation), Holger B.
$34, Calummurdo
$34, Yvonne S. B.
$34, T. Ng.
$34, Günther H.
$30 (13th donation), Robert H.
$30 (4th donation), Greg R.
$30 (2nd donation), James P.
$30, Stephen H.
$30, Berthold E.
$30, Encryptomatic LLC aka “Encryptomatic.com
$30, John L. H.
$30, Edwin H.
$28 (6th donation), Lars H.
$28 (3rd donation), Alfredo T.
$28, James T.
$28, Erik B. aka “Build ICT
$28, Florian D.
$28, Udu
$28, Manuel C.
$28, M.J.M. Erwteman Erwteman
$25 (50th donation), Ronald W.
$25 (8th donation), Scott L.
$25 (7th donation), Bill
$25 (4th donation), Jaan S.
$25 (4th donation), Nelson M.
$25 (4th donation), Jaan S.
$25 (3rd donation), Florin F. aka “~FLOW~”
$25 (2nd donation), Michael M.
$25 (2nd donation), Lonnie H.
$25 (2nd donation), Natashe F. K.
$25, Andreas V.
$25, Brian G.
$25, Michael W.
$25, John I.
$25, David N.
$25, Barry F.
$25, Benjamin N.
$25, Charles S.
$25, Robert K.
$22 (24th donation), Raymond E.
$22 (2nd donation), Johannes R.
$22 (2nd donation), Apostol B.
$22, Carsten R.
$22, Philippe F.
$22, José R. A. P.
$22, Veit P.
$22, Markus A.
$22, Jérôme P.
$22, Bastian B.
$22, Dirk S.
$22, Andreas H.
$22, Henk S.
$22, Stefan aka “Jaeger
$22, Julio P.
$22, Osama A.
$22, Dimitri G.
$22, Leonardo G.
$22, Dirk L.
$22, Morgan J.
$22, Jose G. aka “Jose”
$22, Stefania V.
$22, Jose M. C. A.
$22, Ralph B.
$22, JWR
$22, Maximilian L.
$22, Frank G.
$22, Alexander F.
$20 (9th donation), Curt Vaughan aka “curtvaughan ”
$20 (5th donation), Carl K.
$20 (4th donation), Dean P.
$20 (3rd donation), Arthur K.
$20 (3rd donation), Dave I.
$20 (3rd donation), Julie H. aka “Kjokkenutstyr
$20 (2nd donation), David C.
$20 (2nd donation), Jacob Y.
$20 (2nd donation), Mark D.
$20 (2nd donation), James N.
$20 (2nd donation), Greg E.
$20 (2nd donation), Thomas E.
$20 (2nd donation), Erling D. aka “Bitflogger
$20 (2nd donation), John G. aka “newlinuxuser”
$20 (2nd donation), Kevin H.
$20, William B.
$20, Ray P.
$20, Alexander B.
$20, Kevin B.
$20, Philip W.
$20, Max S.
$20, Фиданян К.
$20, Charles W.
$20, Russell G.
$20, Derek T.
$20, Adam Z.
$20, Richard B.
$20, HistoSoft Corporation
$20, Jan V. D.
$20, Tobias J.
$20, Avis H.
$20, Chris L.
$20, Renate M.
$20, Clodoilson Ferreira Lemos aka “Mu
$20, Fred W.
$17 (23rd donation), Mark W.
$17 (4th donation), Laurent M. aka “lolomeis”
$17 (3rd donation), Люблев Н.
$17 (2nd donation), Aleksejs B.
$17, Sjef D. K.
$17, Ignacio C.
$17, Patrick V. B.
$17, Salatiel E. G.
$17, Luis R. J.
$17, Stéphane W.
$17, Herbert K.
$17, Marco G.
$17, André M.
$17, Martin S.
$17, Pierre B.
$17, Günther W.
$16.5 (3rd donation), C Ebrey
$15.44 (2nd donation), qwaqwa68
$15 (3rd donation), Derek R.
$15 (2nd donation), Steven W.
$15 (2nd donation), Jorge M.
$15 (2nd donation), Jobs Hiring aka “Jobs Near Me
$15, Thiago Fonseca
$15, Moe P.
$15, Ian K.
$15, Graham J.
$15, Marek G.
$15, Alex K.
$15, Martin J. D.
$15, Steven W.
$15, Liam S.
$13 (3rd donation), Martin C.
$13, Richard B.
$13, Mason B.
$12.5 (2nd donation), Piotr K.
$12 (56th donation), Tony C. aka “S. LaRocca”
$12, Peter H.
$12, Lauren M.
$12, Gifts from Maine
$11 (7th donation), Ke C.
$11 (6th donation), Gerard C.
$11 (6th donation), Jaime C. aka “Stop TTIP
$11 (3rd donation), Michael S.
$11 (3rd donation), Michael P.
$11 (3rd donation), Dmytro K.
$11 (2nd donation), Jens E.
$11 (2nd donation), Ronny Hiess
$11 (2nd donation), Jose M. G. D.
$11 (2nd donation), Andreas S.
$11 (2nd donation), Marc V. K.
$11 (2nd donation), Belocon S.
$11 (2nd donation), Petri K.
$11 (2nd donation), Stephan U.
$11 (2nd donation), Jan G.
$11 (2nd donation), Serge Z.
$11, Ronny Hiess
$11, Jose M. G. D.
$11, A. B. E.
$11, Bogdan B.
$11, Łukasz S.
$11, Arend V. O.
$11, Ronald F.
$11, Armin W.
$11, Kuzin V.
$11, Carola H.
$11, Nikolay G.
$11, Mario B.
$11, Peter-paul H.
$11, Paolo B.
$11, Stefano M.
$11, Jens S.
$11, Mikel Ansorena (Euskadi) aka “Basque Country, not Spain!”
$11, Wolf-rüdiger B.
$11, Jörg L.
$11, Branislav N.
$11, Mohamed S.
$11, Paulo C. L.
$11, M G.
$11, Héctor T. C.
$11, Andrea I.
$11, Adrian O.
$11, Tomislav K.
$11, Tomas S.
$11, J W. Zenker
$11, James E.
$11, Luigi B.
$11, Ole-andre J.
$11, Jan F.
$11, Michael P. aka “www.perron.de
$11, Iris W.
$11, Gabi F.
$11, Dawid W.
$11, Sebastian W.
$11, Colin O.
$11, Lucian V.
$11, Karl-heinz M.
$11, Johannes B.
$11, Matthias E.
$10 (21st donation), Thomas F.
$10 (13th donation), Kouji K.
$10 (12th donation), Dan J
$10 (10th donation), Libertad Tecnologica
$10 (8th donation), Michael H. aka “hikiboi1969”
$10 (7th donation), Radim aka “myself42”
$10 (6th donation), Mike C.
$10 (6th donation), Roger B.
$10 (4th donation), Garry Cartwright aka “Hoss”
$10 (3rd donation), David W.
$10 (3rd donation), Paul C.
$10 (3rd donation), François B.
$10 (3rd donation), Dave Szpara aka “Boffin”
$10 (3rd donation), Aleksey Eletsky aka “promise”
$10 (2nd donation), Cathi I.
$10 (2nd donation), Aidon M.
$10 (2nd donation), Alfred L.
$10 (2nd donation), Charles G.
$10 (2nd donation), Brian T.
$10 (2nd donation), Sean M.
$10 (2nd donation), John B.
$10 (2nd donation), Andrew Y.
$10 (2nd donation), Paul Evans
$10 (2nd donation), Roger K.
$10 (2nd donation), Gyurics Lacek aka “GyLgames”
$10, Alper U.
$10, Lawrence L.
$10, Mark Y.
$10, Daniel H.
$10, Roger N.
$10, Anonymous
$10, A. K.
$10, Thomas E.
$10, Cassio B. C. aka “Yerba Mate
$10, Byron C.
$10, Adam S. B.
$10, Roger H.
$10, Karson A.
$10, Sam A.
$10, Aaron G.
$10, John D.
$10, Ronald C.
$10, Stefan L.
$10, Peter N.
$10, Jeremy G.
$10, Jaron F.
$10, Daniel H.
$10, Steve F. aka “@Cairn4
$10, Etienne B.
$10, Gheorghe K.
$10, Cody X.
$10, Ben K.
$10, Andres S. R.
$10, Robert J. H. III
$10, Vizantin I.
$10, Manuel E. N. C.
$10, Nasser H.
$10, Thomas T.
$10, Ash T.
$10, Kien Y. T.
$10, Joseph J.
$10, Karsten L.
$10, Christopher S.
$8 (2nd donation), Stefan M. H.
$8, Etipou K.
$6 (7th donation), Kevin O. aka “Kev”
$6 (4th donation), Tung-Yi Chen aka “Tic”
$6 (4th donation), Patrick R.
$6 (3rd donation), Arvis Lācis aka “arvislacis
$6 (3rd donation), Nick G.
$6 (3rd donation), Peter J. H.
$6 (2nd donation), Christian O.
$6 (2nd donation), Adam P.
$6 (2nd donation), Daniel L. D.
$6 (2nd donation), Alexander K.
$6, Alen V.
$6, Markus V.
$6, Murat E.
$6, Janis S.
$6, Paavo P.
$6, Ahmad A.
$6, blogger tips
$6, Jürgen Z.
$6, Dejan S.
$6, Ignacio U. N.
$6, Sergio P.
$6, Chris W.
$6, Ralf W.
$6, Laurent L.
$6, Saravanan S.
$6, Rico S.
$6, Christian W.
$5 (19th donation), LM aka “LinuxMint
$5 (12th donation), Miljenko D. aka “ljacmi”
$5 (7th donation), Jacqueem S. aka “Go Live Lively
$5 (4th donation), Eric H.
$5 (3rd donation), Thiago Ponte
$5 (2nd donation), Kevin H.
$5 (2nd donation), Tscheliesnigg
$5 (2nd donation), William G.
$5 (2nd donation), Jack H.
$5 (2nd donation), Michel B.
$5, Mark G.
$5, Khoa L.
$5, Nick A.
$5, Julio J. S.
$5, Dominik D. aka “DL6ER”
$5, Merchant Hubs
$5, Scott C.
$5, Vitali K.
$5, Sudhanshu T.
$5, Tamara W.
$5, Houston Independent Consulting
$5, Leandro C.
$5, Joshua D.
$5, Splendid Apple Limited
$5, Gavin G.
$5, Mandy N.
$5, Carlos C.
$5, Thomas M.
$5, James P.
$5, Roch L.
$5, Cristiano D. S. S.
$5, Greenville SC Business Listings
$5, Ryan Gertz
$5, Sean S.
$5, ZPN
$5, István P.
$5, Hardware Compare
$4 (20th donation), Thomas F.
$4 (2nd donation), Elad Hen aka “eladhen
$4, Редькин С.
$3.75, Pierre-alexandre R.
$3 (11th donation), RoDi – správca siete
$3 (3rd donation), Hakim
$3 (2nd donation), Alexanrda H.
$3, All American Peptides Review
$3, Dave D.
$3, safe-scripts
$3, Gábor N.
$3, Cyril W.
$3, Wolfgang C.
$3, Wojciech L. aka “https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/110821796961189250197
$3, Man and a van
$3, Chaofan L.
$3, George M. J.
$2 (5th donation), sprintcowboy
$2 (3rd donation), Arjen Steijl aka “Adriano”
$2, Thomas W.
$2, Fitness Advices
$2, Kulturystyka.sklep.pl Sp. z o.o. aka “MD
$2, Muhammad A.
$2, Macnetized
$2, Ludmila V. E.
$2, Dawid Z.
$2, Emre G.
$2, VISHAN
$2, Dung V.
$2, Richard L.
$2, 季 先生
$2, Berken T.
$1.95 (3rd donation), Saiful H. aka “s4if
$1.8, Lucie M.
$23.01 from 25 smaller donations

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

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Linux Mint 17.3 “Rosa” KDE – BETA Release

Written by Clem on December 26th, 2015

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

Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa KDE 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 KDE

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 KDE

System requirements:

  • 2GB RAM
  • 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” Xfce – BETA Release

Written by Clem on December 26th, 2015

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

Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa Xfce 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 Xfce

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 Xfce

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!