Linux Mint 16 “Petra” KDE RC released!

Written by Clem on December 8th, 2013

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

Linux Mint 16 Petra KDE Edition

KDE is a vibrant, innovative, advanced, modern looking and full-featured desktop environment. This edition features all the improvements from the latest Linux Mint release on top of KDE 4.11.

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 KDE“.

Important info:

  • Recommended packages and 32-bit libraries
  • EFI Support
  • PAE required for 32-bit ISOs
  • mint4win

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).
  • 1GB RAM
  • 8 GB of disk space
  • Graphics card capable of 1024×768 resolution
  • 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: 471067bd27f1ce583b0f0b1353a7cd22
  • 64-bit: d8a739b2774da82a21cb89d29c2752d1

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 – November 2013

Written by Clem on December 6th, 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 *
David Salvo
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 $7132 was raised thanks to the generous contributions of 297 donors:

  • $1000, Michael S. aka “mikesart”
  • $194.9, Georg H.
  • $129.93, Eric P.
  • $129.93, Christian M.
  • $100 (7th donation), Anonymous
  • $100 (2nd donation), Paul Perryman aka “smokinxp”
  • $100, Robert S.
  • $100, Jayanth Vasudevan aka “JVas”
  • $100, Bill R.
  • $100, Daniel Z.
  • $80, Budiarto H.
  • $70 (2nd donation), Doug L.
  • $66.24, Brian V. B.
  • $66.24, Carsten W.
  • $64.97 (2nd donation), @Kode4Food
  • $64.97, Mario Vandaele
  • $64.97, Jasper V.
  • $64.97, Mikko I.
  • $64.97, Matthias P.
  • $64.97, David S. aka “dava”
  • $51.97, Jonas L.
  • $50 (5th donation), Drazen P.
  • $50 (3rd donation), Brad L. aka “Nix Lifer”
  • $50 (3rd donation), Dr. R. M.
  • $50, Sven A.
  • $50, Bjorn P. M.
  • $50, William R.
  • $50, Jesse V.
  • $50, Donald B.
  • $50, Luciano Ramalho aka “@ramalhoorg
  • $50, Gary B.
  • $46.37, Peter H.
  • $45.48, Viktor H.
  • $45 (12th donation), Wolfgang P.
  • $40 (48th donation), Slavoljub aka “slw”
  • $40, Sadata C.
  • $40, François B.
  • $39.75 (2nd donation), John B.
  • $38.98 (45th donation), Olli K.
  • $38.98 (2nd donation), Nadim K.
  • $38.98, Álvaro R.
  • $38.98, Jorma H.
  • $38.98, Florian K.
  • $38.98, Giorgio D. R.
  • $38.98, Jean-michel R.
  • $38.97 (2nd donation), RJGR aka “nzc3
  • $35 (2nd donation), Thomas D.
  • $35, Alex V. H.
  • $35, Michael B.
  • $32.48 (2nd donation), John B.
  • $32.48, Ivo S.
  • $32.48, Wouter P.
  • $32.48, Adrian O.
  • $30 (5th donation), Earl Dukerschein aka “Bitflogger
  • $30 (2nd donation), Brad L. aka “Nix Lifer”
  • $30, Erich S.
  • $30, David B.
  • $30, Mark H.
  • $30, Jan P.
  • $30, Doug W.
  • $30, Charles F.
  • $30, David G.
  • $30, William R.
  • $26.5 (2nd donation), Marcel S.
  • $26.5, Pentti T.
  • $26.5, Natashe F. K.
  • $26.5, Georgios L.
  • $25.99, Peter G.
  • $25.99, Hans-georg S.
  • $25.99, David W.
  • $25.99, LeonMpal aka “LMcrf”
  • $25.99, Bob Bijvoet
  • $25.99, Lars H.
  • $25.99, Jan Willem Schokking
  • $25.99, Ronald W.
  • $25.99, Malte B.
  • $25 (26th donation), Ronald W.
  • $25 (4th donation), Bill
  • $25 (3rd donation), Robert H.
  • $25 (2nd donation), Fred Houdei
  • $25 (2nd donation), David M.
  • $25, Brendan M.
  • $25, Thomas S.
  • $25, Alan D.
  • $25, John M.
  • $25, Dennis M.
  • $25, Thomas W.
  • $25, Savannah Software
  • $25, Bruce B.
  • $25, Earl C.
  • $25, Douglas T.
  • $25, Philip G. aka “-PGG-”
  • $25, Magnus E.
  • $25, Jonas Malaco Filho
  • $20 (9th donation), Utah B.
  • $20 (8th donation), Maarten E.
  • $20 (6th donation), Scott S.
  • $20 (2nd donation), Stephen D. H.
  • $20, Øyvind
  • $20, M R. W.
  • $20, Pierre J.
  • $20, Nicholas B.
  • $20, Andrew C.
  • $20, Victor Z. S.
  • $20, Andre A.
  • $20, Sean K.
  • $20, David B.
  • $20, I Vabekk aka “Inge
  • $20, Craig W.
  • $20, Victor C.
  • $20, Thomas D.
  • $20, Jason W.
  • $20, Daniel M.
  • $20, hazenm
  • $20, John B.
  • $20, David C.
  • $19.87, Stephan S.
  • $19.49 (2nd donation), Detlef K.
  • $19.49, Tony H.
  • $19.49, Laurent F.
  • $19.49, Luca R.
  • $17, Johnny S.
  • $15.59, Javier S. D. F. aka “jserranofr
  • $15 (10th donation), Robert E.
  • $15 (4th donation), Alexey aka “hellman”
  • $15 (2nd donation), Jurgen Myrthe
  • $15 (2nd donation), Gregory A. aka “Change Family Provision Act
  • $15, Walking Bear Crafts
  • $15, Ian H.
  • $15, Fommy C.
  • $15, Anthony V.
  • $15, Michael W.
  • $15, Tomáš M.
  • $15, Migulin I.
  • $13.25 (7th donation), Yannick G. aka “Uggy”
  • $13.25 (6th donation), Jean-michel A.
  • $13.25 (2nd donation), Alfons K.
  • $13.25, Victor S. S.
  • $13, Anonimous
  • $12.99 (19th donation), Marco Rossi aka “Marco Rossi
  • $12.99 (15th donation), Ronald Trip
  • $12.99 (3rd donation), Stefan B.
  • $12.99 (2nd donation), Joanna Z. aka “GreenCatX”
  • $12.99 (2nd donation), Gerald S.
  • $12.99, Pertti L.
  • $12.99, Tsvetomir D.
  • $12.99, Ernst-otto M.
  • $12.99, Reinhold L.
  • $12.99, Linus E.
  • $12.99, Natalia V. L.
  • $12.99, Michael E.
  • $12.99, Sven K.
  • $12.99, Martin G.
  • $12.99, Carlo C.
  • $12.99, Ivaylo D.
  • $12.99, Unai O. M.
  • $12.99, Thomas V.
  • $10.64, Radim D. aka “myself”
  • $10.39, Kees V. D. S.
  • $10 (33rd donation), Tony C. aka “S. LaRocca”
  • $10 (7th donation), Maarten E.
  • $10 (6th donation), Tony W.
  • $10 (4th donation), Paul V.
  • $10 (3rd donation), Wolfgang Friedrich aka “wof”
  • $10 (3rd donation), Jurgen Myrthe
  • $10 (2nd donation), James D. aka “Spearmint2″
  • $10 (2nd donation), Simon J.
  • $10 (2nd donation), Kristian O.
  • $10 (2nd donation), Artur P.
  • $10 (2nd donation), Randolph Carter aka “Schattenjager”
  • $10 (2nd donation), Richard G.
  • $10, Chris K.
  • $10, Philipp B.
  • $10, Stefan Tegstrom
  • $10, Alex D.
  • $10, Luis M. L.
  • $10, Sean C.
  • $10, Wang J.
  • $10, Jan T. M.
  • $10, Larry A.
  • $10, Vladimir P.
  • $10, Adrian S.
  • $10, Douglas E. P.
  • $10, Pierre T.
  • $10, Brandon T.
  • $10, Шишлов А.
  • $10, Przemyslaw S.
  • $10, Zyga Yuriy aka “xoy”
  • $10, Lam P.
  • $10, Jeff T.
  • $10, José M. P. C.
  • $10, Nick’s Projects, LLC
  • $10, Keith H.
  • $10, Bradeep Ncube
  • $10, Siarhei V.
  • $10, Athanasios F.
  • $10, Azard L.
  • $10, Julian M. aka “muhlber”
  • $10, Steve B.
  • $10, Dan L.
  • $10, Krzysztof S. aka “lasermaniak”
  • $10, Vince C. R.
  • $10, Brian G.
  • $10, Steve L.
  • $10, Effectsmeister
  • $10, Nate’s D.
  • $10, Jeffrey S.
  • $10, Debajyoti N.
  • $8, Dino L.
  • $6.62 (10th donation), lupinehorror
  • $6.5 (23rd donation), Marco aka “Dictionary-Maker
  • $6.5 (3rd donation), Francesco Galgani
  • $6.5 (2nd donation), Meiko M.
  • $6.5 (2nd donation), Tony LeMoignan aka “tonylem”
  • $6.5, Max K.
  • $6.5, Lee W.
  • $6.5, Roel K.
  • $6.5, Peter B.
  • $6.5, Mohamed B.
  • $6.5, Kari H.
  • $6.5, Christian S.
  • $6.5, Victor C.
  • $6.5, Tiago A.
  • $6.5, Lukas S.
  • $6.5, Manuele G.
  • $6.5, Raffaele aka “NoBrain”
  • $5.55 (6th donation), Michelle and Daniel Grady aka “Pug Masters”
  • $5.3, Stefan Z.
  • $5.2, Samuel L. S.
  • $5 (8th donation), L M. aka “LinuxMint”
  • $5 (6th donation), Roman Nikolaevitch aka “rv82″
  • $5 (5th donation), Carlos W.
  • $5 (4th donation), Mordi K. aka “Mordik”
  • $5 (3rd donation), Alexander Grigoriev
  • $5 (3rd donation), Daniel H. aka “Semper Fidelis
  • $5 (3rd donation), Marcelo T. L. D. S.
  • $5 (2nd donation), crouzie
  • $5 (2nd donation), Bretislav W.
  • $5 (2nd donation), Edward S.
  • $5, Pfister Webservices
  • $5, Paul W.
  • $5, Pablo C.
  • $5, Matthew C.
  • $5, Ivan M.
  • $5, Michael S.
  • $5, Edward S.
  • $5, Darren D.
  • $5, Mickey M.
  • $5, Barry O.
  • $5, Szabolcs B.
  • $5, TheDotBox
  • $5, Sajan P.
  • $5, Ionut D.
  • $5, James R.
  • $5, Johnny B.
  • $5, Aldo Anizio. L. C.
  • $5, Karl B.
  • $5, Chris J.
  • $5, Marcelo T.
  • $5, Aylen B.
  • $5, John V. D.
  • $5, Adlinebux
  • $5, Nickolay T.
  • $4.14 (6th donation), Albert J. P.
  • $4 (2nd donation), leafs
  • $3.97, Piotr K.
  • $3.9, Kari Y.
  • $3.9, Sotos M.
  • $3.9, Antonio M.
  • $3 (5th donation), Sylvestre Burgos aka “sylvestre
  • $3 (3rd donation), Vladimir Kivernik
  • $3 (2nd donation), Ruhaizad D.
  • $3, David B.
  • $3, Theodore B.
  • $2.65, Kate A.
  • $2.6, Malcolm M.
  • $2.6, Marek M.
  • $22.34 from 20 smaller donations

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

Rankings:

  • Distrowatch (popularity ranking): 3438 (1st)
  • Alexa (website ranking): 5294th

Events:

News and summary:

  • Many thanks to all the people who help fund Linux Mint. We received more than $7,000 this month in donations alone. Almost 300 people came to help this November. It’s a drop in the ocean compared to the size of the user base but it’s also a huge help for the size of our project. It’s inspiring to imagine 300 people together in a room, to look at the variety of places they come from and to realize they all gathered just to give us a hand. I feel really grateful for that and this month feels very special also, because we’re able to give back with a brand new release.
  • Linux Mint 16 “Petra” is out. We’re delighted with the reception it received so far. The feedback is very rich and very interesting and it helps us a lot in defining the roadmap for the next release.
  • The KDE edition was approved for an RC release today and should become publicly available on Sunday. I was very impressed with it personally. I think KDE fans will really enjoy it.
  • The Xfce edition is almost ready. It’s held by a single issue which we’re fixing at the moment. If everything goes right we should see an RC release next week.
  • MATE 1.6 and Cinnamon 2.0 are being backported to Linux Mint 13. Announcements will be made after packages are built and fully tested.
  • Work is starting on LMDE UP8. We’re expecting it to hit “incoming” before Christmas.

Linux Mint 16 OEM images available

Written by Clem on December 6th, 2013

The following OEM installation images are now available:

Reminder: OEM images are for computer vendors and manufacturers. They allow Linux Mint to be “pre-installed” on a machine which is then used by another person than the one who performed the installation. After an OEM installation, the computer is set in such a way that the next reboot features a small setup screen where the new user/customer has the ability to choose his/her username, password, keyboard layout and locale.