Linux Mint 8 KDE released!

The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 8 “Helena” KDE Community Edition.

Quick steps:

Introduction to Linux Mint 8 KDE:

The KDE Community Edition aims to provide a version of Linux Mint which uses the KDE desktop.

For a detailed overview of the new features and improvements included in Linux Mint 8 KDE, please read “What’s new in Helena KDE?“.

System requirements:

A minimum of 4GB of free space and 256MB RAM are needed. For a comfortable experience we recommended to have at least 512MB RAM and 10GB of free space.

Important information and known issues:

For a complete list of known issues read the Release Notes.

Download Linux Mint 8 KDE:

You can download Linux Mint 8 KDE via torrent or via HTTP:

Size: 1.1GB LiveDVD
MD5Sum: 439bca40d80d6627f83d32e8c1cb7d1c

Torrent download:
HTTP download:



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Have a lot of fun with this edition and let us know what you think. Reviews will be answered and your feedback will be used to improve the distribution before the next release. We hope you enjoy this release as much as we enjoyed making it and we wish you a very nice experience with Linux Mint.