Looking at the remaining bugs and considering the amount of testing needed I would say we’re about 1 week away from releasing Linux Mint 9. I know most operating systems and distributions stick to release dates and announce them well in advance but I see no reason not to release something once it’s ready and many reasons not to do so until it is. The release could be out a little earlier or a little bit later than expected. 21 bugs were fixed since the RC and there’s 11 more to be fixed. In the meantime, I’ll take this opportunity to thank all the people who helped us test the RC and registered bug reports on Launchpad and all the people who are helping out with the translations. Thanks for your patience and for your help.