Linux Mint 5 Elyssa officially released!

It is with great pleasure that I officially announce the release of Linux Mint 5 Elyssa.

Please find all relevant information (list of new features, known issues, download mirrors & torrents, upgrade instructions, user guide, software portal) about the Main Edition at this address:

For the Light Edition, please visit:

I hope you’ll enjoy our latest release and don’t hesitate to give us feedback.

Have fun and thanks for choosing Linux Mint.


  1. Oh yeah! I’ve been waiting patiently for this release for some time, and now it’s finally here. Thanks goes to Clem and his team for their fine work. I’m now looking forward to seeing the 64 bitt and KDE versions.

  2. Thank you so much Clem and Co! My damned hard disk on my two month old Inspiron just crashed. As soon as I get the new disk from Dell, I’m wiping Windows and putting on Elyssa! You’re the best. I’ll be donating $$ soon. 🙂

  3. Awesome. Downloading it now. I’ve been using Hardy since it’s betas, since I couldn’t wait, and I just couldn’t be bothered going back to Mint until Mint 5 was officially released.

  4. I’ve been watching the download server and began a download before the announcement.

    It is a public holiday today: great timing from my point of view.

    Thanks Clem and team.

    John H

  5. I am looking forward to this! I grabbed the torrent but did not get any seeds, just partials. So I downloaded from a mirror and continue seeding with torrent for a few days.

    Keep up the good work!
    Best regards


  6. I have been using the beta can’t wait for this to download. Thank you and the whole Mint team. Mike A

  7. Congratulations on trying to backport new applications to this LTS release. The ability to keep the same base for years and only update important applications (firefox etc) seems to be mostly ignored in other distributions with the exception of SLED (6.06 LTS is useless with older versions of firefox). Thank you and good luck!

  8. Fantastic! Mint is the first Linux I haven’t thrown from my computer after a couple of days. Thanks for your great work!

  9. Everything looks and feels awesome! I’m so happy. Thanks Clem, and everyone who worked on this. It’s grea!

  10. Just did the full install of Ellysa — looks great! Two questions, though, why does grub still not show the gfximage? Still says it can’t find it even though it is obviously there. Secondly, prior to the start of beta testing, ya’ll had a webpage that listed what was new in Elyssa. One of the items was a new virtualizer that would replace VirtualBox. I cannot find that webpage again and would like to try that virtualizer out. What was it called?

  11. bonjour.
    désolé mais n’étant pas anglophone, je ne peut pas répondre autrement.
    alors, voila :
    étant fénéant et débutant, je voudrais faire une migration de la mint 4 à la 5.

    pourriez vous me donner des indications suplémentaire?

  12. Excellent release.. I just realized it’s still in my jacket pocket, I’ve already installed it on the machines of two friends, trying to lure them deeper into the Linux fold. One’s already thanked me for the “Minty goodness” (Which I still think should be the unofficial slogan for mint 😉

    Thanks Clem & co, and congratulations!

  13. Thank you very much, I’m already using Ubuntu Hardy, but have been waiting for the final release of Linux Mint 🙂

  14. Pour les fénéants, y a pas mieux qu’une installation propre. C’est ce que j’ai fait 😉
    I love Elyssa … thanks 🙂

  15. Fantastic work Clem and team! I’d download, but I decided to order from On-Disk since they donate more than half the purchase back to the project. I’ll be waiting impatiently for its arrival, and I seriously intend to enjoy it! Thanks for all the effort, and for a great distribution!

  16. Fantastic news, but, could we have a more prominent release notice? since there were several blog posts on the 11th, there’s no obvious “Mint 5 Released” link on the Start page. A nice touch would be a little triangular iframe top right stating a new release – especially if it’s detecting Mint4, which I assume it’s doing because the link for the user guide is captioned “Mint 4.0 User Guide”.

    Just some thoughts. I wish I could upgrade, but I have a devel environment set up on my main machine and daren’t disturb it until I get signoff on the current project.

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