Linux Mint 17.2 OEM images available

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.

Note: “No-codecs” ISOs are also available for magazines and distributors at


  1. This is fantastic news. What this means for anyone reading this is that they’re becoming less of an amateur distro.

  2. Thank you, team!

    Linuxmint is one of the few OEM distros in the world. Helps a lot to promote open-source and attract new followers.
    Very nice …

    Thank you, guys! From me, from my mom, from my brother and all my friends …

  3. excelente distro. maravilloso, hecho para atraer a los usuarios que deseen utilizar GNU / Linux. Mientras que es más fácil y más agradable de usar una distro de escritorio del ordenador GNU / Linux. más fácil es llegar a todos los usuarios que utilizan un PC.

  4. excellent distro. very wonderful, made to attract users wanting to use GNU / Linux. While it easier and more enjoyable to use a computer desktop distro GNU / Linux. the easier it is to reach all users who use a PC.

  5. After using Ubuntu for more than 5 Years, just a week ago I switched to Mint. And its awesome. Best distro so far…:)

  6. The reason for only 64-bit OEM is that AFAIK there are no 32-bit computers made today. OEM is mainly for distributors of new equipment with pre-installed OS. Thus a 32-bit OEM does not make much sense.

  7. Pity. I could really use a 32-bit OEM. But I can make do with the 32-bit regular disk and ask them beforehand what they want for username and password. I got all excited though when I saw the OEM announcement. Ah well, I’ll live.

  8. 64-bit architecture is with us since 2003. Time to move on. That’s 12 years. We must say “bye, bye” to 32-bit at some point, just like we said “bye, bye” to 16-bit and 8 bit before that.

  9. Is it possible to encrypt the drive with the OEM image? In other words, the user can pick the passphrase, etc? That would allow someone to build machines with full disk encryption already enabled.

  10. The broadcom wifi 802.11n chip in my acer aspire 5560 (2011) working in Linux Mint 16 wont work in 17.2. please fix.

    02:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM43227 802.11b/g/n

    It has a quadcore APU in it.

  11. Greetings community!

    Here there are many skeptical people, despite that they see the results, still continue to believe that Linux Mint cannot be installed with the secure boot enabled in the UEFI.

    The contradictions of Linux Mint:

    From the Linux Mint 17.2 Release Notes:
    UEFI is fully supported.
    Note: Linux Mint does not use digital signatures and does not register to be certified by Microsoft as being a “secure” OS. As such, it will not boot with SecureBoot. If your system is using SecureBoot, turn it off.

    As such, it will not boot with SecureBoot. If your system is using SecureBoot ?

    1. I have installed Linux Mint with secure boot enabled in the UEFI, so there is no need to turn it off the UEFI, without the digital signature of the certificate in support for Linux Mint, could not be installing Linux Mint with secure boot enabled in the UEFI, therefore, there are contradictions of Linux Mint.

    2. The UEFI with secure boot activated, detects the Live ISO image that are corrupt, and not allowed to pass the initial GRUB, leaving the black screen or simply gives an error.


    3. The UEFI with secure boot enabled by default, it has a better system performance, the partitions of the HDD are GPT and not in MBR of the BIOS.

  12. 64bit wastes memory if you have 2GB or less, and troublesome is that Firefox does not suffer a 2GB barrier anymore thus it can consume all memory + swap.

  13. Really appreciate the high quality and dependability of this distro. Mint keeps my refurbed machines humming.

  14. lezlow111 here been using linux since about 2,000 when a computer tech., told me about ubuntu,1st ops were not good but free so i plmbed for linux,used mint for few years and never got success,from ubuntu,till super ubuntu 10.04,then 10.10?after that,it all went pear shape for me? then i got new mint 2010? went back to 10.10 ubuntu, all later ones didn,t function, then magic,linux raphaela,?only prob, mozilla causing crashes,fixed it ? hust install, midori? now brill, see my blogsm lezlow111 on youtube,,a;; .ade on linus, nb., linus runs better on 32 bit, without ms dos boot,but will run with it,enjoy

  15. When Will The ISO’s for XFCE And KDE 17.2 be ready
    I Can’t seem to find them on the website all i can find is 17.2 MATE And 17.2 Cinnamon
    I was able to upgrade to 17.2 KDE Via the update manager
    you are not planning on discontinuing KDE And XFCE Are you?
    if so that would be a shame then i would have to switch from Mint to something else I really Like KDE and XFCE I Cant do without KDE’s Features

    Thank You For your time

  16. === Chinese Minuxmint mirror === presently is reported here in Germany as the fastest server. But not only in this case it may be wise to check whether downloads are authentic.

  17. Hello community!
    I just began to use Linux Mint yesterday. First I tried to use Ubuntu and in fact installed ubuntu, but ubuntu was not transparent when compared to Mint. So I decided to use Mint as my 1st favorite distribution of Linux. Wine helped me when I wanted to use OED4.0.Since I am a linguist, I am a heavy user of OED.Good-bye Windows. I’m Gates-free now. sorry about my bad English.

  18. when installing most linux distros…it asks what language and what country you are in. (mine is British English ..and in Netherlands)

    the distros then proceeds to install the main core of the distro in various other English for Africa..(Australia English ??? what is that)
    …Singapore, South Afica, Spanish French etc

    other software also guilty of loading junk languages … bloated junk locales for various other unwanted countries as Ukraine,..Hindu Thai,Japanese & so on

    cannot the companies design linux so it specifically only the specific locales that people want and use.

    I normally have to install Bleachbit to get rid of the rest of the Cr*p

  19. 32-bit MATE OEM media would be great for recycled computers. For example I’m working on a project where we’ll get dozens of used computers from the municipality and hand them out to long term unemployed, as banks and public services are closing down irl and moving to the cyberspace. Most of these machines come with 32-bit only P4 cpus.

  20. It would be very great if you include a small option to recover linux grub / linux after installing windows operating systems..

    In the live cd installation menu itself, along with
    * Install linux mint along with windows..
    * Erase everything and install linux mint.. Etc.

  21. I finally got around to installing 17.2 cinnamon edition. The install was a breeze as usual. From what I have seen so far I am very happy. Just plugging around with it a bit before I install it on a friends computer who is having serious issues with the other proprietary and restrictive OS which is a great pain to deal with. They are excited about the change and learning the Linux system through use of Mint.

  22. It’s a bit sad there are no 32-bit editions. It’s not just about architecture but also the available RAM. Not only you can still buy today PCs with 2GB of RAM, but there are older computers with 1GB or 2GB of RAM that can be upgraded to 4GB maximum.

    The operating system itself needs 300-400MB of RAM, a browser with facebook, e-mail and some online game take up to 1GB of RAM if the game is not a RAM hog, and opening other software (a file browser, a PDF/image viewer, task manager, instant messaging etc) also requires RAM.

    People with 1GB of RAM already have issues with such a simple PC usage. You can forget about using more demanding software or online games/apps if you have 2GB of RAM or less. So regardless of the CPU architecture, 32-bit operating systems are still and will be relevant for a few more years.

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