ETA for a Mint 7 stable release?

I can see that’s the question on everybody’s lips right now.. “when is Mint 7 going to be released?”. You probably saw on twitter that LinuxMint-7-DEV-052.iso was approved by Exploder and that it passed all the tests… and yet, no sign of it in the mirrors and no announcements on the website πŸ™‚

I just want to ask the community for a little more patience. There’s very little left to do before the release but we can’t afford to skip any steps.

– LinuxMint-7-DEV-052.iso wasn’t fully tested by myself, and although it was maintained by me and approved by Exploder, I still want to make sure about a few things before I approve it myself.

– The Universal edition is going to be released at the same time as the Main edition, so that needs to get approved as well. I’m testing LinuxMint-7-Universal-DEV-007.iso right now. It looks good but I need to make sure it passes all the tests and that it’s easily upgradable to a Main Edition with a single click of the mouse.

– The User Guide needs to be updated and that will take a day or two.

– Once everything is fine, it will take up to 48 hours for the ISOs to propagate on the download mirrors.

After that, we’ll be ready for a release.

The upgrade path from Mint 7 RC1 is working fine. The upgrade path from Mint 6 will need to be tested and the upgrader will eventually need to be updated. This won’t hold the release though and we’ll make an announcement for Mint 6 users a few days after the release.

Please be patient and my apologies for the time this is taking.


  1. Well… It’s much easier to us than to you. An extra three days sounds reasonable to me. I’m sure all people want is a stale product, as announced in the previous news items. Congratulations for your work so far! πŸ™‚

  2. brandon, um it runs on ubuntu 9.04. if you’re complaining about a problem with ubuntu, you are barking up the wrong tree.

    i have found mint 7 rc to be very stable. also it fixed a couple of the problems i had been having with mint 6, most notably support for digital cameras. with mint 6 as well as ubuntu 8.1 i was unable to get any digital camera to work thru usb, i would have to go to a windows computer. now with mint 7 that is all fixed, it pops up and asks me what to do with all these pictures.

  3. also, great job clem and the whole team. i just love mint! i can’t wait for full release, then i can install on my work computer.

  4. This is terrible news. A delay? What, are you saying I need to go and do some real work? Does this mean I can’t spend my long weekend abandoning my wife and child, locked up in my study installing and tinkering with a fresh LinuxMint?


  5. Great job, Clem and team.

    I guess some waiting will grant a great MINT version, as ever.


  6. Is it possible to upgrade to the stable Mint 7 from the RC1 by using mintupdate (ie, without reinstalling)?

  7. aww, I’m checking at least twice daily, just hoping for any release anouncements. Thanks for your effort guys

  8. All good things come to those who wait! And “Gloria” will be worth the wait for sure.
    Great job Clem and team.

  9. Dear friends, let us hide our wide Carpets of Impatience into big Chests of Expectation)

    Clem, greatest thanks for your scrupulous work. So, such an approach is just a brilliant example and a sign of finest quality. That’s why the Mint is perfect. Thanks again)

  10. @ brandon

    We looked at different ways to address the Intel issue but there is no single fix that works for all Intel graphics cards. I have Intel graphics on my main machine! I used the “safe” method listed in the Ubuntu forum to correct the problem on my machine. I did test all three methods on a fresh install before deciding which was best for my particular system. The problem comes from the Ubuntu 9.04 base itself.

  11. don’t be worry,

    in France we could wait for it…the older works such well.
    thanks for your investisment…and please…start speaking french…

  12. Is it too late to ask you to include an easy to find dial up modem dialer? The Chestnut program found in LM 5 Fluxbox would be great! That’s what I run now on two boxes and love same!
    Also, because these distros are so well made, I’ve had zero experience at the terminal “command line” I’d like to learn something there even though I haven’t needed it to install and use Mint. Can anyone recommend a website or other free resource for an absolute beginner at the Linux command line?
    I apologize if these questions are not a fit for this area, just trying to save time
    My best to the developer, tester, and, user communities!

  13. Wooooowwww. Over the years I’ve seen a number of Linux distributions. None of them inspired me to leave Windows behind. Mint is different. I could actually see myself work with it. Great work.

  14. wooow! my hp bluetooth is now working. hope my hp webcam will works too….mabuhay!! linuxteam. my intel graphics just works fine in all linuxmint version. thanks again…

  15. Well done Clem! Better a little bit later, with a strong distribution! I’m working at my office with Mint 7 RC1, since one week and it seems ok (as much as I worked until today πŸ™‚ ). Thanks to you and the whole team for the hard work done!

  16. You are doing an amazing job, I switched from XP to Mint 6 half an year ago and I’m so very happy i did. Just as all the folks right here I can barely wait for the stable Gloria, but take all the time you need, Im shore the final release will be,AS ALWAYS, beyong any expectations.
    Thank you so much for all your efforts and all the slepless nights.
    Best regards, Alex

  17. I’m very new to Linux and have installed Mint 6 and it’s running great. If I want to upgrade to version 7, will I have to do a fresh install, or will I be able to “upgrade” it? If I can upgrade, will it require me to open a terminal and enter code/commands, or will there be an “idiot” upgrade version for idiots like me πŸ™‚

  18. I recently tried Mint for the first time (7 RC1) and I have to say I was very impressed. I have tried most of the major distros and I would say that Mint is the most polished of them all. It’s easy to use for a first timer and it’s one that might possibly convince me to make the switch from Windows to Linux on my main machine full time.

    I do prefer KDE to Gnome however and was wondering how long (just approximately) after mint 7 is released will it take for the community KDE version to be released?

  19. forum doesnt say more speed or more of this or that just basically what people see basic stuff is there any performance tweaks is there any cool things other then gui improvement and will a defragger be available because it really fragmented on mine

  20. Good to hear about the upgrade path from RC1. Now I can go ahead and move forward on my new laptop and just upgrade. Thanks for the kick-ass distro!!

  21. @Joe: Linux Mint 7 should have some preformence increases, mainly due to its Ubuntu 9.04 base, which has faster boot times, and from personal experience it seems much more snappy then 8.10. So Mint 7 should follow that trend. And I’m surprised that your drive is fragmented, Linux drives generally don’t fragment… What filesystem are you using, because as far as I know ext3 (the default filesystem in Mint) has built in fragment protection…


  22. Will this release actually be distinctive from Ubuntu? I liked the mintMenu that is in Elyssa, but when this was removed in the current version, I might as well just be using Ubuntu. The only practical benefit is that Mint makes it slightly easier to install proprietary drivers.

  23. Cool Beans, heading over to my Fathers next week. It’ll be just the right time so I can upgrade his computer.

    As to the wait, I’m perfectly happy to wait until they have classified it as stable. Fixing bug’s pre-release is not only preferred but much easier than fix post release.

    BTW been running RC1 since it’s release, very happy with it and so far no problems. Well that is other than the Intel HD sound not working on one box, but that’s an upstream issue.

  24. @Joe and Ziplocpeople:

    ext3 can become fragmented. The backend of the filesystem does combat and successfully solve most fragmentation issues, but it has problems with large files. I’ve never had “large” defined for me, but I’ve seen up to 20% fragmentation on my ext3 drives without affecting performance (not that I could tell with the naked eye, anyways).

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  26. i used wubi to install i think it is ext3 windows defragger showed it was fragmented on that part of the system

  27. Are there fixed time frames for KDE releases or is it as you are able to do it.

    I not complaining but it does seem that the KDE release comes out just in time for the next Main version to be released. Which may mean that the v.7 KDE will come out right before v.8 GNOME? I know it takes a while to put together the KDE. But I am holding off on the v.6KDE do to the fact that it is built off KDE4 and not KDE4.2

  28. Thank u!!

    But I know I speak for all the Mint Users when I say…

    HURRY UP!!!! πŸ˜€

  29. Thanks Clem and the Team,
    Much love from Hellfire Family NYC, I am sure 7 will be well worth the wait. Cheers!

  30. Well, RC1 has been quite stable for me, but I definitely prefer perfection over haste!

    Take your time and when you’re ready kick it out the door, not a second sooner!

  31. Thank you for your hard work and this outstanding release.
    Can’t wait for the final x64-Gloria.

  32. I can’t think of a complete reinstall now, neither upgrading because my system is heavily customized, but still I want to grab that edition for my Laptop.

  33. And the KDE version???
    Sorry I’m always everywhere asking, but I loved the Mint 6 KDE, and I’m sure I’d love Mint 7 KDE.
    At least give us some information, will there be a KDE version, right???

  34. @AKiRa121

    looking forward also to the kde4 version since this is what i use now specially since 4.2.3 (really great), too bad kubuntu is kind of unpolished out of the box

    neverless i do recommmend the gnome version to my friends for the time being,

  35. Why are we like that? I complain about my daughter who needs the latest t-shirt, the newest cellphone, Windows 7, and eats pizza where the rest of the crowd eat their pizzas… One day, a week, 6 months won’t make big difference to our lives. It’s consumerisms, and its bad! It’s the same mentality that drives us into global warming! Relax, boys (and girls!)! Why can we just use Debian, the mother of them all?


  36. So far, so good. Thanks Clem, Exploder and the entire team. Another solid effort! Gloria RC has been flawless and another great distro in a long line of Mint perfection πŸ™‚ I add my thanks to all of those above, and say that whatever delay is worth the wait.

    Thanks for all the great releases you’ve shared with us!

  37. So it will be possible to upgrade from the Release Candidate? How exactly do I do this once the stable release is ready?

  38. i have a question, i have mint 6 and what i like about it is that i can move the panel from the bottom of the screen to the top of the screen, but when i tried the mint 7 RC1 i was not able to move the panel at all, when mint 7 is released will i be able to move the panel?, as i like it on the top of the screen.

  39. so, nice work…. but i got a problem installing gnome-themes-extras:

    E: /var/cache/apt/archives/gnome-themes-extras_2.22.0-0ubuntu2_all.deb: tentata sovrascrittura di `/usr/share/icons/Gion/16×16/actions/bookmark-new.png’, che si trova anche nel pacchetto mint-artwork-gnome

    it looks that can not overwrite /usr/share/icons/Gion/

    how can i solve it? thank you for all guys.

  40. I’ve tested the Mint 7 rc1 on another hdd of mine. Looks great. Sounds great. Smells great. Feels great.
    (nvidia driver 180 giving bugs anyway, that’s all trouble I’ve been through)…
    But still I’m glued on my Mint 6 64 bits. This distro is SOOOO cool I’ll wait patiently ’till the release of her greater sister nΒ°7 in its 64 bits edition.
    Cause I guess there’ll be one 64 bits, won’t it be Clem??? πŸ˜‰

    Untill then. Thanx a million for your incredible hard work.
    Men, for 3 years now you made me a pure and all time linux user for good.
    Keep up the kind state of mind you guys got behind all that.
    You rule. Thanx.

  41. Just thought I would update everyone on what is going on. The Universal Edition has been submitted to the team for internal testing. I am downloading now and will start testing today.


  42. I have tested and approved the Universal Edition. The one click multimedia install works great by the way! Clem did an awesome job on this edition!

  43. Great news!
    Can`t wait to try Gloria.

    As a former Opensuse KDE user I`d like to know when do you guys plan to release the KDE version. I am using gnome now but I am thinking about trying KDE again.

  44. Kei, Boo is working on the KDE CE. There is no set release date. The KDE CE is progressing very well.

  45. I’ve been using RC1 on both my laptop and my desktop and this is the first time that I’ve let gparted take the hours upon hours needed to shift my data over for a permanent linux partition on each machine.

    Honestly, linux never lasts more than a week installed because of the whole gaming/directx thing and while it’s still not where I’d like it to be in terms of speed and compatibility with Windows games Linux Mint is a beautiful thing and well worth the 8ish hours I spent shifting partitions.

    Keep up the great work guys.

  46. Great job!

    Yet one question:

    Ubuntu 904 doesn’t support intel graphics cards very well. Do you simply inherits this problem or do you solve it? This is the only thing I worry about now.

  47. Good Work,
    I use linux mint (italian language) since Casssandra on laptop Dell inspiron 5150.
    This version (rc1) is very stable and easy installation ( no problem except for nvidia driver: ther right choice is the second n 96).
    Thanks again

  48. hi, i would just like to thank all you guys out there working on this amazing product for opening my eyes, goodbye windows hello gloria.

    Thanks Alex

  49. The only thing that I want is that as much the Gloria how much the Felicia has a version with KDE 3.5.10!
    KDE 4 still very is weighed!
    It has as I to install the Felicia or future the Gloria in Gnome and to place KDE 3 of the Elyssa?

  50. i love computers!!!!!!!!!! im saving up to build amd phenom x4 4 gigs ram ddr2 and xfx board and that is just stock 1tb drive so i can have 5 os lol and i already have dvd and cdrw from this computer LOVE THE ELEGANCE LETS AMP UP OPEN SOURCE GAMING!!!!

    im 500 dollers away which takes a long time for me but lets rock

  51. Wow! I just installed the former version, it’s great! Ubuntu Go home! I can’t wait! give it to me NOW!

  52. My colleague at work had a fedora 8 desktop which was having graphics trouble, and our corporate IT guys don’t really support linux, so he was out of luck. Last week we said screw it, wiped his box clean and installed Mint6 ourselves, and he was blown out of the water. Were anxiously awaiting 7.

    His newly-minted box connects to the company network just fine without IT intervention, thank you very much, and better yet, he can update it and do whatever he wants without begging IT to give temporary root permission, as was the case before. YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!! Take that IT! Power to the workers!


  53. exploder, thank you for the updates. πŸ™‚ Regarding Intel drivers, I think you guys shouldn’t look too strict to the Ubuntu base you’re building Mint upon. If there’s anything you can fix by some tweaks I see no reason why not pushing that to the BIG guy. After all, Ubuntu does that to Debian so you can be Ubuntu’s sidekick just as the other is to its foundation. πŸ™‚ You did get far and whatever you do to fix some stuff it’s already obvious many users will appreciate.

    Maybe drivers should only be activated based on detection. This would allow the system to get lighter. At least I know I kill the bluetooth stuff right away from every desktop installation. I just don’t need it and it takes up some resources. If detection can’t be done for this and that, at least a Mint Services control panel would be welcome and the scripts behind its back could nicely deactivate stuff like bluetooth in a manner that will easily allow reactivation if that’s later needed.

    Another thing that would be great on Linut Mint is “compatibility with other people”. Compatibility is very tied up with communication and that includes a text messenger, audio and video chat. People are divided up with such stuff so we should all take a better look at what people use these days and get them Linux alternatives where native solutions aren’t there.

    This is especially the case of Yahoo Messenger – which is quite popular around the world but they even withdrew their Linux client. After a quick search I found Gyachi (, which has voice and video support at some level, which I tested in an Elyssa live cd a few minutes ago. Whatever we could do to enhance compatibility/collaboration we should prioritize for future versions and people will be happy to answer your questions inside the forums.

    Yet another cool thing about the future would be making the geeks happier. I am not necessarily thinking about the ones who compile all day long or write their code, but the people that got over the beginner status and enjoy digging into more complicated stuff. For these people there should be a certain section on the Universal Edition that includes guest additions for VM software, a few alternative editors for development/other purposes and some recovery tools.

    For the multi-boot users there is something that would be greatly appreciated if you would pull it off. An automated MBR fixer or an easy wizard to replace automatics would be the savior of many people who want to play with Mint but don’t have the necessary skills to recover from a Windows reinstall that wiped the Linux boot loader. Add this to your plans and get ready to have worshipers. πŸ˜›

    As I suggested in another blog post, it would be nice if you would also offer a few scripts in an integrated interface (maybe MintInstall) that would allow the users to get the latest versions of highly popular software like I recently removed my 2.4 from my Mint and manually installed v3.1 (it has anti-aliased graphics + much more nice stuff). Everything works well – it’s just I don’t have the Minty splash screens on OOo anymore but I enjoy the new features very much. It’s not a single case and you shouldn’t do this for a gazillion packages but only the most popular, that people need to replace their Windows stuff with Linux applications. (Even more worshipers… :P)

    P.S. I’m am still waiting for news on Mint LXDE. πŸ˜€

  54. I want to thank you all involved into this, among other distros I’ve used I had chosen Linux Mint as the one.
    Keep doing this great job Clem.
    I can’t hardly wait till this stable release, I’m using the RC and I’m very pleased about it.

    Best regards from Brazil!

  55. I agree with kneekoo. That last suggestion would be very useful. There’s a significant delay between the last “stable” software is released and it’s introduction in the official repos. I’d enjoy a separated session on my Mintupdate to display the new update for my main applications (featuring screenpictures like in mintinstall); the packages list often feels to messy for me to dig on it each of the not-so-safe updates… I usually don’t want all level 3 updates installed, so I tend to leave them unchecked, and I’d say that’s the same for most of people.

  56. Well we have cleared a space on the toy box hdd and 1 old man and 2 grandsons are waiting.
    Keep up the good work.



  58. @Vinicius: I like to update my system with all level-1-2-3 packages. At least the level-3 ones should be good enough not to break anything in Mint, but for the best stability I agree with you that only level 1+2 are worth the effort.

    @joe: The convenience is important to a lot of people – even to those who can actually compile LXDE – like I did. It simply saves time. Anyway, my point was that it would be very nice if a few very popular applications would have custom install scripts so people can click and install. We don’t actually need an army of software at hand but simply what we mostly use and need updates for. I’m sure people would even donate for such scripts and their official testing. πŸ™‚

  59. Congratulation, guys! I have just performed an Mint 7 install by choosing to install it right from the boot menu. It took about 6 minutes to copy all the files in VirtualBox 2.2.2 (WinXP SP3) and I’ll make some other tests later today.

    Woo-hoo! πŸ˜€ Excellent!

  60. I tried to download several times from different mirrors (HEAnet,Goscomb), but it stucks at 70% or 99% . I tried with different browsers – IE, Opera, Firefox – but the same result . What happens here !? I want so much to test it this night !

  61. arrow up – tales of mystery and imagination

    arrow down – on hold for the release – no hurry

  62. IΒ΄m a Cuban fan of Mint. Downloading right now…waiting for a long time ago!
    Greetings!…Thanx a lot team!!!!

  63. i completly agree with (53)kneekoo, except for KDE, i don’t like kde :), and for guest additions for VM software, this can be installed if really needed…

    one noob question; which open office mint uses, original, open office go or open office oxygen???

    thanks for this great distro

  64. Hey people.

    Can I download the RC version and then, update to final version by internet ?


  65. This is all great, but how soon after the final release will there be a 64bit release.. and are there plans for a CE release of kde 4.2.3 64bit? or will it just be 32bit kde CE?
    just wondering.. I actually like using all my ram and enjoy making swappiness=0

    love the speed.. along with mints already stable,speedy performance…

  66. I love Linux mint over ubuntu and i want to say thanks for all your continuing hard work for an awesome linux distro! One thing i find interesting is how stable mint is than ubuntu in terms of live cd. And mint just works, even in beta form.

  67. Just want to say Thank You! to everyone for all the work they have been putting in!

    Thanks for fighting the monopoly.

  68. I’ve played a little with the Mint 7 live CD and apparently the latest MintMenu needs some tweaking. It feels a little unresponsive. I clicked Writer in the menu and the menu stayed there until the application started. Of course, I have clicked the menu entry several times, thinking I must’ve done something wrong that the menu doesn’t close back but after the first OOo session started I got a whole bunch of other Writer windows – then the menu closed.

    This happened on the live CD, on a Prescott 2.8 GHz with 1 GB of RAM – so the performance should be more than enough for an operation that happens normally in the previous versions. However, I could not reproduce that behavior in my installed copy of Mint 7 (on my other machine – Core 2 Duo E6320 with 2 GB of RAM) so I rebooted my VM and started a live CD session. Nothing weird about the menu. I don’t know what happened on my first machine but I guess it could happen to someone else so I reported it in here.

    Overall… I must say I’m very impressed with the latest version. I just love it. πŸ™‚ Many thanks from Romania! πŸ™‚

  69. I’ve been using Mint for some time now, and I’ve found it to be the most ‘complete’ Linux distro of them all. I do however, try each new Ubuntu release, mainly for comparison, but ultimately, Mint always improves on what Ubuntu has to offer. So now, having tried Ubuntu 9.04, which is pretty awesome in itself, I can’t wait for the new version of Mint.

    I will have to be patient I know, as I’m a dedicates x64 user, but I’m convinced that I won’t be at all disappointed.

    Not only do I find that using Mint is a productive experience, but it is fun, and very rewarding too. As a relative newbie to Linux, after too many years using ‘other’ operating systems, this is a wonderful, new phase in my life, and I’m sure that the new release is going to enhance it even further!

    I’d like to take the opportunity to give thanks to everyone working on this great distro. I’m sure that there are countless others that share my views too.

    Great work guys!

  70. I’m a little confused. Is the version posted on heanet the final release? Seems strange since it looks lite it was last edited on the 20th.

  71. If it’s public it means it’s final. It’s just the developers didn’t have enough energy to make a public announcement about it, the proper way. Don’t worry, they will do it today. πŸ™‚

  72. i can’t wait to kiss Linux Mint Thukani rather Linux Mint Gloria! unloca ICT solutions is ready to install it in all its systems! I can’t wait CLem! (South Africans)

  73. Don`t worry, guys! wecan wait)) just do your job)) rc1 looks great but we awnt to use really stable release))

  74. No need to rush it.. My win7 beta will hold untill aug. 09. By then I’ll make a “switch”. Tried Mint7 RC Live and it looked Great (and green!)

    Nice work.

  75. Here’s an official statement:

    – The User Guide needs to be updated and that will take a day or two.

    – Once everything is fine, it will take up to 48 hours for the ISOs to propagate on the download mirrors.

    After that, we’ll be ready for a release.

    As you guys can see, it is possible that the official announcement can come today or tomorrow, because the user guide is not yet published. Given the fact that the last two days were actually a weekend, I’m not surprised we have to wait for the official launch. They deserve some rest after the hard work so while I have already enjoyed myself with the latest Mint I can now easily give then slack. πŸ˜€ After all it’s Mint 7 we were all waiting for, not an official statement. πŸ˜›

    Oh… and if it turns out the final release is yet to be published and we, the agitated people, downloaded a release candidate, then what else can I say that we will have even more joy with a more stable ISO? Either way, I’m already happy! πŸ˜€

  76. can’t wait for gloria singging around the hall… πŸ™‚

    anyway thanks for the hard work…. πŸ˜‰

  77. Aggghhh….
    I cant wait for mint 7

    Im fairly new to Linux but I love it

    one thing will i need to download the ISO and
    burn a new CD, or will i be able to update
    it strait through Mint (so i don’t use up a CD)?

  78. Downloading now, I can’t believe how excited I am! Woke up checked the site to my phone, saw the ftp sites had it up and jumped out of bed and started downloading, my wife thought something was wrong cause I got out of bed so fast, thanks for the release guys.

  79. i meant on the main version not lxde yea convinence is important but most of all it has to perform well and be able to be maintained for people that want the most out of it… i would love a defragger

  80. Drawing the conclusion from the following article, the most home workstations won’t need any defragmentation.–/features/110398/3

    Read the last two paragraphs for an alternate method to defragmentation. On short, make an archive of your fragmented files, delete the originals, then put everything back from the archive. Anyway, this is only worth for mail servers or people using p2p file sharing frequently.

    If you keep at least 10%-15% free space on your HDD, at all time, then you won’t suffer of fragmentation too soon because linux file systems normally use free space blocks to write files to avoid fragmentation.

  81. Hello clem and all others. I just have one question: how long it will take for Linux Mint 7 Gloria X64 to be released?

  82. I tested the live CD on my E7221 server board with integrated video and it looked very good + the effects were enabled by default. I didn’t try it on my other system, with GMA 3000 but I suspect it will be even better. I’m still working on something right now but I’m tempted to reboot and see for myself. πŸ™‚ Anyway, give it a test yourself. I think it will work pretty nice – at least I hope so.

  83. Yes Dread Knight, with GMA965 and X3100 it still sucks a little bit, but I think it will be better with the next upgrades.
    With some tricks ad a bit of luck you can make your GMA to work!

  84. Interestingly the wireless on my machine is flakier than it was with 6. I’ll have to do a little digging and see if this is a ‘common’ issue with the MSI Wind.

  85. Ayon Khan (and others),

    You might want to read previous posts. The ISO is in the mirrors. Just navigate to /stable/7 and download. I did it earlier.

  86. I post yesterday a comment about the stable ISO – Linux Mint 7 that I can’t download – I tried many, many times with different browsers, with and without download manager and it stucks every time at 70 % or 99% . I still wait for an answer – please !

  87. @Dread Knight: I just tested my Mint 7 live CD on my Intel GMA 3000 and it works excellent. Actually, I’m writing this from the live CD.

    mint@mint ~ $ glxgears -fullscreen
    876 frames in 5.0 seconds = 175.094 FPS
    871 frames in 5.0 seconds = 174.080 FPS

    The test above was performed on 1440×900 pixels, at 60 Hz. I think it’s just great. πŸ™‚ I’ll install a game from the internet – maybe a 3D shooter and see how it behaves. I hope my 2 GB of RAM will handle that.

  88. Well… I downloaded Alien Arena and tried to play it. It sucks pretty badly. I don’t know if it’s a live CD issue or the game simply requires a more advanced graphics card.

    Then I removed Alien Arena and tried Nexuiz. Remember I’m still on a live CD session and Alien Arena has more than 500 MB of files (unpacked) and Nexuiz has more than 350 MB. Nexuiz runs smoother so I guess the other game is very demanding. However, there is a weird flicker in a rectangle area on the left of the screen that I first suspected was Alien Arena’s fault but the same happened in Nexuiz. I guess there is a bug in Intel’s driver but so far I only noticed it in these two games. Desktop animations are performing as they should.

    Next, I installed Open Arena – after I removed Nexuiz so I can still be able to work in my RAM. Open Arena is also very big. I tried it at different resolutions and I had the same issue with the rectangular area continuously flickering but then I switched to 1440×900 and everything was fine. All details on, high level on everything and it worked quite well. Now that I uninstalled the other two games I feel sorry I didn’t test 1440×900 on them as well – at least in Nexuiz. πŸ˜›

    Then I switched Mint to 1152×864 and tried to play Open Arena on Mint’s resolution – AFTER I deleted the former configuration file, so the game can auto-detect the settings. I did the same for 832×624.

    I can now safely say the driver has some issues but playing them at Mint’s resolution everything will be fine.

  89. I downloaded Gloria from heanet and installed on my notebook ATI RADEON, AMD Turion 64×2. Everything was recognized by default.

    It`s awesome! It boot faster than Felicia. I spend the whole day play around with Gloria and configuring the way I like it.

    No bugs. The best Linux I ever tried so far.

  90. Desde Venezuela…

    Linux Mint lo mejor de lo mejor

    Linux Mint the best EXTREME!!!

    Esta es mi distro ideal. Disculpen que no sepa hablar bien el ingles.

  91. Well… I just had a surprise. Nexuiz works great now. Apparently the out-of-the-box resolution had something to do with the games I started. After playing around so much with the resolutions Nexuiz behave normally – even asking for the latest version. πŸ˜›

    Alien Arena, on the other hand, even if it doesn’t flicker anymore, is still working like crap on GMA 3000, even it I set 1024×768 on medium details. It’s a good thing I don’t like Alien Arena, right? πŸ˜€

    That’s it for me. Enough testing. πŸ™‚

  92. Region: Australia – South Latin America

    Linux Mint 7 ISO – 20-May-2009 – 697 mg

    Are you in hurry? Go ahead… I will for the Official Announcements

    Index of /pub/linuxmint/stable/7/

    Icon Name Last modified Size [DIR] Parent Directory –
    [DIR] community/ 24-May-2009 11:14 –
    [DIR] user-guide/ 24-May-2009 11:14 –
    [ ] LinuxMint-7-Universal.iso 23-May-2009 04:00 1.3G
    [ ] LinuxMint-7.iso 20-May-2009 08:54 697M
    [TXT] md5sum.txt 24-May-2009 11:14 110

    Last update completed at Tue May 26 00:40:36 UTC 2009

  93. After last upgrade RC1 (to stable version?) i have problem with Synaptic. I pushed the menu button of the Software Sources menu entry and nothing happened.

    I tried in terminal:
    ~ $ lsb_release -a
    No LSB modules are available.
    Distributor ID: LinuxMint
    Description: Linux Mint 7 Gloria – Main Edition
    Release: 7
    Codename: Gloria

    ~ $ software-properties-gtk
    Traceback (most recent call last):
    File “/usr/bin/software-properties-gtk”, line 104, in
    app = SoftwarePropertiesGtk(datadir=data_dir, options=options, file=file)
    File “/usr/lib/python2.6/dist-packages/softwareproperties/gtk/”, line 75, in __init__
    SoftwareProperties.__init__(self, options=options, datadir=datadir)
    File “/usr/lib/python2.6/dist-packages/softwareproperties/”, line 83, in __init__
    File “/usr/lib/python2.6/dist-packages/softwareproperties/”, line 521, in reload_sourceslist
    File “/usr/lib/python2.6/dist-packages/aptsources/”, line 90, in get_sources
    raise NoDistroTemplateException(“Error: could not find a ”
    aptsources.distro.NoDistroTemplateException: Error: could not find a distribution template

  94. Hello, I now install Mint 7 Gloria from /pub/linuxmint/stable/7/ and when I try to play some movies in gnome player or mplayer I discover a bug or something like that. When I try to fullscreen a movie size of the movie is the same as before fullscreen. It put a black lines around a movie and size is same as without fullscreen. Have somebody the same problem or it is only in my Mint 7 installation?

  95. This is NOT a support site – no support questions will be answered
    Please post in the forum and you will get help

  96. well, i have started the download, it would take me say good 7-8 hrs before i get the iso from the xxx/stable/7/linuxmint-7.iso (20-May-2009), i am worried if the one i am downloading will be different from the announce one, whenever it is. it would be too much of effort wasted.

    and even worse, i have lost my patience to wait any further, but then again i donot have any choice i have to wait. if this will be different from the main one.

    any suggestions or assurances.

  97. Will only be trying the RC1 by tomorrow.

    I’m loving Felicia at the moment on my HP Mini 1109TU. Can’t wait to give Gloria a spin. I’d love to write a review on the RC1 tomorrow, and hopefully the stable release once it’s out.

    Great work on Linux Mint. Perfect for netbookers such as myself. Cheers to Clem and the entire Linux Mint team! W00t w00t!

  98. Seems like everyone knows about the heanet mirror…There is a torrent now, so seed till you bleed.

  99. Thank You Alexio, I caught up with your response1
    —-(quote follows)
    # Alexio Says:
    May 23rd, 2009 at 8:32 am

    @20 12_West
    Β¨Can anyone recommend a website or other free resource for an absolute beginner at the Linux command line?Β¨

    To learn the command line using Linux Mint you may visit and

    From the Linux Mint forum you can get more answers, like Β¨If you want to learn the command line (especially bash) then I recommend the inx distro – Β¨
    ——-end quote)

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