If you’ve been waiting for this I’d like to thank you for your patience.
It is now possible to upgrade the Cinnamon edition of LMDE 2 to version 3.
The upgrade instructions are available at: https://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/2419
Take your time
Read all the instructions and take the time to understand them, ask for help if you’re stuck.
The instructions will ask you to make backups and to prepare system snapshots. Don’t rush into upgrading and do not take shortcuts.
If you’re stuck or wondering about something don’t hesitate to ask for help:
- You can post here in the comments section.
- You can ask for help in the forums.
- You can connect to the IRC (from within Linux Mint, launch Menu->Internet->Hexchat). If you’re new to IRC, please read this tutorial.
The team is proud to announce the release of LMDE 3 “Cindy” Cinnamon Edition.
LMDE 3 Cindy
LMDE is a Linux Mint project and it stands for “Linux Mint Debian Edition”. Its main goal is for the Linux Mint team to see how viable our distribution would be and how much work would be necessary if Ubuntu was ever to disappear. LMDE aims to be as similar as possible to Linux Mint, but without using Ubuntu. The package base is provided by Debian instead.
There are no point releases in LMDE. Other than bug fixes and security fixes Debian base packages stay the same, but Mint and desktop components are updated continuously. When ready, newly developed features get directly into LMDE, whereas they are staged for inclusion on the next upcoming Linux Mint point release.
The release notes provide important information about known issues, as well as explanations, workarounds and solutions.
To read the release notes, please visit:
“Release Notes for LMDE 3”
- 1GB RAM (2GB recommended for a comfortable usage).
- 15GB of disk space (20GB recommended).
- 1024×768 resolution (on lower resolutions, press ALT to drag windows with the mouse if they don’t fit in the screen).
- The 64-bit ISO can boot with BIOS or UEFI.
- The 32-bit ISO can only boot with BIOS.
- The 64-bit ISO is recommended for all modern computers (Almost all computers sold since 2007 are equipped with 64-bit processors).
Announcements will be made shortly with instructions on how to upgrade from LMDE 2.
If you are running the BETA, perform a system snapshot and use the Update Manager to apply available updates.
Here are the download links for the 64-bit ISO:
A 32-bit ISO image is also available at https://www.linuxmint.com/download_all.php.
Integrity and authenticity checks:
Once you have downloaded an image, please verify its integrity and authenticity.
Anyone can produce fake ISO images, it is your responsibility to check you are downloading the official ones.
We look forward to receiving your feedback. Thank you for using Linux Mint and have a lot of fun with this new release!