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feb 25, 2013
Mr. B

Linux Mint Debian Editie 201303 RC Vrijgegeven

Ruim twee dagen geleden heeft het Linux Mint team de LMDE 201303 RC iso’s vrijgegeven.

Deze iso’s zijn nu opgesplitst in vier en niet twee iso’s zoals voorheen het geval was. LMDE is nu verkrijgbaar als de Cinnamon 32 en 64 bit editie en de MATE 32 en 64 bit editie.
Dit is gedaan om de verschillende desktops niet te ‘vermengen’ waardoor er soms problemen ontstaan, plus het feit dat Mate en Cinnamon namelijk verschillende programma’s bevatten. Cinnamon heeft Gedit als text editor en Mate heeft Pluma bijvoorbeeld.
Ook dat ze LMDE zoveel mogelijk gelijk willen houden aan de hoofd edities van Mint speelt een grote rol.

Hoogtepunten in deze RC’s:

- Update Pack 6

- Mate 1.4

- Cinnamon 1.6

- De installer heeft een aantal verbeteringen ondergaan zoals een grafische tijdzone en keyboard selectie menu, ondersteuning voor installatie op meerdere HDD’s, slideshow, webcam en gezicht foto ondersteuning.

- Ook het Plymouth splash screen werkt nu in LMDE waarin we het Linux Mint plymouth theme zien. Dit houd in dat we geen text meer voorbij zien scrollen.

Info bron en verdere informatie:

dec 6, 2012

Linux Mint drops LMDE KDE and Xfce

Going forward, LMDE ISOs will be released in two versions: MATE and Cinnamon. The decision was taken not to maintain a KDE version of LMDE and to stop maintaining the Xfce version. This was a painful decision to make considering the quality of LMDE Xfce and unofficial LMDE KDE, but one that made sense for Linux Mint since LMDE Xfce represented only 4% of the Linux Mint audience.

This is also consistent with our strategy to focus on what we do best, to do less and do it better and to invest less time in maintaining editions and more time in developing the core technology that they use. It was a tough call at the time when Linux Mint lost its Fluxbox and LXDE editions. They were great but they only appealed to a minority of our users and we can see the benefits of this decision now, we can release all our editions and switch to focusing entirely on the development of the next iteration much faster in our release cycle. Whether it’s Cinnamon, MDM, the Software Manager, the Mint tools, the LMDE live-installer or even new projects such as a Driver Manager or R&D plans related to the installation and/or base underneath Linux Mint, development is extremely important to us.

Source : The Linux Mint blog, News and summary

nov 30, 2012

Linux Mint Nadia 14.1 ISO respins

The ISO images for Linux Mint 14 “Nadia” were updated and labelled “14.1″. All the links were updated on the website and in the announcements to point to the new ISOs.

If you’re already running Linux Mint 14, you don’t need to reinstall.

The new ISO images provide fixes for the following issues:

High CPU usage, low performance on Intel GPU

This was caused by a race condition between Plymouth and Xorg and affected owners of Intel cards in particular. Rather than using the “intel” driver, Xorg was randomly using “modesetting” or “fbdev” and the desktop was rendered by the CPU rather than the GPU using LLVMPIPE software rendering.

This issue was fixed in MDM 1.0.8 which is available as an update in Maya backports and in Nadia and which is installed by default on the new ISOs.

No DNS resolution, Internet not working in virtual machine

Linux Mint now uses OpenDNS as a fallback for DNS resolution. If the system fails to connect to a DNS server, the resolution is done via OpenDNS. This guarantees better out of the box connectivity especially in virtual machines.

Installer fails to install grub-efi

A bug was fixed and the installer now successfully installs the grub-efi packages in EFI installations. You still need to disable Secure Boot and depending on the implementation of EFI on your system you might have to specify the location of the EFI boot file (EFI/BOOT/grubx64.efi).


MATE 32-bit
MATE 64-bit
Cinnamon 32-bit
Cinnamon 64-bit

Source : The Linux Mint Blog

nov 21, 2012

Linux Mint 14 “Nadia” released

The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 14 “Nadia”.

For the first time since Linux Mint 11, the development team was able to capitalize on upstream technology which works and fits its goals. After 6 months of incremental development, Linux Mint 14 features an impressive list of improvements, increased stability and a refined desktop experience. We’re very proud of MATE, Cinnamon, MDM and all the components used in this release, and we’re very excited to show you how they all fit together in Linux Mint 14.

New features at a glance:

MATE 1.4
Cinnamon 1.6
Software Manager
System Improvements
Artwork Improvements
Upstream Components

For a complete overview and to see screenshots of the new features, visit: “What’s new in Linux Mint 14“.


MATE 32-bit
MATE 64-bit
Cinnamon 32-bit
Cinnamon 64-bit

Source : The Linux Mint Blog

sep 5, 2012

Nemo, Cinnamon 1.6 and MATE 1.4

Cinnamon 1.6 preview

The upcoming Cinnamon 1.6 was given a quick preview at


Nemo was announced as the new file browser for Cinnamon:

MATE 1.4

There was also news coming from MATE. In case you missed their announcement during the holidays. MATE 1.4 was released:

Source : The Linux Mint Blog

mei 23, 2012

Linux Mint 13 Maya released

Vandaag is Linux Mint 13 Maya released.

MATE en Cinnamon versies zijn verkrijgbaar in 32 and 64 bit.

The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 13 “Maya”.

Available in two editions, Linux Mint 13 features the choice between a productive, stable and mature MATE 1.2 desktop and the brand new modern-looking and exciting Cinnamon 1.4. These two desktops are among the best available, they’re perfectly integrated within Linux Mint and represent great alternatives to Gnome 2 users. Linux Mint 13 is also an LTS (Long Term Support) release and it will be supported until April 2017.


MATE 32-bit
MATE 64-bit
Cinnamon 32-bit
Cinnamon 64-bit

Lees alles over de wijzigingen en de release notes op The Linux Mint Blog

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