The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 7 Gloria RC1.
Introduction to Linux Mint 7:
The 7th release of Linux Mint comes with numerous bug fixes and a lot of improvements. In particular the menu system, the application manager and the upload manager now provide new features such as “Suggestions”, “Featured applications”, “SCP and SFTP support”. The underlying base of the operating system was also strengthened with a new adjustment mechanism which makes Linux Mint more robust and less vulnerable to Ubuntu package upgrades, and the introduction of virtual and meta packages which simplify upgrade paths and the installation of multiple desktop environments.
For a detailed overview of the new features and improvements included in Linux Mint 7, please read What’s new in Gloria.
A minimum of 512MB of RAM is recommended. Once installed the system works fine with as low as 256MB RAM. The installation process deals with 2.5GB of data compressed on a 700MB CD and it can hang or fail on systems with less than 512MB RAM. If you have between 256MB and 512MB RAM you may have to try to install several times.
Important information and known issues:
As an RC (Release Candidate) this release is targeted at developers and beta-testers who want to help Linux Mint find and correct bugs before the stable release. Please do not use this release as your main desktop. For a complete list of known issues read the Release Notes.
The upgrade path from Linux Mint 6, the User Guide and the translation of the Mint tools will be finalized for the stable release.
The root password is now set as the same as the one chosen during the installation. A blog post will follow to explain why and how this was implemented.
If you’re using Mint tools in other distributions, make sure to turn off the adjustment system by editing /etc/linuxmint/mintSystem.conf.
The artwork coming with this release will be there in the stable release but won’t be set as default. We’d like to gather as much feedback as possible about this, so please tell us what you think of it.
Feedback and bug reports:
Please report any bug you may find via the Linux Mint 7 RC1 Bug Thread and give us your feedback on this release by posting a comment right here on the blog.
Download Linux Mint 7 RC1:
You can download Linux Mint 7 RC1 via torrent or via HTTP:
Size: 686MB LiveCD
Torrent download: http://www.linuxmint.com/torrent/LinuxMint-7-RC1.iso.torrent
HTTP download: http://www.linuxmint.com/edition.php?id=38
- http://cesium.di.uminho.pt/pub/linuxmint/testing/ (Portugal)
- http://mirrors.cytanet.com.cy/linux/mint/testing/ (Cyprus)
- http://ftp.heanet.ie/pub/linuxmint.com/testing/ (Ireland)
- http://mirror.sov.uk.goscomb.net/linuxmint.com/testing/ (UK)
- http://ftp.klid.dk/ftp/linuxmint/testing/ (Denmark)
- http://ftp.cc.uoc.gr/mirrors/linux/linuxmint/testing/ (Greece)
- http://mirror.amarillolinux.com/linuxmint/testing/ (USA)
- http://linuxmint.secsup.org/testing/ (USA)
- ftp://mirrors.secution.com/linuxmint.com/testing/ (USA)
- http://linuxmint.sourcemirrors.org/testing/ (USA)
- http://mint.ez.by/linuxmint.com/testing/ (USA)
Rest of the World:
- http://mirror.aarnet.edu.au/pub/linuxmint/testing/ (Australia)
Have a lot of fun testing this release candidate and let’s all hope it will help us make a great stable release.