The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 8 x64 Helena RC1.
- Download the ISO or the torrent.
- While it’s downloading look at the overview of the new features in Linux Mint 8, read the User Guide and make sure to quickly go through the known issues.
- After the ISO is downloaded verify the MD5 (as described in the user guide).
- Burn the ISO at low speed and enjoy testing Linux Mint 8 x64 RC1.
- Report bugs on the dedicated forum thread.
Introduction to Linux Mint 8 x64:
This x64 edition of Linux Mint 8 is almost identical to the Main Edition but compiled for 64 bit processors (Intel Core 2 Duo, Intel Core 2 Quad, AMD Athlon X2 64 and all x86-64 compliant processors). It comes with all the improvements featured in Linux Mint 8 Helena Main Edition.
An X86_64 64 bit processor (Intel Core 2, AMD X2 64, etc…) .
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 7 x64 will be finalized for the stable release.
Feedback and bug reports:
Please report any bug you may find via the Linux Mint 8 x64 RC1 Bug Thread and give us your feedback on this release by posting a comment right here on the blog.
Download Linux Mint 8 x64 RC1:
You can download Linux Mint 8 x64 RC1 via torrent or via HTTP:
Size: 686MB LiveCD
Torrent download: http://www.linuxmint.com/torrent/LinuxMint-8-x64-RC1.iso.torrent HTTP download: http://www.linuxmint.com/edition.php?id=46
- http://ftp.jaist.ac.jp/pub/Linux/LinuxMint-ISO/testing/ (Japan)
- http://ftp.riken.jp/pub/Linux/linuxmint/testing/ (Japan)
- http://gd.tuwien.ac.at/linux/mint/isos/testing/ (Austria)
- http://mirrors.cytanet.com.cy/linux/mint/testing/ (Cyprus)
- http://ftp.klid.dk/ftp/linuxmint/testing/ (Denmark)
- ftp://ftp.linuxmint-fr.org/pub/linuxmint.com/testing/ (France)
- http://linuxmint.cybermirror.org/testing/ (Germany)
- http://ftp5.gwdg.de/pub/linux/debian/mint/testing/ (Germany)
- http://mirror.netcologne.de/mint/testing/ (Germany)
- http://ftp.cc.uoc.gr/mirrors/linux/linuxmint/testing/ (Greece)
- http://ftp.heanet.ie/pub/linuxmint.com/testing/ (Ireland)
- ftp://ftp.tpnet.pl/pub/linux/linuxmint/isos/testing/ (Poland)
- http://cesium.di.uminho.pt/pub/linuxmint/testing/ (Portugal)
- http://ftp.df.lth.se/pub/linuxmint/testing/ (Sweden)
- http://mirror.sov.uk.goscomb.net/linuxmint.com/testing/ (UK)
- http://mirror.csclub.uwaterloo.ca/linuxmint/testing/ (Canada)
- http://mirror.amarillolinux.com/linuxmint/testing/ (USA)
- http://mint.ez.by/linuxmint.com/testing/ (USA)
- ftp://linuxfreedom.com/linuxmint/linuxmint.com/testing/ (USA)
- http://linuxmint.secsup.org/testing/ (USA)
- ftp://mirrors.secution.com/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.