Linux Mint 9 LXDE RC released!

The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 9 LXDE RC.

Linux Mint 9 LXDE

New features at a glance:

  • New LXDM Display Manager
  • Improved PCManFM2 file manager
  • New Software Manager
    • 30,000 packages
    • Review applications straight from the Software Manager
    • APT daemon
    • Visual improvements
  • New Backup Tool
    • Incremental backups, compression, integrity checks
    • Backup/Restoration of the software selection
  • Better look & feel
    • Backgrounds
    • Welcome screen
    • Update Manager
  • System improvements
    • Windows installer
    • Husse quotes
    • Default software selection
    • Local repository and Gnome-PPP
    • Apt hold/unhold/held commands
  • Project changes
  • Upstream improvements
    • Faster boot
    • Long Term Support

For a complete overview and to see screenshots of the new features, visit: “What’s new in Linux Mint 9 LXDE“.

Known problems:

  • Splash screen resolution
  • Windows installer
  • Moonlight
  • Menu localization
  • Applications in the file manager
  • Menu launcher color
  • Upstream issues

To get more information about these problems and their solution, read the “Known problems” section of the release notes

System requirements:

  • x86 processor
  • 192 MB of system memory (RAM)
  • 3 GB of disk space for installation
  • Graphics card capable of 800×600 resolution
  • CD-ROM drive or USB port

Bug reports:

Please report any bug you may find in Launchpad.


Linux Mint 9 LXDE RC is available as a 32-bit liveCD, via Torrent and HTTP download:

  • Download Linux Mint 9 LXDE RC


We look forward to receiving your feedback. Thank you for using Linux Mint and have a lot of fun testing the release candidate!