Linux Mint 9 Fluxbox RC released!

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

Linux Mint 9 Fluxbox

New features at a glance:

  • Tint2 panel
  • New Thunar Move to Trash and Delete options
  • 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
    • Husse quotes
    • USB Creator
    • Local repository
    • 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 Fluxbox“.

Known problems:

  • Splash screen resolution
  • Moonlight
  • Animated flash
  • Windows installer
  • Theme issues
  • Ctrl+Alt+Backspace
  • Upstream issues

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

Important information:

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.

System requirements:

  • x86 processor
  • 256 MB of system memory (RAM)
  • 4 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 Fluxbox RC is available in 32-bit as a liveCD, via Torrent and HTTP download:

  • Download Linux Mint 9 Fluxbox RC


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