Release: Linux Mint 10 RC

The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 10 RC.

Linux Mint 10

New features at a glance:

  • Welcome screen
    • Install codecs and upgrade to the DVD edition from the welcome screen
  • Menu
    • Highlights newly installed applications
    • Finds and installs software from the repositories
    • Search engines
    • GTK bookmarks support
    • GTK themes support
  • Software manager
    • Application icons
    • Better categorization
  • Update manager
    • Ignore updates
    • Download size
  • Upload manager
    • UI, speed, ETA
    • Connection test
    • Cancel / Run in background
  • New look and feel
  • System improvements

For a complete overview and to see screenshots of the new features, visit: “What’s new in Linux Mint 10“.

Known problems:

  • Splash screen resolution
  • Moonlight
  • 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 (Linux Mint 64-bit requires a 64-bit processor. Linux Mint 32-bit works on both 32-bit and 64-bit processors).
  • 512 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 10 RC is available in 32-bit and 64-bit as a liveCD, via Torrent and HTTP download:

  • Download Linux Mint 10 RC 32-bit
  • Download Linux Mint 10 RC 64-bit


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