Linux Mint 11 LXDE RC2 released!

The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 11 LXDE RC2.

Linux Mint 11 LXDE

New features at a glance:

  • The Software Manager
    • UI improvements
    • New splash screen
    • Fonts category
    • More accurate package information
    • More application icons by default
    • More accurate search by default
  • The Update Manager
    • Performance boosts
    • Improved dependencies handling
    • Better changelog retrieval
    • UI improvements
  • The Desktop Settings tool
    • “Desktop-agnostic”, detection and upcoming compatibility with other desktops
    • New setting for the fortunes in the terminal
  • Artwork improvements
    • Overlay scrollbars, plymouth, Mint-X, search add-on.
  • System improvements
    • new “apt download” command
    • Adobe flash plugins

For a complete overview and to see screenshots of the new features, visit: “What’s new in Linux Mint 11 LXDE“.

Changes since RC1:

GDM replaces LXDM as the default login manager (this addresses the sporadic issue of X not loading from the live session)

Release notes:

  • Known issues
    • Moonlight
  • Important information
    • Overlay scrollbars
    • Black splash screens
    • Local repository and GnomePPP

To get more information about these problems and their solution, read the “Release notes”.

System requirements:

  • x86 processor
  • 256 MB RAM
  • 3 GB of disk space
  • Graphics card capable of 800×600 resolution
  • CD/DVD drive or USB port

Bug reports:

Please report any bug you may find in Launchpad.


Md5 sum: f1c310e709c3236a84a7afa4a44f696d


HTTP Mirrors:

  • South Africa: Internet Solutions
  • South Africa: Web Africa
  • China: University of Science and Technology of China Linux User Group
  • Japan: JAIST
  • Japan: Yamagata University
  • Austria: Goodie Domain Service
  • Belarus: ByFly
  • Bulgaria:
  • Czech Republic: Silicon Hill
  • Denmark:
  • France:
  • Germany: Copahost
  • Germany: GWDG
  • Germany: NetCologne GmbH
  • Greece: University of Crete
  • Ireland: HEAnet
  • Latvia: University of Latvia
  • Lithuania: Atviras kodas Lietuvai
  • Netherlands: Tuxis Internet Engineering
  • Poland: Polish Telecom
  • Portugal: CeSIUM – Universidade do Minho
  • Sweden: DF – Computer Society at Lund University
  • Sweden: Portlane
  • Switzerland: SWITCH
  • United Kingdom: Netrino
  • Canada: University of Waterloo Computer Science Club
  • USA: Linux Freedom
  • USA: Secution, LLC.
  • USA: Yellow Fiber Networks
  • Australia: AARNet
  • Australia: Western Australian Internet Association
  • Australia: ‘Yes’ Optus Mirror
  • Brazil: Universidade Federal do Parana


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