LMDE 2 “Betsy” Cinnamon released!

The team is proud to announce the release of LMDE 2 “Betsy” Cinnamon.

LMDE 2 “Betsy” Cinnamon Edition

LMDE (Linux Mint Debian Edition) is a very exciting distribution, targeted at experienced users, which provides the same environment as Linux Mint but uses Debian as its package base, instead of Ubuntu.

LMDE is less mainstream than Linux Mint, it has a much smaller user base, it is not compatible with PPAs, and it lacks a few features. That makes it a bit harder to use and harder to find help for, so it is not recommended for novice users.

LMDE is however slightly faster than Linux Mint and it runs newer packages. Life on the LMDE side can be exciting. There are no point releases in LMDE 2, except for bug fixes and security fixes base packages stay the same, but Mint and desktop components are updated continuously. When ready, newly developed features get directly into LMDE 2, whereas they are staged for inclusion on the next upcoming Linux Mint 17.x point release. Consequently, Linux Mint users only run new features when a new point release comes out and they opt-in to upgrade to it. LMDE 2 users don’t have that choice, but they also don’t have to wait for new packages to mature and they usually get to run them first. It’s more risky, but more exciting.

Important info:

  • Login and password for the live session
  • Gtk theme and icons failing to load
  • Multi-core and multi-CPU support in 32-bit kernel
  • Modprobe errors, warning messages during the boot sequence
  • Yumi multiboot

Make sure to read the “Release Notes” to be aware of important info or known issues related to this release.

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).
  • 512MB RAM (1GB recommended for a comfortable usage).
  • 9GB of disk space (20GB recommended).
  • Graphics card capable of 800×600 resolution (1024×768 recommended).
  • DVD drive or USB port

Upgrade instructions:

We’re currently working on an upgrade path for LMDE 1 users.

Announcements will be made on this blog when the upgrade is ready.

Download:

Md5 sum:

  • 32-bit: 334c3f022eacdb24df81d3ad876ecbb9
  • 64-bit: 5e5d617c6c6daed27cba9c1aca75c4ca

Torrents:

  • 32-bit
  • 64-bit

HTTP Mirrors for the 32-bit DVD ISO:

  • Argentina Xfree
  • Australia AARNet
  • Australia Internode
  • Australia uberglobal
  • Australia Western Australian Internet Association
  • Australia Yes Optus Mirror
  • Austria Goodie Domain Service
  • Bangladesh dhakaCom Limited
  • Belarus ByFly
  • Brazil Universidade Federal do Parana
  • Bulgaria Telepoint
  • Canada University of Waterloo Computer Science Club
  • China University of Science and Technology of China Linux User Group
  • Colombia EDATEL
  • Czech Republic CZ.NIC
  • Czech Republic Ignum, s.r.o.
  • Czech Republic UPC Ceska republika
  • Ecuador CEDIA
  • Ecuador CEDIA Ecuador
  • France Crifo.org
  • France Gwendal Le Bihan
  • France IRCAM
  • France Ordimatic
  • Germany Artfiles
  • Germany Copahost
  • Germany FH Aachen
  • Germany Friedrich-Alexander-University of Erlangen-Nuremberg
  • Germany GWDG
  • Germany Hochschule Esslingen University of Applied Sciences
  • Germany killerhorse.eu
  • Germany NetCologne GmbH
  • Greece Hellenic Telecommunications Organization
  • Greece National Technical University of Athens
  • Greece University of Crete
  • Greenland Tele Greenland
  • Iceland Siminn hf
  • Ireland HEAnet
  • Israel Israel Internet Association
  • Italy GARR
  • Kazakhstan Neolabs
  • Luxembourg root S.A.
  • Netherlands NLUUG
  • Netherlands Triple IT
  • New Caledonia OFFRATEL LAGOON
  • New Zealand University of Canterbury
  • New Zealand Xnet
  • Philippines PREGINET
  • Poland ICM – University of Warsaw
  • Poland Piotrkosoft
  • Poland Polish Telecom
  • Portugal Universidade do Porto
  • Romania ServerHost
  • Russia Yandex Team
  • Serbia University of Kragujevac
  • Singapore NUS – School of Computing – SigLabs
  • Slovakia Energotel
  • Slovakia Rainside
  • South Africa Internet Solutions
  • South Africa University of Free State
  • South Korea KAIST
  • South Korea NeowizGames corp
  • Spain Oficina de Software Libre do Cixug
  • Sweden Portlane
  • Switzerland SWITCH
  • Taiwan NCHC
  • Taiwan Southern Taiwan University of Science and Technology
  • Taiwan TamKang University
  • United Kingdom Bytemark Hosting
  • United Kingdom University of Kent UK Mirror Service
  • USA Advanced Network Computing Lab at the University of Hawaii
  • USA advancedhosters.com
  • USA Department of CS at Utah State University
  • USA Go-Parts
  • USA James Madison University
  • USA kernel.org
  • USA Linux Freedom
  • USA MetroCast Cablevision
  • USA mirrorcatalogs.com
  • USA Nexcess
  • USA Team Cymru
  • USA University of Oklahoma
  • USA US Internet
  • USA XMission Internet

HTTP Mirrors for the 64-bit DVD ISO:

  • Argentina Xfree
  • Australia AARNet
  • Australia Internode
  • Australia uberglobal
  • Australia Western Australian Internet Association
  • Australia Yes Optus Mirror
  • Austria Goodie Domain Service
  • Bangladesh dhakaCom Limited
  • Belarus ByFly
  • Brazil Universidade Federal do Parana
  • Bulgaria Telepoint
  • Canada University of Waterloo Computer Science Club
  • China University of Science and Technology of China Linux User Group
  • Colombia EDATEL
  • Czech Republic CZ.NIC
  • Czech Republic Ignum, s.r.o.
  • Czech Republic UPC Ceska republika
  • Ecuador CEDIA
  • Ecuador CEDIA Ecuador
  • France Crifo.org
  • France Gwendal Le Bihan
  • France IRCAM
  • France Ordimatic
  • Germany Artfiles
  • Germany Copahost
  • Germany FH Aachen
  • Germany Friedrich-Alexander-University of Erlangen-Nuremberg
  • Germany GWDG
  • Germany Hochschule Esslingen University of Applied Sciences
  • Germany killerhorse.eu
  • Germany NetCologne GmbH
  • Greece Hellenic Telecommunications Organization
  • Greece National Technical University of Athens
  • Greece University of Crete
  • Greenland Tele Greenland
  • Iceland Siminn hf
  • Ireland HEAnet
  • Israel Israel Internet Association
  • Italy GARR
  • Kazakhstan Neolabs
  • Luxembourg root S.A.
  • Netherlands NLUUG
  • Netherlands Triple IT
  • New Caledonia OFFRATEL LAGOON
  • New Zealand University of Canterbury
  • New Zealand Xnet
  • Philippines PREGINET
  • Poland ICM – University of Warsaw
  • Poland Piotrkosoft
  • Poland Polish Telecom
  • Portugal Universidade do Porto
  • Romania ServerHost
  • Russia Yandex Team
  • Serbia University of Kragujevac
  • Singapore NUS – School of Computing – SigLabs
  • Slovakia Energotel
  • Slovakia Rainside
  • South Africa Internet Solutions
  • South Africa University of Free State
  • South Korea KAIST
  • South Korea NeowizGames corp
  • Spain Oficina de Software Libre do Cixug
  • Sweden Portlane
  • Switzerland SWITCH
  • Taiwan NCHC
  • Taiwan Southern Taiwan University of Science and Technology
  • Taiwan TamKang University
  • United Kingdom Bytemark Hosting
  • United Kingdom University of Kent UK Mirror Service
  • USA Advanced Network Computing Lab at the University of Hawaii
  • USA advancedhosters.com
  • USA Department of CS at Utah State University
  • USA Go-Parts
  • USA James Madison University
  • USA kernel.org
  • USA Linux Freedom
  • USA MetroCast Cablevision
  • USA mirrorcatalogs.com
  • USA Nexcess
  • USA Team Cymru
  • USA University of Oklahoma
  • USA US Internet
  • USA XMission Internet

Enjoy!

We look forward to receiving your feedback. Thank you for using Linux Mint and have a lot of fun with this new release!

Posted by Linux Admin