Linux Mint 17.2 “Rafaela” MATE RC released!

The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 17.2 “Rafaela” MATE RC.

Linux Mint 17.2 Rafaela MATE Edition

Linux Mint 17.2 is a long term support release which will be supported until 2019. It comes with updated software and brings refinements and many new features to make your desktop even more comfortable to use.

New features at a glance:

  • MATE 1.10
  • Software Sources
  • Update Manager
  • Language Settings
  • Login Screen
  • System Improvements
  • Artwork Improvements
  • Other Improvements
  • Main Components
  • LTS Strategy

For a complete overview and to see screenshots of the new features, visit: “What’s new in Linux Mint 17.2 MATE“.

Important info:

  • Watching Flash DRM content
  • Issues with Skype
  • DVD Playback with VLC
  • Bluetooth
  • Compiz in Virtualbox
  • EFI Support
  • Misconfigured Swap when using home directory encryption
  • Solving freezes with some NVIDIA GeForce GPUs
  • Booting with non-PAE CPUs
  • Issues with KDE apps
  • Other issues

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

Bug reports:

  • Please report bugs below in the comment section of this blog.
  • Please visit https://github.com/linuxmint/Roadmap to follow the progress of the development team between the RC and the stable release.

Download:

Md5 sum:

  • 32-bit: cfa0ddf00353fdb11c029746ddb631a7
  • 64-bit: 8d22550b16af0ecea7ea1c74f445bd9e
  • Signed sha256 signatures

Torrents:

  • 32-bit
  • 64-bit

HTTP Mirrors for the 32-bit DVD ISO:

  • Argentina Xfree
  • Australia AARNet
  • Australia Internode
  • 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
  • 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
  • Poland ICM – University of Warsaw
  • 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 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 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
  • 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
  • Poland ICM – University of Warsaw
  • 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 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 testing the release candidate!

Posted by Linux Admin