New ISO images for LMDE 2 “Betsy” – BETA Release

The ISO images for LMDE 2 “Betsy” are being updated. This is the BETA release for these new images.

LMDE 2 Betsy Cinnamon Edition

LMDE 2 “Betsy” was released in 2015.

If you are not familiar with it, here is an extract from its original announcement:

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. 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 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.

LMDE 2 received many updates in the last 2 years, including many improvements which were ported from Linux Mint as well as all the new versions of MATE, Cinnamon and the Xapps.

This release provides a new set of installation images for LMDE 2 which includes all these updates.

System requirements:

  • 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.

Notes:

  • The 64-bit ISO can boot with BIOS or UEFI.
  • The 32-bit ISO can only boot with BIOS.
  • The 64-bit ISO is recommend for all modern computers (Almost all computers sold in the last 10 years are equipped with 64-bit processors).

Upgrade instructions:

  • No upgrade is needed. If you are running LMDE 2, you already have access to all the updates included in this re-release.

Bug reports:

  • Please report bugs below in the comment section of this blog.
  • When reporting bugs, please be as accurate as possible and include any information that might help developers reproduce the issue or understand the cause of the issue:
    • Bugs we can reproduce, or which cause we understand are usually fixed very easily.
    • It is important to mention whether a bug happens “always”, or “sometimes”, and what triggers it.
    • If a bug happens but didn’t happen before, or doesn’t happen in another distribution, or doesn’t happen in a different environment, please mention it and try to pinpoint the differences at play.
    • If we can’t reproduce a particular bug and we don’t understand its cause, it’s unlikely we’ll be able to fix it.
  • Please visit https://github.com/linuxmint/Roadmap to follow the progress of the development team between the BETA and the stable release.

Download links:

Cinnamon 64-bit ISO:

  • Torrent http://torrents.linuxmint.com/torrents/lmde-2-201701-cinnamon-64bit-beta.iso.torrent
  • World EvoWise CDN
  • Canada Manitoba Unix User Group
  • Canada University of Waterloo Computer Science Club
  • USA advancedhosters.com
  • USA Harvard School of Engineering
  • USA James Madison University
  • USA kernel.org
  • USA Nexcess
  • USA Redsox
  • USA TDS Telecom
  • USA Team Cymru
  • USA XMission Internet
  • Austria Goodie Domain Service
  • Austria UPC Austria
  • Belarus ByFly
  • Bulgaria Netix Ltd
  • Bulgaria Telepoint
  • Bulgaria University of Ruse
  • Czech Republic Ignum, s.r.o.
  • Czech Republic UPC Ceska republika
  • Denmark Dotsrc.org
  • Denmark KLID
  • France Crifo.org
  • France Gwendal Le Bihan
  • France IRCAM
  • France Ordimatic
  • Germany GWDG
  • Germany Hochschule Esslingen University of Applied Sciences
  • Germany NetCologne GmbH
  • Greece Hellenic Telecommunications Organization
  • Greece National Technical University of Athens
  • Greece University of Crete
  • Hungary Infotronik
  • Iceland Siminn hf
  • Ireland HEAnet
  • Italy GARR
  • Latvia University of Latvia
  • Luxembourg root S.A.
  • Netherlands NLUUG
  • Netherlands Triple IT
  • Poland ICM – University of Warsaw
  • Poland Onet
  • Poland Piotrkosoft
  • Portugal Universidade do Porto
  • Romania ServerHost
  • Russia Yandex Team
  • Serbia University of Kragujevac
  • Slovakia Rainside
  • Sweden Academic Computer Club, Umea University
  • Sweden c0urier.net
  • Sweden Portlane
  • Switzerland SWITCH
  • Turkey Linux Kullanicilari Dernegi
  • Ukraine IP-Connect LLC
  • United Kingdom Bytemark Hosting
  • United Kingdom University of Kent UK Mirror Service
  • Bangladesh dhakaCom Limited
  • China TUNA
  • Iran Rasanegar
  • Israel Israel Internet Association
  • Kazakhstan Neolabs
  • Philippines RISE
  • South Korea KAIST
  • Taiwan TamKang University
  • Taiwan Yuan Ze University, Department of Computer Science and Engineering
  • Thailand Songkla University
  • Vietnam FPT Telecom
  • Australia Internode
  • Australia Yes Optus Mirror
  • New Caledonia OFFRATEL LAGOON
  • New Zealand University of Canterbury
  • Argentina Xfree
  • Brazil Universidade Federal do Parana
  • Ecuador CEDIA
  • Ecuador CEDIA Ecuador
  • Ecuador Escuela Politecnica Natcional
  • South Africa Internet Solutions
  • South Africa University of Free State
  • South Africa WIRUlink

MATE 64-bit ISO:

  • Torrent http://torrents.linuxmint.com/torrents/lmde-2-201701-mate-64bit-beta.iso.torrent
  • World EvoWise CDN
  • Canada Manitoba Unix User Group
  • Canada University of Waterloo Computer Science Club
  • USA advancedhosters.com
  • USA Harvard School of Engineering
  • USA James Madison University
  • USA kernel.org
  • USA Nexcess
  • USA Redsox
  • USA TDS Telecom
  • USA Team Cymru
  • USA XMission Internet
  • Austria Goodie Domain Service
  • Austria UPC Austria
  • Belarus ByFly
  • Bulgaria Netix Ltd
  • Bulgaria Telepoint
  • Bulgaria University of Ruse
  • Czech Republic Ignum, s.r.o.
  • Czech Republic UPC Ceska republika
  • Denmark Dotsrc.org
  • Denmark KLID
  • France Crifo.org
  • France Gwendal Le Bihan
  • France IRCAM
  • France Ordimatic
  • Germany GWDG
  • Germany Hochschule Esslingen University of Applied Sciences
  • Germany NetCologne GmbH
  • Greece Hellenic Telecommunications Organization
  • Greece National Technical University of Athens
  • Greece University of Crete
  • Hungary Infotronik
  • Iceland Siminn hf
  • Ireland HEAnet
  • Italy GARR
  • Latvia University of Latvia
  • Luxembourg root S.A.
  • Netherlands NLUUG
  • Netherlands Triple IT
  • Poland ICM – University of Warsaw
  • Poland Onet
  • Poland Piotrkosoft
  • Portugal Universidade do Porto
  • Romania ServerHost
  • Russia Yandex Team
  • Serbia University of Kragujevac
  • Slovakia Rainside
  • Sweden Academic Computer Club, Umea University
  • Sweden c0urier.net
  • Sweden Portlane
  • Switzerland SWITCH
  • Turkey Linux Kullanicilari Dernegi
  • Ukraine IP-Connect LLC
  • United Kingdom Bytemark Hosting
  • United Kingdom University of Kent UK Mirror Service
  • Bangladesh dhakaCom Limited
  • China TUNA
  • Iran Rasanegar
  • Israel Israel Internet Association
  • Kazakhstan Neolabs
  • Philippines RISE
  • South Korea KAIST
  • Taiwan TamKang University
  • Taiwan Yuan Ze University, Department of Computer Science and Engineering
  • Thailand Songkla University
  • Vietnam FPT Telecom
  • Australia Internode
  • Australia Yes Optus Mirror
  • New Caledonia OFFRATEL LAGOON
  • New Zealand University of Canterbury
  • Argentina Xfree
  • Brazil Universidade Federal do Parana
  • Ecuador CEDIA
  • Ecuador CEDIA Ecuador
  • Ecuador Escuela Politecnica Natcional
  • South Africa Internet Solutions
  • South Africa University of Free State
  • South Africa WIRUlink

A set of 32-bit ISO images is also available at https://www.linuxmint.com/download_all.php.

Integrity and authenticity checks:

Once you have downloaded an image, please verify its integrity and authenticity.

Anyone can produce fake ISO images, it is your responsibility to check you are downloading the official ones.

  • Please read and follow the steps at https://linuxmint.com/verify.php
  • Link to the sums: sha256sum.txt
  • Link to the signed sums: sha256sum.txt.gpg

Enjoy!

We look forward to receiving your feedback. Many thanks in advance for testing the BETA!

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