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[Mint] Linux Mint 6 Felicia Officially Released!

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Wahoo! At last!
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The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 6 “Feliciaâ€. Congratulations and thanks to all the people who contributed to this release, to all the translators, to the upstream developers and projects which made this possible and above all to the development team for their continuous support.

Quick steps:

* Download the ISO.
* While it’s downloading look at the new features in Linux Mint 6, read the User Guide and make sure to quickly go through the known issues.
* After the ISO is downloaded verify the MD5 (as described in the user guide).
* Burn the ISO at low speed and enjoy Linux Mint 6.

Introduction to Linux Mint 6 and new features:

Based on Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Ibex, Linux 2.6.27, Gnome 2.24 and Xorg 7.4, Linux Mint 6 “Felicia†comes with a brand new “Software Managerâ€, FTP support in mintUpload, proxy support and history of updates in mintUpdate, mint4win (a Windows installer), tabbed browsing in Nautilus and a lot of other improvements. For a complete list of new features read: What’s new in Felicia?

Introduction to the Universal Edition:

The Universal Edition is a customized version of the Main Edition with the following differences:

* It comes as a liveDVD instead of a liveCD
* It comes with built-in support for English, German, Italian, Spanish, French, Indonesian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Dutch, Russian, Swedish, Hindi, Urdu, Greek, Finnish, Danish, Japanese, Filipino, Chinese, Czech, Bulgarian, Hungarian, Romanian, Slovak, Ukrainian, Thai, Turkish, Arabic, Korean, Hebrew, Catalan, Croatian, Esperanto, Farsi and Serbian.
* It comes with no codecs, no support for restricted formats and no proprietary components.
* It features an extra item in the Sound & Video menu which launches the installation of all missing codecs via a built-in .mint file

The purpose of the Universal Edition is to bring a localized live system to non-English speaking users of Linux Mint and to facilitate the distribution of Linux Mint in countries where software patents are enforceable. This edition replaces the previously called “Light Editionâ€.

System requirements and known issues:

A minimum of 512MB of RAM is recommended for the liveCD. Once installed the system works fine with as low as 256MB RAM. The installation process deals with 2.5GB of data compressed on a 700MB CD and it can hang or fail on systems with less than 512MB RAM. If you have between 256MB and 512MB RAM you may have to try to install several times.

To use mint4win, the Windows installer, we recommend a minimum of 256MB of RAM.

For a list of known issues read the Release Notes.

For upgrade instructions read this blog post.
http://www.linuxmint.com/blog/?p=492
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I think I am going to try this one! Wish me luck. I'm pretty excited about it cuz I like mint, I've been using it since version 4.
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What's the difference between this and Ubuntu 8.10?
    
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They're different distros (admittedly based on the same code, but maintained by different teams).

Is there a Fluxbox edition out for this yet? When can we expect it if it's not out yet?
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Mint is better than Ubuntu period.

need to grab this and throw it onto my drive when the time is right...
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Originally Posted by -iceblade^ View Post
Mint is better than Ubuntu period.

need to grab this and throw it onto my drive when the time is right...
By better it means it comes with all the necessary codecs and restricted material that you could ever want that ubuntu refuses to add to their distro. Also its alot more streamlined GUI wise. 64 bit yet?
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Whats the install size? I need a distro of Linux to put on a 2gig pen drive that isn't DSL.
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Whats the install size? I need a distro of Linux to put on a 2gig pen drive that isn't DSL.
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The installation process deals with 2.5GB of data compressed on a 700MB CD and it can hang or fail on systems with less than 512MB RAM.

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