Linux Mint 9 “Isadora” RC released!

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Announced today by the LinuxMint team the release of LinuxMint9 codename

“Isadora”, this release comes with many new features

 




New features at a glance:

  • New Software Manager
    • 30,000 packages
    • Review applications straight from the Software Manager
    • APT daemon
    • Visual improvements
  • New Backup Tool
    • Incremental backups, compression, integrity checks
    • Backup/Restoration of the software selection
  • Menu improvements
    • Editable items
    • Transparent menu
    • Always start with favorites
    • “Add to” shortcuts
  • Desktop settings
    • Changes apply immediately
    • Additional options
  • Better look & feel
    • Backgrounds
    • Welcome screen
    • Update Manager
  • System improvements
    • Windows installer
    • Husse quotes
    • USB Creator
    • Default software selection
    • Local repository and Gnome-PPP
    • Apt hold/unhold/held commands
  • Project changes
    • Community Website
    • CD & DVD
    • Community Editions
    • OEM installation disks
    • USA/Japan distributors disks
    • 32 & 64-bit
  • Upstream improvements
    • Faster boot
    • Long Term Support

For a complete overview and to see screenshots of the new features, visit: “What’s new in Linux Mint 9“.

Known problems:

  • Splash screen resolution
  • Missing translations
  • File Uploader not closing
  • Editing items in the menu doesn’t take effect immediately
  • Moonlight
  • Upstream issues

To get more information about these problems and their solution, read the “Known problems” section of the release notes.

Important information:

As an RC (Release Candidate) this release is targeted at developers and beta-testers who want to help Linux Mint find and correct bugs before the stable release. Please do not use this release as your main desktop.

  • Java and OpenOffice.org-base
  • OEM disks
  • Distributors disks for the USA and Japan
  • Tomboy Notes
  • Local repository and Gnome-PPP

To get more information, read the “Important information” section of the release notes.

System requirements:

  • x86 processor (for both 32 & 64-bit versions)
  • x86_64 compatible processor (for the 64-bit version)
  • 512 MB of system memory (RAM)
  • 3 GB of disk space for installation
  • Graphics card capable of 800×600 resolution
  • CD-ROM drive or USB port

Bug reports:

Please report any bug you may find in Launchpad.

Download:

Linux Mint 9 RC is available in both 32 & 64-bit as a liveCD, via Torrent and HTTP download:

Enjoy!

[Via LinuxMint Blog]

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