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Mint 17.1 RC up for download

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Mint 17.1 RC up for download

Latest version of Mint is up.
You can wait for full release in a couple of weeks and upgrade from 17 without a re-install.
Some new features:
Mate now had Compiz available, so wobbly windows and desktop rotating cube are back  Cheesy
Full details on the blog
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Re: Mint 17.1 RC up for download

Handy that it will be possible to do an upgrade rather than a reinstall.
Is it unusual to have a further version like 17.1 rather that wait until version 18 comes out and then add these new features to that version ?
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Re: Mint 17.1 RC up for download

They have decided to stick with the LTS version and just make changes to the apps. Less chopping and changing. We will have to wait and see how it pans out.
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Linux Mint 17.1 will receive security updates until 2019.
Until 2016, future versions of Linux Mint will use the same package base as Linux Mint 17.1, making it trivial for people to upgrade.
Until 2016, the development team won't start working on a new base and will be fully focused on this one.

This is the first time they have done it so we need to wait and see what happens.
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Re: Mint 17.1 RC up for download

Cheers for the heads-up, I'm going to wait for the upgrade because I'm in no rush to update.
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Re: Mint 17.1 RC up for download

Infact.... At first glance, I like the look of the new network manager, I might just keep a none stripped out version on my VM now. Why... Because I can Smiley
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Re: Mint 17.1 RC up for download

I also am waiting for the release to update. Not downloaded the latest to play with. Should be out in a week or so.
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Re: Mint 17.1 RC up for download

I'm still waiting for the LMDE  update.  Cheesy Cheesy

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Re: Mint 17.1 RC up for download

Might be a while. I removed LMDE from my lt as I had issues with the s/w I wanted to run on it under Debian. From what I remember the releases (sp's) for LMDE were few and far between.
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Re: Mint 17.1 RC up for download

Quote from: vilefoxdemonofdoom
I'm still waiting for the LMDE  update.   Cheesy Cheesy

It was estimated LMDE 2 aka Betsy would have a stable release by November.
I don't know how complete the betsy repos are; if you're feeling brave you could try upgrading  Tongue
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Re: Mint 17.1 RC up for download

Nice review of 17.1 on el reg HERE