Linux Mint 17.1 “Rebecca” MATE released!

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  1. NICK ADSL UK

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    Linux Mint 17.1 “Rebecca” MATE released!
    Written by Clem on Saturday, November 29th, 2014
    http://www.linuxmint.com/pictures/screenshots/rebecca/thumb_mate.png
    Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca MATE Edition
    Linux Mint 17.1 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:
    For a complete overview and to see screenshots of the new features, visit: “What’s new in Linux Mint 17.1 MATE“.
    Important info:
    There is some important info in the Release Notes:
    • Issues with Skype
    • DVD Playback with VLC
    • Bluetooth
    • Compiz in Virtualbox
    • EFI Support
    • Misconfigured swap with home directory encryption
    • Solving freezes with some NVIDIA GeForce GPUs
    • Issues with KDE apps
    • Booting with non-PAE CPUs
    • Other issues
    Make sure to read them to be aware of known issues and known solutions 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).
    • 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
    Upgrade instructions:
    • If you want to upgrade from Linux Mint 17.1 RC, simply launch the Update Manager and install any Level 1 update available.
    • If you want to upgrade from Linux Mint 17, please wait for a few days while we release a new version of the Update Manager to you. In the meantime, you do not need to download or to reinstall anything. We’ll make announcements next week when this is ready.
    Download:
    Md5 sum:
    • 32-bit: a8c7529d3bc0d3a4b1c03a9163cab1e8
    • 64-bit: c37ca530d17bfdf6431e92c92baf8503
    Torrents:
    http://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=2713
     
  2. chrisretusn

    chrisretusn Registered Member

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    I see an update in my future. :)
     
  3. AutoCascade

    AutoCascade Registered Member

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    This is fantastic. So easy to set up and use and MUCH faster across the board than Windows 7. So far everything works great. I kept Win7 on a partition just in case I come across something I need it for but that appears to be a couple of minor things maybe once a month to update some consumer devices that will only update via windows.

    I don't know too much about Linux security or what I should be using with Mint.
     
  4. J_L

    J_L Registered Member

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    Working great on my spare Pentium 4 machine, except that I don't use it much at all.
     
  5. fblais

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    "sudo ufw enable" is all I do after installation.
     
  6. The Red Moon

    The Red Moon Registered Member

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    I have been running linux mint now for the past few months and it runs just fine with no problems.There is a GUI available for the built in firewall.

    Its much lighter on the system than the previous release and if people are still using 17.0 (qiana),then there is the option now to update via the update manager.
     
  7. AutoCascade

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    Wow the audio codecs pump out so much more un-strained volume from my headphones - spectacular! I just wrote this over windows entirely this time I have an old XP machine I can use for the couple of things like updating my TomTom etc.
     
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