As the release date for Linux Mint 18 approaches, project announcers have reported
that they are no longer shipping live CD images with embedded codecs. Furthermore,
they also are dropping support for OEM images with codecs. more>>
As Cinnamon 2.8 approaches
official release later this month, the developers have made the pre-release
version available to early adopters. If you are eager to try it, there are two
different options. Mint users can install it through the package manager.
Otherwise, you can build it from source.
The recently released Linux Mint 12 offers a two pronged approach to supporting those who prefer the traditional Gnome desktop. Firstly, the Mint Gnome Shell Extensions (MGSE) transform Gnome 3 into something resembling Gnome 2. Secondly it ships with Mate, the Gnome 2.0 fork project. more>>
Things have been anything but quiet on the Debian front lately. Between updating 5.0, naming 7.0, and officially approving backports this has been a busy week for Debian. In other related news, a popular distribution has released a version based on Debian while a Website helps users decide if they like the looks of potential applications. more>>
Linux Mint has just released their new distribution: Linux Mint Debian Edition (LMDE). It is a rolling distribution based off of Debian Testing instead of Ubuntu. Their goal is to have LMDE look identical to the main edition and to provide the same functionality while using Debian as a base. By being a rolling distribution, LMDE constantly receives updates instead of it being on a fixed version with set release dates. Below is the full announcement from their blog, minus links and references: more>>