Clement Lefebvre has announced the availability of the release candidate for Mint 17, Linux Mint 17 RC Cinnamon is based on Cinnamon 2.2 and MATE 1.8. "The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 17 'Qiana' RC. Linux Mint 17 is a long-term support release which will be supported until 2019. It comes with updated software and it brings refinements and many new features to make your desktop even more comfortable to use. Update Manager was hugely improved. It shows more information, it looks better, it feels faster, and it gets less in your way. It no longer needs to reload itself in root mode when you click on it. It no longer checks for an Internet connection or waits for the network manager and it no longer locks the APT cache at session startup." Release announcements for Cinnamon and MATE editions.

New Features:
  • Update Manager
  • Drivers Manager
  • Login Screen
  • Language Settings
  • Software Sources
  • Welcome Screen
  • Cinnamon 2.2 & MATE 1.8
  • System Improvements
  • Artwork Improvements
  • Main Components
  • LTS Strategy

Important Notes:
  • Login screen freezes for German speaking users
  • NVIDIA Optimus cards do not work (yet)
  • EFI Support
  • PAE required for 32-bit ISOs
  • Other issues

Download (SHA256):
32bit - Linuxmint-17-cinnamon-dvd-32bit-rc.iso (1.2GB, torrent)
64bit - Linuxmint-17-cinnamon-dvd-64bit-rc.iso (1.2GB, torrent)

32bit - Linuxmint-17-mate-dvd-32bit-rc.iso (1.2GB, torrent)
64bit - Linuxmint-17-mate-dvd-64bit-rc.iso (1.3GB, torrent)
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