Linux Mint team announced the latest release of Linux Mint 17.1 code-named "Rebecca", it is updated version based on Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS and Linux Mint 17.1 now features Cinnamon 2.4/Mate 1.8, MDM 1.8, a Linux kernel 3.13 and an Ubuntu 14.04 package base. "The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 17.1 'Rebecca' MATE. 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. Linux Mint 17.1 MATE edition comes with two window managers installed and configured by default: Marco (MATE's very own window manager, simple, fast and very stable); Compiz (an advanced compositing window manager which can do wonders if your hardware supports it). Among the various window managers available for Linux, Compiz is certainly the most impressive when it comes to desktop effects." You can dive into complete details of release announcement here for Cinnamon and Mate.

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What's Linux Mint 17.1 has to offer you:
  • Cinnamon 2.4 (Responsiveness and memory usage; More polished; More settings and hardware support)
  • Theme Settings are completely redesigned.
  • Single-button touchpads are now supported and actions for 2-finger and 3-finger clicks are configurable.
  • The Background Settings are also completely redesigned. Now support Slideshow.
  • Privacy and Notifications Settings added.
  • Network Settings rebased on GNOME's latest configuration module
  • Nemo toolbar redesigned and its buttons are now configurable.
  • Update Manager upgraded.
  • Login Window Preferences redesigned.
  • Linux Mint now uses the 'Noto' fonts by default.
  • The Linux Mint theme, Mint-X, now comes in Aqua, Blue, Brown, Orange, Pink, Purple, Red, Sand and Teal.
  • Mate Edition comes with two window managers installed and configures by default.
    • Marco (MATE's very own window manager, simple, fast and very stable).
    • Compiz (an advanced compositing window manager which can do wonders if your hardware supports it).
    • Compiz used for desktop effects.
  • Linux Mint 17.1 will receive security updates until 2019.
  • And many more.

System requirements:
  • x86/amd64 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

Download (SHA256):
Cinnamon Version
32bit - Linuxmint-17.1-cinnamon-32bit.iso (1.3GB, Torrent) (Mirror-1 | Mirror-2)
64bit - Linuxmint-17.1-cinnamon-64bit.iso (1.4GB, Torrent) (Mirror-1 | Mirror-2)

Mate Version
32bit - Linuxmint-17.1-mate-32bit.iso (1.4GB, Torrent) (Mirror-1 | Mirror-2)
64bit - Linuxmint-17.1-mate-64bit.iso (1.5GB, Torrent) (Mirror-1 | Mirror-2)
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