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Linux Mint 15 “Olivia” släppt

Den senaste versionen är nu Linux Mint 15 “Olivia”.

 

 

Linux Mint 15 Olivia

Linux Mint 15 is the most ambitious release since the start of the project. MATE 1.6 is greatly improved and Cinnamon 1.8 offers a ton of new features, including a screensaver and a unified control center. The login screen can now be themed in HTML5 and two new tools, “Software Sources” and “Driver Manager”, make their first appearance in Linux Mint.

 

Olivia kommer i maj.

Clem skriver följande:

Linux Mint 15 will be named “Olivia” and should be available at the end of May 2013.

Olivia is pronounced oh-LIV-ee-ah. It is of Latin origin and the meaning of Olivia is “olive tree”. The olive tree is a symbol of fruitfulness, beauty, and dignity.

Linux Mint 15 “Olivia” will feature the following editions:

  • Cinnamon
  • MATE
  • KDE
  • Xfce

The Cathedral and the Bazaar – dagens boktips

raymondericother05cathedralandbazaar

Eric S. Raymond har haft stor betydelse för open source-världen och jag har precis läst om hans banbrytande verk The Cathedral and the Bazaar. Boken finns att ladda ner gratis på http://manybooks.net/titles/raymondericother05cathedralandbazaar.html#.

Jag läste den på min nya Kindle, vilken kanske inte är speciellt öppen, men väldigt praktisk.

Jag kan varmt rekommendera boken. Här kommer ett smakprov:

The Cathedral and the Bazaar

Linux is subversive. Who would have thought even five years ago (1991) that a world-class operating system could coalesce as if by magic out of part-time hacking by several thousand developers scattered all over the planet, connected only by the tenuous strands of the Internet?

Certainly not I. By the time Linux swam onto my radar screen in early 1993, I had already been involved in Unix and open-source development for ten years. I was one of the first GNU contributors in the mid-1980s. I had released a good deal of open-source software onto the net, developing or co-developing several programs (nethack, Emacs’s VC and GUD modes, xlife, and others) that are still in wide use today. I thought I knew how it was done.

Linux overturned much of what I thought I knew. I had been preaching the Unix gospel of small tools, rapid prototyping and evolutionary programming for years. But I also believed there was a certain critical complexity above which a more centralized, a priori approach was required. I believed that the most important software (operating systems and really large tools like the Emacs programming editor) needed to be built like cathedrals, carefully crafted by individual wizards or small bands of mages working in splendid isolation, with no beta to be released before its time.

Linus Torvalds’s style of development—release early and often, delegate everything you can, be open to the point of promiscuity—came as a surprise. No quiet, reverent cathedral-building here—rather, the Linux community seemed to resemble a great babbling bazaar of differing agendas and approaches (aptly symbolized by the Linux archive sites, who’d take submissions from anyone) out of which a coherent and stable system could seemingly emerge only by a succession of miracles.

The fact that this bazaar style seemed to work, and work well, came as a distinct shock. As I learned my way around, I worked hard not just at individual projects, but also at trying to understand why the Linux world not only didn’t fly apart in confusion but seemed to go from strength to strength at a speed barely imaginable to cathedral-builders.

By mid-1996 I thought I was beginning to understand. Chance handed me a perfect way to test my theory, in the form of an open-source project that I could consciously try to run in the bazaar style. So I did—and it was a significant success.

This is the story of that project. I’ll use it to propose some aphorisms about effective open-source development. Not all of these are things I first learned in the Linux world, but we’ll see how the Linux world gives them particular point. If I’m correct, they’ll help you understand exactly what it is that makes the Linux community such a fountain of good software—and, perhaps, they will help you become more productive yourself.

Linux Mint 13 “Maya”

Ny är den senaste versionen av Linux Mint, som jag skrev om nyss, släppt. Det är en LTS-version och kommer att supportas till april 2017.

The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 13 “Maya”.

Available in two editions, Linux Mint 13 features the choice between a productive, stable and mature MATE 1.2 desktop and the brand new modern-looking and exciting Cinnamon 1.4. These two desktops are among the best available, they’re perfectly integrated within Linux Mint and represent great alternatives to Gnome 2 users. Linux Mint 13 is also an LTS (Long Term Support) release and it will be supported until April 2017.

MATE Edition Cinnamon Edition


New features at a glance:

For a complete overview and to see screenshots of the new features, visit: “What’s new in Linux Mint 13“.

Important info:

  • Boot hangs on systems with b43 wireless cards
  • 64-bit only for Mint4win
  • Windows popping behind the installer in MATE edition
  • Desktop icons in Cinnamon

Make sure to read the “Release Notes” to be aware of important info or known issues 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).
  • 512 MB RAM (1GB recommended for a comfortable usage).
  • 5 GB of disk space
  • Graphics card capable of 800×600 resolution
  • CD/DVD drive or USB port

Upgrade instructions:

  • To upgrade from a previous version of Linux Mint follow these instructions.
  • To upgrade from the RC release, simply apply any level 1 and 2 updates (if any) available in the Update Manager.

Download:

Md5 sum:

  • MATE 32-bit: 43ca0be4501b9d1a46fea25ec2cd556e
  • MATE 64-bit: 2d84f671ad77a8019dfa6e1d00572d82
  • Cinnamon 32-bit: 913fd6c76730dac0aff87d565cbdb737
  • Cinnamon 64-bit: e0f3dbee947630d1eada01a3583d3b96

Torrents:

HTTP Mirrors for the MATE 32-bit DVD ISO:

HTTP Mirrors for the MATE 64-bit DVD ISO:

HTTP Mirrors for the Cinnamon 32-bit DVD ISO:

HTTP Mirrors for the Cinnamon 64-bit DVD ISO:

Alternative downloads:

No-codecs images:

Distributors and magazines in Japan, USA and countries where distributing media codecs is problematic can use the “No Codecs” ISO images. These images are available for both the MATE and Cinnamon editions, in 32-bit and 64-bit at the following address:

http://www.linuxmint.com/download.php

OEM images:

Manufacturers can pre-install Linux Mint on their computers using the OEM installation images. These images will be made available next week, for both the MATE and Cinnamon edition in 64-bit at the following address:

http://www.linuxmint.com/download.php

700MB CD images:

Because of the size of the content, and the fact that a vast majority of systems nowadays can either boot from DVDs or from USB, Linux Mint no longer provides images which fit in 700MB CDs. It is however possible and easy to to modify ISO images. By removing packages such as Java, Mono, LibreOffice, Gimp..etc.. Linux Mint ISOs can be made to fit within 700MB. For instructions on how to remaster the Linux Mint ISOs, please read the following tutorial:

http://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/918

Linux Mint 13 “Maya” RC släppt

Arbetet med Linux Mint rullar på enligt plan och nu har Linux Mint 13 “Maya” RC (Release Candidate) släppts. Ladda gärna ner den och hjälp till att testa så att alla buggar hittas tills den riktiga versionen släpps.

Läs vad Clem skriver:

The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 13 “Maya” RC.

Available in two editions, Linux Mint 13 features the choice between a productive, stable and mature MATE 1.2 desktop and the brand new modern-looking and exciting Cinnamon 1.4. These two desktops are among the best available, they’re perfectly integrated within Linux Mint and represent great alternatives to Gnome 2 users. Linux Mint 13 is also an LTS (Long Term Support) release and it will be supported until April 2017.

MATE Edition Cinnamon Edition

 


New features at a glance:

 

For a complete overview and to see screenshots of the new features, visit: “What’s new in Linux Mint 13“.

Important info:

  • Windows popping behind the installer
  • Mint4Win
  • Desktop icons in Cinnamon

Make sure to read the “Release Notes” to be aware of important info or known issues 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).
  • 512 MB RAM (1GB recommended for a comfortable usage).
  • 5 GB of disk space
  • Graphics card capable of 800×600 resolution
  • CD/DVD drive or USB port

Bug reports:

Please report any bug you may find by leaving a comment on this blog.

Download:

Md5 sum:

  • MATE 32-bit: 3c86a1f6d203a953ddd62f974707dad5
  • MATE 64-bit: 776a2e820362833cdbb056c035a5f2c1
  • Cinnamon 32-bit: aa1af21ba8196148a801196ec68dae87
  • Cinnamon 64-bit: 3786b11fa3a28dcfc3941295e872c4ce

Torrents:

HTTP Mirrors for the MATE 32-bit DVD ISO:

HTTP Mirrors for the MATE 64-bit DVD ISO:

HTTP Mirrors for the Cinnamon 32-bit DVD ISO:

HTTP Mirrors for the Cinnamon 64-bit DVD ISO:

Enjoy!

We look forward to receiving your feedback. Thank you for using Linux Mint and have a lot of fun testing the release candidate!