Linux Mint Project Releases Mint 17.1

Dec 02, 2014

New LTS version offers many refinements for the Cinnamon and Mate desktops and significant improvement under the hood.

The Linux Mint team has announced the release of Mint 17.1 “Rebecca.” The popular Mint is a desktop distro designed to work out of the box for most conventional PC hardware with strong multimedia support. The latest version is based on the Ubuntu 14.04 LTS edition, which will be supported until 2019.
The Mint developers typically release separate editions for the various supported desktops. Mint is famous for its efforts to develop desktop alternatives, such as Mate (based on Gnome 2) and Cinnamon (based on Gnome 3 and the Gnome Shell). The team typically releases separate editions for the different desktops. The Mint 17.1 Mate and Cinnamon editions have both appeared over the past few days.
Mint 17.1 Cinnamon includes many small desktop refinements and also adds support for single-button touchpads. Cinnamon 2.4 also comes with improvements for managing themes, backgrounds, and networks. The Mate edition supports both the Marco and Compiz window managers and includes new options for managing graphical settings and switching between workspaces.
Both editions include enhancements to the underlying system, such as a better update manager, support for additional kernels, and a revised kernel selection screen. A new pastebin command makes it easy to post digital images, video, and other files online.
See the Mint project website for more information on Mint 17.1.

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