Linux Mint 17 released

In today's open source roundup: Linux Mint 17 MATE and Cinnamon released. Plus: A review of Linux Mint 17, and users react to Linux Mint 17

Linux Mint 17 has finally been released, according to the Linux Mint site. You can get it in 32-bit or 64-bit, and you have the option of using the MATE or Cinnamon desktops. MATE is a more traditional desktop while Cinnamon has a more modern feel to it.

Here's the Cinnamon release announcement:

According to Linux Mint Blog:

The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 17 “Qiana” Cinnamon.

New features at a glance:

Update Manager

Drivers Manager

Login Screen

Language Settings

Software Sources

Welcome Screen

Cinnamon 2.2

System Improvements

Artwork Improvements

Main Components

LTS Strategy

More at Linux Mint Blog
Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon Released
Image credit: Linux Mint Blog

And here's the announcement for the MATE version:

According to Linux Mint Blog:

The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 17 “Qiana” MATE.

New features at a glance:

Update Manager

Drivers Manager

Login Screen

Language Settings

Software Sources

Welcome Screen

MATE 1.8

System Improvements

Artwork Improvements

Main Components

LTS Strategy

More at Linux Mint Blog
Linux Mint 17 MATE Released
Image credit: Linux Mint Blog

Download links are available at both of the pages linked to above. If you aren't sure whether Cinnamon or MATE is the right choice, my advice is to try both of them. I like both and can use either quite happily.

Here are the Linux Mint 17 system requirements, these apply to both desktops:

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 (20GB recommended). Graphics card capable of 800×600 resolution (1024×768 recommended). DVD drive or USB port

If you run into any problems, be sure to drop by the Linux Mint forum. It's a good resource for troubleshooting your Linux Mint system.

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