Linux Mint 10 LXDE RC IS Out
Article by George Norman
On 16 Feb 2011
Good news for Linux Mint 10 LXDE fans – the operating system has reached an important milestone in its development process. The milestone I am talking about is the release of Linux Mint 10 LXDE RC (Release Candidate). As always, the one to announce that Linux Mint 10 LXDE RC is out was Lead Linux Mint Developer Clem Lefebvre.

“The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 10 LXDE RC,” said Lefebvre. We look forward to receiving your feedback. Thank you for using Linux Mint and have a lot of fun testing the release candidate!”

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You can get the operating system right now, just click here for a download link. Before you go get Linux Mint 10 LXDE RC and put it to the test, perhaps you would like to know what to expect from the operating system. Perhaps you would like to know what’s new in Linux Mint 10 LXDE RC. Keep reading below to find out.

Here’s what’s new in Linux Mint 10 LXDE RC

Software Manager
The Software Manager uses application icons and better organizes items to offer you a nicer browsing experience.

Update Manager
You can right click a package and tell the Update Manager to ignore updates for that package.
You can view the size of your selected updates in the Update Manager.

Upload Manager
Several improvements have been made to the Upload Manager: the system tray icon is launched automatically at startup if services are defined; the File Uploader merged with the Upload Manager; a connection can be tested while defining it by pressing the appropriately named Check connection button; uploads can run in the background; uploads can be cancelled; the upload dialogs are more Firefox-like visually, they measure the upload speed and calculate an ETA.

System improvements
Linux Mint 10 LXDE RC comes with the latest Adobe Flash “Square”
The team introduced a new metapackage called "virtualbox-nonfree" that points to the non-open-source version of VirtualBox and provides USB support.
Using unsigned repositories no longer issues a warning but a validation question.
faster and more reliable "highlight" command.
The mintsystem adjustment system is now LSB compliant.

If you want to learn more about Linux Mint 10 LXDE RC, a detailed presentation of what’s new in this version is available here.

In related news, you may want to know that Linux Mint 10 KDE RC has been rolled out as well. It was released last week.



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