Linux Mint 15 Olivia Graduates, Get the Final Version Now
Article by George Norman
On 30 May 2013
Forget about the Release Candidate that was rolled out earlier this month. Linux Mint 15 “Olivia” is now available as a final version. Go get it right now!

Linux Mint 15 codename Olivia, the most ambitious release since the start of the Mint project, is now available for download as a final product. The operating system comes with a login screen that can be themed, a new Software Sources and a new Driver manager tool, a screensaver, and lots of other new features. If your system meets the requirements presented below, go get Linux Mint 15 Olivia and enjoy all if new features.

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Linux Mint 15 Olivia – System Requirements
  • Processor – x86 or x64 processor; Mint 32-bit works on 32 and 64-bit processors; Mint 64-bit needs a 64-bit processor.
  • Memory – at least 512Mb of RAM memory; a recommended 1GB of memory for comfortable use.
  • Storage – 5Gb of free disk space.
  • Graphics – graphics cards capable of 800x600 resolution.
  • Other - CD/DVD drive or USB port.

If you’re on the RC version that was rolled out earlier this month, apply any level 1 and 2 updates in the Update Manager to upgrade to the final version.

If you want to upgrade from a previous Linux Mint version to Olivia, instructions on how to do so are available here.

Linux Mint 15 Olivia – New Features
  • Cinnamon 1.8, Mate 1.6
  • MDM features a GTK, a themeable GMD and a new HTML greeter.
  • New MintSources tool replaces software-properties-gtk .
  • New MintDrivers tool that lets you manage your drivers.
  • Nemo has a heavily modified interface and its behavior better integrates with Cinnamon.
  • Desklets that can be added to the desktop (similar to Plasmoids on KDE or Widgets on Android).
  • Set a custom away message for Cinnamon’s screensaver.
  • The Gnome Control Center is no longer needed because all config modules are present in Cinnamon Settings.
  • Install Spices (applets, themes, extensions) in Cinnamon directly from the desktop.
  • Various system improvements.
Additional information on what’s new in Linux Mint 15 Olivia is available here.



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