Linux Mint 6 Final: Live Install Felicia, or Use the Linux 5 Update Tool
Article by George Norman
On 16 Dec 2008
The final version of Linux Mint 6, codename Felicia, is as of this week available to download by Linux fans all over the world. After a few delays, the successor of Linux Mint 5, codename Elyssa, is finally here, and with two installation methods: CD install or Linux 5 update tool.

“The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 6 “Felicia”. Congratulations and thanks to all the people who contributed to this release, to all the translators, to the upstream developers and projects which made this possible and above all to the development team for their continuous support. Have a lot of fun with “Felicia” and let us know what you think. Reviews will be answered and your feedback will be used to improve the distribution before the next release. We hope you enjoy this release as much as we enjoyed making it and we wish you a very nice experience with Linux Mint.” says Clem Lefebvre, lead developer of Linux Mint.


Installing Linux Mint 6 onto your machine is a simple four step process (as detailed by Clem Lefebvre):

Step 1: Download the ISO image of Linux Mint 6. Several download locations are provided on the Linux Mint Blog.
Step 2: While you wait for the download to complete, you might want to read the User Guide , the known issues , and the new features in Linux Mint 6.
Step 3: Check the MD5 once the download is complete.
Step4: Burn the ISO image of Linux Mint 6 and enjoy. Make sure to burn it at a relatively low speed.

You could of course make use of the Linux Mint update tool, but using this tool comes with some risks and you are well advised to go for a fresh install instead.

Clem Lefebvre explains what you are to expect from Linux Mint 6: “Based on Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Ibex, Linux 2.6.27, Gnome 2.24 and Xorg 7.4, Linux Mint 6 “Felicia” comes with a brand new “Software Manager”, FTP support in mintUpload, proxy support and history of updates in mintUpdate, mint4win (a Windows installer), tabbed browsing in Nautilus and a lot of other improvements.”

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