Linux Mint 6 RC1, More Autumn Harvest Goodies
Article by George Norman
On 12 Nov 2008
With autumn in full swing, there is no time to thing about the harvest now that the Linux team has unleashed the Linux Mint 6 RC1 (that’s short for release candidate 1). Just a couple of weeks back we were announcing the availability of Linux Mint 5, the 64-bit processor version codenamed Elyssa.

According to Clem Lefebvre, lead developer of Linux Mint, the whole team is very proud of Felicia (the codename of Linux Mint 6), especially when you consider how many people poured countless hours into the software, upstream developers and translators included. Without the continued support of the dedicated development team, the realization of this project would never have reached this point.

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Before you get all excited about using Linux Mint on your machine you must first be made aware of the requirements your system must comply with. To run the software you only need 256MB of RAM, but to install it you will need a minimum 512MB. The other requirement is related to disk space – you must clear up about 4GB of space on your hard drive. Apart from that, there are no other system requirements.

Clem Lefebvre comments on the new features of 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, tabbed browsing in Nautilus and a lot of other improvements.”

Until the 23rd of November this first release candidate of Linux Mint will be tested by users all over the world in an effort to uncover any remaining bugs or issues with the software. When that time expires the Linux team will either release RC2 or it will release the Final Linux Mint 6 version. It must be noted that the RC2 option will be adopted only if additional changes will be made to the Linux Mint 6’s configuration.



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