Linux Mint 7 x64 Final Available for Download
Article by George Norman
On 25 Jun 2009
Linux Mint 7 for 64-bit processor machines, the final and stable version has finally been released and is available for download to users from all over the world that want to make good use of a feature-rich, open-source operating system. The release of Linux Mint 7 x64 comes after the release of Linux Mint 7 x64 RC1 at the start of the month, and Linux Mint 7 final for 32-bit processor machines late this May.

Lead Developer of Linux Mint, Clem Lefebvre, comments: “The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 7 “Gloria” x64. This x64 edition of Linux Mint 7 is almost identical to the Main Edition but compiled for 64 bit processors (Intel Core 2 Duo, Intel Core 2 Quad, AMD Athlon X2 64 and all x86-64 compliant processors). It comes with all the improvements featured in Linux Mint 7 Gloria Main Edition. To upgrade to Linux Mint 7 x64 from Linux Mint 7 x64 RC1, launch mintUpdate, enable the “dist-upgrade” option in the preferences window and refresh the list of upgrades. Make sure to apply all level 1 and level 2 upgrades.”


Linux Mint 7 x64 highlights:
- Based on Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope
- Linux kernel 2.6.28, X.Org 7.4, GNOME 2.26
- New artwork and new mintWelcome.
- Improved everything: boot speed, mintMenu, mintInstall, mintUpload, mintUpdate
- RTFM is now a command line, a proper one.
- apt version command line; new Inxi command line.
- Xchat instead of Xchat-Gnome.
- mint-info virtual package.
- Firefox comes with Silverlight 1.x support and Moonlight plugin.
- All Mint tools can be launched from the command line; all Mint tools with an “About” dialog show their version number.
- Signed repositories.
- Simplified mintDesktop.

Linux Mint 7, codename Gloria, provides support for a total of 37 languages: English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Swedish, Danish, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese/Br, Portuguese/Pt, Arabic, Hungarian, Lithuanian, Galician, Dutch, Russian, Polish, Norwegian, Japanese, Ukrainian, Romanian, Slovenian, Catalan, Greek, Czech, Slovak, Marathi, Norwegian [nynorsk], Croatian, Bulgarian, Turkish, Hindi, Finnish, Hebrew, Serbian and Belarusian. Basque and Bosnian support is only partial.

If you would like to get Linux Mint 7 x64, a download location is available here.
Additional download locations available here.

Tags: Linux, Linux Mint 7, Gloria
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