Linux Mint 9 Codename Announced
Article by George Norman
On 28 Jan 2010
Linux Mint 6 was Felicia, Linux Mint 7 was Gloria and Linux Mint 8, the latest version of the operating system, is Helena. That much we knew for quite some time. What we did not know was how the upcoming Linux Mint 9 would be called. Lead Linux Mint developer Clem Lefebvre has finally made this information public.

“Linux Mint 9, based on the upcoming Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx, will be released in May this year under the codename ‘Isadora’. Of Greco-Latin origin, 'Isadora' means ‘Gift from Isis’,” announced Lefebvre.

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In related news, two versions of Linux Mint 8 Helena have been released recently. The first one is Linux Mint 8 KDE Community Edition RC1.As the name so adequately points out, this is a Linux Mint version that uses the KDE desktop. The second release is Linux Mint 8 Fluxbox Community Edition RC1.

During the release cycle of Linux Mint 7 Gloria there was no Fluxbox edition, Linux Mint fans will surely remember. This is because its maintainer, Shane Joe Lazar, could no longer work on it. But in December we reported that a new maintainer for the Fluxbox edition was found - Kendall Weaver.

With the release of Linux Mint 8 Fluxbox Community Edition RC1, Weaver managed to come up with an OS that strives to be as lightweight and yet as fully functional as possible. For example, Linux Mint 8 Fluxbox RC1 does not run any system settings daemon of any sort to cut down on system resources.

Linux Mint 8 Fluxbox RC1 may not provide out-of the box functionality, but it can be easily configured to run on lower-spec hardware and the tools you need to get it up and running are readily available, explained Clem Lefebvre. To run Linux Mint 8 Fluxbox RC1 you need a 32-bit process, 256Mb of RAM, 3GB of disk space, a graphics card and an USB port (or a CD-ROM).



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