RCs for Linux Mint 17 Qiana, MATE and Cinnamon, Are Now Available
Article by George Norman
On 19 May 2014
Release Candidates (RCs) for Linux Mint 17 codename Qiana, MATE and Cinnamon editions, are now available for download.

Download links for Linux Mint 17 MATE RC are available on the Linux Mint blog here.
Download links for Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon RC are available on the Linux Mint blog here.

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Great news from the Linux Mint team! The team recently announced that the Release Candidate of Linux Mint 17 Qiana MATE edition has been rolled out to the public. The team also announced that the Release Candidate of Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon edition has been rolled out to the public as well.

The two RC editions of Linux Mint 17 Qiana come with a bunch of new features:
  • MATE 1.8 and Cinnamon 2.2 respectively; MDM 1.6, a Linux kernel 3.13 and an Ubuntu 14.04 package base.
  • Hugely improved Update Manager – better looking, faster, displays more info, generally works better.
  • Use the Driver Manager to install drivers without needing a connection to the internet.
  • Refined MDM with new features and important bug fixes.
  • New Language Settings tool that replaces Language Support and makes it easier to select and apply a language.
  • UI and usability improvements for the Software Sources configuration tool.
  • Redesigned Welcome Screen that uses less resources and launches faster.
  • System and artwork improvements.
  • Linux Mint 17 Qiana is a Long-term Support (LTS) release. It will receive security updates until 2019.
A detailed list of what’s new in Linux Mint 17 Qiana MATE is available here.

A detailed list of what’s new in Linux Mint 17 Qiana Cinnamon is available here.


Lead Linux Mint Developer Clem Lefebvre explained how to pronounce Linux Mint 17’s name and shed some light on what the name means.

“Qiana is pronounced kee-AHN-ah. It was the name of a fashion silk-like material, introduced in the 1970s and popular in the disco-era, when it was made into loud, shiny shirts with pointy collars. The feminine name is of American origin, and its meaning is ‘silky’. In some languages Qiana also means ‘singers’, ‘light’ or ‘deity’,” said Lefebvre. “More so than a vibrant and extravagant style of the 1970s, we’ll be aiming for a silky smooth release,” he concluded.



Tags: Linux, Linux Mint, Linux Mint 17, Qiana, MATE, Cinnamon, RC, Release Candidate, LTS
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