Tux Tuesday: Linux Mint 9 Fluxbox Final Released
Article by George Norman
On 07 Sep 2010
The final version of Linux Mint 9 “Isadora” Fluxbox has been released to the public this week, the Linux Mint development team was more than happy to announce. As you may remember, starting with Isadora (word of Greco-Latin origin that means ‘gift of Isis’), the KDE, Xfce, LXDE and Fluxbox editions are now considered official and no longer use the "Community" label.

The operating system can be downloaded straight away as a liveCD (32-bit), so if you can’t wait to get your hands on Linux Mint 9 Flux, then by all means go ahead. Click this link and get the OS.


But if you stick around for a bit, I will list the new bits and pieces available in Linux Mint 9 Fluxbox. Here goes:

- Based on Lubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx, Linux 2.6.32, Fluxbox 1.1.2 and Xorg 7.6
- The Tint2 panel replaces the default Fluxbox panel
- The Thunar "Edit" menu now has "Move to Trash" and "Delete" options
- Completely rewritten Software Manager
- More than 30,000 applications that you can view in Software Manager and online
- Software Manager uses and monitors the APT daemon, so clicking “Install” means the action is queued and processed in the background. You can cancel actions, see on-going actions, view action progress.
- Software Manager is completely asynchronous and independent from APT. The actions you selected will run in the background even if you close the Software Manager.
- The Software Manager updates itself with all the reviews contributed by other users.
- Completely rewritten Backup Tool as mintBackup is known. The new tool can perform the following tasks: backup and restore files and directories, backup and restore your software selection, check differences in files and perform incremental backups/restorations, check the integrity of the files after it copies them, backup straight to an archive and compress it on the fly.
- The Update Manager uses new icons that look like white shields.
- Update Manage will display an error icon only when something actually goes wrong, like when software sources are malformed, not when your internet connection is down.
- In memory of Mats Geier a.k.a Husse, when you open a terminal, the random messages that shows up features one of Husse’s best quotes.
- Three new commands for apt: "apt hold", "apt unhold" and "apt held".
- USB-creator added to the default software selection.
- Linux Mint now includes a local repository activated by default
- New backgrounds and artwork
- Welcome screen is now rendered in HTML
- Community website.

Here’s the Linux Mint 9 Fluxbox download link again.

Tags: Linux, Linux Mint 9, Fluxbox
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