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Linux Mint 18/Cinnamon....imminent release...


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#1 Condobloke

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Posted 06 June 2016 - 09:53 PM

Mint 18 Mate/Cinnamon BETA iso's rejected, release imminent.. (self.linuxmint)

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Straight from the head honcho, in the final part of the iso testing just a few hours ago an issue was detected across all spins:

clem:

"Hmm.. I found why the Xserver didn't start for jan-olof and exploder. The intel module is missing. This affects the 64-bit ISOs too. I need to reject them all and regenerate 4 new ISOs I'm afraid."

Once this issue is resolved all signs point towards the beta spins being released into the wild,

keep your eye on: https://community.linuxmint.com/iso for more up to date info

Rest assured, Mint 18 BETA is very close to release

 


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Posted 06 June 2016 - 10:02 PM

Sweeeeet!!


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Posted 07 June 2016 - 12:35 AM

Looking forward to the finished Linux Mint 18 releases.



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Posted 07 June 2016 - 04:23 AM

Looks like the one ISO being tested (not rejected) is a 32 bit one, and maybe best of all, support AMD cards. :thumbup2:

 

https://community.linuxmint.com/iso/view/428

 

Download Link at the top of the list.

 

https://community.linuxmint.com/iso

 

Please everyone, lets keep this discussion to Linux Mint as the OP started. We're not comparing one OS to another here, rather following the development of Linux Mint 18. :)

 

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Edited by cat1092, 07 June 2016 - 04:24 AM.

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Posted 07 June 2016 - 06:00 PM

@cat1092

Download Link at the top of the list.
-REF:http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/616544/linux-mint-18cinnamonimminent-release/#entry4016628

I cannot find the download link. linuxmint-18-MATE-i386-201606061824 is listed as rejected now, so maybe the link has been removed?

@all
Linux Mint 18 Beta (June 7 2016) ISOs:
Primary download mirrors are synchronized with Linux Mint on a daily basis, but not all of the official primary mirrors have the beta ISOs currently. Here are download links from some that do (at the time of posting). I tried to pick ones that support HTTPS, but not all mirrors do. I'm not sure if some mirrors don't have it because they haven't synced yet, or if some mirrors don't have it, because it's a rejected ISO that is being purged. I suspect the former since according to https://community.linuxmint.com/iso some beta ISOs were just approved.

Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon 32bit Beta
Urls:
- https://mirrors.kernel.org/linuxmint/testing/linuxmint-18-cinnamon-32bit-beta.iso
- https://ftp.heanet.ie/pub/linuxmint.com/testing/linuxmint-18-cinnamon-32bit-beta.iso
- https://www.mirrorservice.org/sites/www.linuxmint.com/pub/linuxmint.com/testing/linuxmint-18-cinnamon-32bit-beta.iso
- http://mint-mirror.gwendallebihan.net/isos/testing/linuxmint-18-cinnamon-32bit-beta.iso
Checksums:
- SHA-256:ca9bdf117536b60b639ed2c2bb3908391d556bd19295e66a11ae0e732815a109

Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon 64bit Beta
Urls:
- https://mirrors.kernel.org/linuxmint/testing/linuxmint-18-cinnamon-64bit-beta.iso
- https://ftp.heanet.ie/pub/linuxmint.com/testing/linuxmint-18-cinnamon-64bit-beta.iso
- https://www.mirrorservice.org/sites/www.linuxmint.com/pub/linuxmint.com/testing/linuxmint-18-cinnamon-64bit-beta.iso
- http://mint-mirror.gwendallebihan.net/isos/testing/linuxmint-18-cinnamon-64bit-beta.iso
Checksums:
- SHA-256:8a2d3a3276d36497470156063e02ba894d5b9d562a8edf856dd29ee479eb55c4

Linux Mint 18 Mate 32bit Beta
Urls:
- https://mirrors.kernel.org/linuxmint/testing/linuxmint-18-mate-32bit-beta.iso
- https://ftp.heanet.ie/pub/linuxmint.com/testing/linuxmint-18-mate-32bit-beta.iso
- https://www.mirrorservice.org/sites/www.linuxmint.com/pub/linuxmint.com/testing/linuxmint-18-mate-32bit-beta.iso
- http://mint-mirror.gwendallebihan.net/isos/testing/linuxmint-18-mate-32bit-beta.iso
Checksums:
- SHA-256:53eb17987dec54354720726889eae42c60ae96af0694ffe7d2cf974262905fbf

Linux Mint 18 Mate 64bit Beta
Urls:
- https://mirrors.kernel.org/linuxmint/testing/linuxmint-18-mate-64bit-beta.iso
- https://ftp.heanet.ie/pub/linuxmint.com/testing/linuxmint-18-mate-64bit-beta.iso
- https://www.mirrorservice.org/sites/www.linuxmint.com/pub/linuxmint.com/testing/linuxmint-18-mate-64bit-beta.iso
- http://mint-mirror.gwendallebihan.net/isos/testing/linuxmint-18-mate-64bit-beta.iso
Checksums:
- SHA-256:c608c237a29b6eb045a727484745b5136b0a46c1a552fd626116b6f4a98ed156

Doesn't look like any MD5s are being provided, only SHA-256 checksums. I'm debating whether I want to download the Cinnamon beta and take it for a whirl.

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Posted 08 June 2016 - 12:28 AM

@hollowface:

 

Sorry about that, it was the only one not rejected when I posted, for whatever reason, that's the case as of now. :(

 

Oh well, we move on, and work with what we have. :thumbup2:

 

So we now have 4 ISO's for BETA release, two 32 bit & two 64 bit versions. Guess I'll be testing Linux Mint MATE 64 bit where Ubuntu MATE 16.04 64 bit was running, hopefully Clem has a clever workaround for the AMD graphics issue. 

 

P.S.: Plus I like the idea of a minimum of SHA-256 checksums, keeps the the bad guys from tinkering with the ISO's, as long as one uses a download manger to check before deposited into folder. 

 

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Edited by cat1092, 08 June 2016 - 12:39 AM.

Performing full disc images weekly and keeping important data off of the 'C' drive as generated can be the best defence against Malware/Ransomware attacks, as well as a wide range of other issues. 


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Posted 08 June 2016 - 03:33 AM

@Condobloke:

 

Thank you, purveyor of good news. BTW we have a Topic called Cheesemakers where such news can also be disseminated - not for chitchat, but can accept limited feedback and response on the subject news, amendment, &c. If you read a part of the 230 pages you will get the picture ... or go crosseyed, lol.

 

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Thanks for the links

 

@all:

 

Watch out, now that Brian has stepped outside his comfort zone of Windozey, he'll be challenging Nick for the mantle of news reporter.

 

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Posted 09 June 2016 - 12:11 PM

I downloaded the Cinnamon Beta. I haven't taken it for a test run yet. I hashed my ISO, so here are some additional checksums like MD5.

 

Filename:linuxmint-18-cinnamon-64bit-beta.iso

SHA-1:1e71c5208c73bf6dfc38be6ceaa60c8087a61e35

SHA-256:8a2d3a3276d36497470156063e02ba894d5b9d562a8edf856dd29ee479eb55c4

SHA-512:03378abc8e4746d666268fa355d3d0cf1b7aba07706f0ce25803b87ae6edb07af24619cdc2da556ce5a00391b80b142e1db68d7b0507ec651afc2c235249b0ef

MD5:0f19412f7bcec2d8dd31c164bc530335



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Posted 09 June 2016 - 08:15 PM

Official announcements/mirrors for Cinnamon and Mate 18 Betas on the Linux Mint homepage now:

 

https://linuxmint.com/


Edited by 66Batmobile, 09 June 2016 - 08:16 PM.

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Posted 10 June 2016 - 03:44 AM

Will have to try out MATE tomorrow, had it downloaded for two days, but got tied up with an unexpected ton of work to do that wasn't Linux related. 

 

Hopefully these has options for AMD drivers, if anyone knows of this, please report here & let us know. As many of us knows, the OS it's built upon doesn't have AMD GPU support as of yet, am hoping that MInt 18 breaks the barrier of no proper graphic drivers for the OS. :)

 

Which furthermore may cause some to migrate to Linux Mint, whom has been known to 'bend' the rules in the past. Anyone still on Mint 13 on older computers knows this all too well. :)

 

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Posted 10 June 2016 - 04:24 AM

While on the subject of Linux Mint, there has been those concerned about donations. Rather than the purchase of a DVD, of which only 30% of the profits (after overhead is paid, which includes a lot) goes to the OS purchased from sites such as OSDisc. A way to ensure that 100% of your donation goes to Linux MInt to fund the development of the OS & pay staff, is to click onto the link in the lower right corner, where it says 'Donations'. 

 

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This ensures that others aren't profiting off of the work of others, of which anyone can freely open shop & distribute Linux OS's & say anything. Even if a legit organization says they'll donate 'X' amount of profits to the distro, if they're running in the hole, there'll be no donation. And when they donate 30%, after overhead is paid, that may be 30 cents per DVD. This helps to ensure Linux Mint is funded by donations from generous folks who runs the OS. :)

 

I donate twice yearly, once around late June/early July, and just before the holidays, to help keep the OS I run going & have done so since late 2012. :thumbup2:

 

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Posted 18 June 2016 - 03:02 PM

I forgot about how the Mint 17 Beta went, will the Linux Mint 18 MATE Beta need reinstall at some point, or will it upgrade automatically (or via the Update Manager) to RC and the same with final release or RTM? Some of the past releases did upgrade to the final version, but this was back when short releases had to be clean installed, or a 'fresh upgrade' performed. Like with MInt 15 & 16. 

 

Am wanting to go ahead with the Linux Mint 18 MATE install, based on how it ran on a SDHC card attached to a USB card reader in Live Mode. Seemed to run very smooth on my system, though I realize that everyone won't have the same experience. My main concern is if the OS can be upgraded through the stages. :)

 

Unfortunately, on the PC with AMD GPU, there was no hardware update offered for the card, only the AMD microcode for the CPU, so will leave Mint 17 on it until support is offered.

 

Thanks for any answers provided! :thumbup2:

 

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Posted 18 June 2016 - 05:43 PM

 

 

Please everyone, lets keep this discussion to Linux Mint as the OP started. We're not comparing one OS to another here, rather following the development of Linux Mint 18.  :)

 

I feel like an interloper in a foreign land here! :blush:   Just happened to read this thread, and, well.....nobody's tried to derail it yet, have they? You don't actually get people like that on here, do you?  :rolleyes:  (If you don't, that would make this the first forum ever...(*tongue-in-cheek* :P ))

 

I actually tried installing 17.3 'Rosa' Cinnamon earlier this evening, and ran into the usual crop of problems that made me remember why I gave up on the 'buntu-based releases; for a lightweight like me, it's just too much like hard work...  :smash:

 

I'm now going to bow out gracefully, and go back to my 'toy' OS.....and leave the 'proper' OSes to the real men!  :busy:  :lol:

 

Adios, mi amigos. 

 

 

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Posted 18 June 2016 - 07:07 PM

@Mike_Walsh:

 

Mike, I have two (2) instances of Rosa Cinnamon available in the study, and a 3rd still unpacked, in the garage, so if you decide to give it another whirl, sing out in a new Topic and we'll take a look? 'Scuse me, Brian. Back on topic

 

 

@cat1092:

 

 

...My main concern is if the OS can be upgraded through the stages. :)

 

From the blog here http://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=3038 , in part:

 

 

Upgrade instructions:

  • This BETA release might contain critical bugs, please only use it for testing purposes and to help the Linux Mint team fix issues prior to the stable release.
  • It will be possible to upgrade from this BETA to the stable release.
  • It will also be possible to upgrade from Linux Mint 17.3. Upgrade instructions will be published next month after the stable release of Linux Mint 18.

 

I have downloaded the Cinnamon iso and am downloading the MATE as we speak, each about 1.7GB.

 

Australian mirrors include:

  • AARNet
  • iiNet
  • Internode and
  • Yes Optus Mirror

For the benefit of other Aussies and Oceania residents, Offratel Lagoon out of Noumea, and University of Canterbury in New Zealand also offer good speeds on Mint quite often.

 

Both of my downloads I am running through Yes Optus Mirror, with speed of about 1.03MB/s, using DTA (DownThemAll) on Firefox

 

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Enjoy

 

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Posted 19 June 2016 - 12:48 AM

 

 

 

Please everyone, lets keep this discussion to Linux Mint as the OP started. We're not comparing one OS to another here, rather following the development of Linux Mint 18.  :)

 

I feel like an interloper in a foreign land here! :blush:   Just happened to read this thread, and, well.....nobody's tried to derail it yet, have they? You don't actually get people like that on here, do you?  :rolleyes:  (If you don't, that would make this the first forum ever...(*tongue-in-cheek* :P ))

 

I actually tried installing 17.3 'Rosa' Cinnamon earlier this evening, and ran into the usual crop of problems that made me remember why I gave up on the 'buntu-based releases; for a lightweight like me, it's just too much like hard work...  :smash:

 

I'm now going to bow out gracefully, and go back to my 'toy' OS.....and leave the 'proper' OSes to the real men!  :busy:  :lol:

 

Adios, mi amigos. 

 

 

Mike.  :wink:

 

 

Mike, that quote was aimed at a post that's been since removed. :)

 

We are good people here, and believe me, if you can learn & run Puppy, you'll find Linux Mint to be a breeze! I've ran the OS since early 2009, before there was MATE & Cinnamon, there was simply the Main edition based on Gnome 2 (known as MATE today), Xfce & KDE. No others until Debian was added in 2010. The Main version was kind of identical to what Ubuntu was at the time, only the Start Menu was at the bottom rather than top, and was (& still is) easy for anyone to jump into the Linux world easily. 

 

The 64 builds began with Linux Mint 5, based on Ubuntu 8.04 LTS.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Linux_Mint_releases

 

Cinnamon was added with MInt 12, beginning as an add-on, just as Ubuntu users can do today, then with Mint 13 LTS became it's own & latest distro to the Mint family. For more information, read on. 

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linux_Mint

 

It was kind of odd how Mint came to be a distro, it's founder (Clement Lefebvre) was a talk show host, and somehow one day the discussion turned to OS's & what consumers wanted. Later on, that's how Mint came to be, actually beginning with KDE & not Ubuntu based. Though Linux Mint 2 was, Clem realized that he would have to broaden beyond KDE to compete & also included Xfce in early releases. 

 

I've ran them all with success other than Cinnamon & Debian (the great-granddaddy of many Linux releases). Debian's install procedure is totally different, though I did successfully run one within a VM, and Cinnamon, well the flying out wallpapers along with some bouncing were more than what I want, which MATE provides, a simple, easy to use DE. Have been running the same one all of these versions & have no intent on changing. :)

 

Though have messed around with Xfce some, and actually installed a few of these on computers for the elderly, it's what many has preferred when I booted all three (Cinnamon, MATE & Xfce) in Live Mode, plus the latest Ubuntu for those who preferred the Modern UI that Windows 8 offered. So far, only about 3-4 wanted Ubuntu, most wanted MATE or Xfce. This is why I carry a few on USB sticks, plus on DVD in case there's issues with booting from USB, though in recent years have not found this to be as much of an issue as Secure Boot (which I always disable on behalf of the person) is. 

 

Looks like I'll have some work upcoming, along with hopefully a few tips or gifts (I never charge & insist that anything given is not a payment for services), rather a token of appreciation.

 

I'm hopeful that Linux Mint 18, with the final release, will have the AMD graphics issues sorted out, though nothing is guaranteed, was hoping that Linux Mint would offer their own in-house option for support. 

 

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