No more waiting fellas! Linux Mint team has just announced that Linux Mint 12 LXDE RC has been released and is available for download.
New features of Linux Mint 12 LXDE RC
♦ LXDE– Linux Mint 12 uses LXDE (Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment) as the default desktop environment.
♦ Hybrid ISO images– This is considered to be the first release which uses Hybrid ISO images. With the help of it you can install Linux Mint easily using the “dd command” and there is no need to use tools like “Startup Disk Creator” or “UNetbootin” to install Linux Mint using a USB device. The main advantage of it is that your USB device will work same as a liveCD (in fact faster than it). Thing to note is that using this method will delete all the files from the USB drive.
♦ DuckDuckGo – DuckDuckGo is the default search engine in Linux Mint 12 LXDE RC. DuckDuckGo is a great search engine which is getting more popular day by day, recently it achieved the success in getting 1 million direct searches in 1 day.
♦ Upstream components – The upstream components which Linux Mint 12 LXDE RC is featuring are: Linux 3.0, LXDE 0.5.0 and Linux 3.0.
To be able to install Linux Mint 12 LXDE RC your system must meet the requirements given below:
- x86 processor
- at least 256 MB RAM
- Free disk space of 3 GB or more
- Either a CD/DVD drive or a USB port
You can download Linux Mint 12 LXDE RC from the links given below.
Bugs and issues
Some issues have been detected in this new release which will be solved in the next stable release. Refer this link for the list of all detected bugs and issues.