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Linux Mint 8 "Helena" released!

Postby clem on Sat Nov 28, 2009 1:06 pm

The team is proud to announce the stable release of Linux Mint 8 Helena. Quick steps: Download the ISO or the torrent. While it’s downloading take an overview of the new features and make sure to quickly go through the known issues. After the ISO is downloaded verify the MD5. Burn the ISO at low speed and enjoy Linux Mint [...]


Read more: http://www.linuxmint.com/blog/?p=1155

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Re: Linux Mint 8 "Helena" released!

Postby Az4x4 on Sat Nov 28, 2009 1:28 pm

Thanks Clem and your dedicated Mint Team for another sterling Mint release. Looks like Mint 8 will be the winner most of us knew it would be once you guys were finished with your work!
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Re: Linux Mint 8 "Helena" released!

Postby npap on Sat Nov 28, 2009 1:36 pm

Hats off to Clem and the Team. :D

I've installed and have been running Mint 8 for a few hours without a single problem. :)
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Re: Linux Mint 8 "Helena" released!

Postby Uncle Spellbinder on Sat Nov 28, 2009 1:56 pm

Excellent! And a job well done. What a fine release 8 is.
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Re: Linux Mint 8 "Helena" released!

Postby mmesantos1 on Sat Nov 28, 2009 2:38 pm

Job well done!! Love it. runs great! :D
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Re: Linux Mint 8 "Helena" released!

Postby dequire on Sat Nov 28, 2009 3:20 pm

Congrats, Clem and Team for the release!
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Re: Linux Mint 8 "Helena" released!

Postby SharkyPL on Sat Nov 28, 2009 5:37 pm

Great! All that's left is to wait for XFCE release :)
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Re: Linux Mint 8 "Helena" released!

Postby deki999 on Sat Nov 28, 2009 5:46 pm

Go team, go !
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Re: Linux Mint 8 "Helena" released!

Postby zr0gee on Sat Nov 28, 2009 6:56 pm

Awesome release. Peace and love :D
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Re: Linux Mint 8 "Helena" released!

Postby red-e-made on Sat Nov 28, 2009 7:14 pm

Yeah, actually saw the stable release this morning in the UK mirror and went for that. Absolutely love it.

One small caveat: the latest version of Cairo Dock is having problems with Mint 8. Haven't seen anyone on Ubuntu talking about Cairo Dock problems in 9.10, but then again I didn't check real hard. If I install cairo-dock from Synaptic, I get that "do you want OpenGL or not?" question, over and over, no matter how many times I choose yes or no. It's an endless window that seems to only go away by uninstalling the app.

Anyway, I found a solution to this problem. I went to Cairo Dock's download page and got an older version - in my case, 2.06 - both the dock .deb and the plug-ins. Installation of the plug-ins requires libxklavier12 (no, libxklavier13 or higher will not work), and found that here.

EDIT: Should probably add that you then need to add cairo-dock* to the list of unwanted packages in MintUpdate.

Not the most graceful solution but it works. Everything else in 8 is fantastic. Thanks very much for the great work!
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Re: Linux Mint 8 "Helena" released!

Postby Penguinosity on Sun Nov 29, 2009 3:21 am

Many thanks to Clem and the Mint Team.

Helena is truly gorgeous.
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Re: Linux Mint 8 "Helena" released!

Postby Tak178 on Sun Nov 29, 2009 3:47 am

Outstanding work, Clem...for you and the whole team. :)
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Re: Linux Mint 8 "Helena" released!

Postby Lagos on Sun Nov 29, 2009 3:55 am

Is it me or is there no Wubi installer included like there is with ubuntu?
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Re: Linux Mint 8 "Helena" released!

Postby red-e-made on Sun Nov 29, 2009 5:45 am

I only really have two complaints about the system:

1) It cannot seem to detect a mobile broadband connection. At all. Whenever I try to connect via mobile broadband, I get the following error message:

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2) Every single time I sign in, I get this pop-up warning me that my battery is only at 27% capacity. My battery is fine. I do not want to see this message, least of all every time I log in.

It's pretty important that I get this sorted soon, so any and all advice would be really helpful.
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Re: Linux Mint 8 "Helena" released!

Postby Husse on Sun Nov 29, 2009 6:14 am

Please post in the support section if you need help with problems
We cannot have support in this topic
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Re: Linux Mint 8 "Helena" released!

Postby red-e-made on Sun Nov 29, 2009 6:21 am

Begging your pardon, but the point of this thread is what, then? Just to praise the operating system? I'm more than happy to post in Support, but I was under the impression this a thread for discussing Helena.

EDIT: Sorry if that came across as snappy. I've already found a relevant thread with a possible solution. I just thought this was a discussion thread. I love Helena, everything else is just dandy, honestly.
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Re: Linux Mint 8 "Helena" released!

Postby g30mike on Sun Nov 29, 2009 7:02 am

Excellent release team!!! Loving Mint 8!!!! Thank you all for creating the best distro out there!!!
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Re: Linux Mint 8 "Helena" released!

Postby Husse on Sun Nov 29, 2009 7:34 am

red-e-made sorry if I annoyed you - this topic is to praise and bash Helena in general
If we started giving support here it would soon be totally confusing with lots of different people and different problems intermixed and I would loose track of it all :)
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Re: Linux Mint 8 "Helena" released!

Postby red-e-made on Sun Nov 29, 2009 8:04 am

Of course, that's fully understandable. Gotta keep the forums tidy, after all.
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Re: Linux Mint 8 "Helena" released!

Postby bjasto on Sun Nov 29, 2009 8:52 am

Thank you ... to all involved with LinuxMint. It's a pleasure to install and to use.
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