ok then, sorry for asking
but yeahh "additional drivers" is not available in the debian-based editions; you have to install the required drivers by yourself (as you did that time)
and if i may ask a dumb question, why you fresh installed the new version? was the other broken? you know that with LMDE you don't need to re-install, as long as you keep your system updated, you are upto date with any new release that may come out?