Linux Mint 8 Helena RC1 released!

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Re: Linux Mint 8 Helena RC1 released!

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themew wrote:
Arron wrote:On the main page there is how to upgrade to Mint 8 stable, does this mean the stable is out?

Love Mint, its the best!
Yes. Upgraded from 7 to 8 using the GUI instructions yesterday... Solid operating system.
Indeed, a solid OS. But I still need the actual ISO for Helena. I hope one will be available soon. Upgrades/updates are not for me at all. I prefer, need a clean install. Plus, between family and a few friends, I have 7 other computers to install Mint 8 on.
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Re: Linux Mint 8 Helena RC1 released!

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Keep your eyes open!
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Re: Linux Mint 8 Helena RC1 released!

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Husse wrote:Keep your eyes open!

THanks for the heads up Husse, ISO on Heanet!!! :D
Downloading now!
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Wheee \o/
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Re: Linux Mint 8 Helena RC1 released!

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It's looking a gift horse in the mouth but shouldn't the ISO be available here before anywhere else? Downloading it even as i whine here :D :lol:
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Re: Linux Mint 8 Helena RC1 released!

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Just downloaded & installed RC1 - so far so good !
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Re: Linux Mint 8 Helena RC1 released!

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Installed Mint8RC on an older Gateway laptop (MX6214) on a new partition. Mint7 and WinXP are on other partitions. This laptop uses broadcom wifi. Mint7 found this and fixed it with software on the disk. With Mint8RC I had to plug in network cable in order to update broadcom drivers. I seem to be missing trash bin. After updating and installing some software when I click on a program it shows up twice in the panel which is nerving. Overall seems to be very good. It did drop the gui for the login - password once and when I did log in (using the command startx) it didn't give me a restart or shutdown in the quit menu. This shutdown - startup problem has only happened once. I think this will be a very good OS and thank you very much for the hard work.
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Very impressed so far. Looks nice, runs swiftly on my old laptop. Big thanks.
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Re: Linux Mint 8 Helena RC1 released!

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As the stable is released now there is no need to post in this topic any more
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Re: Linux Mint 8 Helena RC1 released!

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historyb wrote:
rsadix wrote:historyb,

Yes, it will not go further than the login screen. It is waiting for an input

i a,m having same problem with teh full version of mint 8 atm this is m=ost irregular
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Re: Linux Mint 8 Helena RC1 released!

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Make a new support topic for your problem and if you still use the RC please upgrade to the stable
I will lock this topic
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