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Linux Mint 8 x64 RC1 released!

Posted: Sat Dec 05, 2009 1:54 pm
by clem
The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 8 x64 Helena RC1. Quick steps: Download the ISO or the torrent. While it’s downloading look at the overview of the new features in Linux Mint 8, read the User Guide and make sure to quickly go through the known issues. After the ISO is downloaded verify [...]
Read more: http://www.linuxmint.com/blog/?p=1171
Bug thread: http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=143&t=37178

Clem.

Re: Linux Mint 8 x64 RC1 released!

Posted: Sat Dec 05, 2009 2:34 pm
by Intio
Good to see this RC coming so soon after the 32-bit edition! How is Helena 64-bit shaping up stability-wise, for those people who remarked about version 7 not being as stable as 32-bit?

Re: Linux Mint 8 x64 RC1 released!

Posted: Sat Dec 05, 2009 5:20 pm
by SeanBest
I didn't see any difference in stability between Mint 7 32 and 64 bit. I'm so excited about Mint 8 x64. Running Mint 8 in a VM now until the stable Mint 8 x64 release and I've fallen in love with Linux all over again it seems. So clean, so crisp, and so utterly amazing.

Truly Gods work being done here (if God had a PC, for some reason I think he's a Mac guy [we can pray otherwise]).

Re: Linux Mint 8 x64 RC1 released!

Posted: Sat Dec 05, 2009 6:16 pm
by Seventh Reign
Is there really any point in running 64 bit in a VM? Unless you have an ungodly amount of RAM (9 Gig Minimum) it kinda seems redundant. You cant use VM's to test for 32-64 bit incompatibilities, it just doesnt work.

Re: Linux Mint 8 x64 RC1 released!

Posted: Sat Dec 05, 2009 9:15 pm
by Intio
Specifically on the issue of RAM: doesn't the 32-bit version use a PAE kernel to break the 3GB barrier?

Re: Linux Mint 8 x64 RC1 released!

Posted: Sat Dec 05, 2009 10:17 pm
by SeanBest
I meant I'm just running Mint 8 32bit in a VM until Mint 8 x64 is released when I'll dual boot it with Windows 7. Instead of creating a partition for Mint 8 then replacing with the x64 variant a few weeks later just running the 32 bit in a VM until x64 is released.

Re: Linux Mint 8 x64 RC1 released!

Posted: Sun Dec 06, 2009 6:09 am
by Husse
You can get a PAE kernel by installing the Ubuntu server kernel

Re: Linux Mint 8 x64 RC1 released!

Posted: Sun Dec 06, 2009 7:29 am
by ej64
Very nice. I'm looking forward to the official release. :D

But a few questions:
- Will the x64 official release be on par with the 32 bit 8.1 (bug fixed) version?
- Wouldn't it be possible to include the actual alsa 1.0.21 for it contains lots of improvements for newer sound hardware (especially HD audio) -- the forums are quite filled with questions and problems regarding audio/alsa.

Re: Linux Mint 8 x64 RC1 released!

Posted: Sun Dec 06, 2009 3:05 pm
by skypeace
Is there any way to upgrage from Gloria 64x to Helena RC1 64x?

Re: Linux Mint 8 x64 RC1 released!

Posted: Sun Dec 06, 2009 8:06 pm
by Rizzo
It'd be nice if they could manage to make all the "editions" along side eachother. Or at least release 32-bit and 64-bit together so us 64-bit guys don't have to wait.

:roll:

Re: Linux Mint 8 x64 RC1 released!

Posted: Sun Dec 06, 2009 9:34 pm
by Rob Brill
Hi,

Well, i left Gloria 7 x64bit behind and installed Helena 8 x64bit RC1
So far, very good, so amazing. :o
I think i will not need no stable release because this RC1 is fantastic. It really rocks. 8)

Many thanks to the Linux Mint Team

Cheers
Roberto :)

Re: Linux Mint 8 x64 RC1 released!

Posted: Mon Dec 07, 2009 8:58 pm
by hholtmann
If I install LM8-x64-RC1 on my new laptop.. will there be an easy upgrade path to the "Stable" official release, or will i be forced to do another full clean-install?

Thx, Heston.

Re: Linux Mint 8 x64 RC1 released!

Posted: Mon Dec 07, 2009 10:41 pm
by gravelbay
I've been running 32-bit forever, but now that I have 4GB of ram, I'm also interested in the 64-bit version. If RC1 is close to the final product, I'd be interested in it, but not if I had to to a total re-install for the stable version. If that's the case, I'll wait because I use this machine for work and can't have it down for long. I must say, tho' that I'm really happy with the Mint 7 32-bit I'm running now.
[edit: fixed a really dumb looking typo :oops: ]

Re: Linux Mint 8 x64 RC1 released!

Posted: Thu Dec 10, 2009 11:22 am
by subslug
Rizzo wrote:It'd be nice if they could manage to make all the "editions" along side eachother. Or at least release 32-bit and 64-bit together so us 64-bit guys don't have to wait.

:roll:
I'm in no hurry to upgrade from Mint 7 64bit, it's working perfectly so what's the rush?
There's no guarantee the newer version will be better.

Besides, you don't have to wait. Just install the 32 bit version if you must.

Re: Linux Mint 8 x64 RC1 released!

Posted: Fri Dec 11, 2009 11:25 pm
by whorider

Re: Linux Mint 8 x64 RC1 released!

Posted: Sat Dec 12, 2009 3:18 pm
by big_dog1968
Like whorider, I see a Linux Mint 8 X64 in the stable folder. Is this the final stable release? Can I install this as final? http://ftp.heanet.ie/pub/linuxmint.com/stable/8/

Re: Linux Mint 8 x64 RC1 released!

Posted: Sat Dec 12, 2009 8:22 pm
by monkeyboy
Last night I installed what appears to be the stable release of Mint 8 64 and I am a very happy camper. The triple boot install worked fine, both of my NVIDIA cards in SLI installed without having to do any X11 editing. Every package I have added or changes to the base packages have worked as well. So, a big thanks to all that have worked on the release.

Re: Linux Mint 8 x64 RC1 released!

Posted: Tue Dec 15, 2009 9:19 pm
by mmesantos1
Running Mint 8 x64. Runs very well so far. Thanks for the great work. :)

Re: Linux Mint 8 x64 RC1 released!

Posted: Wed Dec 16, 2009 7:13 pm
by gravelbay
Burning it to CD right now. I've been pleased with 32 bit Mint 7 KDE. Going to avail myself of the missing 800MB of RAM that the 64 bit version will access for me, and play around with Gnome. I have a spare HD to put it on and if I like it, I can just copy some files and be in business. If not, I'll just go back to the old one and wait for the KDE release. I'm really used to KDE now and like it a lot, so I'll see how it goes with Gnome. What I saw with Ubuntu didn't impress me, but hey, this is Mint! :!:

Re: Linux Mint 8 x64 RC1 released!

Posted: Thu Dec 17, 2009 11:24 am
by gravelbay
x64 Helena is up and running and I'm learning my way around Gnome. Not bad, so far. Having to learn a few different ways of doing things, but not as alien as I thought it might be. We'll see what happens when I try to use the scanner and some other hardware. So far, though, no issues at all. Yippee!

I'd read comments about 64-bit OS's loading slower due to larger files because of the bigger numbers available in 64-bit. I can't see any difference. But then again, it's a 2.66Ghz quad 4 processor. :D