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Mint 8 stable release available

Posted: Fri Nov 27, 2009 7:50 pm
by Aging Technogeek
If anyone is interested (and I know you are) Mint 8 Helena stable release appeared on the Irish HEAnet about an hour ago.

http://ftp.heanet.ie/pub/linuxmint.com/stable/

Happy downloading.

Re: Mint 8 stable release available

Posted: Fri Nov 27, 2009 8:06 pm
by Rizzly
How about 64 bit ISO's, will they be available soon?

Re: Mint 8 stable release available

Posted: Fri Nov 27, 2009 10:01 pm
by exploder
How about 64 bit ISO's, will they be available soon?
I have not seen a development release yet but normally the 64 bit version follows quickly after the main edition.

Re: Mint 8 stable release available

Posted: Fri Nov 27, 2009 10:18 pm
by Uncle Spellbinder
Aging Technogeek wrote:If anyone is interested (and I know you are) Mint 8 Helena stable release appeared on the Irish HEAnet about an hour ago.

http://ftp.heanet.ie/pub/linuxmint.com/stable/

Happy downloading.
Thank You. :wink:

Downloading now.

EDIT:
What's the difference between "LinuxMint-8-Universal.iso" and "LinuxMint-8.iso" ?

Re: Mint 8 stable release available

Posted: Fri Nov 27, 2009 11:36 pm
by mzsade
Yeah, is Universal the same as Main?

Re: Mint 8 stable release available

Posted: Sat Nov 28, 2009 12:39 am
by exploder
Yeah, is Universal the same as Main?
The Universal Edition has language packs right on the CD and a one click install for codecs. The Universal Edition is built for distribution in countries with patent laws like the US.

Re: Mint 8 stable release available

Posted: Sat Nov 28, 2009 1:12 am
by choupique
fyi, new site just came up. at least for now, this site was moving a bit faster.

http://ftp.cc.uoc.gr/mirrors/linux/linuxmint/stable/

Re: Mint 8 stable release available

Posted: Sat Nov 28, 2009 4:53 am
by holyguyver
8 Helena is now available from this USA one too http://mint.ez.by/linuxmint.com/stable/
& also from this other USA one http://linuxmint.secsup.org/stable/8/
& this USA one [url]ftp://mirrors.secution.com/linuxmint.com/stable/8/[/url]

Re: Mint 8 stable release available

Posted: Sat Nov 28, 2009 5:45 am
by andersau
Congratulations on another great release. So much nicer than Ubuntu!

Re: Mint 8 stable release available

Posted: Sat Nov 28, 2009 9:29 am
by mzsade
May i? 2 things,
Which is the main edition on this link: http://ftp.cc.uoc.gr/mirrors/linux/linuxmint/stable/?
The user guide link, http://www.linuxmint.com/download.php points to the Mint 7 version.

Re: Mint 8 stable release available

Posted: Sat Nov 28, 2009 10:57 am
by Uncle Spellbinder
mzsade wrote:May i? 2 things,
Which is the main edition on this link: http://ftp.cc.uoc.gr/mirrors/linux/linuxmint/stable/?
8

Re: Mint 8 stable release available

Posted: Sat Nov 28, 2009 12:22 pm
by mzsade
I mean't on the "8", which, the Universal or the other one? Anyways, i think it's the other one. Download froze twice after about 200-300MB so i guess i will have to be patient and download later.
It says on page 17 of the user guide,
Also make sure to assign “/” for its mount point and to
select “ext3” for its file system..
.
Ext4 worked fine in Gloria, what happened?

Re: Mint 8 stable release available

Posted: Sat Nov 28, 2009 12:57 pm
by Uncle Spellbinder
mzsade wrote:I mean't on the "8", which, the Universal or the other one? Anyways, i think it's the other one. Download froze twice after about 200-300MB so i guess i will have to be patient and download later.
It says on page 17 of the user guide,
Also make sure to assign “/” for its mount point and to
select “ext3” for its file system..
.
Ext4 worked fine in Gloria, what happened?
Ext4 here in Mint 8. All is fine. And the version needed is the 688MB one, not the 'universal'. No codecs were installed when I tried that one.

Re: Mint 8 stable release available

Posted: Sat Nov 28, 2009 1:11 pm
by exploder
No codecs were installed when I tried that one.
There is a one click install in the menu that makes it identical with the main edition as far as codecs are concerned. I tested this and it works flawlessly.

Re: Mint 8 stable release available

Posted: Sat Nov 28, 2009 2:10 pm
by Uncle Spellbinder
exploder wrote:
No codecs were installed when I tried that one.
There is a one click install in the menu that makes it identical with the main edition as far as codecs are concerned. I tested this and it works flawlessly.
Excellent. Very happy it works. And from the official release announcement page, here's the description of the 'Universal Edition'...
Introduction to the Universal Edition:

The Universal Edition is a customized version of the Main Edition with the following differences:

* It comes as a liveDVD instead of a liveCD
* It comes with built-in support for English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Swedish, Danish, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese/Br, Portuguese/Pt, Arabic, Hungarian, Lithuanian, Galician, Dutch, Russian, Polish, Norwegian, Japanese, Ukrainian, Romanian, Slovenian, Catalan, Greek, Czech, Slovak, Marathi, Norwegian [nynorsk], Croatian, Bulgarian, Turkish, Hindi, Finnish, Hebrew, Serbian, Belarussian, Basque and Bosnian.
* It comes with no codecs, no support for restricted formats and no proprietary components.
* It features an extra item in the Sound & Video menu which launches the installation of all missing codecs via a built-in .mint file

The purpose of the Universal Edition is to bring a localized live system to non-English speaking users of Linux Mint and to facilitate the distribution of Linux Mint in countries where software patents are enforceable (USA, Japan).