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Linux Mint 8 “Helena” Fluxbox RC1 released!

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http://www.linuxmint.com – The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 8 “Helena” Fluxbox Community Edition 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 Fluxbox CE, read the User Guide and make sure to quickly go through the known issues. After the ISO is downloaded verify the MD5 (as described in the user guide). Burn the ISO at low speed and enjoy testing Linux Mint 8 Fluxbox RC1. Report bugs on the dedicated forum thread. Introduction to Linux Mint 8 Fluxbox: This release has been built with the emphasis on a lightweight and yet fully functional desktop centered on the Fluxbox window manager. Even though we strive to provide out-of-the-box readiness for all your hardware and common computing tasks, Linux Mint Fluxbox CE is easily configurable to run on lower-spec hardware with the tools needed for doing so readily available. For a detailed overview of the new features and improvements included in Linux Mint 8 Fluxbox, please read “What’s new in Helena Fluxbox?“. System requirements: x86 processor 256 MB of system memory (RAM) 3 GB of disk space for installation GA graphics card capable of 800×600 resolution CD-ROM drive or USB port Important information and known issues: As an RC (Release Candidate) this release is targeted at developers and beta-testers who want to help Linux Mint find and correct bugs before the stable release. Please do not use this release as your main desktop. For a complete list of known issues read the Release Notes. Feedback and bug reports: Please report any bug you may find via the Linux Mint 8 Fluxbox RC1 Bug Thread and give us your feedback on this release by posting a comment right here on the blog. Download Linux Mint 8 Fluxbox RC1: You can download Linux Mint 8 Fluxbox RC1 via torrent or via HTTP: Size: 653MB LiveCD MD5Sum:  b70be8c9caa4712cf109c66daa3a7f95 Torrent download: http://www.linuxmint.com/torrent/LinuxMint-8-Fluxbox-RC1.iso.torrent HTTP download: http://www.linuxmint.com/edition.php?id=48 Asia: http://ftp.jaist.ac.jp/pub/Linux/LinuxMint-ISO/testing/ (Japan) http://ftp.riken.jp/pub/Linux/linuxmint/testing/ (Japan) http://ftp.oss.tw/pub/Mint/LinuxMint-ISO/testing/ (Taiwan) Europe: http://gd.tuwien.ac.at/linux/mint/isos/testing/ (Austria) http://mint.nano-box.net/iso/testing/ (Bulgaria) http://mirrors.cytanet.com.cy/linux/mint/testing/ (Cyprus) http://ftp.klid.dk/ftp/linuxmint/testing/ (Denmark) ftp://ftp.linuxmint-fr.org/pub/linuxmint.com/testing/ (France) http://linuxmint.copahost.com/testing/ (Germany) http://linuxmint.cybermirror.org/testing/ (Germany) http://ftp5.gwdg.de/pub/linux/debian/mint/testing/ (Germany) http://mirror.netcologne.de/mint/testing/ (Germany) http://ftp.cc.uoc.gr/mirrors/linux/linuxmint/testing/ (Greece) http://ftp.heanet.ie/pub/linuxmint.com/testing/ (Ireland) http://ftp.akl.lt/Linux/Mint/testing/ (Lithuania) ftp://ftp.tpnet.pl/pub/linux/linuxmint/isos/testing/ (Poland) http://cesium.di.uminho.pt/pub/linuxmint/testing/ (Portugal) http://ftp.df.lth.se/pub/linuxmint/testing/ (Sweden) http://mirror.sov.uk.goscomb.net/linuxmint.com/testing/ (UK) Northern America: http://mirror.csclub.uwaterloo.ca/linuxmint/testing/ (Canada) http://mirror.amarillolinux.com/linuxmint/testing/ (USA) http://mint.ez.by/linuxmint.com/testing/ (USA) http://linuxmint.secsup.org/testing/ (USA) ftp://mirrors.secution.com/linuxmint.com/testing/ (USA) http://mira.sunsite.utk.edu/linuxmint/testing/ (USA) Rest of the World: http://mirror.aarnet.edu.au/pub/linuxmint/testing/ (Australia) Enjoy! Have a lot of fun testing this release candidate and let’s all hope it will help us make a great stable release. (Distributions)