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Linux Mint 8 “Helena” KDE RC1 released!

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http://www.linuxmint.com – The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 8 “Helena” KDE 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 KDE 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 KDE RC1. Report bugs on the dedicated forum thread. Introduction to Linux Mint 8 KDE: The KDE Community Edition aims to provide a version of Linux Mint which uses the KDE desktop. For a detailed overview of the new features and improvements included in Linux Mint 8 KDE, please read “What’s new in Helena KDE?“. System requirements: A minimum of 4GB of free space and 256MB RAM are needed. For a comfortable experience we recommended to have at least 512MB RAM and 10GB of free space. 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 KDE RC1 Bug Thread and give us your feedback on this release by posting a comment right here on the blog. Download Linux Mint 8 KDE RC1: You can download Linux Mint 8 KDE RC1 via torrent or via HTTP: Size: 1.1GB LiveDVD MD5Sum:  011e30de612adeccaa555da16c4ff0c6 Torrent download: http://www.linuxmint.com/torrent/LinuxMint-8-KDE-RC1.iso.torrent HTTP download: http://www.linuxmint.com/edition.php?id=47 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)