November 30, 2014

Linux Mint 17.1 "Rebecca" released!

Linux Mint 17.1 "Rebecca" Cinnamon has been released and is now available for download. The new version of the operating system features a major update for the desktop environment, along with a multitude of other upgrades.

The 17.1 update for the Linux Mint distro has been teased for a long time and the users will definitely enjoy it. There are actually a ton of modifications and improvements made to the system, so much so that you could call it 17.5 and it would still feel unjust.

Usually, this kind of point releases only deal with updated packages and very rarely a new feature is proposed. This is true for the Ubuntu base of the Linux Mint distro, but the team building this operating system has a different approach.

This particular flavor of the OS is powered by Cinnamon, which is a powerful desktop environment. Many of the changes made to the distro are actually related to options and functionalities for this software stack and that would explain the wealth of new features.

Linux Mint 17.1 features much better memory usage, a new zoom animation for the login process, improved theme selection and settings, new Background Settings, a new Slideshow applet, better privacy settings, an improved Update Manager, Nemo (file manager) changes, and a refined selection menu for kernel updates.

Head to the official Linux Mint website to download now.

[Source: Softpedia]