Will you try Linux Mint 11 “Katya” ?

  • Yes,I will install it on my system

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Linux Mint 11 “Katya” released!





New features at a glance:

  • One click install for multimedia codecs and extra applications
  • The Software Manager
    • UI improvements
    • New splash screen
    • Fonts category
    • More accurate package information
    • More application icons by default
    • More accurate search by default
  • The Update Manager
    • Performance boosts
    • Improved dependencies handling
    • Better changelog retrieval
    • UI improvements
  • The Desktop Settings tool
  • “Desktop-agnostic”, detection and upcoming compatibility with other desktops
    • New setting for the fortunes in the terminal
  • Artwork improvements
    • Backgrounds, overlay scrollbars, plymouth, Mint-X, search add-on.
  • System improvements
    • New “apt download” command
    • Adobe flash plugins
  • Changes in the software selection
For a complete overview and to see screenshots of the new features, visit: “What’s new in Linux Mint 11“.

Release notes:

Known problems
  • Icon sizes in the menu
  • Mint-X theme improvements missing
Upstream issues
  • Gnome theme failing to load
  • Compiz Fusion
  • Battery status indicator
  • Moonlight
Important information
  • Overlay scrollbars
  • Black splash screens
  • CD images
  • Distributors and magazines in the USA and Japan
  • Local repository and GnomePPP
  • Windows installer
To get more information about these problems and their solution, read the “Release notes”.

Download Linux Mint 11 “Katya”



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I may install it on a virtual machine depending on how much RAM it requires.
Can someone tell me how much it needs?


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System requirements:

  • x86 processor (Linux Mint 64-bit requires a 64-bit processor. Linux Mint 32-bit works on both 32-bit and 64-bit processors).
  • 512 MB RAM (1GB recommended for a comfortable usage).
  • 5 GB of disk space
  • Graphics card capable of 800×600 resolution
  • CD/DVD drive or USB port

So can your VM handle it ?:666:


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I'm likely (but not promising) to use this on VM or possibly on a netbook that is already quad booting different nix distros, with 12GB DDR3 in this rig I am sure my VM can "handle it".


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I'm already running a VM of Mint 10. (Performance is pretty good with 1GB allocated) I'll get around to upgrading soon. :cool:


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Katya is running well here on VM. The UI is quicker and less buggy than version 10's was. I used to see a lot of transparent windows when I would try and open various menus. Basically just a transparent rectangle instead of a menu. I haven't seen this yet with version 11.

And it ships with Firefox 4.x. :)
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