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Linux Mint 17 'Qiana' Released 132

New submitter Tailhook writes: "Linux Mint 17 'Qiana', a long term support edition of Linux Mint, has been released. Mint 17 is available in both MATE and Cinnamon editions. Mint 17 is derived from Ubuntu 14.04 (Trusty Tahr) and will receive security updates until April, 2019. The Cinnamon edition provides Cinnamon 2.2, with a much improved update manager, driver manager, HiDPI display support and many usability refinements. This release of Mint establishes a baseline on which the next several releases will be based: 'Until 2016 the development team won't start working on a new base and will be fully focused on this one; future versions of Linux Mint will use the same package base as Linux Mint 17, making it trivial for people to upgrade.'"
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Linux Mint 17 'Qiana' Released

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  • by MrBingoBoingo (3481277) on Tuesday June 03, 2014 @11:20PM (#47162013) Homepage
    Not for every distro, but for a few it still is. It's a combination of popularity and infrequency of releases that determines if the update is newsworthy,
  • by r_a_trip (612314) on Wednesday June 04, 2014 @04:08AM (#47162679)
    ***Exactly. And with that in mind, since we left the 90's it has been really hard to find a good program launcher that isn't incredibly bloaty and that doesn't hinder my workflow.***

    Exactly this. It's the same for me. I'm not necesarilly married to the "Win95" paradigm, but if I'm going to dump it, I expect the replacement to enhance my daily workflow, not drive me up the wall with distracting and context breaking view switches.

    It may be the modern thing on mobile phones, but there it is not a matter of innovation, but of working around restraints of the (still) limited mobile hardware.

    As long as nothing better comes along, I'll be on Cinnamon.
  • by danbuter (2019760) on Wednesday June 04, 2014 @06:25AM (#47163083)
    But it wasn't. After the fact, people tried to say that it was "for devs only", but when 4.0 was released, they were trumpeting it like crazy. I LOVED KDE3. I wish KDE4 had never been made.
  • by danbuter (2019760) on Wednesday June 04, 2014 @06:28AM (#47163099)
    Because that would be hard. Linux has thousands of programs that are 90% done. Very, very few that would qualify as 100% ready, though.

The trouble with doing something right the first time is that nobody appreciates how difficult it was.