• The Linux Mint team has announced the availability of a new beta version of Linux Mint Debian Edition, a platform which provides Mint-specific packages and technology while using the Debian distribution as its foundation. “This is the BETA release for LMDE 4 ‘Debbie’. LMDE is a Linux Mint project which stands for ‘Linux Mint Debian Edition’. Its goal is to ensure Linux Mint would be able to continue to deliver the same user experience, and how much work would be involved, if Ubuntu was ever to disappear. LMDE is also one of our development targets, to guarantee the software we develop is compatible outside of Ubuntu. LMDE aims to be as similar as possible to Linux Mint, but without using Ubuntu. The package base is provided by Debian instead.” The release announcement includes further information, including minimum hardware requirements while tips and known issues can be found in the distribution’s release notes. Download: lmde-4-cinnamon-64bit-beta.iso (1,926MB, SHA256, signature, torrent, pkglist).

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