Codenamed “Rebecca”, the Linux Mint 17.1 Cinnamon edition has been released, and brings many new improvements, featuring a brand new, more stable and polished Cinnamon than ever, a Ubuntu 14.04 software base and Linux Kernel 3.13.
The main features of Mint 17.1 Cinnamon are:
- Linux Kernel 3.13
- Cinnamon 2.4
- MDM 1.8
- Firefox 33
- LibreOffice 126.96.36.199
Cinnamon 2.4 is the latest, bleeding edge release of Cinnamon to date, and ships with an impressive number of new features and improvements. The interface has been revamped, several settings modules have now a more logical structure, Nemo has received support for folder colors, dynamic sidebar and emblems, there is a new font used called Noto, while the Mint-X theme ships with additional color schemes for icons. The language settings module and the update manager also received an overhaul. You can read a full review of Cinnamon 2.4 in Mint here.
Rebecca ships with new wallpapers, but also the ones from previous releases, as well as several tagged as “legacy”, reaching a number of over 100 wallpapers:
A good thing to know is that Mint will use the stable Ubuntu 14.04 base packages until 2016, meaning all the releases which will follow during this period will be supported for 5 years, until 2019.
Linux Mint 17.1 is a long term support release which will be supported until 2019. It comes with updated software and brings refinements and many new features to make your desktop even more comfortable to use.
For a complete review of Linux Mint 17.1, read this post (although for the Release Candidate, the difference between the two is mostly bug fixes).
You can read the official announcement and download live ISO images for both 32-bit and 64-bit architectures from here.