None other than Clement Lefebvre announced a few minutes ago the next major version of the Linux Mint operating system. Dubbed Isadora, Linux Mint 9 is available right now for download (see link at the end of the article), it's distributed for both 32-bit and 64-bit architectures, as a Live CD or a Live DVD (with Oracle's Java 6, VLC media player, OpenOffice.org, F-Spot, Samba, extra wallpapers and the DejaVu fonts).
Linux Mint 9 (Isadora) is based on the newly released Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (Lucid Lynx) operating system, and is powered by the same Linux kernel 126.96.36.199. It now features over 30,000 software packages in the repositories, a new backup/restore tool, improvements to the Mint Menu, Windows installer, new artwork and lots of other nice improvements.
The Linux Mint 9 has a modified installer, to look just like the one in Ubuntu 10.04. It includes a new and very nice feature, one that is still missing from the popular Ubuntu OS, a very helpful and instructive welcome screen. Useful applications and desktop improvements, such as Mozilla Thunderbird 3, Pidgin or the Open in Terminal script for Nautilus are also present in this release!
Linux Mint 9 (Isadora) boots faster, it will be supported for 3 years on the desktop and 5 years on the server (LTS release), and, last but not least, it includes new and beautiful artwork, with lots of wonderful wallpapers, some nice GNOME themes and the GNOME-Wise icons.
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Linux Mint is and will always be an elegant, easy-to-use, up-to-date, 100% free and comfortable Linux operating system based on the very popular Ubuntu OS. It offers paid commercial support to companies and individuals. Also, free community support is available from the forums and the IRC channel.
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