Linux Mint 11 has finally been released! As you know, Linux Mint 11 is based on Ubuntu 11.04 so it comes with all the features in the latest Ubuntu, but without Unity.
Here are the release highlights:
- Linux Mint 11 comes with Linux kernel 2.6.38, Gnome 2.32, Xorg 7.6
- Many improvements to Software Manager and Update Manager
- Artwork improvements: a refreshed Mint-X theme, new backgrounds and overlay scrollbars by default
- Gwibber has been removed
- gThumb replaces F-Spot as default photo manager
- Banshee replaces Rhythmbox as default music player
- LibreOffice instead of OpenOffice.org
There are also a lot of minor but very useful changes such as a new command line tool called "apt download" that lets you download a .deb with all its dependencies (so you can distribute it to someone who doesn't have an Internet connection for instance) or a black Plymouth - this is not fancy but at least it looks ok on any resolution and using any graphics drivers so you'll no longer get a broken boot experience.
Linux Mint 11 screenshots
As usual, the Linux Mint guys prepared a nice list of new features in the latest Linux Mint so check it out here: http://www.linuxmint.com/rel_katya_whatsnew.php
There's also a list of known issues you should really read.
Download Linux Mint 11 (link to the announcement because the main Linux Mint site is very slow right now).
By the way, if you experience Compiz bugs and bad performance, try this: How To Downgrade To Compiz 0.8.6 In Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal (Pinguy OS 11.04.1 will be released with this tweak because using Compiz without Unity seems quite buggy).