Linux Mint 6 Felicia Fluxbox CE Released
Linux Mint 6 codename Felicia is released and available for download. Read On :
Linux Mint Fluxbox Community Edition is based on Xubuntu 8.10 Intrepid, Linux 2.6.27, Fluxbox 1.0.0 and Xorg 7.4. Included is an all-new menu system, Mint-FM2, Slim as a display manager, Live CD features that should make it easier to install on low-end machines, a brand new ?Software Manager?, FTP support in mintUpload, proxy support and history of updates in mintUpdate, mint4win (a Linux Mint installer for Microsoft Windows), and much more minty goodness...
Introduction to the Fluxbox Edition:
The Fluxbox Community Edition is built with the emphasis on a lightweight and yet fully functional desktop centered on the Fluxbox window manager. Even though we strive to provide out-of-the-box readiness for all your hardware and common computing tasks, Linux Mint Fluxbox CE is easily configurable to run on lower-spec hardware with the tools needed for doing so readily available.
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Take a screenshot tour:
Linux Mint Desktop
Mint-FM2 is the new version of the auto-generated and auto-updating Fluxbox menu first seen in the Elyssa release. The new version provides full support for localizations where translations are available. There is a new icon searching algorithm which is more accurate and allows you to choose your preferred icon theme to be used in the menu. As before, icons can be enabled/disabled in mintDesktop. Also merged into the menu system, is a new 'Ciao' exit dialog. Now users will no longer have to enter an admin password to shutdown, reboot, hibernate or suspend.
The menu is still tweaker friendly. All custom changes you make to the menu will be preserved through menu updates. However, custom changes in the auto-generated parts of the menu are lost when the menu is regenerated. To provide for custom menu entries that persist through menu regeneration, we have provided a file ~/.fluxbox/custom-menu-entries where you can have your custom entries that are not affected by menu regeneration.
Configuration options for Mint-FM2 are stored in the file ~/.mint-fm2/mint-fm2.conf. Here you can manually configure whether menu icons are enabled/disabled, the icon theme to be used for the menu and login/logout sounds to be used. Each submenu of the main menu is stored in a standard Fluxbox menu file in ~/.mint-fm2/submenus.
Linux Mint has integrated some brand new features into the Live CD which will hopefully make it easier to install Linux Mint Fluxbox Community Edition on lower spec hardware.
Firstly, Linux Mint has disabled some largely unnecessary services in the Live CD environment. These include acpid, acpi-support, anacron, apmd, atd, bluetooth, cron, cups, dns-clean, mpd, powernowd, powernowd.early, readahead, readahead-desktop, samba and ufw. This should provide for a snappier Live CD.
Secondly, once booted, the Live CD now provides you with three options for what kind of Live CD session you would like to start.
Probably the biggest under-the-hood change is the replacement of GDM with Slim as the display manager. Generally, using slim shouldn't be any different from using GDM. At the login screen, certain keys have been configured for various functions:
mintInstall 5 has a brand new frontend giving you the possibility to browse available applications in the Linux Mint Software Portal, view screenshots, get version information and read user reviews even while offline. Installing from the Linux Mint Software Portal, Getdeb and Apt is just a few clicks away.
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Improvements include a rebuilt GUI, update history information and logs, support for proxy internet connections and improved stability
mintUpload 2 now supports uploading to FTP servers. With mintUpload 2 you can now define "upload services" by adding files in /etc/linuxmint/mintUpload/services/ or in ~/.linuxmint/mintUpload/services/
MintNanny is a small graphical interface which lets you "block" domain names. You can't block domains for particular users or particular programs, the block is for everyone on the computer and for any protocol.
mint4win is a Windows installer for Linux Mint. If you run Microsoft Windows, insert the Live CD and a program called mint4win will launch automatically. This program is an installer for Linux Mint which runs on Windows. It installs Linux Mint within a file on one of your partitions and it doesn't touch your existing partitions. It also sets up a Windows multiboot for you.
mintDesktop is a tool to easily configure different aspects of your desktop.
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Thunar Shares is a Thunar file manager extension to share files using Samba. The backend is based in nautilus-share plugin.
Media Player Daemon (MPD) is set up by default to include the user's Music directory in its library regardless of which language the folder is named in. In order to play music with Gnome Media Player Client (GMPC) you will have to copy your music collection to your Music directory or create a symbolic link to your collection in your Music directory. Then update the library by selecting Server>Update Database. The MPD library will update and your collection will now be available in GMPC. MPD will not play files not included in the library. For this, use Mplayer movie player or VLC Player.
Remote desktop viewing and sharing is much easier with Vino.
Gmrun is a run dialog that features autocomplete and a saved history of previous commands.
Gufw is an easy and intuitive Firewall configuration tool which now comes pre-installed in Linux Mint Fluxbox CE.
Conky is a light weight system monitor that is set to display on the Desktop. The minty colour scheme is maintained from previous releases and now you can Alt+Click to drag 'n' drop Conky where ever you want on your Desktop!
In addition to the GTK System Services GUI, Linux Mint has included the CLI based sysv-rc-conf tool for configuring system services. sysv-rc-conf gives you more power if you wish to tweak your system to be as light and fast as possible. By carefully choosing which services are enabled and limiting applications that are run at startup to those that suit your needs and hardware, a very lean system is easily set up.
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