Clement Lefebvre, father of the Linux Mint project, announced earlier today, July 12th, that the Release Candidate of the upcoming Linux Mint 13 KDE Edition operating system is available for download and testing.
Being based on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin) and the Maya technologies, Linux Mint 13 RC KDE is built on top of the stable KDE Software Compilation 4.8.3 desktop environment, it is powered by Linux kernel 3.2, and includes applications like Mozilla Firefox 12, Amarok 2.5.0, KTorrent 4.1.3, GIMP 2.6.12, digiKam 2.5.0, Kaffeine 1.2.2, VLC 2.0.1, LibreOffice 3.5.3.
Highlights of Linux Mint 13 RC KDE:
· Based on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS;
· Linux kernel 3.2.0;
· KDE SC 4.8.3;
· MATE and mintMenu applets;
· Mint Display Manager;
· Artwork improvements;
· Search engines.
The following system requirements are recommended by the developers for Linux Mint 13 KDE installations:
· An modern CPU (32-bit or 64-bit);
· Minimum 512 MB of RAM (1 GB of RAM is recommended);
· 10 GB of free hard disk space;
· Video card capable of 800x600 resolution;
· A DVD-ROM drive or USB port.
There's no official release announcement at the time of writing this, but Linux Mint 13 KDE RC is already available for download, distributed as Live DVD ISO images supporting both 32-bit and 64-bit architectures.
About Linux Mint
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.
Download Linux Mint 13 RC KDE right now from Softpedia. Remember that this is a development release and it should not be installed on production machines. It is intended for testing purposes only.