Another flavor of Linux Mint 15, KDE, has been launched and completes the collection of desktop environments for the famous distribution, albeit it's still in development stages.
Just like the previous release of Linux Mint, the last flavor to arrive is KDE. It has the same code name, Olivia, and it shares all the features of the other distributions.
Linux Mint 15 KDE RC is based on Ubuntu 13.04 (Raring Ringtail) and the 32-bit version uses a PAE compatible Linux kernel. This means that you will need a processor compatible with PAE in order to run it.
As expected, Linux Mint 15 KDE RC makes use of KDE 4.10 and receives all the benefits that come from this latest version.
Highlights of Linux Mint 15 KDE RC:
• A new screen locker makes Workspaces more secure has been implemented;
• KWin is now able to detect some virtual machines and enables OpenGL compositing if possible;
• The proprietary AMD driver has received OpenGL 2 support;
• Printer setup, maintenance and job control have been improved with a new Print Manager;
• The Dolphin file manager has received a lot of fixes, including MTP support;
• The size of Panel icons in Dolphin can now be changed;
• Kate has received an improved notifications system;
• Konsole has print-screen support again, along with the option to change line spacing;
• Gwenview now features better thumbnail handling;
• KMail has received Text Autocorrection, including word replacement;
• A themeable GDM greeter has been made available, along with hundreds of themes;
• A new HTML greeter has been implemented;
• A new tool called MintSources (Software Sources) has been implemented.
A complete list of features and fixes can be found in the official announcement.
Download Linux Mint 15 KDE RC right now from Softpedia. Remember that this is a development version and it should NOT be installed on production machines. It is intended for testing purposes only.