Clement Lefebvre announced last evening, April 11th, the immediate availability for download of the Release Candidate version of Linux Mint Debian Edition (LMDE) 201204.
Linux Mint Debian Edition 201204 RC comes packed in two editions, one with the MATE 1.2 and Cinnamon 1.4 desktop environments and the other one with the lightweight Xfce 4.8 desktop environment.
The hybrid ISO images of Linux Mint Debian Edition 201204 RC are available for both 32-bit and 64-bit architectures and distributable as Live DVDs of about 1.2 GB in size.
"The team is proud to announce the release of LMDE 201204 RC with updated ISOs for MATE/Cinnamon and Xfce." - said Clement Lefebvre in the official announcement.
Highlights of Linux Mint Debian Edition 201204 RC include the Update Pack 4 and Linux kernel 3.2, all built on top of the Debian Testing operating system.
About Linux Mint and LMDE
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.
Linux Mint Debian Edition is not compatible with the Ubuntu-based Linux Mint distributions, but it is 100% compatible with the software repositories designed for Debian Squeeze or Debian Testing.
LMDE is a semi-rolling operating system, which means that "Update Packs" are provided frequently, containing regressions, bugfixes and improvements from Debian Testing or Debian Unstable.
Download Linux Mint Debian Edition 201204 RC MATE/Cinnamon right now from Softpedia.
Download Linux Mint Debian Edition 201204 RC Xfce right now from Softpedia.
Remember that these are development releases and they should not be installed on production machines. They are intended for testing purposes only.