Linux Mint 17.3 “Rosa” available as a beta release

If you are interested in trying out bleeding edge open source software, you might be interested to know that the Linux Mint project has rolled out a beta version of the upcoming Mint 17.3 "Rosa" release. Both Cinnamon and MATE editions are available.
Linux Mint MATE

Linux Mint 17.3 is a long term support release which will be supported until 2019. It comes with updated software and brings refinements and many new features to make your desktop even more comfortable to use.

For changes you can expect in Linux Mint 17.3, refer to the following articles:

  1. Some nice improvements are coming to the MATE desktop environment on Linux.
  2. Linux Mint 17.3 "Rosa" announced, includes nice new features.
  3. Cinnamon 2.8 features an improved sound volume control.
  4. Cinnamon 2.8 is out.

System requirements for Linux Mint 17.3:

  • 512 MB RAM (1 GB recommended for comfortable usage).
  • 9 GB of disk space (20 GB recommended).
  • Graphics card capable of 800×600 resolution (1024×768 recommended).
  • DVD drive or USB port.

Other notes:

  • The 64-bit ISO can boot with BIOS or UEFI.
  • The 32-bit ISO can only boot with BIOS.
  • The 64-bit ISO is recommended for all modern computers. Almost all computers sold in the last 10 years are equipped with 64-bit processors.

This BETA release might contain critical bugs, please use it only for testing purposes and to help the Linux Mint team fix issues prior to the stable release. Do not use the beta release on your production machine unless you have a backup of your data or unless you are an advanced user.

Use the following links to get more information: Linux Mint 17.3 Cinnamon Edition | Linux Mint 17.3 MATE Edition

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