Clement Lefebvre has announced the release of Linux Mint
6, code name "Felicia": "The
team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 6 'Felicia'. Based
on Ubuntu 8.10 'Intrepid Ibex', Linux 2.6.27, GNOME 2.24 and X.Org 7.4,
Linux Mint 6 comes with a brand new software manager, FTP support in
mintUpload, proxy support and history of updates in mintUpdate,
mint4win (a Windows installer), tabbed browsing in Nautilus and a lot
of other improvements.
"On behalf of the team I am proud to announce that
Linux Mint 6 'Felicia' is now available in a 64-bit edition. This
release comes with all the innovations featured in Linux Mint 6 and,
for the very first time, with the 64-bit editions of the Adobe Flash
and Sun Java plugins! The purpose of the x86_64 edition is to offer the
same desktop features as the main edition but in a 64-bit environment.
It aims to be as similar to the main edition as possible. More packages
are available for i386 than they are for x86_64 and the main edition is
also slightly more stable than its 64-bit equivalent. The main edition
only recognizes a maximum of 4 GB RAM though and even on computers with
less than 4 GB RAM the performance gain provided by x86_64 over the
main edition can significantly enhance the user's experience.