Linux Mint Team finally announced the release of 17.1 “Rebecca” Cinnamon and MATE editions, which is a long term support release based on Ubuntu 14.04 that will be supported until 2019.
According to the release note, the Linux Mint 17.1 “Rebecca” comes with updated software and brings refinements and many new features to make your desktop even more comfortable to use.
Linux Mint 17.1 features:
- Cinnamon 2.4 / MATE 1.8
- MDM 1.8
- Out of the box support for Compiz (MATE edition)
- Linux kernel 3.13
- Ubuntu 14.04 package base
- Update Manager now groups packages together according to their source package.
- Redesigned UI of Language Settings.
- Redesigned Login Window Preferences.
- System, Artwork, and Other Improvements.
Both the Linux Mint 17 and 17.1 RC can upgrade to the new release through Updater Manager. For the 17.1 RC release just install any level 1 update you haven’t installed already.