The Mint Team is doing all the work … all we need to do is install the final version of Mint-8 and have fun on it. I have introduced quite a few people to the ‘joys’ of Linux – Mint, who have never used Linux before. I want to say first that this is not the only way of setting up such a system. There are many ways of achieving this goal but this is the way I take. I do not issue any guarantee that this will work for you!
Linux Mint is an Ubuntu-based distribution (Ubuntu 9.10) whose goal is to provide a more complete out-of-the-box experience by including browser plugins, media codecs, support for DVD playback, Java and other components. It also adds a custom desktop and menus, several unique configuration tools, and a web-based package installation interface. Linux Mint is compatible with Ubuntu software repositories.
- Download the ISO or the torrent.
- While it’s downloading take an overview of the new features and make sure to quickly go through the known issues.
- After the ISO is downloaded verify the MD5.
- Burn the ISO at low speed and enjoy Linux Mint 8.
- It comes as a liveDVD instead of a liveCD
- It comes with built-in support for English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Swedish, Danish, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese/Br, Portuguese/Pt, Arabic, Hungarian, Lithuanian, Galician, Dutch, Russian, Polish, Norwegian, Japanese, Ukrainian, Romanian, Slovenian, Catalan, Greek, Czech, Slovak, Marathi, Norwegian [nynorsk], Croatian, Bulgarian, Turkish, Hindi, Finnish, Hebrew, Serbian, Belarussian, Basque and Bosnian.
- It comes with no codecs, no support for restricted formats and no proprietary components.
- It features an extra item in the Sound & Video menu which launches the installation of all missing codecs via a built-in .mint file
Download Linux Mint 8:
You can download the Main and Universal editions of Linux Mint 8 via torrent or via HTTP:
size: 688MB LiveCD
Torrent download: http://www.linuxmint.com/torrent/LinuxMint-8.iso.torrent
HTTP download: http://www.linuxmint.com/edition.php?id=44
- size: 1GB LiveDVD
- MD5Sum: e297a2cdf1b1c6408ac6a6d76833933a
- Torrent download: http://www.linuxmint.com/torrent/LinuxMint-8-Universal.iso.torrent
- HTTP download: http://www.linuxmint.com/edition.php?id=45
- http://ftp.jaist.ac.jp/pub/Linux/LinuxMint-ISO/stable/8/ (Japan)
- http://ftp.riken.jp/pub/Linux/linuxmint/stable/8/ (Japan)
- http://gd.tuwien.ac.at/linux/mint/isos/stable/8/ (Austria)
- http://mint.nano-box.net/iso/stable/8/ (Bulgaria)
- http://mirrors.cytanet.com.cy/linux/mint/stable/8/ (Cyprus)
- http://ftp.klid.dk/ftp/linuxmint/stable/8/ (Denmark)
- ftp://ftp.linuxmint-fr.org/pub/linuxmint.com/stable/8/ (France)
- http://linuxmint.cybermirror.org/stable/8/ (Germany) *
- http://ftp.cc.uoc.gr/mirrors/linux/linuxmint/stable/8/ (Greece)
- http://ftp.heanet.ie/pub/linuxmint.com/stable/8/ (Ireland)
- ftp://ftp.tpnet.pl/pub/linux/linuxmint/isos/stable/8/ (Poland) *
- http://cesium.di.uminho.pt/pub/linuxmint/stable/8/ (Portugal)
- http://ftp.df.lth.se/pub/linuxmint/stable/8/ (Sweden)
- http://mirror.sov.uk.goscomb.net/linuxmint.com/stable/8/ (UK)
- http://mirror.csclub.uwaterloo.ca/linuxmint/stable/8/ (Canada)
- http://mirror.amarillolinux.com/linuxmint/stable/8/ (USA)
- http://mint.ez.by/linuxmint.com/stable/8/ (USA)
- ftp://linuxfreedom.com/linuxmint/linuxmint.com/stable/8/ (USA)
- http://ftp.cs.rose-hulman.edu/linuxmint/stable/8/ (USA) *
- http://linuxmint.secsup.org/stable/8/ (USA)
- ftp://mirrors.secution.com/linuxmint.com/stable/8/ (USA)
- http://mira.sunsite.utk.edu/linuxmint/stable/8/ (USA) *
Rest of the World:
- http://mirror.aarnet.edu.au/pub/linuxmint/stable/8/ (Australia) *
- ftp://mirror.unej.ac.id/pub/iso/linux-mint/stable/8/ (Indonesia) *
* Mirrors marked with a star weren’t fully synched when this announcement was made.