How to upgrade to a newer Linux Mint release. https://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/2. How to update and upgrade your packages. Type this in a terminal window. sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgradesudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade This command will update the package repositories and download and install package updates over the Internet. Find a nice …

Linux Mint 17 is now available. Download this new Linux release from this handy mirror site. http://ftp.heanet.ie/mirrors/linuxmint.com/testing/. 64 bit ISO 1.3 Gigabytes: http://ftp.heanet.ie/mirrors/linuxmint.com/testing/linuxmint-17-mate-dvd-64bit-rc.iso. 32 bit ISO 1.3 Gigabytes: http://ftp.heanet.ie/mirrors/linuxmint.com/testing/linuxmint-17-mate-dvd-32bit-rc.iso. This new Linux distribution has all the same features that Linux Mint 16 had, but with all new software. I am trying out the RC build …

Fedora 17 multimedia setup tips: http://www.securitronlinux.com/fedora-core-15-package-management/. Tips on setting up the multimedia packages on Fedora Core 17. Easy MP3 codec installation. This does not install the codecs required to playback Xvid movies, but if you try to play an Xvid movie in Totem, it will pop up a message box telling you about the missing …

The Fedora 17 Linux distribution has been released with Gnome Shell 3.4.1, Gimp 2.8 and software rendering available for the Gnome Shell desktop, negating the need for the Gnome Shell fall-back desktop if your hardware does not offer proper hardware rendering for the Gnome desktop. Various non-free codecs such as MP3 support, Adobe flash and …