No personal information exchanged with DuckDuckGo
by clem 26

DuckDuckGo is always looking for ways to strengthen trust in its strict privacy policy. They’ve been further emboldened in this effort after PEW recently reported “91% of adults (in the survey) agree or strongly agree that consumers have lost control over how personal information is collected and used by companies.”. One area where they can ...

Cinnamon 2.6
by clem 245

Cinnamon 2.6
On behalf of the team and all the developers who contributed to this build, I am proud to announce the release of Cinnamon 2.6! This new version will be featured in Linux Mint 17.2 “Rafaela” planned for the end of June and in LMDE 2 “Betsy”. Have a lot of fun with this new release ...

Cinnamon 2.6 updates (Romeo)
by clem 110

Thanks for your feedback on Cinnamon 2.6, the following updates were pushed today. mint-x-icons Updated pidgin tray icons cinnamon-desktop, cinnamon-session, cinnamon-settings-daemon, cinnamon-screensaver Split “use-systemd” configuration key into three different keys for cinnamon-settings-daemon, cinnamon-session and cinnamon-screensaver Note: In Betsy, you’ll want to set the session and settings-daemon keys to true, and the screensaver key to false. ...

Early-Access Cinnamon 2.6 in Romeo
by clem 129

Early-Access Cinnamon 2.6 in Romeo
Cinnamon 2.6 reached feature-freeze on the 15th of May and was recently given 2.6 labels. As we’re still bug-fixing it and it’s all very fresh out of the oven it wasn’t officially released/announced yet. Early builds were added to the “Romeo” section of the LMDE 2 Betsy and Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca repositories. If you ...

Cinnamon 2.6 and MATE 1.10
by clem 20

Some quick news about 2 of your favorite desktop environments :) Cinnamon 2.6 reached feature-freeze. Its stable release is planned for the end of this month. It could adopt the 2.6 labels early and get into the Romeo repositories for Rebecca and Betsy though. The MATE 1.10 release is just around the corner. Upstream, only ...

MintBox Mini Preview
by clem 56

MintBox Mini Preview
I’d like to thank CompuLab for sending the development team three MintBox Mini. I just received mine :) The box mimics the unit itself: You’ll even find screws at the back :) Our great relationship with CompuLab is illustrated on the side. Along with the unit specs, it’s great to see our two logos there. ...

Cinnamon 2.4 updates coming through!
by clem 46

The following Cinnamon 2.4 updates should hit the Mint and LMDE repositories shortly: cinnamon Fixed wrong week number in calendar applet Background slideshow: use os.execvp instead of os.system to keep cinnamon-slideshow from having child processes Update xlet stylesheet as well on “Alt+F2 rt” Added missing tooltip for Keybinding xlet widgets Fixed a memory leak Tweaked ...

Introducing mint-dev-tools, a collection of tools for Linux Mint developers
by clem 21

A new project was started. It’s called “mint-dev-tools” and its purpose is to make it easier for people to quickly get set up and compile and run the very latest Mint projects. Mint-dev-tools is primarily made by and for the Linux Mint developers, but it can also be used by people who want to get ...

Better Session Detection in MDM 2.0
by clem 15

Better Session Detection in MDM 2.0
The upcoming version of MDM, which will be featured as an upgrade in Betsy and as default in Linux Mint 17.2, received important changes today. At first sight, you probably won’t notice much difference, that “lambda” sign in your login screen might switch to a little “Ci” or “M”, indicating that MDM corrected your session ...

Betsy past QA, going for RC
by clem 32

Betsy past QA, going for RC
LMDE 2 “Betsy” just got approved for an RC release. So if you could go ahead and NOT find tons of bug in it that would be great :) Note: The public release should be announced in a couple of days on Please don’t post links here to mirror sites – until Clem makes ...