Linux Mint 15 “Olivia” KDE released!

Linux Mint 15 “Olivia” KDE released!

By | Sep 11, 2013

Linux Mint 15 “Olivia” KDE released!

The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 15 “Olivia” KDE.

KDE is a vibrant, innovative, advanced, modern looking and full-featured desktop environment. This edition features all the improvements from the latest Linux Mint release on top of KDE 4.10.

System requirements:

x86 processor (Linux Mint 64-bit requires a 64-bit processor. Linux Mint 32-bit works on both 32-bit and 64-bit processors).
1GB RAM
8 GB of disk space
Graphics card capable of 1024×768 resolution
DVD drive or USB port


KDE 4.10

The highlight of this edition is the latest KDE 4.10 desktop. Here are a few examples of what is new in KDE 4.10:

A new screen locker makes Workspaces more secure.
KWin now detects some virtual machines and enables OpenGL compositing if possible. In addition, the proprietary AMD driver now has OpenGL 2 support.
Printer setup, maintenance and job control are improved with a new implementation of the Print Manager.
Dolphin has seen many bugfixes, improvements and new features. Transferring files to and from a phone or other mobile device has become easier with support for MTP devices, which show up in the Places panel. The size of Panel icons can now be changed, and other usability and accessibility options have been added.
Kate got an improved notification system, an optional ‘minimap’ as scrollbar, predefined color schemes and much more.
Konsole brings back print-screen as well as options to change line spacing.
In Okular, the newest features include a technique called tiled rendering which allows to zoom in further and faster than before.
Gwenview improved thumbnail handling and supports color correction of JPG and PNG files.
KMail introduces Text Autocorrection, including word replacement and capitalize the first letter of a sentence. It also gained the ability to automatically resize images attached to emails.

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