Linux Mint 12 Now Available for Download


Are you a Linux user?  Then you would be familiar with Linux Mint, a version of Linux that’s basically Ubuntu but with different UI and with improved features.

The Linux Mint team has just announced version 12 of the OS, which is codenamed “Lisa”, and has already released the same for download.

Linux Mint 12 has a new desktop that’s based on GNOME 3.2 but it offers user customization through Mint Gnome Shell Extensions (MGSE).  The OS has a new default search engine called DuckDuckGo that differentiates itself its crowd sourcing feature and no-tracking privacy policy.  Linux Mint 12 also comes with two new themes called Mint-Z and Mint-Z-Dark, with upgrades to Firefox, Thunderbird and LibreOffice.

Linux Mint 12 has the following 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).
  • 512 MB RAM (1GB recommended for a comfortable usage).
  • 5 GB of disk space
  • Graphics card capable of 800×600 resolution
  • CD/DVD drive or USB port

If you are ready to try Linux Mint 12, go here for the download links. is one of the most active tech sites in the Philippines. We enjoy sharing interesting and relevant stories about the latest trends in technology, developments in mobile phones and social media, and modern digital and geek culture.


  1. husein muhammad Reply

    Can some tell me whether the ACPI  bug affecting Mint 11 is sorted in mint 12

  2. Thanks for this update! I’m an avid fan of open source but I still did not try Linux Mint since I did used any OS since I tried Ubuntu. The desktop print screen is awesome. I guess I will try it for good and to spread the new to my classmate.

  3. i installed this yesterday right beside Fedora 16. MGSE is pretty cool, running on top of GNOME 3.2. update manager crashed the desktop on two occassions. i’m not sure why. i had to settle updating the system via the terminal. i also tried installing the debian based cisco packet tracer package. i had no troubles installing but the screen acted weird and started to show distorted colors whenever i open it. so i ended up uninstalling it. i thought packet tracer would run smoothly on linux mint 12 since the .bin was made to run on debian/ubuntu and linux mint is based on ubuntu. maybe the developers need more time to refine this new release.

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