Apart from a few small improvements regarding the system itself,here is a quick info about additional software packages included in this release: Samba server configuration tool , Web-based administration tool , qBittorrent (instead of Deluge), Winamp5 skin for XMMS , GRUB loader wallpaper, XBMC home theather media player, Spotify client application , Desktop Cube extension, Clementine music player ...
And major improvement is a included TOR bundle for anonymous web surfing. It includes TOR Browser itself and Vidalia controler with Foxy Proxy extension for Firefox which allows you to use Firefox as TOR browser if you like. Bear in mind that this is a Live operating system, and all tools for anonymous surfing gives it's best on it.
This " Ultimate Mint 17 LiveDVD " release is based on standard linux Mint 17 Qiana Cinnamon Edition 64-bit, but bundled with extra software that doesn't come in a standard edition.
Besides regular software that is included in original .ISO image- here is a list of extra software:
Desktop Cube Extension
Furius ISO Mount - virtual image mount manager
Gnome Commander - file manager
K4DirStat - graphical disk usage utility
NFO Viewer - simple viewer for NFO files
TrueCrypt (7.1a) - powerful on-the-fly encryption software
APTonCD - back up your installed packages to a disc or ISO image
Gparted - gnome partition tool
Htop - terminal task manager
System Profiler and Benchmark - displays info about system components
Samba - Samba Server Configuration Tool
TOR Browser - internet browser for anonymous web surfing
Vidalia - graphical controller for the Tor software
Bum - boot manager
Chromium - internet browser
Opera - internet browser
Azureus - filesharing torrent client
qBittorrent - filesharing torrent client
Filezilla - FTP client
Google Earth - virtual globe, map and geographical information program
LinuxDC++ - DC++ filesharing client
Skype - VOIP software
TeamViewer 9 - remote desktop software
Comix - comic book reader
Adobe Reader - PDF reader
Adobe Flash Player- flash player
Virtual Box - powerful virtualization software
Wine - Windows program emulator
PlayOnLinux - graphical frontend for WINE, specialized for games
Audacity - audio editor and recorder
Clementine - music media player
Radiotray - online radio streaming player
ISO Master - read, write and modify ISO images
K3B - CD and DVD burner, copier, ripper
Kaffeine - media player
MeTV - television (DVB) viewer
Nero 4Linux - Nero's CD & DVD burner for linux
Openshot Video Editor - video editor for Linux
RecordMyDesktop - desktop session recorder
Spotify - Spotify client aplication
SMPlayer - media player
Smplayer Youtube Browser - optional YouTube player
YouTube HD extension for Firefox - play youtube videos in HD
TVtime - television (DVB) viewer
XMMS - audio player
GuvcView - V4L2 video viewer and capture software
Webcamstudio - virtual webcam software
XBMC - home theater media center
Remastersys - Back up an entire system, including user data, to an installable Live CD/DVD
Aircrack-ng - 802.11 WEP and WPA-PSK keys cracking program
Reaver - bruteforce attack tool for WPA/WPA2 WiFi networks
Wireshark - network protocol analyzer
Webmin - Web based administration tool
any additional software as this release contains more than you need for everyday use.
HOW TO USE THIS "Ultimate Mint 17 LiveDVD" .ISO :
This release is Live (just like an original Mint release) so you can try this release without installation to your hard disk.
On first boot screen hit ENTER or wait for default boot option timer to expire and start live system.
If you experience slow booting, just be patient and wait a few minutes until live system boots into desktop enviroment.
Than you can use the live system as it is on a hard disk (but with slower response because it depends of DVD drive's actual speed).
Also keep in mind that everything you do on the live system (every change that you make on files,programs and functions on live system)
before you shut down live system.
HOW TO USE THIS "Ultimate Mint 17 LiveDVD" .ISO on USB flash memory stick (RECOMMENDED) :
In case that you don't have a DVD drive on your computer or you don't wanna use it - you could make a live system running from USB flash
memory stick. You will get a bit faster response of whole system than as it is on DVD drive. How can you do that?
Very easy, in two ways- from Windows or from Linux. This torrent contains a small software called
"Rufus" that will help you to transfer this .ISO distro onto USB stick. First plug your USB memory into computer and Start Rufus
with admin privileges and click on drop down menu where it says: "Create a bootable disk using..." choose "ISO image" from drop down menu
and than click on drive icon next to it and browse for this .ISO.
After warning message click on "OK" and right after that disable your antivirus protection and finally click on "Start" button down bellow
to begin creation of USB image. When you done, you have to boot your computer and as a first boot defice specify that USB memory stick.
The rest is the same as it's already described for DVD image above.
(NOTE: you have to disable your antivirus protection because of autorun.inf file that exists within .ISO image and may cause false alert.)
If you already burned .ISO image on DVD and you still want to have it on USB memory too (Or in case that you don't have Windows at all so you can't start Rufus to transfer files to USB) you can make USB live system right from this LiveDVD. Boot your "Ultimate Mint 17 LiveDVD" from drive and after system boots up go to "Menu"--> "Accessories" --> "USB Image Writer" and on the left browse menu chose this .ISO and on the right menu chose your USB drive and than click on "Write" button, wait for operation to finish and that's it.
HOW TO INSTALL THIS "Ultimate Mint 17 LiveDVD" on your hard drive:
"Ultimate Mint 17 LiveDVD" can be installed on the hard disk, and then used without the DVD disc. Benefits of installing the hard disk compared to LIVE mode is faster response of the whole system and keeping all the changes you make in the course of work, files and settings are not deleted after the restart as in LIVE mode. The installation can be started directly from the boot menu by selecting "install - start the installer directly" or from the LIVE system by double-clicking on the "Install Ultimate Mint LiveDVD" icon on the desktop or
from the "Menu --> Administration --> Install RELEASE". When you install Linux Mint, it will detect the presence of an already existing computer system (Win XP, Win 7, Win 8, etc..) And will pump it into your boot loader and will be able to choose which system will be used at boot time, so we will have a dual boot Windows / Linux. Or if you want to ,you can tell the installer to remove an existing operating system
that you already have in your computer and install only this, all of course depends on your desire.
If you are not well informed about how to install Linux Mint on the hard disk - than try first to inform yourself about it before you commit to this procedure. Consequences due to improper installation be losing the existing contents of the partitions of your PC. If you decide to install this release Mint on your hard disk- it is important to note that prior to the installation should be left empty hard disk space
(unallocated disk space) that will be reserved for Linux files. It is necessary to provide about 11GB of space for the system + 1GB for swap, so its about 12GB required by the installer. This can be done while the system is in LIVE mode using the Linux partitioning program Gparted.
"Menu --> System Tools --> Gparted" After running the program click on the partition you want to separate for the installation of Linux and then
optionally modify ("Shrink"/"Resize / Move") to separate the free space or to delete an entire partition ("Delete"), and create "unallocated" space on the disk. It is desirable before any modification / deletion of partitions to copy all of your important documents to another location in the event of a possible loss of data. After selecting the desired changes to the partitions click on "Edit" and then on "Apply All Operations" and the changes will be made.
Then run the installer and follow these steps
(1) Choose the language and click Continue.
(2) Click on Continue (if all necessary dependencies are satisfied)
(3) If you want to "dual boot" choose the last option "Something else", then click on "Continue"
(4) click on the "free space" which we created earlier and then click on the "+" left below
(5) In the "Create Partition" dialog 'size' you entered 1024MB, for 'Use as' select "swap area" then click on "OK" and wait for it to create a SWAP partition
(6) click again on the "free space" and then click on the "+" in the bottom left "Mount Point" drop down menu, choose "/" and click on "OK" and wait for it to create a system partition.
(7) Optional: In this step, we mark the existing partitions on the hard drive to be automatically mounted at Linux booting.
You need to click on the desired partition and click below on "Change". In the "Edit Partition" dialog "use as" choose "NTFS" from the drop down menu for "Mount Point" type "/windows/Data" if you pick a wellknown D: partition from Windows where we keep all our documents.
Confirm the "OK" and wait for the change to apply.
(Cool followed by clicking the "Install Now" on the lower right
(9) choose the time zone and click on "Continue"
(10) choose the encoding keyboard and click on "Continue" and the installation begins
ABOUT DEFAULT SYSTEM SETTINGS:
Account name : Linux MINT 17 Cinnamon
Root username : mint17
Root password : cinnamon17
Computer name/host name : ultimate
Keyboard layout : English US
Time zone : Europe, city Belgrade GMT+1
Default subtitle encoding VLC player: Eastern European (Windows-1250)
Default subtitle encoding SMPlayer: Slavic/Central European Windows (CP-1250)
Default subtitle encoding Videos player: Central European Windows (CP-1250)
(NOTE: During installation on hard drive, if/when installer prompts about username and password, whatever you fill in it doesn't matter- because after installation system will return to its default settings username: mint17, password: cinnamon17 . So you should change your credentials AFTER installation, if you want to.)
DEFAULT KEYBOARD SHORTCUTS:
/ - open Home folder
- - Volume Down
+ - Volume Up
* - Volume Mute
PrintScreen - Take snapshot of current screen and save it to /home/Pictures
CTRL+ALT+T - Launch Terminal window
CTRL+ALT+C - Launch Calculator
CTRL+ALT+X - Launch XMMS player
CTRL+ALT+V - Launch VLC Player
CTRL+ALT+O - Launch Opera Browser
CTRL+ALT+S - Launch Skype
CTRL+ALT+K - Launch kaffeine player
CTRL+ALT+G - Launch Google Earth
CTRL+ALT+R - launch RadioTray player
CTRL+ALT+F1 - launch first text terminal window (others are F2,F3,F4,F5 and F6)
CTRL+ALT+F8 - launch user enviroment- desktop
DEFAULT SYSTEM CONFIGURATION:
Although Linux is flexible on any hardware configuration, you might miss some drivers.
To check, go to "Menu" --> "Administration" --> "Driver Manager"
PROPOSALS AND SUGGESTIONS:
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