Just 2 weeks after Release Candidate 1 was released, Linux Mint 8 final dubbed Helena version is available. This release comes with a lot of improvements & numerous bug fixes.
Highlights of Linux Mint 8 "Helena":
¬∑ Based on Ubuntu 9.10;
¬∑ Linux kernel 2.6.31;
¬∑ EXT4 filesystem;
¬∑ X.Org 7.4;
¬∑ GNOME 2.28.1;
¬∑ Improvements to the Menu;
¬∑ Improvements to the software manager;
¬∑ Improvements to the update manager;
¬∑ New Upload manager tool;
¬∑ Lots of bugs fixed.
On top of that, the Linux Mint team is proud to present the second edition of the Linux Mint Universal Edition, a customized version of Gloria, available as a Live DVD. The Universal Edition contains the following features:
¬∑ Available as a Live DVD;
¬∑ Installs all the available audio and video codecs;
¬∑ Offers support for English, Spanish, French, German, Swedish, Italian, Danish, Korean, Chinese, Portuguese/Pt, Portuguese/Br, Arabic, Lithuanian, Hungarian, Galician, Russian, Dutch, Polish, Japanese, Norwegian, Ukrainian, Slovenian, Romanian, Catalan, Czech, Greek, Slovak, Norwegian, Marathi, Croatian, Turkish, Bulgarian, Hindi, Hebrew, Finnish, Serbian, Belarussian, Bosnian and Basque languages;
¬∑ Text-based GRUB.
Recommended system requirements:
¬∑ A 32-bit processor;
Head over here for the official release announcement.