Clement Lefebvre has announced the availability of a release candidate for the upcoming launch of Linux Mint Debian Edition, version 2. The release candidate is available in two flavours, Cinnamon and MATE, and is offered for 32-bit and 64-bit x86 machines. The release notes have further information on architecture support: "To guarantee compatibility with non-PAE processors, the 32-bit versions of Linux Mint Debian come with a 586 kernel by default. This kernel does not support SMP, and as a consequence is only able to detect one core and one CPU. If your CPU has multiple cores, or if you have more than one CPU, simply install the 686-PAE kernel and reboot your computer. Sometimes the MATE session fails to theme itself properly and shows up with ugly looking panels and icons. This is due to a race condition with MDM and it usually only happens in live mode. There are a number of workarounds for this."