Linux Mint’s Clement Lefebvre has announced that the Linux Mint 17.2 Rafaela OEM and No-Codecs images have been released today, on the 25th of July.
The OEM version is designed for the computer vendors that want to deliver PCs with Linux Mint pre-installed. This permits the vendor to install the basic services and software, but ask the user to enter the username, hostname, language, etc, at the first boot.
As a reminder, Linux Mint has recently changed its release strategy and decided to adopt only the LTS versions of Ubuntu. Like Linux Mint 17 and Linux Mint 17.1, Linux Mint 17.2 Rafaela is based on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr and uses latest generation desktop environments. And starting with August, the development for Linux Mint 17.3, yet another Ubuntu Trusty system will start.
The no codecs image is a Linux Mint system created for the countries where some codecs are not allowed.
For more information and download links, see the linux mint official blog.