The first release candidate for Linux Mint 14 was announced yesterday, but it seems that the distribution has a problem with 32-bit applications. The Linux Mint developers have issued a note stating that the 32-bit support is not included the Linux Mint 14 RC.
“The ability to install 32-bit applications in a 64-bit environment is commonly referred to as 'Multiarch'. An upstream change occurred in Debian’s dpkg which made the Multiarch configuration in Ubuntu obsolete.”
“That configuration was removed and Ubuntu 12.10 consequently released with Multiarch disabled by default. The problem wasn’t detected during QA and impacts the two 64-bit editions of Linux Mint 14 RC,” the official announcement read.
There is a workaround for the problem. To enable Multiarch, open a terminal and type the following commands: