Linux Mint 16 released

Today in Open Source: Linux Mint 16 Cinnamon and MATE available for download. Plus: A review of Linux Mint 16 Cinnamon, and Linux Mint 16 support

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Linux Mint 16 Released
Linux Mint 16 Petra has been released. The Cinnamon and MATE desktops are both available, according to the Linux Mint blog. You'll also find system requirements, download links and links to expanded information about all of the new features.

Linux Mint 16 is the result of 6 months of incremental development on top of stable and reliable technologies. This new release comes with updated software and brings refinements and new features to make your desktop even more comfortable to use.

New features at a glance:

Cinnamon 2.0
Login Screen
USB Stick support
Performance improvements
Software Manager
System Improvements
Artwork Improvements
Main Components

More at Linux Mint Blog

You can also read the release announcement for Linux Mint 16 MATE. Much of the features are the same, but the download links will let you snag the MATE version instead of the Cinnamon version.

Linux Mint 16 Cinnamon Review
I've got a full review up on Desktop Linux Reviews of the Cinnamon version of Linux Mint 16.

I’m very pleased with Linux Mint 16 Cinnamon. There’s quite a lot to like in this release, and very little to dislike. Cinnamon 2.0 adds some additional polish to an already great desktop environment. The login tweaks, USB stick support, and various performance enhancements also add value to Linux Mint 16 Cinnamon.

I highly recommend Linux Mint 16 Cinnamon if you’re looking for a new desktop distribution.

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Linux Mint 16 Support and Documentation
For your convenience, here's a few useful links if you need support for Linux Mint 16.

Linux Mint Community Site
Linux Mint Documentation
Linux Mint Forum
Linux Mint Tutorials

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