Linux Mint 13 has been out for just over a month, with the standard version for the first time coming with Cinnamon or MATE as default – two more classic takes on the traditional desktop metaphor. While we rave about Cinnamon, it is relatively new, and some folks might be looking forward to the KDE versions for a similar environment that they’re used to.
Following the recent released of the XFCE edition a couple of days ago, today the Linux Mint developers announced the released of the KDE flavour of the Ubuntu-based distro. Coming with the very latest KDE 4.8 desktop, Linux Mint KDE has better power management, a new display engine, along with the same great backgrounds and questionable search engine choices that the original version has. XFCE is up to 4.10, which has a better application finder, and the inclusion of mintMenu and MATE applets to enhance the experience.