Linux Mint may be slightly earlier this time round in the cycle, as the first RC based on Ubuntu 12.10 has just been released. According to the developers, the team were able to properly use the upstream technology to rapidly fit their goals. This has lead to not only a more stable and refined release, but also updates to Mint’s own components such as MATE, Cinnamon and MDM.
The new feature list for Linux Mint 14 is substantial, including such updates as user selection and switching in the MDM Display Manager, switching to the new Nemo file manager in Cinnamon, an improved notification applet, and MATE now comes with Bluetooth and Dropbox support.
You can grab the ISO from the announcement post, with separate 32 and 64-bit images for both Cinnamon and MATE varieties.