It’s taken a little longer than the usual week for the final release of Linux Mint to hit, but with just over a week and a half in the release candidate stage, it’s here. Linux Mint 16, based on Ubuntu 13.10, comes in the standard two main flavours: Cinnamon and MATE. Although this time, Cinnamon tastes a bit different.
One of the major aspects of this new release is the inclusion of Cinnamon 2.0. This version of Cinnamon has dropped the GNOME base to become a full desktop environment on its own, rather than just being a skin or fork of GNOME. As well as this, Linux Mint 16 has better user management, better edge tiling and snapping, a handful of aesthetic changes and general improvements.