Linux Mint 16 Review | LAS s29e09

Linux Mint 16 Review | LAS s29e09

We’ve got the Cinnamon and MATE editions of Linux Mint 16 Petra loaded, we’ll give you a tour of the release highlights, and share our thoughts on this latest release. Has Mint reclaimed the perfected desktop crown? We’ll debate.

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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.

Cinnamon 2.0 is a serious desktop contender, but not for the reasons you might think. Has this desktop environment come into its own?

  • No Btrfs during install. Mint don’t play.
  • Mint’s refinement comes from controlled areas of change. Once they get something the way they like it, it’s an iterative process of improvement. Not giant leaps of innovation.
  • Mint Cinnamon feels like a modern desktop, that still faces the possibility of over mixing modern and classic UI metaphors.
  • But for now, seems to pull it off with success. After a couple week’s useage I start to miss KDE.


  • Mate accepts you for who you are.
  • Mate feels beyond Gnome 2, inspired, yet surpassed in features and power.

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