It’s Official: Linux Mint 16 Petra Will Be Released With Cinnamon 2.0 And MATE 1.8

It’s official, Linux Mint 16 Petra will be released with Cinnamon 2.0 and MATE 1.8. For Cinnamon 2.0, the Linux Mint developers aim to replace all the Gnome applications with ones developed by themselves.

It's Official: Linux Mint 16 Petra Will Be Released With Cinnamon 2.0 And MATE 1.8

Also, Linux Mint 16 Petra include MintStick, a graphical interface for the DD tool (disk dump), that allows the user to create bootable pendrives or memory cards.

A RC version of Linux Mint 16 Petra should be released in the following weeks, while the stable version is scheduled for November 2013. Linux Mint 16 Petra will have support for both 32 bit and 64 bit architectures and will come in the following flavours: Cinnamon, MATE, KDE and XFCE.

For those who don’t know, Cinnamon and MATE are both forks of the Gnome 2 desktop environment. While Cinnamon is developed by the Linux Mint developers, MATE has been created by the Arch Linux team.

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2 comments on “It’s Official: Linux Mint 16 Petra Will Be Released With Cinnamon 2.0 And MATE 1.8
  1. romeo says:

    Astept cu nerabdare lansarea LINUX MINT 16, varianta MATE cu speranta ca voi putea instala “WINE”. “SKYPE”, “YAHOO MESSENGER” si imprimanta mea HP fara problemele cauzate de artificiile necesare in MINT 13 MAYA… Stiu capot folosi “PIDGIN”, dar am fost obisnuit cu acele aplicatii din WINDOWS…
    Cu multumirile cuvenite si meritate datorate tuturor celor ce contribuie la imbunatatirea SO LINUX MINT, sper sa fie corectate unele “buguri” si deficiente din versiunile anterioare…

  2. con cu bu says:

    Linux Mint 15 is good — the brightness adjustable for laptop or notebook need to be stable === we have to go back to re-adjust every times to turn the system back on.

    Linux Mint 15 is good — we need to make sure the wine or the crossing over shall work all of the programs that have the extension *.exe / *.com / *.bat or work all DLL such as work for the Turbotax software, Auto Mechanic softwares that run on the Microsoft and should run on Linux Mint 16

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