Hello Linux Geeksters. Today, Clement Lefebvre, the main Linux Mint developer has announced the availability of Linux Mint 16 OEM, some images specially designed for computer vendors and manufacturers, enabling them to pre-install Linux Mint 16 on a computer, the first reboot featuring a setup screen where the users has to fill in the username, passowrd, keyboard layout and locale, in order to finish the installation.
As a reminder, Linux Mint 16 Petra has been released on the 30th of November, 2013. As expected, Linux Mint 16 is available in the two traditional flavors: Cinnamon and Mate, both GNOME 2 forks, that aim to provide a Gnome Classic experience to the modern Linux systems.
While Linux Mint 16 Petra Cinnamon uses Cinnamon 2.0, the first Cinnamon version that will have all the default applications developed by the Linux Mint developers, the Mate version comes uses Mate 1.6. Both two flavors of Linux Mint use MDM 1.4 as the default login manager, run on Kernel 3.11 and has the base packages of Ubuntu 13.10.
Linux Mint 16 Petra also bring new features, including MintStick, a graphical interface for the DD tool (disk dump), that allows the users to create bootable pendrives or memory cards, which also comes with a USB Stick Formatter function integrated in both the Nemo and Dolphine file manger, in order to help the user format the pendrive / memory card as FAT, NTFS, EXT3, EXT4 or any other file system, UEFI support and DVD playback.
Both Linux Mint 16 Cinnamon OEM and Linux Mint 16 Mate OEM can be downloaded from here.