Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Linux Mint 16 Petra has been released a few weeks ago, the Cinnamon flavor using Cinnamon 2.0 as the default desktop environment.
Lately, the developers have included the backports repository on Linux Mint 13 Maya, making many new features available for it. Among others, Linux Mint 13 will get MDM 1.4, Cinnamon 2.0, Mate 1.6, and the latest version of the following packages: mintwelcome, mintstick, mintnanny, mintUpload MintUpdate, mintinstall, mintsystem, mintmenu and MintDesktop.
This is how you enable the backports repository on Linux Mint 13 Maya, from the graphical user interface.
Open the “Software Sources” tool from “Menu -> Preferences -> Software Sources.”
Click on the “Backported packages (backports)” checkbox.
Launch the “Update Manager” from “Menu->Administration->Update Manager.”
Select all level 1, 2, and 3 updates.
Click on “Install Updates.”