Hello Linux Geeksters. 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.
Linux Mint 16 Petra 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.
A few days ago, release candidates for both Linux Mint 16 KDE and Linux Mint 16 XFCE have been officially released.
Linux Mint 16 KDE RC uses KDE 4.11, MDM 1.4 as the default display manager, while Linux Mint 16 XFCE comes with XFCE 4.10, both comming with UEFI Secure Boot improvements.
Also, the OEM images for Linux Mint 16 Petra are available for a while, enabling computer sellers 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.