Hello Linux Geeksters. While Linux Mint 16 Petra has been available for download since the 29th of November, it has been officially released today.
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 3.8 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.
- x86 processor (Linux Mint 64-bit requires a 64-bit processor. Linux Mint 32-bit works on both 32-bit and 64-bit processors).
- 512 MB RAM (1GB recommended for a comfortable usage).
- 5 GB of disk space
- Graphics card capable of 800×600 resolution
- CD/DVD drive or USB port
- Linux Mint 16 Cinnamon 32 bit
- Linux Mint 16 Cinnamon 64 bit
- Linux Mint 16 Mate 32 bit
- Linux Mint 16 Mate 64 bit