1. Computers
  2. Display Drivers
  3. Graphics Cards
  4. Memory
  5. Motherboards
  6. Processors
  7. Software
  8. Storage
  9. Operating Systems


Facebook RSS Twitter Twitter Google Plus


Phoronix Test Suite

OpenBenchmarking Benchmarking Platform
Phoromatic Test Orchestration

Linux Mint 16 RC Is Out With Cinnamon, MATE Desktops

Operating Systems

Published on 15 November 2013 03:41 PM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in Operating Systems
Add A Comment

The release candidate version is now out for Linux Mint 16 "Petra" with MATE and Cinnamon 2.0 desktop flavors.

It's getting close to another six-month update for the Ubuntu-based Linux Mint and the big feature this time around is the Cinnamon 2.0 desktop.

Linux Mint 16 has Cinnamon 2.0 plus the MDM 1.4 log-in screen, USB stick improvements, performance improvements, software manager improvements, and various system improvements. Some of the system work in Linux Mint 16 include safer kernel upgrades, a faster boot sequence, better EFI support, improved support for iOS devices, better Steam support, APT improvements, and various other changes throughout the stack.

Some of the performance work for Linux Mint 16 includes boot/login improvements, the MDM display manager no longer deals with the network, the update manager is now started after a delay, significant speed improvements to the Software Manager, and the Linux Mint 16 ISO images are no longer compressed to make starting up live sessions faster.

More details on the Linux Mint 16 Release Candidate can be found via the Mint blog post and the new features page.

About The Author
Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
Latest Linux News
  1. Fedora 23: Python 3 Default Approved; Netizen Spin Rejected
  2. GNOME Shell & Mutter Just Landed More Wayland Improvements
  3. Ubuntu MATE Announces A Partnership With A PC Hardware Vendor
  4. Linux 4, GCC v. Clang & Vulkan Were Among The Hot Stories So Far This Year
  5. FUSE Starts Working On Scalability Improvements With Linux 4.2
  6. Steam Linux Usage Continued Falling In June
  7. Blender 2.75 Released With AMD OpenCL Support, Multi-View/Stereo 3D Pipeline
  8. Radeon & AMDGPU DRM Fixes Queue Up For Linux 4.2
  9. KDE Applications 15.04.3 Fixes Bugs
  10. Benchmarks Of 54 Different Intel/AMD Linux Systems
Latest Articles & Reviews
  1. 6-Way File-System Comparison On The Linux 4.1 Kernel
  2. How KDE VDG Is Trying To Make Open-Source Software Beautiful
  3. Attempting To Try Out BCache On The Linux 4.1 Kernel
  4. CompuLab's Fitlet Is A Very Tiny, Fanless, Linux PC With AMD A10 Micro
Most Viewed News This Week
  1. Kubuntu 15.10 Could Be The End Of The Road
  2. KDBUS Won't Be Pushed Until The Linux 4.3 Kernel
  3. The State & Complications Of Porting The Unity Editor To Linux
  4. The Staging Pull For Linux 4.2: "Big, Really Big"
  5. Latest Rumor Pegs Microsoft Wanting To Buy AMD
  6. Exciting Features Merged So Far For The Linux 4.2 Kernel
  7. SteamOS "Brewmaster" Is Valve's New Debian 8.1 Based Version
  8. ARM Posts Pictures Of AMD's New Development Board