Linux Mint 14 Released

J.A. Watson | ZDNet | November 23, 2012

The keenly awaited release of Linux Mint 14, derived from the recently released Ubuntu 12.10, has arrived. As is now the norm, it is available with either the Cinnamon or MATE desktop.

What's new and noteworthy in this release? First, of course, is an updated Linux kernel, 3.5.0. The desktop has also been updated, to Cinnamon 1.6 or MATE 1.4. I generally use Cinnamon, and I am impressed with the way it continues to improve.

Those who have been using Cinnamon 1.4 in previous Mint releases are likely to be pleasantly surprised by the improvements in features, flexibility and stability in this version. Most — probably all — the application packages have also been updated, such as LibreOffice, GIMP 2.8.2, VLC 2.0.4, Mozilla Firefox and Thunderbird 16.0.x.