The Linux Mint 16 MATE distribution has been officially announced and now it’s time to take a closer look at this latest version.
The MATE version of Linux Mint 16 (dubbed Petra) was launched alongside the Cinnamon version, and it incorporates a large number of changes and improvements.
Highlights of Linux Mint 16 MATE:
• The MDM 1.4 login screen has been designed to work perfectly with Linux Mint 16;
• A new tool has been developed to easily format USB sticks to NTFS, FAT32 and ext4;
• The boot and login sequence no longer scan your system for btrfs partitions;
• The Software Manager has received a lot of bug fixes and performance improvements;
• Better EFI support has been implemented.
• The distribution is based on Linux kernel 3.11.