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Linux Mint 14 "Nadia" release candidate, based on Ubuntu 12.10, has been made available for download yesterday and, like the previous version, is available for download in two editions: MATE and Cinnamon.

Linux Mint 14 Mate RC

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Linux Mint 14 RC MATE edition features MATE 1.4, which brings lots of bug fixes, as well as some minor new features:
  • bluetooth and mate-keyring are now functional
  • Dropbox support for Caja (file manager)
  • Caja improvements: toggle button for text-based location bar, button to get the difference between files in the file conflict dialog and more

Linux Mint 14 Cinnamon RC

linux mint 14 cinnamon

Linux Mint 14 RC Cinnamon edition ships with the latest Cinnamon 1.6, which comes with a huge list of improvements. To name just a few:
  • a 2D session (uses software rendering)
  • ALT + Tab improvements, including thumbnails or previews
  • improved sound applet
  • Grid view in Expo
  • persistent workspaces to which you can give a name
  • Panel: options to configure auto-hide delay and panel height have been added
  • added window quicklists, an applet which lists all the windows available across workspaces
  • added a notification applet which keeps a history of desktop notifications
  • many other new features and bug fixes

For more info about Cinnamon 1.6, including a video, see our previous post: New Cinnamon 1.6 Release Adds 2D Session, New Applets And More Customization Options

And of course, with Linux Mint 14 and Cinnamon 1.6, there's also a new file manager: Nemo, forked from Nautilus 3.4.2, which incorporatest some features not available in Nautilus, like button to toggle between location bar and path bar, improved toolbar and more:

nemo file manager

MDM continues as the default display manager in Linux Mint 14. The new version supports legacy GDM2 themes so you can use any GDM theme without any modifications:

linux mint 14 mdm

Further more, 30 GDM/MDM themes are installed by default with Linux Mint 14. The latest MDM also features improved user switching and many bug fixes.

Other changes in Linux Mint 14 Cinnamon edition RC:
  • improved software manager
  • MintStick replaces USB-ImageWriter, for a better UI and better progress reporting
  • Gedit 2.30 has replaced Gedit 3. According to the Linux Mint 14 changelog, this change was introduced because Gedit 2.30 "is a more mature/stable alternative, which provides more features and a much better search functionality than the latter version".
  • updated default theme to support GTK 3.6
  • improved icon theme

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