Mint

Linux Mint 16 Petra Cinnamon Desktop screenshot preview

Linux Mint 16, code-named Petra, will be the next stable edition of Linux Mint, a desktop distribution based on Ubuntu Desktop. It could be released sometime this month or early next month (December).

This distribution’s release track record suggests that Linux Mint 16 will be released less than two weeks from today. And when that happens, it will be the first stable edition of Linux Mint with Cinnamon 2.0 desktop pre-installed.

While we await that release, here are a few screen shots from a test installation of the first and last pre-stable edition.

Related Post:  Provision Dockerized hosts on Vultr with Docker Machine from Linux Mint 18.1, Ubuntu 16.04

From the login screen, you’ll notice a few of the new improvements that come with Cinnamon 2.0. This is what it looks like with just one user account in the system.
Linux Mint 16 Cinnamon Login screen

And here, with two user accounts. Nothing fancy, just a simple list.
Linux Mint 16 user accounts

Login screen showing entries in the Session menu.
Linux Mint 16 login screen

Shutdown options from the login screen.
Linux Mint 16 Cinnamon shutdown options

The default desktop. Still sporting that background.
Linux Mint 16 Cinnamon desktop

Related Post:  How to install Docker and run Docker containers on Linux Mint 18/18.1

Same desktop, different background. Go ahead, jump in!
Linux Mint 16 Cinnamon

The desktop showing the Cinnamon menu.
Linux Mint 16 Cinnamon desktop menu

The desktop in Expo view. Two virtual desktops or workspaces are enabled by default.
Linux Mint 16 Cinnamon expo

The Software Center has shed its splash screen, and starts up slightly faster than the previous edition.
Linux Mint 16 Petra graphical software manager

One more screen shot of the desktop showing a custom user avatar.
Linux Mint 16 Cinnamon desktop wallpaper

Installation images for Linux Mint 16 RC are available here, and a list of new features are available here.

LinuxBSDos needs your donation to continue!

I hope this article has saved you valuable time and effort to fix a problem that would have taken more time than is necessary. That makes me happy, and why I love doing this. But because more people than ever are reading articles like this with an adblocker, ad revenues have fallen to a level that's not enough to cover my operating costs. That's why I want to ask you a favor: To make a one-time or recurring donation to support this site and keep it going. It's a small favor, but every one counts. And you can make your donation using Patreon or directly via Paypal. Thank you for whatever donation you're able to make.

Donate via Patreon. Donate via Paypal.

Aside from donation, you may also signup to receive an email once I publish new content. Your email will not be shared or traded to anyone. And you can unsubscribe at any time.

Please share:

We Recommend These Vendors and Free Offers

Launch an SSD VPS in Europe, USA, Asia & Australia on Vultr's KVM-based Cloud platform starting at $5:00/month (15 GB SSD, 768 MB of RAM).

Deploy an SSD Cloud server in 55 seconds on DigitalOcean. Built for developers and starting at $5:00/month (20 GB SSD, 512 MB of RAM).

Want to become an expert ethical hacker and penetration tester? Request your free video training course of Online Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking

Whether you're new to Linux or are a Linux guru, you can learn a lot more about the Linux kernel by requesting your free ebook of Linux Kernel In A Nutshell.


Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*