The latest edition of Cinnamon desktop, Cinnamon 1.6, has just been released. And even though it is a Linux Mint project, as at the time of publishing this article, I have not been able to upgrade my installation of Linux Mint 13 Cinnamon, which is running Cinnamon 1.4, to this latest release. Meanwhile, my test installation of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (see Install Cinnamon 1.6 in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS) and Fedora 17 have been upgraded. But that is a non-issue.
While the default settings should be good enough for most people, there are still a few things you can tweak to spice up your desktop distribution running Cinnamon 1.6.