Linux Mint 18.1 “Serena” Officially Released with Cinnamon 3.2 and MATE 1.16

Based on the Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus), Linux Mint 18.1 has been dubbed Serena, and it ships in two officially supported flavors, with the Cinnamon 3.2 and MATE 1.16 desktop environments. It’s powered by Ubuntu’s long-term supported Linux 4.4 kernel, and includes improved X-Apps, Update Manager, and Software Sources components. The Xed text editor appears to have received a new search bar and various interface improvements, such as full support for dark themes, the Xplayer video player feature monitor blanking functionality and better MPRIS support, HiDPI support arrived for Xreader’s main view, and the Xviewer image viewer supports rotating of photos.