Linux Mint 18 to Offer Cinnamon 3.0 and MATE 1.14 Flavors, Arc GTK-Based Theme

The big news is that Linux Mint 18 will offer Cinnamon 3.0 and MATE 1.14 flavors. While Cinnamon 3.0 is still in the heavy development, the MATE 1.14 major release was announced a couple of days ago with numerous enhancements in various areas, including updated GTK+3 support. As for the new icons and theme, Linux Mint 18 should ship with both Mint-X and new Mint-Y (not the final name) themes, the latter being based on the popular Arc GTK theme and Moka icon set.