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Linux Mint 16: No Surprises, but Plenty of Solid Improvements

A slimmer footprint, faster bootup and log-in and numerous performance improvements make Linux Mint 16 one of the most well-rounded releases since the distro first adopted Cinnamon as its flagship desktop environment.

Many of these improvements carry over to the Mate and Xfce versions as well; the Xfce edition was just released as a Release Candidate option.