The developers of Linux Mint have wasted no time developing the next version of their Ubuntu-based distribution, with Linux Mint 13 Maya hitting release candidate today. It’s available in two editions, MATE and Cinnamon, which include the latest versions of the popular alternative Desktop Environments.
It’s more than just a reskinned Ubuntu though – as well as including MATE 1.2 and Cinnamon 1.4, there’s also a brand new Display Manager called MDM. MDM is somewhat based on GDM, however it includes a lot more customizability and features than other display managers. The themes have been updated as well, with a few bug fixes and better support for GTK3 along with it.