As you might know already, the Linux Mint 18.1 “Serena” release is in the works, and it will ship with the recently unveiled Cinnamon 3.2 desktop environment, as well as the MATE 1.16. A Beta will be ready soon for public testing and early adopters, but it looks like some bugs need to be patched first before the upcoming operating system hits the streets. In the meantime, it looks like the MATE 1.16 desktop environment will soon hit the repositories of the rolling LMDE (Linux Mint Debian Edition) 2 ???Betsy??? operating system, along with the latest versions of the applications distributed as part of the XApps initiative, which will be available in the software repos of Linux Mint 18.1 “Serena” as well in the coming weeks, when the Beta is out.