Linux Mint 17 MATE & Cinnamon Versions Officially Out
Written by Michael Larabel in Operating Systems on 31 May 2014 at 10:13 AM EDT. Add A Comment
The MATE and Cinnamon editions of Linux Mint 17 "Qiana" have now been officially announced.

After noting yesterday there were Linux Mint 17 ISOs released but without any official release announcement, the proper communication has came out today to officially announce Linux Mint 17 as stable before ending out May.

There is Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon and Linux Mint 17 MATE as the two desktop options right now for this popular Linux distribution based upon Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. See our earlier Linux Mint 17 coverage that includes a six-way desktop comparison on Linux Mint 17 and Linux Mint 13 to Linux Mint 17 benchmarks.

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