OceanMan7 writes: Linux Mint 13 (Maya) has just ben released. DVDs come in 4 flavors — MATE with and without* codecs and Cinnamon with and without* codecs. MATE 1.2 is LinuxMint's community-powered extension of Gnome 2. Cinnamon 1.4 is built upon Gnome 3 but has a more traditional look and feel.
As with Ubuntu 12.04, upon which LinuxMint draws, all editions come with Long-term support (LTS) until April, 2017. Maya is available from all the usual sites:
as well as by torrent.
(* codec-free versions comply with U.S. and Japanese IP regulations.)
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