I recently took a look at Linux Mint 14 Cinnamon. Now it’s time to review its counterpart Linux Mint 14 MATE. The MATE desktop environment is a fork of GNOME 2. It offers a more traditional desktop experience than Cinnamon. Please see the MATE about page for some background information.
Which one is better? Well, beauty is in the eye of the beholder so you’ll have to make up your own mind. I can use either of them without a problem though I’d have to lean a little bit more toward MATE than Cinnamon.
What’s New In This Release
Here’s a sample of the new features in this release:
Bug fixes for GNOME 2
Bluetooth and Mate-keyring work
Caja supports Dropbox
Fast alt-tabbing with Marco compositing
Selection of notification styles
New button to compare files in file conflict dialog
rest here