Last year, I installed and wrote a review for Linux Mint 13 Maya, the MATE version. It had worked really well on my laptop so even when Linux Mint 14 "Nadia" was released, I still kept using Maya. But after a year, I think its the time for an upgrade.
Linux Mint 15 MATE overview
At first glance, the new Linux Mint is just like the older ones. Download and installation are simple and easy as usual.
The default desktop of Linux Mint 15 MATE is still the same. You got the same wallpaper with the only difference is the number "15".
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