My first experience with Mint 15 KDE was unfortunately not good: it doesn’t install properly on either of my UEFI boot systems.
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”. The desktop is simple and clean with 2 icons by default. At the bottom is a gnome panel with a button on the left to launch the menu and some notification applets on the right.
The MATE menu still has the same default favorite applications just like in Linux Mint 13.
Cinnamon is a new desktop environment built atop GNOME 3 technologies. It is a project of the Linux Mint development team, and has been in existence for less than a year. Linux Mint 14 Cinnamon was released at the same time as Linux Mint 14 MATE. This article offers a review of the Linux Mint 14 Cinnamon. One for Linux Mint 14 MATE will come after this.
Linux Mint 14 – is the result of six months of development, the latest stable and reliable technologies such as MATE ,Cinnamon and MDM . This release will come with the next software update in the form of amendments and new opportunities to use your software to make your computer more convenient to use.
This is my first look at Linux Mint 13 Xfce. I currently use Linux Mint 12 on my Linux Box and I enjoy using it. The Xfce Desktop is alot lighter than KDE and others. Linux Mint provides a few different blends of Desktop managers. All are available for free to download at their site http://www.linuxmint.com where donations are accepted.