Linux Mint 16 ( Petra ) released [ news ]

Linux mint 16

Today Linux mint team released its Linux Mint 16 codename (Petra ) after 6 month of development , with many new improvements and features .

What’s New :

  • Login Screen
  • USB Stick support
  • Performance improvements
  • Software Manager
  • System Improvements
  • Artwork Improvements
  • Main Components
  • Safer kernel updates.
  • Faster boot sequence and faster login.
  • Better EFI support.
  • Better support for Steam and its addition in the repositories and the featured section of the Software Manager.
  • Additional private/secure search engines in certain countries.
  • APT “recommends” disabled by default.

along with all of new feature i like the most is usb stick tool Linux mint team introduced new tool that helps formatting usb sticks easily A new tool was developed to easily format USB sticks to NTFS, FAT32 and ext4.

System Requirements :

  1. x86 processor (Linux Mint 64-bit requires a 64-bit processor. Linux Mint 32-bit works on both 32-bit and 64-bit processors).
  2. 512 MB RAM (1GB recommended for a comfortable usage).
  3. 5 GB of disk space
  4. Graphics card capable of 800×600 resolution
  5. CD/DVD drive or USB port ( for installation )

Download Linux Mint :

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