Linux Mint 16 ‘Petra’ Has Been Officially Released!

The distrowatch top ranking distribution Linux Mint 16, code named ‘Petra’ has been released. Linux Mint 16 is the result of 6 months of incremental development on top of stable and reliable technologies. This new release comes with updated software and brings refinements and new features to make your desktop even more comfortable to use.

Linux Mint 16 petra is based on Ubuntu 13.10 and ships with Linux kernel 3.11.

cinnamonWhat’s New in Linux Mint 16?

– Linux kernel 3.11
– Cinnamon 2.0
– MATE 1.6
– MDM 1.4
– Login Screen
– USB Stick support
– Performance improvements
– Software Manager
– System Improvements
– Artwork Improvements
– Main Components

System requirements

– x86 processor (Linux Mint 64-bit requires a 64-bit processor)
– 512 MB RAM (1GB recommended for a comfortable usage).
– 5 GB of disk space
– Graphics card capable of 800×600 resolution
– CD/DVD drive or USB port

Download Linux Mint 16

You can download Linux Mint 16 Cinnamon and MATE Editions from the following links.

Cinnamon 32bit:


Cinnamon 64bit:


Mate 32bit:


Mate 64bit:


For more details about Linux Mint 16 Cinnamon Edition Releases Notes here. Read Linux Mint 16 MATE Edition Release notes here.