Like the last Linux Mint release, Linux Mint 15 is quick on it’s feet after Ubuntu, with the release candidate out a few weeks after Canonical’s distro hit. While Ubuntu 13.04 itself didn’t really receive any major updates, Linux Mint 15 is bringing with it a whole host of new features and upgrades to the core system and its preferred desktop environments.
The MDM display manager now has three different main login applications, including one that’s written in HTML 5 for a new way to create animated and interactive themes. Cinnamon has a new screensaver mode which allows you to write a lock screen message for colleagues, and a few desktop widgets as well. MATE has received a small overhaul, updating a lot of its core, and there have been other updates to the software manager and driver manager.
The release candidate can be found on the Linux Mint website, and the final version will likely be a week or so away.