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Linux Mint 14 Cinnamon Desktop
Finally, here is the flagship of the family, Linux Mint 14 (Nadia). This screenshot, taken on my old workhorse Fujitsu Lifebook S6510 (Intel Core2Duo CPU, 1280x800 display) shows the latest Cinnamon desktop (1.6).
It is running linux kernel 3.5.0, and includes most of what has been mentioned previously - Firefox and Thunderbird, LibreOffice, GIMP, gThumb, Banshee, VLC, Totem and Mplayer. The most important characteristic of Linux Mint is that "it just works" - you can play your multimedia audio and video without having to chase around for different players and codecs, you can edit your Office text, spreadsheet and presentation documents, including the ability to read MS Office .doc, .docx, .xls, xlsx files, read and write ODF (Open Document Format) file, and create PDF files. You can surf the web, access your mail, and view, edit and manage your photos.