Setting up Mint 13: 2012's Best Linux desktop Summary: Mint 13 with Cinnamon may well be the best Linux desktop of all for expert users. By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols | May 29, 2012 -- 13:42 GMT (06:42 PDT) Follow @sjvn Previous | Next Image 1 of 10 Before installing Linux Mint on your PC, run it in the live version to make sure everything works. Topic: Linux Kick off your day with ZDNet's daily email newsletter. It's the freshest tech news and opinion, served hot. Get it.