How to Upgrade to Cinnamon 2.0 / MATE 1.6 in Linux Mint 13

December 18, 2013 — Leave a comment

Linux Mint 13

Are you still using Linux Mint 13 Maya? Well, there’s a good news! Linux Mint developer has made a few backports from Petra to Maya. Which means you can now upgrade to MDM 1.4, Cinnamon 2.0 or MATE 1.6, and the latest versions of mintwelcome, mintstick, mintnanny, mintupload, mintupdate, mintinstall, mintsystem, mintmenu, and mintdesktop in Mint 13 Maya from the Mint backport repository.

To get started:

1. Open up Software Sources from start menu. In the first tab, check the box which says “Backported packages (backport)”

enable backports repository Mint

2. Launch the Update Manager from Menu. After checking for updates (Update Manager do it automatically), you’ll see a list of available updates, including Cinnamon 2.0 or MATE 1.6, MDM 1.4 and other latest packages.

Cinnamon 2.0 MATE 1.6 backports to Mint 13

3. Click on Install Updates and Enjoy!

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