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)”
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.
Install / Upgrade Cinnamon 2.0 in Ubuntu & Linux Mint:
IMPORTANT NOTE: Cinnamon 2.0 Corrupts Unity on Ubuntu 13.10. Don’t install it if you want to keep Unity Desktop.
As the developer said, the unofficial Mint backports for Cinnamon 2.0 is ready (Cinnamon stable PPA) in coming days for Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy, Ubuntu 13.04 Raring, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise, Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal and Linux Mint 13, 14, 15.
When it’s ready, press Ctrl+Alt+T on your keyboard to open terminal. Run below commands one by one to upgrade: