It comes with updated software and brings refinements and many new features to make your desktop experience more comfortable to use. It shows more information, it looks better, it feels faster, and it gets less in your way.It no longer needs to reload itself in root mode when you click on it.It's now much easier for instance to install Linux Mint on laptops equipped with Broadcom wireless chipsets, and you no longer need an an ethernet cable.MDM was refined, and it received new features and important bug fixes.The HUD is now less intrusive and should only appear if you drag a window really close to the edge.As cool as snapping can be, you don’t need to be reminded about it every time you’re a bit slow moving a window around. For each corner you can now define whether to react on hover, on icon click, or on both.The welcome screen was redesigned and no longer uses webkit. This allowed us to remove the switch between normal and advanced modes and to show all settings all the time.The settings for the Screensaver and for Power Management were very confusing.
Cinnamon’s snapping functionality and workspace management are pretty unique.
The tool makes it easy to select a language, to apply it system-wide, and to install additional languages on the system.
The "Software Sources" configuration tool received a few UI and usability improvements.
The Driver Manager is now able to install drivers without a connection to the Internet.
When offline, the Driver Manager asks you to plug in the installation medium and proceeds to mount it as a temporary package repository.
Some settings were absent, others weren’t presented clearly and some were described in a way that led to believe they worked differently than they actually did.