The Cinnamon and MATE are desktop environments aim to bring classic look and feel almost exactly like GNOME 2 with improvements. While Cinnamon is a fork of GNOME 3 Shell, The MATE desktop is a fork of GNOME 2.
|Linux Mint 13 "Maya" Cinnamon Edition|
|Linux Mint 13 "Maya" MATE Edition|
Linux Mint is an easy to use operating system targeting newbies in Linux world, and comes with build-in proprietary multimedia codecs pre-installed. This edition of Linux Mint is an LTS (Long Term Support) release, which is based on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, meaning it will be supported for five years until 2017.
You can read the release announcement and download link Linux Mint 13 "Maya" here or here. Don't forget to read the Release Notes here.