Cinnamon is a new desktop environment built atop GNOME 3 technologies. It is a project of the Linux Mint development team, and has been in existence for less than a year. Linux Mint 14 Cinnamon was released at the same time as Linux Mint 14 MATE. This article offers a review of the Linux Mint 14 Cinnamon. One for Linux Mint 14 MATE will come after this.
Linux Mint 14 - is the result of six months of development, the latest stable and reliable technologies such as MATE ,Cinnamon and MDM . This release will come with the next software update in the form of amendments and new opportunities to use your software to make your computer more convenient to use.
This is my first look at Linux Mint 13 Xfce. I currently use Linux Mint 12 on my Linux Box and I enjoy using it. The Xfce Desktop is alot lighter than KDE and others. Linux Mint provides a few different blends of Desktop managers. All are available for free to download at their site http://www.linuxmint.com where donations are accepted.
The main editions of Linux Mint now feature the MATE and GNOME 3/Cinnamon desktop. I’ve checked out Cinnamon from time to time and have found it to be too unstable for my use, at least in a live USB session; plus, some extensions like the Auto-Move-Windows extension don’t work as they should. That leaves MATE, which Itried over a month ago. I wasn’t especially happy with it because of the issues with Compiz trying to work with MATE, and this surprised me considering that MATE should have replicated the GNOME 2 experience. That left me waiting for the KDE edition. Then I found out that Xfce would make an official return to Ubuntu-based Linux Mint, which was surprising given past statements by the developers that the Xfce edition would be exclusively offered with the Debian base. Now that this has happened, I want to see if Ubuntu-based Linux Mint with Xfce can effectively replicate and replace my current and ideal GNOME 2 setup on Linux Mint 9 LTS “Isadora”.
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Review of Linux Mint 13 which is based on the very popular Ubuntu Linux OS Distribution. Both desktop environments aim to satisfy users who refuse to let go of old technology and those who demand new technology, but packaged in a familiar format. And Linux Mint is the first project to make both available to users in separate ISO installation images for 32- and 64-bit architectures.
If you currently use another edition of Linux Mint 12, likeLinux Mint 12 KDE or Linux Mint 12 GNOME, you will find that there is very little difference, if any, in functionality between this LXDE edition and those other more popular editions, other than for some LXDE-specific applications.
Coming in both 32- and 64-bit versions, the ISO size is around 1.1 GB, going over the CD limit by quite a lot. That’s a great thing; I hate OSes that gruesomely remove features and applications just to keep the aforementioned limitation standing. I had a new DVD-RW laying around, so I decided to use it instead the usual USB thumb drive. Big, big mistake. The live environment loaded forever and the installation itself was over in two forevers and a half. I don’t know why Linux Mint 12 didn’t want to play nice with my shiny disc, but I was determined to see if it’s a problem with it or a problem with the medium, so I formatted my USB drive and put unetbootin to work. Of course, one of this version’s new features is the “hybrid” configuration of the ISO, meaning you can simply use the “dd” command to write the files to any USB drive and boot from it straight away. But still, unetbootin is a great, super easy to use tool. This time, everything went smooth and silky, fast loading times, responsive live environment, quick installation.
Being based on Ubuntu Desktop, Linux Mint shares many of that distribution’s features. Other than changes in software and kernel versions, there are very few new features in this release, so rather than go through the usual review drill, I will concentrate purely on usage experience.