Linux Mint and Cinnamon - Spice for your desktop

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  1. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    I've written an enthusiastic review of Cinnamon, a new desktop interface and a fork of the Gnome Shell, originally developed by Linux Mint, designed to provide modern yet traditional environment similar to Gnome 2, covering installation, look & feel, customization, themes, applets, extensions, system responsiveness, suggestions for improvement, the future, and more. So perhaps there's some hope left. Read on.

    http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/linux-mint-cinnamon.html


    Cheers,
    Mrk
     
  2. mack_guy911

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    nice review mrk yes wise saying that it get best of 2 and create new hope


    i just install Cinnamon 1.4 from repos i guess its not release officialy for linux mint but its in ubuntu repostry so i downloaded form there many improvements not perfect yet

    like you can edit panel and restore setting to default is messup with system all easy way :)

    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=320168
     

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    i heard Cinnamon will be the default for Mint 13.

    this should be an interesting year. :)
     
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    @ Mrkvonic

    I thought you were going to go back to Windows... Did you change your mind again? ;).

    Thanks.
     
  5. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    I never change my mind ... I bend the reality. :)
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    Ah...!!! I knew it. There is no doubt you are an inter-dimensional being. :D.

    P.S.: Cinnamon Mint forever and ever.

    Thanks.
     
  7. NormanF

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    Mrkvonic, you should also note Cinnamon can also be installed on OpenSUSE 12.1 from the repositories.
     
  8. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Cinnamon - second tour, looking even better

    Here's the second enthusiastic review of Cinnamon, a new desktop interface and a fork of the Gnome Shell, showing additional tweaks and visual polishes on top of Linux Mint 12 Lisa. Good just got gooder. Not a typo.

    http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/linux-mint-cinnamon-more.html


    Cheers,
    Mrk
     
  9. mack_guy911

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    3rd the problem i seen on mrk review that not enough spacing between icons can be solve on tweaks given on cinnamon site also those who are lazy like me and want simple solution

    install theme called Baldr & Loki it default done all tweak this theme got more spacing than normal ones

    here in picture you notice lot of spacing between panel icons ;)
     

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    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Cinnamon 1.4 - Stairway to Heaven

    OK, here's another highly enthusiastic review of the Cinnamon user interface, this time the very recent version 1.4, tested on Linux Mint 12 Lisa 64-bit, with many new improvements and features included, like visual tweaks, new configurations, system area control applet, ability to restart or revert changes, panel edit mode, Scale and Expo desktop effects, additional system integration, and more. Really great.

    http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/cinnamon-1-4.html


    Cheers,
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    Re: Cinnamon 1.4 - Stairway to Heaven

    I knew you would never leave Linux for Windows or anything else. There are times you may get angry with Linux and be upset when it comes to purity and perfection. However, Linux is in your blood, it is in your DNA. Simply put, you are Linux man!!! :D.

    Thanks. :D.
     
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    Cinnamon 1.4, what Windows 8 should have been.
     
  13. mack_guy911

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    nice short review mrk

    sorry for asking silly question what is exactly looking glass really is o_O?

    some more silly things like to add like some nice themes and applets which i am as well testing :D

    http://cinnamon-spices.linuxmint.com/themes

    http://cinnamon-spices.linuxmint.com/applets/view/17

    http://cinnamon-spices.linuxmint.com/applets/view/36

    http://cinnamon-spices.linuxmint.com/applets/view/41

    this one default given

    http://cinnamon-spices.linuxmint.com/applets/view/5

    and

    http://cinnamon-spices.linuxmint.com/applets/view/16
     
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