Cinnamon 2.0 released and installation instructions included

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Cinnamon is a GTK+ 3.6-based desktop environment. It originally started as a fork of the GNOME Shell, which is a user interface and was initially developed by (and for) Linux Mint.

Cinnamon 2.0 was released on 10 October 2013. From this version, Cinnamon is no longer a frontend ontop of the GNOME desktop like Unity or GNOME Shell, but "an entire desktop environment". Cinnamon is still built on GNOME technologies and uses GTK+, but it no longer requires GNOME itself to be installed. Biggest changes in this release are improved edge-tiling, improved user management, configurable individual sound effects and performance improvements for full screen applications.

What is new in Cinnamon 2.0

For Users

Better Edge-Tiling

Edge-Snapping

Sound Effects

Better User Management

Nemo Improvements

Better MIME handling

System tray support for file operations

Check full details from here

Install Cinnamon 2.0 on ubuntu 13.10/13.04/12.10

Open the terminal and run the following commands

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gwendal-lebihan-dev/cinnamon-stable
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install cinnamon

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2 thoughts on “Cinnamon 2.0 released and installation instructions included

  1. Beware, I had a “smearing” effect after installing the new Nautilus (“files”)-Version included. No screen-redraw happened outside of windows, so when moving or closing them, their image stayed on the screen or was redrawn numerous times. I downgraded to the last version (only the file manager) and the bug disappeared.

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  2. http://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=2465

    Clem Says:
    October 10th, 2013 at 12:00 pm
    I know people are going to ask, so here’s the answer already :)

    NO, you should not upgrade to it just yet. Cinnamon 1.8.8 is very stable, Cinnamon 2.0 just got out and hasn’t yet received much community feedback, it will be getting bug fixes and gaining maturity between now and Mint 16.

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