Clement Lefebvre announced yesterday the release of Cinnamon 2.0, a new version of the desktop interface of Linux Mint which comes with many new features in the form of new features and changes the direction of the project which we have discussed previously.
Without going any further, Cinnamon 2.0 implies goodbye to GNOME, GTK + not , libraries in which continues to build this desk, which also continue to use many of the core components of GNOME. The compatibility with the environment, in any case, not lost, but Cinnamon wins independence from “the radical changes that drives GNOME every six months.”
highlighted by the following:
Edge-Tiling . It is the function in which drag a window to the top edge of the screen and it is maximized, the drag on one of the side edges and occupies half screen, etc.. Well, apart from that, Cinnamon users may use up to four active edges, as happens in KDE.
Edge-Snapping . Similar to the above, this feature allows to edge-tiling with a difference: maximized windows do not overlap in this case. “If you have two monitors, you’ll probably love this feature,” says Lefebvre.
Sound Effects . Not much to explain here. Want to assign sounds warning as action (connect a device, disconnect, change workspace …)? Well, you can.
User Management . Configuration dialog written from scratch with it will be easier and more complete than ever manage users. Also, is accompanied by a applet which lies in the system tray for instant access.
Nemo . The file browser for Linux Mint, fork of Nautilus, improved handling of different types of files and applications that run by default with the new dialog “Open With”. Also, file operations (move or copy) are now displayed in the system tray, so you can close the window and follow yours (before, if you closed the window the operation is going to hell, not now, of Again, like KDE).
Other changes include general polishing the program interface, internal improvements at the level of stability and speed, added in the context menu to move and copy files to bookmarks or connected devices, and new extensions to increase functionality.
Display Manager . The display manager also receives improvements Cinnamon and while it has a direct, full-screen applications “move” much faster, up to three times with Cinnamon 1.8 FPS (not something you notice at first glance, but there it is).
more changes are presented in this release, so that stakeholders would do well to take a look at the official announcement, which details everything. Cinnamon 2.0 is released with Linux Mint 16 ‘Petra’ , which will arrive in late November. Also, users of Linux Mint 13 LTS and Linux Mint Debian Edition (LMDB) then have one extra repository to update.