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GNOME 3 has been the talk of the past year due to the changes that were incorporated into this new version. Distributions must decide whether and to incorporate the new environment, not quite mature, or continue their previous version .
over time began to develop GNOME 3 and GNOME 2 to disappear, but that too was the trigger for another situation. Began to appear alternatives to avoid this change , both forks as redeployments GNOME 2 GNOME 3 as of the distribution.
Unity decided to go for Ubuntu, Linux Mint as uqe has taken a while to adapt to changes. At first the idea was to keep GNOME 2, then 3 to make it appear GNOME previous version. However, for last, things did not fit as they should. That made it appear a solution to this problem. What
Cinnamon or cinnamon
-cinnamon-English, is a fork of GNOME Shell , therefore, remains the basis of GNOME 3 and its libraries but provides a different interface. The idea is to return to the simplicity of the old GNOME though, by default, using the Windows-style super famous (taskbar Start menu consists of launchers, show desktop button, tasks, system tray and date and time). However, you can choose between three different views.
addition, like all modern desktops, has effects for windows that add some dynamism to use . Note that not only look good but also appear to be light: using drivers free for Geforce 8400GS does not bind at all. It also makes use of the shortcuts that already, you might say, are standard modern desktops. I’m talking about resizing in contact with the edges (single side and top) and the Exposé for Mac
Effect Exposé style, inevitable
configurations should say are his weak point . There are few options for customizing the environment. You can not add panels at will. Another disadvantage is being unable to implement many changes during the execution of Cinammon, ie the interface requires a reboot (which takes no more than a few seconds).
other hand, we must also talk advantages . You can change the behavior of windows, choose the location of each button, you can use each other left and right, how to approach the windows and some more details. You can manage panel applets and even add more (or create). Finally, perhaps, in the future, the most interesting is the ability to use extensions that are only now in the Ubuntu repository. The rest of the distributions, ie those descended from Debian, Fedora or the rest of the above named shall compile the source code.
gave me a very good first impression. The Mint team knows that to remain among the most popular operating systems due, neither more nor less, like people. There are no fancy desk or able to customize each object pixel by pixel, there is a desk simple, very usable and, above all, it works .
Also keep in mind that is growing, not yet matured from all . As mentioned before, it lacks options for configuring and able to do more personal but preferably well and have not been released with many features but mediocre performance. Basically I can summarize what I think about saying Cinnamon and should have looked GNOME Shell and GNOME now I take 3 .
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