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GNOME GUI Open Source Upgrades Linux

Cinnamon 1.6 Brings New Features and Applets 74

Posted by Unknown Lamer
from the shiny-things-that-work dept.
An anonymous reader wrote in with news that the GNOME Shell fork, Cinnamon, released version 1.6 yesterday. The release features persistent (and nameable) workspaces, a window list applet, greatly improved notifications (they're collected in one place), improved task switchers and audio control, workspace flipping while dragging windows, and integration with their fork of Nautilus. See the release announcement for more and lots of screenshots (detailed source changelog). From the looks of it, this release is closer than ever to merging the modern Gtk3/GNOME stack with the missing functionality from previous windowing environments.
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Cinnamon 1.6 Brings New Features and Applets

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  • by MurukeshM (1901690) on Wednesday September 19, 2012 @10:52AM (#41387941)

    His problem is the GNOME3 team's UI, which is GNOME Shell. GNOME3, aside from UI changes did improve things a lot, but a total divorce from GNOME2's UI is not easily forgivable. And the dependence of GNOME Shell on GDM doesn't improve matters.

  • by 0100010001010011 (652467) on Wednesday September 19, 2012 @11:02AM (#41388095)

    There is also MATE [mate-desktop.org] which is a fork of GNOME2 that looks great.

    LMDE is actually the first linux desktop that I've used for an extended period of time because I can stand it. (And it brought me over from OS X when I upgraded that laptop). I never liked how Ubuntu locked to releases and much preferred the Debian rolling release. I've run testing on my servers for years but there had never been a desktop that I really liked until MATE or Cinnamon came along.

    My girlfriend is on Ubuntu because "I hate windows and I heard about Ubuntu" but is getting fed up with "New release. Guess what we MOVED EVERYTHING AGAIN!". I don't understand how people use Unity. I have 22 windows open right now all doing something and like switching between them without pretending I'm on a tablet.

    Props to the Linux Mint guys. The ones that may actually push Linux onto the desktop.

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