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    Phoronix: Cinnamon 2.2 Desktop Supports HiDPI, GTK CSD Support

    The Linux Mint's Cinnamon desktop project has graduated to version 2.2 and it's a very large update for this GNOME3-forked environment...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTY2Mzk

  • #2
    Why do all those Gnome forks want to look like Mac OS X?
    If they want OS X, they should just get a Mac.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Awesomeness View Post
      Why do all those Gnome forks want to look like Mac OS X?
      If they want OS X, they should just get a Mac.
      S* Because OS X is the pinnacle of design! *S

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      • #4
        look like? where?

        Originally posted by Awesomeness View Post
        Why do all those Gnome forks want to look like Mac OS X?
        If they want OS X, they should just get a Mac.

        where is look like osx? a bar in the bottom black is "looking like osx?"

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        • #5
          "Newly installed applications are now highlighted in the menu."

          One of the most annoying features ever invented.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Silverthorn View Post
            "Newly installed applications are now highlighted in the menu."

            One of the most annoying features ever invented.
            it is annoying, but... compared to clippy and some other really annoying ones??? sheesh

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            • #7
              I hope its faster and more responsive.

              Last time I tried Cinnamon the app menu was slow.

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              • #8
                I wish they had sticked to providing a nice set of extensions and maybe a fork of nautilus instead of forking the whole package... Too much redundancy.

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                • #9
                  Most things the do are awesome. You can remove a lot of stuff with setting or scripts. I love that I can always run a script to set my favorite defaults.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Awesomeness View Post
                    If they want OS X, they should just get a Mac.
                    OS X isn't (legally) free...

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by rikkinho View Post
                      where is look like osx? a bar in the bottom black is "looking like osx?"
                      Are you joking?
                      Aside from stealing the name from KDE (but that's another matter) [Cinnamon] System Settings clearly rips of Mac System Preferences. Heck, even the gray gradient is the same.

                      The scrollbars are just a lighter version of the ones iTunes 7 had

                      They are so out of ideas, they can't even come up with their own gradients and scroll bars?

                      Elementary is even worse in that regard, though…

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by DanL View Post
                        OS X isn't (legally) free...
                        OSX is given away for free.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Awesomeness View Post
                          Are you joking?
                          Aside from stealing the name from KDE (but that's another matter) [Cinnamon] System Settings clearly rips of Mac System Preferences. Heck, even the gray gradient is the same.
                          Is this a joke?

                          Seriously, there's only so many ways you can do a "system settings" window. Why go purposely making something "different" just for the sake of being different? Cinnamon is very pragmatic, they always think of functionality first - they go for what works, then worry about other things. If "what works" happens to be "copied" (or similar) to some already existing thing, who cares? As long as it works.

                          That's what I like about Cinnamon... they always think of functionality first.

                          They are so out of ideas, they can't even come up with their own gradients and scroll bars?
                          Ok now I know you're just trolling... come up with your own gradients? Newsflash, all the grayscale gradients have already been invented! There's only so many grayscale colours in a 24-bit rgb system...

                          Apple didn't invent light grey, just like they didn't invent rounded corners - although they do like to pretend they did...

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Awesomeness View Post
                            Are you joking?
                            Aside from stealing the name from KDE (but that's another matter) [Cinnamon] System Settings clearly rips of Mac System Preferences. Heck, even the gray gradient is the same.

                            The scrollbars are just a lighter version of the ones iTunes 7 had

                            They are so out of ideas, they can't even come up with their own gradients and scroll bars?

                            Elementary is even worse in that regard, though…
                            Copying is fine -- it shouldn't be a reason to critisize some software. "Rip off" is a bad, very bad term.

                            Originally posted by Awesomeness View Post
                            OSX is given away for free.
                            Maybe only to students -- it's also still not free as in freedom, with all the other issues inherent to OS X.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by dee. View Post
                              Is this a joke?
                              No.

                              Originally posted by dee. View Post
                              Seriously, there's only so many ways you can do a "system settings" window.
                              There are many ways. Yes, copying Apple is one way but far from the only one.

                              Originally posted by dee. View Post
                              Cinnamon is very pragmatic
                              No, it's not. It's not pragmatic to fork an entire DE to achieve the same result as Gnome Classic does with a handful of GS Extensions.

                              Originally posted by dee. View Post
                              Ok now I know you're just trolling... come up with your own gradients? Newsflash, all the grayscale gradients have already been invented!
                              It's not trolling when I say that the gradient is placed at exactly the same place with exactly the same hues as in OSX.

                              You try to divert from the facts by concentrating on individual aspects and claim that everybody could've had the same ideas. Sure. However [Cinnamon] System Settings does not pick an inspiration from others here and there. The entire look and feel of it is copied from OSX.


                              Originally posted by Calinou View Post
                              Maybe only to students
                              No, OSX Mavericks is given away free of charge to everybody.

                              Originally posted by Calinou View Post
                              it's also still not free as in freedom, with all the other issues inherent to OS X.
                              Except a few UI frameworks and some of the easily replaceable applications, OSX is FOSS: http://opensource.apple.com/release/os-x-109/
                              It is legally even perfectly fine to modify the FOSS parts to run on any PC and install the freeware components on top.

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