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Cinnamon 2.0 Desktop Officially Released

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Published on 10 October 2013 02:41 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Free Software
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LinuxMint has now officially announced the release of the Cinnamon desktop GNOME Shell 3.x fork.

Yesterday on Phoronix we covered Cinnamon 2.0 being tagged within Git and the new features it provides. Now we have some additional details now that the LinuxMint team has announced the official release and general availability of the desktop environment forked from GNOME.

Among the features of Cinnamon 2.0 include edge-snapping, sound effects, better user management, Nemo file manager improvements, window manager enhancements, and much more. There's also better integration, new developer features, and a lot of other random changes and bug-fixes.

More information on Cinnamon 2.0 can be found via the LinuxMint.com announcement.

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Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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