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  • Linux Mint 20.2 Released With Cinnamon 5.0 Desktop

    Phoronix: Linux Mint 20.2 Released With Cinnamon 5.0 Desktop

    Linux Mint 20.2 "Uma" is now available as the latest update to this popular desktop Linux distribution built off Ubuntu LTS releases...

    https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pa...inux-Mint-20.2

  • #2
    Cinnamon seems to have seriously stagnated which is a shame.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by scottishduck View Post
      Cinnamon seems to have seriously stagnated which is a shame.
      Yeah, but unsurprising given that it and MATE have a major overlap in regards to the goals they're trying to achieve.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by scottishduck View Post
        Cinnamon seems to have seriously stagnated which is a shame.
        It's the best desktop environment for Linux, but has the least developers. That's a discrepancy that ideally should change.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by scottishduck View Post
          Cinnamon seems to have seriously stagnated which is a shame.
          Has it? Or is it polishing its desktop instead of finding new paradigms? Which makes it the most robust and boring desktop at the same time.

          Although I don't use Cinnamon anymore, every time I look at it I feel they really spend their time refining their apps and experience, rather than reinventing the desktop.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by david-nk View Post

            It's the best desktop environment for Linux, but has the least developers. That's a discrepancy that ideally should change.
            boring desktop, slow like hell, looks like windows xp, much better to use xfce or gnome with dash to panel

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            • #7
              Originally posted by andre30correia View Post

              boring desktop, slow like hell, looks like windows xp, much better to use xfce or gnome with dash to panel
              I'm just an average user..... and I absolutely love it. I use it for e-mail, internet, video, pictures, documents, music, investments, banking, etc.... I went from Windows, to Mac, then to Linux.... settling on Mint after looking at a few, and couldn't be happier. Super clean and easy. I notice zero speed issues doing what I do.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by andre30correia View Post

                boring desktop, slow like hell, looks like windows xp, much better to use xfce or gnome with dash to panel
                Exactly this.

                Hate to break it to you MATE/GNOME2 zealots who just can't give it up (but again, do you), but the latest GNOME 3 is the best desktop environment out, for me. But I think for a bunch of others too, seeing as it is the default desktop. Sure, it needs customizations, but that's Linux. Do better. And yes, I know my setup looks like Windows. I like it. It's very useful and I have more desktop space.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by guspitts View Post
                  Has it? Or is it polishing its desktop instead of finding new paradigms? Which makes it the most robust and boring desktop at the same time.
                  The UI is great and doesn't really need much additional changes. The problem is more under the hood. They forked from GNOME many years ago and now GNOME keeps getting a steady stream of commits that do not make it into Cinnamon. That includes important components like the window manager. Mutter keeps getting improvements for Wayland support, multi-monitor fixes, performance/smoothness fixes etc. while the forked Muffin does not. It might have been better to develop Cinnamon as a set of new components and patch sets built on top of upstream GNOME even if that brings its own set of challenges.

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                  • #10
                    Are they still in denial with Wayland?

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