Cinnamon 2.6 Yields Lower CPU Usage
Written by Michael Larabel in Desktop on 2 June 2015 at 08:59 AM EDT. 3 Comments
While Cinnamon 2.6 was tagged a few weeks back, this morning it's finally being officially announced by the Linux Mint team.

Cinnamon 2.6 makes use of a newer version of Clutter's OpenGL COGL API, there's around a 40% reduction in the number of CPU wakes per second, and tons of other CPU usage optimizations / responsiveness / load time improvements. There's also improvements to multiple monitor support, panel improvements, and a heck of a lot more to this GNOME3-forked environment.

More details on the Cinnamon 2.6 desktop update can be found via the release announcement at
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