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    Default Cinnamon 1.4 Brings Back More GNOME2 Memories

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    Cinnamon, the project by the Linux Mint developers to make the GNOME Shell more like the old GNOME2 experience, is up to its version 1.4 release. Similar to earlier releases, version 1.4 introduces several new features to further enhance this tasty desktop experience...

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    Just tested out the new release.

    Nice improvements Expo is nice. I really like that Cinnamon seems to be modeled to be more like a Compiz Desktop or MacOSX Desktop.... IMO Gnome (upstream) should have adopted this style, over GS. If they had, i suspect very few long time gnome-users would have had complaints about Gnome 3.0, on release.

    great DE/WM, it will be interesting to see what it is like 6 months to a year from now. I could see Cinnamon gaining a lot of traction.

    my 2 cents

    EDIT: it's funny how the article is titled "Cinnamon 1.4 Brings Back More GNOME2 Memories" ~ when gnome2 never had scale or expo, that was compiz, all gnome2 had was transparency and shadows (via metacity). Maybe the article should have been called "Cinnamon 1.4 brings back more Compiz features", instead.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ninez View Post
    EDIT: it's funny how the article is titled "Cinnamon 1.4 Brings Back More GNOME2 Memories" ~ when gnome2 never had scale or expo, that was compiz, all gnome2 had was transparency and shadows (via metacity). Maybe the article should have been called "Cinnamon 1.4 brings back more Compiz features", instead.
    Don't let facts get in the way of hyperbole

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    Quote Originally Posted by FireBurn View Post
    Don't let facts get in the way of hyperbole
    true enough, lol

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    This is really starting to look interesting! If they keep releasing every month, they're going to gather a following as well; release early and release often gets people excited! Small changes which gives the feeling of continuous development and new stuff to test out!

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    I'd like to prefix this post with a saying that I once heard. "Nothing interests me more than my orgasm, and nothing interests me less than someone else's". My metaphorical orgasm consists of a dock at the bottom of the screen and a global menu at the top of the screen. OSX has these features. Ubuntu (default 3d desktop and hide the unity launcher) + cairo dock has these features. It's really nice.

    Trying Mint and FC17 (Gnome3-extension-testing), I am currently unable to shape/bend either of these implementations into my ideal utopian desktop. At this point, I do not know whether I should suck-it-up and be a good citizen, or whether I should simply delete these VMs. Due to time and interest constraints, I'll probably do the latter.

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