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Linux Mint 13 gets back to desktop basics

Jan 27, 2012, 18:01 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joab Jackson)

[ Thanks to Amy Bennett for this link. ]

"Linux Mint 13 will feature an entirely new user interface, called Cinnamon. Earlier this week, the Linux Mint developers released a version of the shell. Previous editions of Linux Mint used a standard version of the Gnome environment.

"'We're hoping [Cinnamon] will seduce most Linux Mint users, whether they're coming from Gnome 2, Gnome Shell or other desktops,' said Linux Mint creator and lead developer Clement Lefebvre.

"In a world where the interfaces of desktop operating systems are increasingly streamlined, Cinnamon appears to be quite a conservative design, not surprising given the goals of the Linux Mint project. "

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