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Linux Mint's Cinnamon: A GNOME 3.x shell fork

Dec 30, 2011, 22:00 (10 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)

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GNOME 3.2 keeps losing fans so leading Linux desktop distribution Mint turns its attention to forking the GNOME shell into a GNOME 2.x like desktop: Cinnamon....

No, Mint will only do it by creating its own GNOME 2.x style interface. I wish them luck with this project. I've pretty much given up on GNOME 3.x becoming a viable desktop for me and while I like the idea of MATE, I'm not sure it will have broad enough support to become a viable, long-term choice. Cinnamon, by building on the foundation of GNOME 3.2, could well be the desktop that I and other GNOME 2.x fans have been waiting for. I hope so. I really do.

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