Mint’s Cinnamon: The Future of the Linux Desktop? (Review)

[ Thanks to Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols for this link.

Over the last few years, we’ve seen radical changes to
the Linux desktop. Some, despite initial opposition, such as the
KDE 4.x re-start, took a while to gain favor, but eventually became
popular. Others, such as GNOME 3.x have alienated many users and
first Ubuntu’s Unity and now it’s Head-Up Display (HUD) have not
been greeted with overwhelming approval even by hard-core Ubuntu
Linux users.

So, Linux Mint’s developers have decided to go back to the past
with a GNOME 2.x style desktop: Cinnamon. So, how well have they
done? I give them an “A” for effort, but only a “B” for

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