In my last review, I covered Linux Mint 13 MATE. However, there’s quite a bit going on with Cinnamon so I decided to do another review to cover it separately. The Cinnamon desktop is quite different than MATE, and it’s worth looking at in its own right.
Excuse me though if I cover some familiar ground if you’ve already read the MATE review. Some of this will be quite familiar to you.
Cinnamon is based on GNOME 3 and Clutter.