craig10x wrote:Cinnamon isn't in final release...it's only in it's alpha development stage...just the foundation right now (though already it is very stable and nice to use) the various configuration options and other features will be sent down in the update manager (as newer versions) as it goes along...by the time Mint 13 arrives with Cinnamon as default it should be awesome...and by the way, it's coming to LMDE as well for your information...
It's funny, you look at the foundation of a building and say...well where is the floors? the offices? the elevators? well...duh...they haven't been constructed yet
what the heck is the matter with some of you people here???
Are they putting something in your water there in seattle? must be from all that rain you get there...it's making your brain "soggy"
craig10x wrote:well my response to your post (which was meant in fun of course) was just to make you aware (if you weren't already) that when you look at Cinnamon you are not seeing a finished program..it's only in the beginning stages at this point...much of the kind of features and configuration that you were looking for haven't been put into yet...you are looking at it's foundation....the building isn't up yet....apparently, i have a lot more faith in it then you do...seems to be a lot of pessimists in the mint forums...i like it already and by the time it's done i have no doubt it will please the vast majority of mint users...except perhaps, you?
and by the way, gnome shell is what the developer makes it...in ubuntu's case...it was unity...in gnome's case....it's what you see in that....in Clem's case, his re-write of the shell is following a whole different direction...one that is designed to give most mint users what they are looking for...
Spewns wrote:Incoming rant.
I've been trying to make Mint 12 work for me, but I think it's time to give up. The GNOME 3 fiasco has ultimately lead me back to using Windows 7 almost exclusively, which is not what I wanted.
GNOME Shell is slow, glitchy, and unstable. It freezes and crashes regularly. This can be amplified by installing buggy extensions from the GNOME 3 extensions site. GNOME Shell won't even be able to launch on log in with some of those.
Cinnamon may have potential, but it's alpha and will require time before it's in a state that's acceptable for real, regular use. As far KDE, it's a slow mess. Unity is slow and buggy. Why is everything so slow? I have a fairly modern desktop.
The Linux desktop has definitely reversed direction lately. Its current state is really, really embarrassing. It's possible I'll be abandoning Linux for the foreseeable future. I don't want to, but I need a good desktop.
craig10x wrote:Cinnamon runs great on my laptop...very speedy and pretty stable too..as far as how long it will take to mature in features and configuring, i think likely sooner then you think...probably by the time Mint 13 arrives...meanwhile, it's my primary session on Mint 12 even at this point...because to me...it just FEELS RIGHT...
Kevin108 wrote:I spent a week or so with Mint 12. Things were going nicely until Cinnamon updated a couple days ago. Pink highlights covered everything, the keyboard would sort of disconnect from the OS when using certain extensions, it wouldn't save my setting for a 12-hour clock and the non-stock themes are all broken. All in all, Mint 12 still isn't ready.
I did a little distro-hopping today trying:
Mint 11 LXDE - nvidia-current fails to redraw the screen after opening the terminal leaving a big, black box in your graphics until you maximized a window or dragged something across it.
Fedora 16 - Gnome 3 and Yum are pretty awful. Cinnamon for Fedora has all the same issues.
OpenSuse - Didn't want to install then would freeze randomly when not in fallback mode.
I'm back to Mint 11.
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