Hello everyone. This is my first post here. Brief backstory:
I'm thoroughly enjoying Mint! I'm a network security administrator and I really got tired of using putty connection manager, so I decided to install Mint and it was a great decision. I use nothing BUT Mint at work now
Then I installed it on a virtualbox at home to mess around with it some more and I'm still sold. It's great. Finally, I partitioned my machine and boot up into Mint all the time now
Now, I have a noob question about the "start" menu. I'm pretty sure I have Maya Cinnamon at work and it has the black menu:http://distrowatch.com/images/screensho ... n-menu.png
On my virtual box, I installed Mint 14 MATE and it has this really pretty menu:http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-u8UfCsk18Ic/U ... 4-mate.png
Finally, on my dedicated Mint partition, I installed Mint 14 Cinnamon and I have essentially the same menu as 13 Cinnamon :/
Is there a way I can keep Cinnamon 14 on and get the nice MATE menu?
Also, if someone can link me to the differences between Cinnamon and MATE I'd appreciate it. They seem like the same thing to me but, then again, I'm a Linux noob.