rameshiit19 wrote:Any advantages of switching over to MATE from Cinnamon ? Please suggest .
It's a matter of taste and video hardware.
I prefer Cinnamon, but it requires hardware acceleration. If the GPU isn't good enough then Cinnamon will chew up CPU cycles. MATE is good for lesser video hardware. My opinion is that Cinnamon is much better looking than MATE (pronounced mat-hay as in yerba mate). However, like I said, you can't have Compiz with Cinnamon.
The other option is to go with Mint KDE. It has all the Compiz features built-in, and more.