SallyK wrote:I want a wallpaper randomiser that just works, and a few applets that either don't exist or don't work quite the way I want them to.
KBD47 wrote:Here is why I opted for MATE instead of Cinnamon: Cinnamon menu is slow, and Cinnamon in general feels slower than MATE. I can add applets like hardware temp and weather in seconds to MATE, not a noob easy task in Cinnamon. Overall Cinnamon feels like it has a long way to go just to catch up to a mature desktop like Gnome 2/MATE. Having said that, I still think Cinnamon is miles ahead of Unity and Gnome Shell regarding usability.
Monsta wrote:KBD47 wrote:I can add applets like hardware temp and weather in seconds to MATE, not a noob easy task in Cinnamon.
I haven't even seen hardware temp applet for Cinnamon. Does it exist?
phill1978 wrote:kind of agree, oddly the performance of cinnamon is fast on lowly hardware but if your using a nice shiny new dedicated graphics card i think there may be some sort of driver problem?
cinnamon is definatley a lot slower than MATE and only really brings a glossy finish and expo .. both worth while but it needs to be light on its feet like DamnSmallLinux type performance, it should be a slick fast addition not some bloat ware, anyone cant get windows to do simular things but the main reason for doing it on linux should be the integration and peformance
still ultimatley Cinnamon would be my main choice, im running MATE until its optomised and the ati drives thing gets sorted out
KBD47 wrote:I think it's possible, but nothing noob friendly about it. Clicking on the add applets option takes you to links describing how to install things if I remember correctly. In MATE you simply right click on the panel and add the applets.
Shibblet wrote:SallyK wrote:I want a wallpaper randomiser that just works, and a few applets that either don't exist or don't work quite the way I want them to.
The best wallpaper randomizer I have found for Gnome 3 is "Wallch". Unfortunately, you have to start it manually whenever you re-start your computer.
But I agree with the applets. I like the messenger integration in Gnome-Shell.
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