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Mint Cinnamon 17.1 is amazing!

Posted: Sun Nov 16, 2014 3:40 pm
by exploder
I was lucky yesterday and came across a DVD-RW that was still in decent shape. I downloaded Mint Cinnamon 17.1 x64 because I really wanted to try out all of the new features. The new themes really sold me on the new release! It took minutes to customize the desktop exactly the way I wanted it and it looks great! Finally a modern desktop environment that is simple to customize! :D

All of the improvments are really nice! The changes in Cinnamon finally allow me to watch full screen flash videos without my screen turning white or the computer freezing up! I am officially done looking at other desktop environments, Cinnamon has everything I could ever want now. :D This is the best work I have seen in a long time!

Re: Mint Cinnamon 17.1 is amazing!

Posted: Sun Nov 16, 2014 4:57 pm
by JohnBobSmith
Thats great exploder, glad it works for you! I use XFCE, because I require my OS to use less resources due to hardware restrictions, and so I have more resources for playing games on my laptop. I hope I can upgrade to 17.1 without breaking anything, once everything is out of RC and officially released.

As for themes and colors, those are relatively easy to setup. I suggest you try making your own from templates. Or maybe even from the ground up. I figured out how to almost completely customize the XFCE Whisker menu. I will post a screenshot of it in the "All Desktop Screenshots - November 2014" thread.

So once again, grats on finding something that works for you. I hope that it will continue to work well, with minimal breakages. :)

Re: Mint Cinnamon 17.1 is amazing!

Posted: Sun Nov 16, 2014 6:14 pm
by Adelante
I agree. It's terrific. :D

Re: Mint Cinnamon 17.1 is amazing!

Posted: Sun Nov 16, 2014 6:19 pm
by exploder
It is so good that I just installed it on my laptop too! :D

Re: Mint Cinnamon 17.1 is amazing!

Posted: Sun Nov 16, 2014 7:12 pm
by hrturner
Glad you enjoy LM! Can't wait for the team to release the upgrade option to safely upgrade from Qiana. :D

Re: Mint Cinnamon 17.1 is amazing!

Posted: Sun Nov 16, 2014 7:18 pm
by exploder
This is really nice! I keep finding more and more features I like. :D The themes caught my attention but there are improvements and refinements all over. Even the screen locker looks great! I can not get over how quickly I was able to customize this and how nice it looks! :D

Re: Mint Cinnamon 17.1 is amazing!

Posted: Sun Nov 16, 2014 10:55 pm
by doob9911
No. I cannot log in wifi. WPA2 enterprise mode seems to be broken.
It ruined my weekend and I come back to 17.0.
I experienced first bad thing of mint.
I fear 17.1 stable version may have same issue.

Re: Mint Cinnamon 17.1 is amazing!

Posted: Tue Nov 18, 2014 4:24 am
by var
I'm waiting for LMDE2. Sob, it always takes longer to get it to us Debian lovers :(

Re: Mint Cinnamon 17.1 is amazing!

Posted: Thu Nov 20, 2014 11:20 am
by alexanderium
I agree that Mint Cinnamon 17.1 is amazing.
I use it on my HP Pavilion 14-N037TX (with VGA AMD radeon 8670M) .
It is stable, wi-fi works just fine and directly recognized the VGA...overall It's ok so far.

Re: Mint Cinnamon 17.1 is amazing!

Posted: Sat Nov 22, 2014 9:41 am
by killer de bug
exploder wrote:I am officially done looking at other desktop environments, Cinnamon has everything I could ever want now. :D This is the best work I have seen in a long time!
This statement from a guy like you, who loves so much to try new distro shows how good the new Mint 17.1 is :lol: