The first two X-Apps are ready
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The first two X-Apps are ready
In preparation for Linux Mint 18, a new project called “X-Apps” was started, which goal is to provide default and generic applications for traditional GTK desktop environments (Cinnamon, MATE, Xfce…). Since the long-term plan for GNOME applications is to better integrate with GNOME Shell and to embrace new UI guidelines and techniques which are specific ...

MATE 1.12 released!
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MATE 1.12 was released today! This new version will be featured in Linux Mint 17.3 “Rosa” planned for the end of November and in LMDE 2 “Betsy”. I’d like to thank the MATE developers who worked with me on this release. I’ve been absent from the development of MATE for a very long time, yet ...

Cinnamon 2.8 released!
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Cinnamon 2.8 released!
On behalf of the team and all the developers who contributed to this build, I am proud to announce the release of Cinnamon 2.8! This new version will be featured in Linux Mint 17.3 “Rosa” planned for the end of November and in LMDE 2 “Betsy”. Have a lot of fun with this new release ...

Early access to Cinnamon 2.8
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Early access to Cinnamon 2.8
Warning: Cinnamon 2.8 will be officially released and announced at the end of the month. It should not be considered “stable” until then. Early access to the upcoming Cinnamon 2.8 is available for people interested in beta-testing and helping the team squash bugs before the official release. How to get Cinnamon 2.8 If you’re running ...

Vault Networks Celebrates 6 Years of Supporting Linux Mint
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Vault Networks Celebrates 6 Years of Supporting Linux Mint
Vault Networks, the leading Miami-based provider of data center, cloud and colocation services, is celebrating 6 years of providing services for Linux Mint, a very popular Linux distribution. Vault Networks provides Linux Mint with server infrastructure used to host the organization’s blog as well as testing and development environments. Vault Networks provides these services to ...

Cinnamon 2.8: Better sound applet
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Cinnamon 2.8: Better sound applet
In Cinnamon 2.8 the sound applet will feature the following layout: The track info and media controls are now part of a new overlay which sits on top of the cover art. For supported players, a flat position bar is displayed underneath. This bar shows you how far you are in the song, and you ...

Mint 17.3: Easier WM selection in MATE and Xfce, improved Compiz, Compton and Openbox support
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Mint 17.3: Easier WM selection in MATE and Xfce, improved Compiz, Compton and Openbox support
  There’s something cool in store for MATE and Xfce users. It was implemented this week and it’s coming in Linux Mint 17.3. The “Desktop Settings” tool will now support the following window/compositing managers under MATE and Xfce: Marco, Metacity, Xfwm4, Openbox, Compiz and Compton. A new help section was added to explain various concepts ...

MATE: Small improvements in display settings and power management
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Work continues on MATE. The display settings received the following improvements: – They show the output names as well as display names (This feature was recently added to Cinnamon 2.8). – A new “Set as primary” button was added to set the selected monitor as primary (among other things this allows you to define where ...

MATE: Better touchpad support
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MATE: Better touchpad support
Work started on MATE. Today it received support for 2-finger and 3-finger clicks as well as natural scrolling.

Cinnamon 2.8: Visual workspace switcher applet
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Cinnamon 2.8: Visual workspace switcher applet
The workspace switcher applet is now able to show a visual representation of your workspaces, with little cubes for the windows inside of them :) In the example above you’re looking at two workspaces with three windows each. A couple of things to consider: This hasn’t been themed yet, so it should look nicer by ...