CinnXP makes Cinnamon look like Windows XP
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CinnXP makes Cinnamon look like Windows XP
After the Google look… after the Facebook look… here’s an impressive Windows XP theme for Cinnamon: Making my computer look like Windows XP isn’t exactly my thing, but I’m quite impressed with the quality of that theme. Whether it’s in the gradients, shades or shapes, there’s a lot of attention to detail and a finish ...

Cinnamon 2.8: Better box pointers
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JosephM applied a couple of fixes to box pointers from our GNOME cousin. Making weird box pointers which looked like this: now look like this:  

Cinnamon 2.8: Battery vendor/model info
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Cinnamon 2.8: Battery vendor/model info
It’s always a real pleasure to work on different desktop environments. In the 17.2 cycle, Xfce was upgraded to version 4.12 and brought a lot of nice features. One thing immediately caught my attention because both the Xfce and the Cinnamon teams had worked on improving power management… and that was the presence of manufacturer ...

Yet another glorious wallpaper
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To celebrate the start of a new development cycle, here’s a “glorious” (for our Linux Mint 7 nostalgics) wallpaper :) Many thanks to calexil for making it and sending it to us. View post on imgur.com

No personal information exchanged with DuckDuckGo
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DuckDuckGo is always looking for ways to strengthen trust in its strict privacy policy. They’ve been further emboldened in this effort after PEW recently reported “91% of adults (in the survey) agree or strongly agree that consumers have lost control over how personal information is collected and used by companies.”. One area where they can ...

Cinnamon 2.6
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Cinnamon 2.6
On behalf of the team and all the developers who contributed to this build, I am proud to announce the release of Cinnamon 2.6! This new version will be featured in Linux Mint 17.2 “Rafaela” planned for the end of June and in LMDE 2 “Betsy”. Have a lot of fun with this new release ...

Cinnamon 2.6 updates (Romeo)
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Thanks for your feedback on Cinnamon 2.6, the following updates were pushed today. mint-x-icons Updated pidgin tray icons cinnamon-desktop, cinnamon-session, cinnamon-settings-daemon, cinnamon-screensaver Split “use-systemd” configuration key into three different keys for cinnamon-settings-daemon, cinnamon-session and cinnamon-screensaver Note: In Betsy, you’ll want to set the session and settings-daemon keys to true, and the screensaver key to false. ...

Early-Access Cinnamon 2.6 in Romeo
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Early-Access Cinnamon 2.6 in Romeo
Cinnamon 2.6 reached feature-freeze on the 15th of May and was recently given 2.6 labels. As we’re still bug-fixing it and it’s all very fresh out of the oven it wasn’t officially released/announced yet. Early builds were added to the “Romeo” section of the LMDE 2 Betsy and Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca repositories. If you ...

Cinnamon 2.6 and MATE 1.10
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Some quick news about 2 of your favorite desktop environments :) Cinnamon 2.6 reached feature-freeze. Its stable release is planned for the end of this month. It could adopt the 2.6 labels early and get into the Romeo repositories for Rebecca and Betsy though. The MATE 1.10 release is just around the corner. Upstream, only ...

MintBox Mini Preview
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MintBox Mini Preview
I’d like to thank CompuLab for sending the development team three MintBox Mini. I just received mine :) The box mimics the unit itself: You’ll even find screws at the back :) Our great relationship with CompuLab is illustrated on the side. Along with the unit specs, it’s great to see our two logos there. ...