Linked by Anonymous on Wed 21st Dec 2011 23:38 UTC
Gnome "Clement Lefebvre, the Linux Mint founder, has started working on a GNOME Shell fork called Cinnamon, which tries to offer a layout similar to GNOME 2, with emphasis on 'making users feel at home and providing them with an easy to use and comfortable desktop experience'. Among the features that we'll probably see in Cinnamon are GNOME2-like notifications and systray icons, option to change the panel position and other panel options like autohide, etc. Some of these features are already available through Mint GNOME Shell Extensions (MGSE), but their functionality is pretty limited."
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RE[2]: How many forks do we need?
by cmost on Thu 22nd Dec 2011 01:23 UTC in reply to "RE: How many forks do we need?"
cmost
Member since:
2006-07-16

I agree that MATE isn't sustainable long-term. What the Mint team is doing, IMHO is a much more realistic approach. And a mighty fine one at that! It's good to have options; it's also no secret that a lot of people aren't happy with either Gnome 3.x or Unity. Perhaps if these forks catch on with the masses than the mainline Gnome or Unity developers will get a clue and act accordingly.

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WorknMan Member since:
2005-11-13

It's good to have options;


To a point, anyway. Gnome (and the whole Linux landscape in general) has more forks than a cookware factory. As an end user, even IF I were interested in trying any of this stuff out, I wouldn't even know where to begin.

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Alfman Member since:
2011-01-28

WorknMan,

"To a point, anyway. Gnome (and the whole Linux landscape in general) has more forks than a cookware factory. As an end user, even IF I were interested in trying any of this stuff out, I wouldn't even know where to begin."

Perhaps, but from the sounds of it, this is the fork most of us will want when it's ready because the upgrade doesn't aim at throwing away simple proven useful features.

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ricegf Member since:
2007-04-25

If you're a normal person rather than a geek, you start where all the *other* normal people start - with a *product*.

Only us technophiles are paying attention to the roiling changes that have resulted from the mobile explosion.

But it'll shake out in the end, just as the WIMP revolution did.

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Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

If you're very lazy, that's a good argument.
If you're just not interested, that's a good argument
If you're not internet saavy enough to brose to google.com or wikipedia, that's a good argument.

But saying that its too difficult to learn more about linux because the whole linux landscape is too confusing to begin learning about it, that's not a good argument.

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