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[4]: How many forks do we need?
by Alfman on Thu 22nd Dec 2011 02:51 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: How many forks do we need?"
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"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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