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The latest version is Cinnamon 1.3.1, but if you are running Sabayon 8 (GNOME), the binary version available for installation is Cinnamon 1.2.0
That, however, from my perspective anyway, is still better than the default GNOME 3 desktop that comes with Sabayon 8. This short tutorial gives the steps you need to install in – if you are running Sabayon 8.
One of the first things most people do after installing a Linux distribution is to tweak settings and customize the desktop interface. One of the things I normally do in customizing the desktop interface is change the panel icon. Up until now I have been doing this by fiddling around in /usr/share/icons/$icon_theme and I never liked replacing system files even if the change was easy to revert.
One of the better alternatives to Unity that has been made available is the Cinnamon desktop, a project of Linux Mint, a desktop distribution based on Ubuntu Desktop itself. This article show the simple steps needed to install and use Cinnamon on Ubuntu 12.04.
Cinnamon 1.3.1 is the latest version of Cinnamon, a new desktop environment forked from GNOME 3 by the developers of Linux Mint. Given the need for a desktop other than Unity on Ubuntu, Cinnamon just might be the best GNOME 3 alternative desktop environment available.
This tutorial gives the simple steps required to install Cinnamon 1.3.1 on Ubuntu 11.10.
Linux Mint 15 "Olivia" is a Linux distribution based on Ubuntu Linux 13.04. Mint is intended to be easy to install and easy to use for desktop users who prefer a traditional desktop layout. It is available in for both 32 bit and 64 bit Intel architectures.
For those set of users, suitable alternatives are: Modify the interface with extensions, as I showed how to do here, or install Cinnamon desktop, a project from the developers of Linux Mint. Cinnamon appeals to many because it offers the familiar look and feel of the type of desktop environment they are used to.
There is Linux Mint 13 MATE, which features MATE, a desktop environment forked from GNOME 2, and Linux Mint 13 Cinnamon, which features Cinnamon, a desktop environment built atop GNOME 3. So, Linux Mint joins a growing list of Linux distributions that do not ship an edition running the GNOME 3 desktop in its default state.
Cinnamon is another attempt to make the GNOME 3 desktop acceptable to those in the community who have so far refused to have an unpalatable substance rammed down their throats. While MATE is a fork of GNOME 2,