Linux Mint 14 Cinnamon

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I finally got around to updating my Linux OS to Linux Mint 14. I decided on the clean desktop environment of Cinnamon in the end. There is a choice of environments but as I did not plan to muck around too much with the eye candy, this seemed to be the best choice.

A few weblinks that may be of interest…

http://www.linuxuser.co.uk/reviews/linux-mint-14-review-the-best-desktop-linux

http://www.howtoforge.com/the-perfect-desktop-linux-mint-12-lisa – Although this is a guide of installation for 12, it is very similar and does give you some idea on how it is possible to use Mint as an every day OS.

http://www.linuxbsdos.com/2012/06/02/mate-vs-cinnamon/

A lot of my regular packages (programs) are installed out of the box with Mint so the OS was fully up and running within an hour or two.

  • Install OS
  • Update Sources and Packages.
  • Install AVCONV and X264
  • Install Chromium
  • Install SMplayer
  • Install Dropbox for Nemo (Nemo is the file manager)
  • Install Gimp Animated Package (allows for Video frame input export from within GIMP)

There are a few other packages that I will realise are missing as I go but all in all, the move over was pretty painless!

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2 comments on “Linux Mint 14 Cinnamon

  1. Maybe not the best place to ask, but I’m running cinammon, finally got around to playing with linux, have a dual boot. Trying to install GAP, and trying to figure out how. Is it a file I save in the plugin folder?

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