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    Lynn Munoz

    To install cinnamon on debian
    # echo deb debian main import backport upstream romeo >> /etc/apt/sources.list

    # apt-get install linuxmint-keyring

    # apt-get update

    # apt-get install cinnamon

    To install mate on debian
    Add one of MATE repositories to your source.list

    # nano /etc/apt/sources.list

    # main repository

    deb wheezy main

    # mirrors

    deb wheezy main

    deb wheezy main

    Install MATE on debian

    apt-get update

    apt-get install mate-archive-keyring

    apt-get update

    # Now to install MATE choose 1 of the 3 apt-get lines below.

    # this installs the base packages

    apt-get install mate-core

    # or this to install mate-core and more extras

    apt-get install mate-desktop-environment

    #or this to install mate-core + mate-desktop-environment and even more extras.

    apt-get install mate-desktop-environment-extra


  2. 8

    Frederick Wrigley

    I am running Ultimate Edition 3.4 with MATE, Cinnamon and KDE installed. I usually use MATE for most of my stuff, I do like Cinnamon and am currently using GBOME Classic. Ah, choice!

    1. 8.1


      Ahhh, the most amazing secret about linux that no one knows, Choice!

  3. 7

    John Cartwright

    I have moved to Linux Mint`s Cinnamon desktop with a custom Gnome Shell theme and I am very happy with it. I have a serious problem with my Debian Squeeze installation so I have moved over to Mint.

    Very happy with it as I said. I even installed Unity to try that out on Mint.

  4. 6


    Great Review as always.

    They (LinuxMint) really need to get rid of that Big Ugly Computer with a CRT from the login screen though. Otherwise great stuff.

  5. 5


    I’ve tried several just released Distros, and am using LMDE.

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    Which do you prefer — KDE or Cinnamon?

    Also, would it be better to install Cinnamon on top of Ubuntu, rather than using Mint? That would result in a better security posture out of the box, especially if Ubuntu’s alternate installer was used with full disk encryption. Would there be any downside?

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      Personaly i prefer kde for its features and design… the only true problem is that i find it really buggy even if its latest release is, by far, the most stable of all. My machine crashes randomly and has overheating problems, my resources are always low… Once again this is only my situation, and because of this, even though it’s a bit sad, i had to settle with another DE, that was, precisely, cinnamon. Its for from prefect, but it runs like a charm, is satble, cool effects and i addapted preety well with its “workflow management”. For the second question, i don’t see any problems with installing on top of ubuntu, i just read so time ago that the person responsible for the ppa doesn’t work on it anymore, so the version may be outdated. Finnaly, the disk encryption, i recommend using truecrypt, a really nice application that may suite your needs. Hope i was helpful 😉

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    All in all not a bad review, Unfortunately this release is lacking a lot of basic admin features like auto login cant be altered after install, alian does not work for rpm files, some times you need a pass word to logout even though your the only user, screen can not be made to stay active, etc these minor glitches spoil a almost perfect distro

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    The Looking Glass isn’t still very buggy from your point of view just because it doesn’t close.

    Try pressing Esc and it will close like a charm. 😉


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