I really like it, this time...?

Funny, I don’t think i ran Cinnamon for long on this more powerful tower. Or they have changed defaults to make it snappier (quicker animations)?

Anyway, I am speculating because every other time I have tried Cinnamon I have gone back to Xfce within a day or two, but this time I see no real difference in response time, just improvements (the Muffin / Mutter window manager is the best one for linux, I think, the least tearing etc) and the customization options in Cinnamon definitely is on par with Xfce. Both panel layout but also all the parts; unlike say Gnome it is just as easy as Xfce to set a different terminal
(I am running Xfce terminal in Cinnamon, it’s just better than Gnome terminal in every way).

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You have my blessing. I love Cinnamon.

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We’ll see how i feel in a week, but I have another tower coming in November and i think that this will be the default Linux install on that one.

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It’s been incredibly stable for me too. Almost a year and a half on my current Cinnamon install. And i just did my first update since May (I wanted to see what would happen). Other than rebuilding yay, and pacnew files - everything was great!

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What’s not to like about Cinnamon? It’s a great desktop. I like nemo. No messing around with root privileges just to do simple things.

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I did try Cinnamon in a VM. It’s a good DE. It’s clean and polished but still I like XFCE more for some reason.

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Please stop making me want to try other DE! I just installed kde +i3wm yesterday from the new iso, and xfce+i3wm two days ago. :grinning_face_with_smiling_eyes:

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Personally the existence of Budgie has always been a little confusing to me since Cinnamon is a fork of Gnome 3 (not Gnome 2, like Mate) that already does everything Budgie set out to do. But that’s just me and personal preferences / thoughts.

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I never tried budgie. But looking at the packages it seems to be shipping with more gnome apps, perhaps a closer to gnome version but with more traditional desktop feeling.

For me its odd, I was really a happy gnome gtk2 user on Ubuntu a couple of years ago. After that I was hopping between kde and gnome. With some cinnamon when I want to spice it up.

But you’ll never know until you Raven. . . .

That’s So Raven. :stuck_out_tongue:

I don’t consider Budgie a clear Fork, it still relies on Gnome installed parallel to it for the best possible experience (it even says so in the Arch Wiki: install the Gnome meta package with it).

Again, this is NOT me badmouthing Budgie.

I’ve tried “Budgie” and it never really feels right outside of Solus.

I might add, Solus is a properly fantastic distro.

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Every review I saw applauds solus, I should really give it a spin at least in a VM. Love testing new distros, and solus is own I never tried neither.

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I’ve literally only heard good things about it.

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Other than i had an issue with a flatpak which was probably not the fault of Solus, it is without a doubt in my top 5 distros.

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Actually It seems better now since with the new ISO as it has the feature to add desktop folders. It’s actually a lot more like the Solus version and a little less Gnome like feeling.

Ya. . . But I don’t really like it anywhere near enough to replace KDE with it, so it gives me more reason to go back and check out Solus again. I very much recommend everyone check it out, it’s definitely a great distro.

I love Solus also and the EndeavourOS install now is more like it than before is all I’m pointing out.

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My main issue with anything but Arch is the AUR, basically. Plus I have spent most time with Arch so… makes it easier to fix stuff breaking.

Fedora is great, Pop! is great, Solus sounds great but I have never actually installed it… but having to do anything more complicated than “yay -S (package name)” to install things is so annoying :stuck_out_tongue:

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