9 years ago
Its a great if linuxmint Maya LTS comes with cinnamon!!! Cause It rocks and better than MATE and Gnome 3.
Gnome-Shell will not be implemented, and MATE and Cinnamon will be implemented separately not on the same disc.
Gnome-shell, cinnamon and mate- all should be integrated in one distro.
Already implemented - see blog link in vincentv's post.
I personally prefer MATE. Hey ho; it would be a dull world if we all felt the same about these things. Personally I would like to put a "bomb" under the Gnome Development Team for causing all this upset in the first place.
It has nothing to do with which GUI is better, it's just that Cinnamon is the in-house Gnome 3-based GUI that the Mint team has been working really hard on, while MATE is the GUI made by other people, based on an older toolkit. It wouldn't make sense to make MATE the default.
one more vote for cinnamon
After all the back and forth I eventually decided to Cinnamon.
It should stay.
I promote this idea.
Ideal would be something that would detect if your computer can handle 3d acceleration. If not, use MATE as default. If yes, use Cinnamom, like the Gnome 3 fallback mode.