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Cinnamon has come a long way in terms of both usability and responsiveness, and Mint 17 ‘Qiana’ stands proof of this. As mentioned in my review of Mint 17 KDE edition, this release will be supported for five years, and it will also be the base for development of future Mint releases.

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Mint 17 ‘Qiana’ uses the Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty base and features Cinnamon 2.2, Linux Kernel 3.13.0 and the MDM 1.6 login manager.

Let’s proceed and see how Cinnamon looks like.
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There is this KDE bug which will open by default any movie application with Kaffeine, even though another program is set to open these. One solution would be to completely remove Kaffeine, this way the next application in the default applications list will be used.

However, if you don’t want to remove Kaffeine, you can try the following steps:

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Each Linux Mint release usually offers four flavors, to say nothing about LMDE: Mint Cinnamon, Mint MATE, Mint KDE and Mint Xfce. The MATE edition is based around a desktop environment forked from GNOME 2, featuring a similar interface and a familiar user interaction experience. MATE started as a need of some users to have the classic GNOME 2.x interface once GNOME 3 was released with huge interface changes. MATE does offer a classic, solid and familiar interface, and it also provides a compositing window manager for graphical effects and transparency.

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I made this review after a fresh install of Mint 14 Xfce ‘Nadia’ from the ISO DVD and a full sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade.

Here’s what I ended up with:

  • Linux Kernel: 3.5.0-21
  • Desktop Environment: Xfce 4.10
  • File Manager: Thunar 1.4.0
  • Terminal: Xfce Terminal 0.4.8
  • Web Browser: Firefox 17.0.1
  • Office Suite: LibreOffice 3.6.2
  • Music Player: Banshee 2.6.0
  • Chat Client: Pidgin 2.10.6

In addition to these, Mint 14 Xfce also comes with Totem movie player, GIMP image editor, XChat IRC client, gedit text editor, screenshot tool, gThumb image viewer, a document viewer, Transmission BitTorrent client, catfish find tool, a sound recorder, Xfburn burner.

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