The famous Linux Mint menthol desktop is now available to everyone. Cinnamon 3.2 brings some improvements that many were already waiting for as vertical panels but other more important ones like bug fixes.
Despite that Cinnamon 3.2 will be the desktop implemented in the next version of Linux Mint 18.1, the truth is that we can already download it and use it in our Gnu / Linux distribution based on Debian. For this we will only need to make use of external repositories.
Cinnamon 3.2 comes with the novelty of vertical panels, but its great novelty is the improvement in front of High Density screens, improvement that makes the icons and images can be resized better and can be seen perfectly. In addition, many bugs and problems that existed in the volume and language icons on the keyboard, something that to many mattered a lot.
How to install Cinnamon 3.2 on our Linux
As we said at the beginning, Cinnamon 3.2 is available through repositories. But they can only be installed if you have a distribution that is based on Debian or one that is based on Ubuntu or either of these two. To proceed with the installation, we first open a terminal and then type the following:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gwendal-lebihan-dev/cinnamon-nightly sudo apt-get update && sudo apt install cinnamon
After this, the installation of Cinnamon 3.2 will begin, well rather, the latest version of Cinnamon that is available, the current one or those that are to come. Although better wait for the Linux Mint 18.1 release and releasing Cinnamon for our distribution as that will allow us to have a fully optimized and stable desktop In our system, something that this installation method does not ensure, at least optimization.
In any case, it seems that Unity continues creating school and it is now Cinnamon who wants to follow in his footsteps Do not you think?