Cinnamon 3.2 is now available

Cinnamon 3.2

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?


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  1.   Pablo Luna said

    It seems to me a quite ugly version compared to its predecessors. I am more in tune with more minimalist gnome3-type desktops that do not offer as much information or the menus are so present occupying the screen permanently. Anyway, it is very good info for those who want to escape from Unity.

  2.   Cristhian said

    What do you mean by "high density screens"? 14 ″ notebook screens for example? Xq the only desktop that fits is Gnome 3, in my case it is impossible to work with the old xp style taskbar on small screens.

  3.   MZ17 said

    It seems to me that in December I will dedicate myself to moving to KDE, I never liked Unity and honestly it seems to me that the evolution of Cinnamon, from the outset is horrible to behold.

  4.   lestscape said

    Hello, Joaquin García ... Sorry, but I think you missed something ... The repository you indicate is unstable, you should mention it. The second thing is that right now it doesn't work, because there are missing dependencies to the xapp package, which in turn has dependencies on the flags package (now it comes separately). The xapp package is used by the new screen refresher that was implemented and the xapp, well, I think I leave that to your research ... Give for you to write another article about them.

  5.   Repair of appliances said

    The truth is that they could have worked it out a bit more, it is not exactly the prettiest version of Linux.

  6.   Daniel De Haro Secular said

    Side bars are optional. Now cinnamon has the ability to add slashes anywhere, which cinnamon users (I use Antergos cinnamon) were asking for. I don't think it has anything to do with Unity at all: it just gives you more options, like MATE or xfce does