I think the Linux blogosphere is not talking about this enough. Cinnamon is a graphical environment that became popular on Linux Mint, one of the most famous Ubuntu-based distributions, but has long been available on other operating systems. The news that we bring you today is important because we are talking about a possible official Ubuntu flavor and because it uses a graphical environment that switchers like a lot. Your name, Ubuntu Cinnamon.
Ubuntu Cinnamon is a young project that is taking its first steps, something that other distributions such as Ubuntu MATE or Ubuntu did recently. Budgie. Like the second of the above, which started out as Budgie Remix, the next component of the Canonical family is using a provisional name which is Ubuntu Cinnamon Remix. If they manage to comply with all the requirements that the company directed by Mark Shuttleworth asks of them, in the medium-term future will become the official Ubuntu flavor number 9.
Ubuntu Cinnamon will return the number of official Ubuntu flavors to 9
If at this moment you are excited thinking that you will be able to use an official Ubuntu with Cinnamon graphical environment, relax. Once the initial documentation has been delivered and the name that Canonical asks for (due to a legal issue), now they have work ahead. The most important will be to demonstrate to the UK-based company that they are capable of creating and maintaining the necessary packages for the operating system they intend to release. When they do, Canonical will move tab and present it as an official flavor. The development phase of Ubuntu Cinnamon (Remix) is so early that at the moment there is not even an installation image of the operating system. In fact, up to on the web It is listed as "in development", so the only thing we can do right now is follow the project and wait for the first test version to be released.
For the newest to the Linux world, an official flavor is supported by Canonical, but it is their developers (those of the flavor) who are in charge of maintaining the operating system. The most veteran already know that it will be a Ubuntu inside with "Cinnamon" outside, which includes the graphical environment famous for looking a lot like Windows and making it easy to switch and Cinnamon applications / options.
Its developers say that Ubuntu Cinnamon will not come to remove Linux Mint from the game. It will be one more operating system and its arrival will be positive for the graphical environment, which also means that it can be positive for Linux Mint. In any case, we wish them the best.