What you found new in LinuxMint Maya 13 RC?
Well I am looking to switch Windows 7 to Linux. While searching on internet I got an information that Linux Mint 13 Maya RC has been released few days I go. I am really excited about it, however there is no much information available about the features of newly released distro. Let me know if you had used the same and provide brief information about its features, look and feel. I am waiting for your prompt replies. Thanks a lot in advance.
Re: What you found new in LinuxMint Maya 13 RC?
Yes you are absolutely right Linux Mint 13 Maya RC has been released recently. Mainly it is available into couple of editions. You need to make selection between MATE 1.2 desktop , its stable and good for production. Whereas Cinnamon 1.4 having modern look and feel. Both the desktop managers are integrated with new Linux distro. I am expecting that all Gnome 2 user would like to use the same. I am posting below all essential features of Linux Mint 13.
We all are aware of that Gnome 2 was used in Linux Mint 11. From past couple of years Linux developer started to neglect Gnome 2 in their Linux distros. To save Gnome 2 desktop they begin with new project which was named as MATE. So in simple terms Gnome 2 codebase is renamed to MATE , it provides same thing as that of Gnome 2.
Following are the advantages of MATE 1.2:
We know that Gnome 2 is an essential component of Linux Mint. There were plenty of features that were missing into Gnome 3. To get those features , they started to develop completely new environment which we know today as Cinnamon. Basically it is developed on Clutter and Gnome 3. It is pretty modern , but still we can find it familiar with traditional Gnome desktop environment. But still few features are missing from Gnome 2. It contains some features such as composting, animations which are using 3D acceleration.
would like to discuss some essential features of the same.
People are having mixed reaction as far as animations are concerned with desktop. By using Compiz and Metacity users will be able to get whatever they are looking for. In Cinnamon 1.2, a user will be able to make animation effects as per his requirement or simply turn off the same , if he is not interested to use the same.
Couple of new animations are introduced to meet requirement of end user.
More or less the Linux developer tried to introduced changing in layout of the desktop. Still it is not component independent and you can move component as per your requirement. However they provided support for following.
Newly introduced Cinnamon Settings tool with additional configuration options will allow you to customization into look and feel of desktop manager according to your requirement. Things like Switching between themes , applying desktop effects, adding applets and extensions on the desktop would be really easy. Even you will be able to set date format into Calender applet , even you can edit panel launchers.
Categories will not be inactive if you are supposed to search something on device even though you are not hovering mouse on the same by accidentally. Simply press enter key after finishing with search and very first result would launch automatically. Cinnamon will handle menu definitions.
Apart from above following changes are made into Cinnamon.
It is new display Manager introduced in GDM 2.20. it provides following features.
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