Sick of the new GNOME 3.0? Sick of Ubuntu’s Unity desktop? While let me introduce you to Cinnamon. Cinnamon is the first stable version of Cinnamon created by Linux Mint. It is designed to look and feel like the old GNOME 2.0 interface.
Now I was hoping I could tell you how I like it, but I can’t. It doesn’t work on my virtual machine and I am not brave enough to install it on my production machine.
I can tell you that I will run Ubuntu 10.04 LTS until I have to choose. I will not stick with Ubuntu if the old GNOME 2.0 is no longer available. By then I hope that Cinnamon has worked out all the bugs.
I have, however, been able to run Mate in my virtual machine. It is at least an option. Worst case scenario I will move to Xubuntu. It is at least a workable alternative at this point.