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Old 11. Jul 2014, 02:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Cinnamon has been recently added to Ubuntu's repositories but i'm wondering if there are any major differences with it compared to LinuxMint Cinnamon?

LM Cinnamon is blazzingly superb and fast.
Is it just an esthetic or "promotional" work for Ubuntu?
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Many distros offer the ability to install other DE's in addition to that provided by default but I have had mixed results with their installation and subsequent use over time. IMO the best option is to choose a distro with your preferred DE as standard. If you like Unity, but want something a bit more substantial than Ubuntu, check out Oz Unity 3.0 Diamond.

https://www.ultimateeditionoz.com/
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Old 12. Jul 2014, 02:08 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Almost 3G!
What did they do?
Swallow up the internet?!
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Deep down, you know, the Germans might be right.
Ubuntu is the way to go.

After viewing a review about Oz, the DVD just confirmed what i saw and i did not really like the grey and black mix. Ubuntu is definitely more appealing with regards to esthetics.

Still, Linux uses more CPU (talking about Ubuntu and LinuxMint) than Windows 7 64bit on an SSD.
Will try Cinnamon on Ubuntu but don't think that'll change things much.
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Deep down, you know, the Germans might be right.
Ubuntu is the way to go.

After viewing a review about Oz, the DVD just confirmed what i saw and i did not really like the grey and black mix. Ubuntu is definitely more appealing with regards to esthetics.

Still, Linux uses more CPU (talking about Ubuntu and LinuxMint) than Windows 7 64bit on an SSD.
Will try Cinnamon on Ubuntu but don't think that'll change things much.
You can of course change the themes to create a totally different look in a matter of seconds, as you can for any Linux distro.

Also, I'm always a bit perplexed when folks talk about the amount of CPU or memory being used by a particular app or OS.

I've never known a computer wear out a CPU because the installed OS was more demanding than something else, and any amount of additional power consumed would probably amount to a beer a year.

It's the same with memory unless you are trying to game or perform complex graphics edits on a low spec machine.

Worth noting too that the KDE I have installed on this desktop (Super X "Ada") uses less of both than some Xfce (as in supposedly "lighter") distros.
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You are probably correct but in my situation where the refurbished HP laptop i recently acquired with a new SSD drive put in, and finally getting the fan to behave in a respectable manner... you can understand that any extra noise from that dept. becomes quite annoying.

I don't really mind the CPU usages in Linux distros - (not that bad) it's when the fan goes off on a constant that is most annoying.

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Did try Ubuntu with Cinnamon. Installation was a bit glitchy but it ended up working. Still think LinuxMint's version runs best with it.

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My apologies Anupam!

Did try Ubuntu with Cinnamon. Installation was a bit glitchy but it ended up working. Still think LinuxMint's version runs best with it.
If you would like to try a distro with a different DE (fork) based on Cinnamon, check this one out.

http://blog.chitwanix.com/?p=98
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Clicking on the link after a few tries gives this message:
Bandwidth Limit Exceeded
The server is temporarily unable to service your request due to the site owner reaching his/her bandwidth limit. Please try again later.

As i wait to try again later, i read that if you have plenty of RAM (in my case 8G) you don't need the swap partition. Could this have a noticeable impact? If so, then i could simply partition with / and /home ?

Did notice in Ubuntu and LinuxMint that the swap wasn't being used.
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Clicking on the link after a few tries gives this message:
Bandwidth Limit Exceeded
The server is temporarily unable to service your request due to the site owner reaching his/her bandwidth limit. Please try again later.

As i wait to try again later, i read that if you have plenty of RAM (in my case 8G) you don't need the swap partition. Could this have a noticeable impact? If so, then i could simply partition with / and /home ?

Did notice in Ubuntu and LinuxMint that the swap wasn't being used.
Because they have just been featured on Distrowatch there must have been a surge in traffic. No doubt they will rectify this as soon as they realize.

I never bother with a swap partition but each to their own.
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