Oct 102014

Fans of Cinnamon should be pleased that the new version (version 2.4) of their favorite Linux desktop will be available to the public by the end of October, 2014.

After a month of ‘maturation,’ Cinnamon 2.4 will be integrated into the upcoming Linux Mint 17.1 “Rebecca” in late November.

What’s New

Highlights of Cinnamon 2.4 include support for background slideshows, a new startup animation, a visual theme selector and a faster javascript interpreter..

Cinnamon developers say two types of background collections will be supported:

* Cinnamon background collections, which are XML collections provided by the operating system or installed via the Software Manager
* Filesystem directories, which users can add or remove via the interface

The goal with the background slideshows is to keep the interface simple and let users pick a single background from a collection or activate a slideshow for that collection.

The current version of Cinnamon is 2.2.16 has been available since August 2014.

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