Ubuntu Cinnamon Remix

1.8.8 GPL (GNU General Public License)    
4.1/5 35
An Ubuntu-based Linux OS the replaces Unity with the Cinnamon desktop environment

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As its name suggests, Ubuntu Cinnamon Remix is a free and open source distribution of Linux derived from the world’s most popular free operating system, Ubuntu, and built around the Cinnamon desktop environment, a fork of GNOME 3.

Available for download as 32-bit and 64-bit Live DVDs

This unofficial Ubuntu remix can be downloaded via Softpedia or directly from its official website (see links above) as Live DVD ISO images of approximately 1GB in size, designed to support both 32-bit (i386) and 64-bit (x86_64) computers.

Boot options à la Ubuntu Linux

The distribution uses Ubuntu’s unique boot screen, allowing the user to try the operating system without installing anything on his or her computer, start the installer directly and permanently install the OS on a local drive, check the integrity of the bootable medium (only if using a DVD disc), run a memory test, as well as to boot from the local drive.

Attractive desktop environment with a two-panel layout

Usually, a standard Cinnamon setup uses a single panel located on the bottom edge of the screen, but this distribution uses a classic two-panel layout. To launch applications, the user must use the main menu implemented on the top panel, to interact with them, use the bottom panel.

Includes a ton of useful applications

The operating system includes a ton of useful applications, among which we can mention the Cheese webcam editor, Empathy multi-protocol instant messenger, Mozilla Firefox web browser, Gedit text editor, GIMP image editor, Totem movie player, Rhythmbox music player, Shotwell image viewer and organizer, Mozilla Thunderbird email and news client, Transmission torrent downloader, VLC Media Player and Synaptic Package Manager.

Bottom line

Summing up, Ubuntu Cinnamon Remix is a great distribution of Linux designed from the ground up to be deployed as a desktop-oriented system on mid-range and high-end computers.

Ubuntu Cinnamon Remix was reviewed by Marius Nestor
Last updated on July 1st, 2014
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