Cinnamon 2.6 Brings Awesome Enhancements: Better Load Times and CPU Usage Dimmed by 40%, Among Others

As a reminder, Cinnamon 2.6 has been recently released and should become available for both Linux Mint 17.2 “Rafaela” and LMDE 2 “Betsy” by the end of June, this year.

For now, it is installable on Linux Mint 17.1 and LMDE 2.0, via the Romeo (Unstable) repository, but it is not yet considered stable. [Installation instructions HERE.]

Among the most important features of Cinnamon 2.6 (actually Cinnamon 2.6.6), worth mentioning are the following:

  • If Cinnamon freezes, you can kill it and launch a brand new Cinnamon instance by pressing Ctrl+Alt+Escape.
  • The load times have been improved a lot and the CPU usage has been diminished by 40%.
  • The support for multiple monitors has been enhanced.

Speaking of Cinnamon, a Fedora 23 – Cinnamon spin is in the works. The current Fedora systems already provide Cinnamon via the default repositories, but making a Fedora flavor with Cinnamon already installed may boost the popularity of both Fedora and Cinnamon, providing yet another DE for the users that do not like either GNOME or KDE.

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