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Cinnamon 4.0 Desktop Environment is out

Cinnamon 4.0 Desktop Environment is out

Cinnamon is Linux Mint's flagship desktop environment. Started as a Gnome 3 fork, now it is fully independent. Cinnamon brings modern technologies to the Linux desktop while retains the classic desktop paradigm with the taskbar, the app menu, and traditional window management. Let's explore what is new in Cinnamon 4.0.

Linux Mint 19.1 Gets a New Desktop Layout

Linux Mint 19.1 Gets a New Desktop Layout

If you are a Linux Mint user, you will be happy to know that Linux Mint 19.1 "Tessa" will be released around Christmas time. The release will include the Cinnamon 4.0 desktop environment with a refined user interface, along with various improvements made to different parts of the OS.

Force Unmount a CIFS Share in Linux

Force Unmount a CIFS Share in Linux

In a mixed enviroment of Windows and Linux, you may often use Samba/Windows shares. Traditionally, the use of GVFS and CIFS to access Windows shares on Linux PCs is common. Personally, I prefer CIFS as it works more predictably, reliably, and faster.

Linux Mint 19.1 code name is Tessa

Linux Mint 19.1 code name is Tessa

A few days ago, the code name for the next, upcoming Linux Mint version was announced by its developers. Here are some interesting changes Linux Mint users will receive this winter.

Linux Mint Debian Edition (LMDE) 3 ‘Cindy’ is out

Linux Mint Debian Edition (LMDE) 3 ‘Cindy’ is out

Today, the Linux Mint released a new version of the Debian-based distro 'LMDE'. It has the 'Cindy' code name. Its long awaited version 3 is now available for download. LMDE aims to be as similar as possible to Linux Mint, but without using Ubuntu for the package base.

Linux Mint Debian Edition (LMDE) 3 ‘Cindy’ Beta Released

Linux Mint Debian Edition (LMDE) 3 ‘Cindy’ Beta Released

Today, the Linux Mint released a new version of the Debian-based distro 'LMDE'. It has the 'Cindy' code name. Its beta version is now available for download. LMDE aims to be as similar as possible to Linux Mint, but without using Ubuntu.

Find Files Containing Specific Text in Linux

Find Files Containing Specific Text in Linux

Linux, regardless of the distro you use, comes with a number of GUI tools which allow searching for files. Many modern file managers support file searching right in the file list. However, there are a number of situations when you need to use the console, for example, during an SSH session or when the X server doesn't start. Here is how you can find files containing specific text quickly using the terminal.

Cinnamon 4.0 will try to reduce screen tearing

Cinnamon 4.0 will try to reduce screen tearing

Cinnamon is Linux Mint's flagship desktop environment. Started as a Gnome 3 fork, now it is fully independent. A new announcement was published on Linux Mint's website, featuring  performance improvements for the upcoming Cinnamon version to prevent screen tearing from happening. It will be shipped with the next version of Linux Mint.

Install Previous Wallpapers in Linux Mint 19

Install Previous Wallpapers in Linux Mint 19

Linux Mint is well known for having gorgeous wallpapers shipped with every version of the distro. Linux Mint 19 is not an exception. It also comes with a set of beautiful desktop backgrounds. But it omits some of the background images which were shipped with Linux Mint previously. Here is how to get them.