Rich Freeman on 1 Dec 2012 06:01:37 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] Cinnamon desktop?

On Fri, Nov 30, 2012 at 11:48 PM, JP Vossen <> wrote:
> Is anyone using the Cinnamon desktop in Mint or Ubuntu?  Thoughts?

It is Gnome.  Ugh.  I was KDE 3 all the way, then moved to xfce when
KDE 4 started to lose its way, and now I'm back on KDE 4 now that
things are somewhat sane again and Gentoo lets you patch nepomuk (aka
run my CPU/IO into the ground 24x7) out of existence.

> And by the way, how cool is this?  With a Mac or Windows, you are just stuck
> with whatever crap the vendor gives you.

Yup, and that's why I run Gentoo.  Sure, sometimes we give you crap
too, but at least you can change it.  :)

Oh, and I just had my first opportunity to use /etc/portage/patches on
Gentoo and I LOVE it.  (For those who don't to look it up - if you
create a file called
/etc/portage/patches/kde-base/kwin/fixlock-a0aacdae.patch then anytime
you install kwin the patch will be applied, and then you won't have a
floating-on-top lock screen widget after you unlock your screen on
rare occasion.  I'm likely to do something similar for the kernel bug
that is causing me to get out of memory errors when launching chromium
- though Greg KH might beat me to getting that into the stable kernel.
 Most of this stuff does get patched reasonably fast, but if a bug is
driving you crazy it is nice to have the option of automated self

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