Cinnamon 1.2: The New Linux Desktop Is Now Officially Stable

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Late last month the Linux Mint developers announced that they were working on a brand-new desktop environment designed to offer an alternative to the controversial GNOME 3, and on Monday they officially released the first stable version of the software.

Born as a fork of the GNOME 3 shell, Cinnamon 1.2 is now available as a free download from the project's site for use with Linux Mint 12, Ubuntu 11.10, Fedora 16, OpenSUSE 12.1, Arch Linux, and Gentoo.

All APIs and the desktop itself are now fully stable, noted lead developer Clement Lefebvre in a blog post on Monday.

Among the new features