Cinnamon 2.8.7 Desktop Environment Officially Released for Linux Mint 17.3
Despite all the hacks and other issues encountered with his popular Linux Mint project in the last few months, Clement Lefebvre has had the time to update the awesome Cinnamon desktop environment.
Cinnamon 2.8.7 has been introduced for the Linux Mint 17.3 "Rosa" operating system, which is the latest stable release of the Ubuntu-based GNU/Linux distribution, and it brings quite some changes when compared with the previous maintenance build.
With Ubuntu 16.04 LTS due for release next month, I found it time to do my occasional 32-bit vs. 64-bit Linux OS comparison for showcasing the performance difference of using the 64-bit software on supported hardware. This time around, at a premium member's request, I also did some power consumption monitoring between the 32-bit and 64-bit builds of Ubuntu 16.04 on an Intel laptop/ultrabook.