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Installing the Fedora Cinnamon Spin

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I recently installed the Fedora Cinnamon Spin after using Manjaro for some months. I have used Fedora for many years, and Cinnamon is one of my favorite desktop environments. However, until Fedora 23, if I wanted to use Cinnamon in Fedora, I would have to install it after I installed another desktop. Now, I can install Cinnamon directly from an ISO file. In this article, I will share my experiences installing and using the Cinnamon Spin for Fedora.

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A Christmas Cracker - How To Crash Linux Mint 17.3 Just By Clicking Your Mouse

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I borrowed the above title from a video on Youtube because it is instantly intriguing. If you are anything like me then you just need to find out how you go about crashing Linux Mint.

The key part missing from the title is the number of times you have to click your mouse in order to bring Linux Mint to its knees.

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How to customise your Linux desktop: Openbox

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In six previous posts I have looked at a variety of Linux Desktop Environments: Xfce, KDE, Gnome 3, Cinnamon, MATE, and LXDE. Now I am going to move one step lower in the GUI hierarchy, and look at using only a simple Window Manager for your Linux GUI. But in order to do that, I am going to have to spend a minute explaining the difference between the two.

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