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Sticking with #Cinnamon  this week after our review on The Linux Action Show (http://bit.ly/las284).

Just updated to the latest, I was on 2.0.2 for the review. Nothing too major jumps out at me, but I swear that menu might be opening just a few ms faster!
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Some people are distro hoppers, some are DE hoppers. Guess we know which one ChrisLAS is. 
 
Been on 2.0.4 on openSUSE 13.1 for a few days +Chris Fisher, yeah, it works great. No problems so far.
 
You got me there +Bubba Lichvar I do jump around a ton. I am suspecting I will be back on Gnome 3.10 at the end of the week. Maybe...
 
I installed #antergos with Gnome, after a week I installed Cinnamon and have not looked back!
Right now I have it looking like eOS.
 
Waiting on +Chris Fisher  to try a window manager, once tried openbox or i3, xmonad etc, will prolly never go back to a full blown DE.
 
From what I remember, I think you can change the menu opening delay by right clicking on the Menu button, +Chris Fisher.
 
For me it depends on the machine. On a tiny 12" screen of my Dell D430, Elementary works great, but on my dual monitor desktop I prefer Cinnamon.
 
+Bubba Lichvar When running Arch, there's very little reason to distro hop. You get the newest playthings and huge amounts of choice, and all it asks in return is that you use a bit of thought and don't blindly update.
 
+Chris Fisher you can change the animation time if you are not happy with the amount of time it takes to open a menu

sudo vim /usr/share/cinnamon/js/ui/boxpointer.js

and change the const POPUP_ANIMATION_TIME from 0.15 to something like 0.05. I hope this help.
 
+Bubba Lichvar that is the wonderful thing about Linux. You have a wondrous variety to choose from. Once you find a good home (distro) then you can change up the curtains (DE). It is choice and the freedom of choice that has kept me in the community. 
 
Just watched the show on Cinnamon 2.0.  I tried earlier versions of Cinnamon and wasn't thrilled with it, but this new release may be the ticket for me.  Currently running Xubuntu 13.10.  (Tried running Manjaro with XFCE, but couldn't get it to work with dual screens/extended desktop. )  
 
Synapse can replace all menus and it's insanily fast :D
 
+Jake Strichek What do you think of Antegros?  Thinking about trying it or Manjaro (again).  
 
Cinnamon is crazy slow, I don't know what they are doing with the window manager but it's not well performant at all; Gnome 3.10 is several times faster.
 
+Alex Reissig Im loving the heck out of antergos. I used the GUI installer with pre-made partitions. Im using the AUR and stuff.  It does for Arch what Ubuntu has done for Debian.
I have not booted my "buntu" partition in weeks.
 
RE: The menu delay, I've been meaning to fiddle with that setting +Ashish Bhurtel mentions. But serious question: Why would you ever set any delay at all?

At 0 it still feels almost no different, turning of transparency seems to have little difference. tbh the menu is good overall, combined with Gnome Do I have a really workable solution.

The other nice thing about using Gnome Do, is I can use it on just about all the other desktops too. So it makes for a steady workflow. 
 
+Jake Strichek I tried Manjaro but couldn't get the display to "stretch" over my two monitors, so I switched back to Xubuntu 13.10, which has the muti-monitor support (XFCE 4.10).  After the switch, I think I found how to extend the virtual display, so I'm ready to try Arch-based linux  again.  I like that Antegros gives you access to AUR, where Manjaro has its own repositories.
 
Right now I run Arch with Openbox and Kupfer to quick launch apps. I love the stripped back simplicity you see. Seeing as I can't get Pantheon working; I might try cinnamon out, it looks tidy.
 
+Alex Reissig I run Cinnamon on Manjaro 8.7 and it actually runs better on Manjaro than on Mint. Also, I run multiple monitors & it is honestly the first distro I've used that actually worked perfectly outta the box. Sticking with Manjaro for the foreseeable future, all of the advantages of run Arch with none of the hassle, drawbacks or breakages ;-) 
 
All Arch needs is a good 'system restore' built into pacman and the install disc, that simply undoes the last updates 
 
I have been more than satisfied with Cinnamon on Arch.  Stable, fast, with a moderate level of customization.  The 2.0 release has really shown off the direction of the project.

I tried Gnome 3.10 after the LAS review and still could not find a home in it.  While it is beautiful, it feels a little constraining. 

In regards to the menu in Cinnamon, I do not use the applet.  I have been using Synapse for my launching and system control needs.  Faster access to what I need.

The big thing I need to fix is getting Bluetooth up and running without the extra Gnome dependencies.
 
Just installed Manjaro with Cinnamon 2.0.  I'm impressed so far; I like Cinnamon 2.0 MUCH better than earlier versions.  This may signal my switch from Ubuntu distros to Arch-based.  
 
+Chris Fisher  I have to ask; the Star Trek sounds that you added to your computer on the show.  Where did you get the sounds?  I'd love to do something similar!
 
+Alex Reissig I actually cannibalized the Ubuntu phone sounds for mine.  I tried Antegros but GDM would not start for me on the livecd.  Oh well, I am happy enough with my current Arch install and now that I have fixed the EFI issues and figured out the encryption, I can reinstall quick and easy.

Now that Cinnamon has separated from Gnome, it has become a smaller install with speed.  It also gets rid of that annoying screenshot feature.  Print-Screen is no longer locked down.  I kept accidentally make screenshots just by the position of the key when trying to hit backspace.  Just remove gnome-screenshot and you are set.   I personally prefer using Screen Cloud for my screenshot sharing.
 
+Casey Keller I had the same problem trying Antegros.  At first I thought it might be because I hadn't reformatted my hard drive after running Xubuntu.  So I formatted the hard drive, but still no install.  So that's when I went the Manjaro route. I'm happy so far, although I have yet to do any tweaking.
 
+Alex Reissig The Managaro route did not work be when I tried it, but then again that was before I changed the settings for BIOS compatible on this laptop.  Apparently the UEFI implementation on this HP laptop is wee bit finicky as only Ubuntu proper seemed to want to install (even with secure boot off).  Everything else could not properly install or find a boot loader.  Once the compatibility setting was enabled, I had no trouble with Arch or other distros provided that I used F9 to boot non-efi on media.
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