IntroductionLast week I posted an article about Linux Mint 13 using the Mate desktop. The machine I used as the host for the Mint 13 Mate desktop is a fairly basic laptop with not much in the way of graphics rendering capabilities.
This article is a review of the Cinnamon edition of Linux Mint 13. Now obviously it would be unfair to use the same laptop to do the Cinnamon review because clearly the laptop is not up to the task of running Cinnamon.
Instead I am using my rarely used desktop PC which is in fact a very good gaming PC with a high end graphics card, a large hard drive, a solid state drive, loads of horsepower and memory to go with it. In theory this beast of a machine should have no troubles at all running Mint with Cinnamon.
I had already downloaded the Cinnamon version of Mint 13 from the Linux Mint website at http://www.linuxmint.com/download.php at the same time that I downloaded the Mate version. Therefore all I had to do was use Unetbootin to put the iso onto a USB drive and reboot the PC.