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A Linux desktop featuring a traditional layout, built from modern technology and introducing brand new innovative features.


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Cinnamon is a Linux desktop that provides advanced innovative features and a traditional user experience.

The desktop layout is similar to Gnome 2 with underlying technology forked from Gnome Shell. Cinnamon makes users feel at home with an easy-to-use and comfortable desktop experience.


Cinnamon is on GitHub at

Note that some issues may not be with Cinnamon itself. For a list of related components, please see


Cinnamon is distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License, version 2 or later. See the COPYING file for details.