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Cinnamon Desktop and Menu
Adding the Cinnamon desktop is basically the same as adding MATE, described in my previous post. Start the software manager, search for cinnamon-desktop, and install. When the installation is complete, log out. The next time you login, when the password prompt comes up click on the 'Sessions...' button below the password input field, and select Cinnamon.
For those who are disgusted, fed up, or otherwise disenchanted with the Gnome 3 desktop, Cinnamon gives you a much more traditional look, with a bottom panel, controls, icons and applets in the style of Gnome 2, but with Gnome 3 still 'under the hood'. It also includes the Nemo file manager, which is a fork of Nautilus that retains the functionality of Nautilus 3.4. The Introducing Nemo web page contains a lot of good information about why and how Nemo was created, and outlines its features, advantages and future.