Cinnamon 1.8 the desktop environment developed by the team of Linux Mint has many new features and many bug fixes , and various improvements in its different areas, such as the section on developers. All this makes cinnamon 1.8 desktop environment be a complete and interesting.
Started with Nemo file browser . The fork of Nautilus continues to improve and now integrates better with the rest of the desktop, receives visual and practical improvements, to hide the side panel easily switch between different views of files or directly check the status bar available disk space.
Cinnamon Screensaver. The new Cinnamon screensaver lets you add custom messages to the lock screen to inform people where the user is located. that style reminds some “mobile” to show the notifications on the lock screen, or in this case, the PC screen saver. The control center , meanwhile, is now independent, and does not require GNOME Control Center to use.
Cinnamon Desklets. Neither more not less than the applets or widgets desktop - called plasmoids in KDE. By now installed 3 by default (a launcher, a clock and a picture box), although the amount is expected to increase in the future thanks to the contributions of the community.
in Cinnamon 1.8 you can install extensions , themes, applets and desklets from the desktop. also have added more visual options for changing window via Alt + Tab, and added features for developers the sea of interesting, such as automatic generation of configuration modules.
More detail about cinnamon 1.8 you can see @Official Announcement
Installing Cinnamon 1.8 Desktop Environment on Ubuntu Desktop
For Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise Pangoline), Ubuntu 12.10 (Quantal Quetzal), Ubuntu 13.04 (Raring Ringtail) and Ubuntu 13.10(Saucy Salamander) users can install the latest Cinnamon Desktop Environement from PPA, just run the following command in terminal:
sudo apt-add-repository ppa:gwendal-lebihan-dev/cinnamon-stable sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install cinnamon
Once installed, log out and select Cinnamon from the login screen.
You need to know: Cinnamon 1.8 will be available by default in Linux Mint 15 and it should also be available in the ”Romeo” repository for Linux Mint 13 and 14 soon.