What’s the better Linux distro between Cinnamon and Ubuntu?

Marcel Nelles September 16, 2012

What’s the better Linux distro between Cinnamon and Ubuntu? And why do you prefer it? Ease of use is important.

  1. josemon maliakal
    September 24, 2012 at 2:09 pm

    I suggest Ubuntu ..

  2. Declan Lopez
    September 21, 2012 at 2:35 am

    Cinnamon is a desktop environment that you can install on Ubuntu.

  3. shaurya gupta
    September 20, 2012 at 12:14 pm

    go for ubuntu, there is good integration of softwares like software center, thunderbird mail, gwibber social client, ubuntu one, libre office. I use it and it is pretty cool.
    cinnamon is a desktop environment. ... ubuntu's next version 12.10 is also cumin'.

    • Marcel Nelles
      September 20, 2012 at 1:01 pm

      Ok, tnx.
      But how do i solve the problem of pc-banking, witch is only possible with IE9.
      I tried wine once, long ago, but it didn't work.

      • shaurya gupta
        September 20, 2012 at 4:20 pm

        wine works for me. but you can use agent switcher for firefox.

        • Marcel Nelles
          September 20, 2012 at 6:24 pm

          i'll try as soon as i instaal ubuntu again.

  4. Abidhusain Momin
    September 18, 2012 at 5:50 am

    Ubuntu is best for beginner to expert level.

  5. susendeep dutta
    September 17, 2012 at 11:55 am

    Cinnamon flavour is used in Linux mint and is in constant development.So,those who had installed it has some sort of minor stability issues but if you've good PC configuration,then you can use it if you hate Unity interface of Ubuntu.

    On the other side,you can install Cinnamon in Ubuntu and switch between Unity and Cinnamon.

    Given that,there were many complaints regarding usability of Unity interface of Ubuntu,I would recommend you Cinnamon.

  6. mohit kumar
    September 17, 2012 at 10:15 am

    Of course Ubuntu.

  7. Vishal Mishra
    September 17, 2012 at 8:53 am

    You should go for ubuntu if your are new linux as you can find lots of article and help for ubuntu and it's also relatively easy to use for beginners.

  8. S V Swamy
    September 17, 2012 at 8:39 am

    I have not tried either but am reading good things about Ubuntu. Planning to try it as an option on my windows pc one of these days.

  9. Hiren Patel
    September 17, 2012 at 8:31 am

    Easy to use & reliable Linux OS is Ubuntu which i prefer.
    Don't know about Cinnamon.

  10. Harish Jonnalagadda
    September 17, 2012 at 4:43 am

    Cinnamon is an environment, and when it comes to choosing a Linux distro which is the easiest to use, I'd go for Ubuntu.

    • Darren Reynolds
      September 17, 2012 at 7:34 am

      I agree, Ubuntu is an excellent distro especially for the beginner

    • Tug Ricks
      September 17, 2012 at 8:21 am

      Not sure if this is the place to voice this, but I found Ubuntu to be somewhat user unfriendly. I'm probably just an idiot, but even simple things like putting shortcuts on the desktop proved to be a challenge. :p

      • Harish Jonnalagadda
        September 17, 2012 at 8:27 am

        Really? I use a Linux distro at work, Red Hat, and Ubuntu at home. I found that Ubuntu is by far the easier to use. Have tried out a few others before settling on Ubuntu. If you are facing any difficulties with navigating in Ubuntu, why not check out the makeuseof manaul: //www.makeuseof.com/tag/ubuntu-an-absolute-beginners-guide/

        It is very useful!

        • Tug Ricks
          September 17, 2012 at 9:53 am

          Thanks man! The guide definitely helped me to better understand the basics of setting up Ubuntu. I set it up via Wubi and so far so good. I've even figured out how to add shortcuts to the desktop!

        • Marcel
          September 17, 2012 at 11:10 am

          Ok, I get it. I think. But that leaves my problem opening the dos app. win7 refuses to run it. Anyone, why?

        • Marcel
          September 17, 2012 at 11:12 am

          //www.makeuseof.com/tag/ubuntu-an-absolute-beginners-guide/ is a DOS application, yes? How come win7 won't run it. On my pc that is.

  11. Rajaa Chowdhury
    September 17, 2012 at 12:47 am

    Is Cinnamon a Linux distro or a desktop environment. As far as my knowledge goes, it is the later. If I am not wrong, the latest version of Linux Mint is being ported with cinnamon.

  12. Bruce Epper
    September 17, 2012 at 12:19 am

    I can't find any information on a Cinnamon distro. Do you have a link for it? Now there is a Cinnamon shell for the GNOME desktop that is used in Linux Mint as well as other distros. So do you want a comparison between Mint with the Cinnamon desktop and the Ubuntu Unity desktop? If that's the case, I prefer the Cinnamon desktop over Unity because it is not wasting screen real estate with a funky little touch screen oriented bar with animated icons. I'm the type that want something that just does the required job without simply being eye-candy. If I want eye-candy, I'll just hang out at the mall and watch the girls going by.

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