Fedora + Cinnamon - What gives?

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Not that long ago, I gave Fedora Beefy Miracle another spin, this time, the KDE version, and it was a decent experience overall. Not as bland as the Xfce test, not as good as the last autumn KDE edition, somewhere in between. Decent, but still very much Fedora, blood and sweat and hi-tech all combined.

Then, a reader pinged me and suggested a marvelous idea - what about testing Cinnamon? It's a most beautiful product. And more importantly, it worked great on Linux Mint, where it's the default desktop. It even worked splendidly in Ubuntu Pangolin. So why not see what happens when you mate Cinnamon to Fedora? Can this lovely desktop environment turn the tide against all the geekiness and boredom that happen to infuse Fedora?

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Successful installation

Having successfully tried installing Cinnamon on Fedora 17 from the usual repositories, I am not sure why there was a need for source the desktop environment from elsewhere. Maybe that's what caused the problem that was reported? It worked perfectly for me and there were no frowning GNOME messages seen at all. That looks like an attempt was made to fire up GNOME and not Cinnamon.

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