Cinnamon is a Linux desktop which provides advanced innovative features and featuring a traditional layout, built from modern technology for user experience. The desktop layout is similar to Gnome 2. The underlying technology is forked from Gnome Shell. The latest Cinnamon Desktop Environment – Cinnamon 2.3 is an unstable cycle towards Cinnamon 2.4 and its available in github. This update comes with following bug fixes Fix Cinnamon background being reset or overwritten by GNOME background at startup.