Cinnamon 2.0, a fork of GNOME 3 desktop environment, developed by Clement Lefebvre, the father of Linux Mint, has been released to critical acclaim and now you have a chance to see it working in Ubuntu 13.10.The biggest news about the new version of Cinnamon 2.0 is the fact that it no longer depends on GNOME and it's basically a standalone desktop environment.
“Cinnamon 2.0 represents 5 months of development and 856 commits from 28 developers. It features a lot of bug fixes but also brand new features and many improvements,” said the developers in the official announcement.
A complete list of changes, updates, and installation instructions can be found in the official announcement. You can also download the source Cinnamon 2.0 package straight from Softpedia.
You can also check our tutorial to see how you can easily install the Cinnamon desktop in Ubuntu systems.