I decided to redo my X install yesterday because of Mint 13 being a LTR, I was used to using Cinnamon in Mint 12 so I opted for that version, 64 bit. The install went smooth and even after over 400 updates it was still running, lol, you never know for sure. I went ahead and installed the latest kernel in the repos so now it's running 3.2.3 and updated Cinnamon to 1.6 which came out a few days ago along with a new file manager called Nemo. I also got Chromium 20 up and running, wow, it's really quick and I've been messing around with themes, backgrounds, etc, and settled on this for now.
The only glitch so far is that Firefox and Chromium open up in full screen all the time, even if I change it to regular size the next link I click on goes full screen again, need to do some investigation, perhaps it's the themes I have installed as it didn't do that when I had it running in VBox.
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