Cinnamon is a popular Linux desktop based on GTK+ that got its start as a fork of GNOME Shell . It is an official desktop environment of Linux Mint . But it is also available for other leading distros like Arch Linux , Open Suse , Fedora etc . If you are using one of these distro then you can go to here , to find the details on how to it . For Ubuntu users there is a latest PPA created by Lester Carballo Pérez . To install the current Cinnamon 2.2 , do the following-

Open terminal and type the following command:

[cc lang=”bash” ]sudo add-apt-repository ppa:lestcape/cinnamon [/cc]

This will add the PPA .Now update the package list by running this command:

[cc lang=”bash”] sudo apt-get update [/cc]

After the updating is done just type this:

[cc lang=”bash”] sudo apt-get install cinnamon [/cc]

After the installation is done and you want to run to use the Cinnamon Desktop Environment . What you have to do is just log-out and login again with Cinnamon Desktop Environment marked.


How to remove Cinnamon?

Install PPA-purge first.

[cc lang=”bash”] sudo apt-get install ppa-purge [/cc]

Type this:

[cc lang=”bash”] sudo ppa-purge ppa:lestcape/cinnamon [/cc]

Happy Tweaking!!

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