Cinnamon is a desk that emerged for the Linux Mint environment but today it gets along well with the Canonical distribution, it is a minimalist desktop, which we can customize almost completely, it gives a lot of play, and above all it is fluid, much more than Unity.
Unfortunately there are no repositories for Cinnamon in its latest version for Ubuntu 14.04 or 14.10 so users who want to try this new environment will have to comply with version 2.4, which on the other hand has nothing to envy, works correctly and is very complete.
Installing Cinnamon on Ubuntu
The first thing we will do is add the repository that contains Cinnamon to our software sources, like this:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tsvetko.tsvetkov/cinnamon
We update and install The package mentioned:
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install cinnamon
Once installed you must log out of your account and in the Ubuntu login screen select Cinnamon.
In case you want the Linux Mint GTK icons and themes, use this command:
sudo apt-get install mint-themes
If you want to remove Cinnamon and all the files that are related use the following commands:
sudo apt-get purge cinnamon* nemo-* cjs muffin* python-nemo sudo rm /etc/apt/sources.list.d/tsvetko_tsvetkov-cinnamon*.list sudo apt-get update
This way in your system there is no trace of the Linux Mint environment.
Personally Cinnamon seems to me a very successful option for those who are looking for minimalism and simplicity in a desktop environment, on the other hand it seems an alternative for users who want to make the leap from Windows to Linux because it is a simple and comfortable desktop. And t What desktop environment do you use on your Linux system? Have you had problems with Cinnamon? Do not forget to leave your comment.
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