How to install Cinnamon Desktop Environment on Ubuntu

Cinnamon is a free desktop environment from Linux Mint.It looks like a traditional GNOME 2 desktop but it is based on the modern GNOME Shell. In this tutorial, i will show you how to install Cinnamon DE in Ubuntu Linux OS.

Install Cinnamon on Ubuntu

To install Cinnamon Desktop Environment on your system, open the terminal application (ctrl+alt+t) and run below command on your Ubuntu.

sudo apt install cinnamon

Note: Please note, sometimes installing 2 or more additional desktop environments in a same system leads to conflict between the desktop environments and may break your system.

Install Cinnamon Daily Builds:

You can also install the latest Cinnamon daily builds using below command. But it is not recommended on a production system.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:linuxmint-daily-build-team/daily-builds
sudo apt update
sudo apt install cinnamon nemo-python

After the successful installation, reboot your computer and when you are prompted with your login screen click on the little Ubuntu icon next to your login name and select Cinnamon as your current session.

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