Install Cinnamon on Ubuntu

Are you a loyal Ubuntu user, but you want to get rid of Unity because you don’t like it? Here’s how to install Cinnamon on Ubuntu 04.14 LTS.

Install Cinnamon on Ubuntu Cinnamon is one of the default desktop environments offered for Linux Mint. It is a GTK+ 3-based desktop environment that originally started as a fork of the GNOME Shell on January, 2nd 2012 because GNOME Shell did not fit the design goals the team had in mind for Linux Mint.

While Unity is a graphical shell for the GNOME desktop environment developed by Canonical Ltd. for its Ubuntu operating system. Unity debuted on April 2011 for the netbook edition of Ubuntu 10.10, but eventually it has been expanded to support the classic Desktop installation.

To install Cinnamon on Ubuntu, open the terminal and run the following command:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:lestcape/cinnamon

Followed by:

sudo apt-get update

to update the list of packages. Then, for the actual installation of Cinnamon:

sudo apt-get install cinnamon

Once the installation is complete, log off from the current session and on the login screen, select the Cinnamon session and log back in.