How to Make Cinnamon 2.0 Available on Ubuntu Desktop

Cinnamon 2.0 on Ubuntu Desktop

Cinnamon is an free and open source desktop environment developed by Linux Mint team, originally a fork of Gnome Shell project then became a less and less dependent on the development of Gnome .The idea of Cinnamon is to provide a desktop environment includes all the features with modern required by the community as a customizable panel, dropdown menus, effects, etc. various customizations.

Cinnamon 2.0 is the latest edition of the Cinnamon desktop environment, was released a few months ago. and it come with many improvement such as installation and management of the themes, search tool,  extensions , applets, and desklets from system settings, synchronizing with the portal Cinnamon is much faster as well as providing more detail for each individual item.

Cinnamon 2.0 also revisited the introduction of the new dialog to manage users (with webcam support) and system administrator, the system settings, the keyboard shortcuts with new customizations. The full list of changes present in Cinnamon 2.0 is available at this link .

Installing the Cinnamon 2.0 in Ubuntu 12.04, 12.10, 13.04, 13.10 and Linux Mint 13/14/15

This tutorial shown you how to make cinnamon 2.0 desktop environment available in Ubuntu 12.04, Ubuntu 12.10, Ubuntu 13.04, Ubuntu 13.10 and Linux Mint 13/14/15. To get started, open terminal or  press keyboard key Ctrl+Alt+T. Then copy and paste the following commands into terminal:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gwendal-lebihan-dev/cinnamon-stable
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

For Linux Mint 13 : Before execute sudo apt-get dist-upgrade you need to edit  file /etc/apt/preferences

sudo nano /etc/apt/preferences

Add this information into file /etc/apt/preferences:

Package: *
Pin: release o=LP-PPA-gwendal-lebihan-dev-cinnamon-stable
Pin-Priority: 800

Then run command:

sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

or

sudo apt-get install cinnamon

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