How to Install Cinnamon 2.2 in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

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This tutorial will describe how to install the latest version of cinnamon desktop environment version 2.2 in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS trusty tahr.

Cinnamon 2.2 is the latest edition of the cinnamon desktop environment, bring many update and improvement. It comes with a better organized System Settings that displays all the options in one window, support for HiDPI/Retina Display has been added and the Hot Corners and HUD have received improvements., the Screensaver and Power Management have also received enhancements, the Regional Settings has been removed and the Keyboard Layouts has is now available via the Keyboard module, in order to provide better compatibility with MATE and KDE. More detailed about cinnamon 2.2, please check here.

Cinnamon 2.2 should be available by default with Linux Mint 17 “Qiana”which is planned for the end of May 2014.

Install Cinnamon 2.2 in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Derivatives

The Cinnamon stable PPA no longer be maintained for ubuntu user, Gwendal Le Bihanas as the community member and maintainer of the PPA explain the decision here. So, if you want to installing Cinnamon 2.2 in Ubuntu 14.04 and derivatives you need add the Cinnamon Nightly PPA on your system. Currently the Cinnamon Nightly PPA only support for Ubuntu 14.04 and the next release ubuntu 14.10. Use the following command to add the PPA and installing Cinnamon 2.2:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gwendal-lebihan-dev/cinnamon-nightly
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install cinnamon

In addtion, you can also install cinnamon 2.2 in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and derivatives by adding Linux Mint 17 Qiana  repository in your system.

Open file /etc/apt/sources.list with nano command:

sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list

Add the following line at the end of file  /etc/apt/sources.list

deb http://packages.linuxmint.com/ qiana main upstream import

Update the repository then install the authentication key

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install linuxmint-keyring

Update the repository again and install Cinnamon 2.2:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install cinnamon

The following video created by LinuxScoop and is describes how to install the latest version of cinnamon 2.2 in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Original video can found here

Below a few screenshot cinnamon 2.2 in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS trusty tahr:

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