Install Cinnamon 2.6 on Ubuntu 14 / 15 & Linux Mint 17 / 17.1

How to Install Cinnamon 2.6 / 2.4 / 2.2 on Ubuntu 14.04 / 14.10 / 15.04 / 15.10 and Linux Mint 17 / 17.1 . Cinnamon is the most easy desktop environment when compared to other it provides the clean interface that is easy to use and also provides the clean traditional GUI looks identical to Microsoft Windows like GUI Interfaces. It is not came default with the Ubuntu Linux distribution but in the case of the Linux mint it is by default came with the version of Linux mint because Linux mint developers developed the Linux mint cinnamon desktop environment.

Cinnamon 2.6 features list

  • Improved Desktop GUI
  • Multi Display Support
  • Improved Screen savers are added
  • Panel is improved
  • More Applets are added
  • Easy Advanced Settings
  • More Windows Desktop Effects are added
  • Nemo File-manger new features are added
  • Folder Color changer is introduced
  • Added many mirrors to software sources
  • Better Login Screen with HTML support
  • System and Artwork and icons improvements
  • More GPU supports are added

and many more at Cinnamon by Linux Mint official website.

How to Install Cinnamon on Ubuntu

Step-I (Login with Root Account)
$ su -

after entering the PASSWORD hit ENTER button

Step-II (Add Cinnamon Desktop Environment PPA)
For Latest Cinnamon 2.6 Desktop Environment PPA
# add-apt-repository ppa:tsvetko.tsvetkov/cinnamon
For Old Cinnamon 2.4 Desktop Environment PPA
# add-apt-repository ppa:tsvetko.tsvetkov/cinnamon-2-4
For Old Cinnamon 2.2 Desktop Environment PPA
# add-apt-repository ppa:tsvetko.tsvetkov/cinnamon-2-2
Step-III (Enable the PPA)
# apt-get update
Step-IV (Installing Cinnamon Desktop Environment)
For Latest Cinnamon 2.6 Desktop Environment Installations
# apt-get install cinnamon* cjs folder-color-switcher mdm  mint-backgrounds* mint-mdm-themes* mint-themes* mint-x-icons muffin nemo
For Old Cinnamon 2.4 Desktop Environment Installations
# apt-get install cinnamon* cjs mdm mint-backgrounds* mint-mdm-themes* mint-themes* mint-x-icons muffin nemo
For Old Cinnamon 2.2 Desktop Environment Installations
# apt-get install cinnamon* cjs mdm mint-backgrounds* mint-mdm-themes* mint-themes* mint-x-icons muffin nemo

How to Install Cinnamon on Ubuntu

Step-I (Login with Root Account)
$ su -

after entering the PASSWORD hit ENTER button

Step-II (Adding the Romeo Repository)
On Linux Mint 17 / 17.1
# add-apt-repository deb http://packages.linuxmint.com rebecca romeo
Step-III (Enable the Repository)
# apt-get update
Step-IV (Installing Cinnamon Desktop Environment)
For Latest Cinnamon 2.6 Desktop Environment Installations
# apt-get install cinnamon*

Final Words

That’s all the Cinnamon Desktop Environment is now installed on respective Ubuntu and Linux Mint versions. Hope you enjoy the updated Cinnamon Desktop environment on your respective Linux Distributions. For support and other option please use the comment section below.

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