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How to install Cinnamon on Ubuntu 12.04

To me Ubuntu 12.04 is the best version of the distro so far.  It is stable, fast and very easy to use and before anyone asks yes I do like Unity.  Even though I like Unity I prefer Cinnamon which is one of the reasons I have been using Linux Mint recently.  Then I came up with an idea why not install my favourite desktop on the parent distro instead of its offspring?  This is how to do it.

The first thing we need to do is add a repository as Cinnamon isn’t in the default ones which come with Ubuntu. Open up a terminal and type the following:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gwendal-lebihan-dev/cinnamon-stable

Now type the following one line at a time:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install cinnamon

Now all you need to do is log out and choose Cinnamon from the logout screen and voila Ubuntu will load your new desktop.



About the Author


Hi I am Chris Wakefield the owner of ComTech IT Support. I provide Windows and Linux based IT Support, laptop repairs and computer repairs to both business and personal clients in and around Stirling.

For a list of what I can offer you why not visit my website where you will find a list of my services, testimonials, blog and much more!!


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