For those who do not know, Cinnamon is a Linux-based desktop GTK + that the Linux Mint distribution uses by default. Also originally it started as a fork of GNOME Shell intended for former users of GNOME 2, and the third iteration of the famous desktop completely broke with his past as a graphical environment. We remember that Linux has a wide range of desktops and window managers from which to choose.
Cinnamon also includes various features such as stationery, animations, applets , Desklets and transition effects. In addition to this it incorporates a fully configurable and customizable panel with a main menu, launchers , a list of windows and the system tray.
To all this we can add more configuration options through extensions . These extensions may appear on the panel and offer similar functionality to GNOME Shell in some cases are ports directos-, and includes a general setup menu system to facilitate all these tasks of configuration and customization.
Major developments of Cinnamon 2.6
Linux Mint team has released version 2.6 of Cinnamon with new features and the usual bug fixes , in addition to usability improvements for Cinnamon Control Center. In this latest version, and as we have seen in other desktops like XFCE MATE and have been used the latest technologies of the GNOME project for this new version of desktop Linux Mint saw the light.
Despite all this, Cinnamon no longer requires minimal setup to run GNOME . The desk communicates directly with its own services backend , libraries and demons. These are cinnamon-desktop , cinnamon-session and cinnamon-settings-daemon . The new version of Cinnamon will default in Linux Mint 17.2 to popular distribution.
Installing Cinnamon 2.6 on Ubuntu
As we stated in our article to install the manager Nemo files in Ubuntu , if you use a PPP or some application of Linux Mint in Ubuntu before installing the desktop eliminates the PPA and the necessary programs before starting to install Cinnamon 2.6, and which could cause a conflict.
The method that you will give to install this desk is an old acquaintance and users of Ubuntu: Add a PPA, update repositories and install . Open a terminal and run these commands:
[wpsm_codebox style=”2″]sudo add-apt-repository ppa: gwendal-LeBihan-dev / cinnamon-nightly sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install cinnamon[/wpsm_codebox]
Keep in mind that there is a PPA leading to unstable versions , so you may experience an error while you use this version of Cinnamon. Precisely because it is a PPA pointing to unstable versions we recommend that you disable the desktop as you have installed. To do this open a terminal and run these commands:
[wpsm_codebox style=”2″]sudo add-apt-repository ppa -r: gwendal-LeBihan-dev / cinnamon-nightly sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install cinnamon[/wpsm_codebox]
Finally, if after trying it you want to completely uninstall Cinnamon use the following commands:
[wpsm_codebox style=”2″]sudo apt-get install ppa-purge sudo ppa-purge ppa: gwendal-LeBihan-dev / cinnamon-nightly[/wpsm_codebox]
And so as you can install and uninstall Cinnamon on your computer. This is one of the best Linux desktops out there, so if you dare to try it do not hesitate to come and tell us what you think. We take this opportunity to remember that you can try to install a stable release, but before Cinnamon 2.6, as we detail in our guide to install Cinnamon 2.4 .