How to Install Cinnamon Desktop on Ubuntu

In this article I am going to show you, how to install Cinnamon Desktop on Ubuntu 16.04. The cinnamon desktop is probably the most beautiful desktop available for the Linux and much better than the Unity Desktop.

Install Cinnamon Desktop on Ubuntu
Ubuntu 16.04 Cinnamon Desktop

To install Cinnamon on Ubuntu, we do not have to remove or modify default Ubuntu unity Desktop. We just install the cinnamon desktop and use it as the default desktop Environment.

Install Ubuntu Cinnamon Desktop Environment

Installing Cinnamon on Ubuntu 16.04 is very easy. All we have to do is install the cinnamon-desktop-environment package using apt-get command.

So open the Ubuntu terminal and install the cinnamon-desktop-environment package with apt-get command.

sudo apt-get install cinnamon-desktop-environment

After the installation is finished, we can switch to the Ubuntu Cinnamon Desktop.

Log in to the Ubuntu cinnamon desktop

After the installation is finished, First log out from the your current desktop session. When you go back to the login screen you will see little rounded icon right to the your username.

Log in to the Ubuntu cinnamon desktop

On the Login screen, click on the rounded icon next to the user name and select cinnamon as the desktop environment (Same Way you can switch back to the default Ubuntu desktop if you want) and login to your user account.

From now on Cinnamon Desktop will be the default desktop on your Ubuntu 16.04 PC.