Cinnamon is the default desktop environment in the Linux Mint. Cinnamon 1.6 has been released is coming out soon with new cool and innovative features (see the picture). This simple tutorial is going to show you how to install Cinnamon 1.6 in Ubuntu 12.10 & 12.04.

See Cinnamon 1.6 release note here.

Install Cinnamon 1.6 from PPA:

Before Cinnamon 1.6 going to stable, you can install it from the nightly build ppa. Hit Ctrl+Alt+T to launch a terminal, then run following commands:

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

    sudo apt-get install cinnamon

Cinnamon 1.6 final packages has been added to the stable PPA for Ubuntu 12.04 and 12.10, hit Ctrl+Alt+T and run following 3 commands in terminal to install it:

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