For this tutorial, we will install Cinnamon 3.0.7 in Ubuntu 16.4 LTS.
The necessary packages for the installation of Cinnamon 3.0 are in the official repository of PPA, and therefore it is essential that we add this repository to our Ubuntu.
To install this repository, we will use the following command:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:embrosyn/cinnamon
Once we have installed the PPA repository, we proceed to install the Cinnamon environment using the following command:
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install cinnamon cinnamon-core
Once we have made the installation process, it is necessary to log out or restart the computer to see the changes in Ubuntu 16.
We will see that the following:
There we click on the corresponding icon to select Cinnamon as the graphical login environment. We will see the following options.
From this point, we can see, it the preferences according to our taste or need.
Uninstall Cinnamon on Ubuntu 16.04
In case we no longer wish to continue using the graphical interface for some reason such as performance, personalisation, performance, among others, we must open a console terminal and there execute the following command:
sudo ppa-purge ppa:embrosyn/cinnamon
This command removes the packages and debugs the dependencies of Cinnamon 3.0 in the system.
For all those who like to use a graphical interface, simple and efficient Cinnamon 3.0 is an alternative that we can implement quickly and without any problem so that our daily tasks are much more dynamic and interesting at the environment level.
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