In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Cinnamon on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, Cinnamon is a desktop environment like GNOME and It is a simple and clean desktop environment, looks similar to the Windows desktop. It’s usually deployed on the Linux Mint distribution.
This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo’ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you through the step by step installation of Cinnamon on a Ubuntu 18.04 (Bionic Beaver) server.
Install Cinnamon on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Bionic Beaver
Step 1. First, make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running these following apt commands in the terminal.
sudo apt update sudo apt upgrade
Step 2. Installing Cinnamon on Ubuntu 18.04.
To begin Cinnamon desktop installation on Ubuntu, open up the terminal and execute the below command:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:embrosyn/cinnamon
Now, type the following command to finally install Cinnamon:
sudo apt update sudo apt install cinnamon
Wait for the installation process to finish, Once the process is complete restart your computer.
Step 3. Accessing Cinnamon.
After the successful installation, When you log back on, at the login screen click on the wheel icon and select Cinnamon from the list.
Congratulations! You have successfully installed Cinnamon. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Cinnamon on your Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Bionic Beaver system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Cinnamon website.