How To Install Cinnamon on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

Install Cinnamon on Ubuntu 20.04

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Cinnamon on Ubuntu 20.04 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.

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Install Cinnamon on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa

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 20.04.

Run the following command to begin the Cinnamon desktop installation:

sudo apt install cinnamon-desktop-environment

Wait for the installation process to finish, Once the process is complete  run the following command to restart your computer:

reboot

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.

Install Cinnamon on Ubuntu 20.04

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Cinnamon. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Cinnamon on your Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Cinnamon website.

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