Not a fan of Ubuntu Unity? Want to go back to Gnome Classic? Well, before you hit the reset button, let me introduce you to Cinnamon Desktop, a desktop environment that’s designed for Linux mint but works great in Ubuntu.

It is a wonderful desktop, and if Unity is way of out your league, you may want to try Cinnamon. Give Cinnamon a try before you hit the reset button on Unity. This brief tutorial is going to show you how to easily install Cinnamon in Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise Pangolin).


  • Install Cinnamon Desktop Environment in Ubuntu 12.04
  • Enjoy!

To get started, press Ctrl – Alt – T on your keyboard to open the terminal. When it opens, run the commands below to add this PPA.

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



Next, run the commands below to update your system and install Cinnamon Desktop.

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install cinnamon




After installing, Log Out and select Cinnamon from the logon screen to use it.