How to Install Cinnamon on Ubuntu 18.04

Install Cinnamon on Ubuntu 18.04

In this article, we will have explained the necessary steps to install and configure Cinnamon on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. Before continuing with this tutorial, make sure you are logged in as a user with sudo privileges. All the commands in this tutorial should be run as a non-root user.

Cinnamon is the default desktop environment of the Linux Mint distribution which offers advanced features and a traditional user experience. Cinnamon is also available as an optional desktop for other Linux distributions like Ubuntu, Fedora, Arch Linux, OpenSUSE, etc. Its desktop arrangements are much similar to Windows.

Install Cinnamon on Ubuntu

Step 1. First, before you start installing any package on your Ubuntu server, we always recommend making sure that all system packages are updated.

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade

Step 2. Install Cinnamon desktop environment on Ubuntu 18.04.

Run the following command to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:embrosyn/cinnamon

Then install Cinnamon desktop via command:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install cinnamon

Wait for the installation process to finish, Once the process is complete restart your computer. When you log back on, at the login screen click on the wheel icon and select Cinnamon from the list.

Install Cinnamon on Ubuntu 18.04

That’s all you need to do to install Cinnamon on Ubuntu 18.04. I hope you find this quick tip helpful. If you have questions or suggestions, feel free to leave a comment below.