How to Install Cinnamon on Ubuntu 20.04

In this article, we will have explained the necessary steps to install and configure Cinnamon on Ubuntu 20.04 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 20.04

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 on the Ubuntu system.

Execute the following command to begin the Cinnamon desktop installation:

sudo apt install cinnamon-desktop-environment

There are dozens of packages to be installed and you may need to be patient if your internet speed is not that good.

Step 3. Accessing Cinnamon desktop environment.

Once you have installed Cinnamon, 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 20.04

That’s all you need to do to install Cinnamon on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa. I hope you find this quick tip helpful. For further reading on the Cinnamon desktop environment, please refer to their official knowledge base. If you have questions or suggestions, feel free to leave a comment below.