Many Ubuntu users like unity desktop environment , and inversely many users don’t like that at all , most of the time they switch to classic mode or install some other desktop Environment like GNOME or KDE . today I am going to show you how to install mate and cinnamon desktop environment’s in Ubuntu .
Okay lets started with Mate Desktop
according to its website
” MATE Desktop Environment is the continuation of GNOME 2 ” It provides an intuitive and attractive desktop environment using traditional metaphors for Linux and other Unix-like operating systems.
How to Install
For Ubuntu 14.04 LTS users
sudo apt-add-repository ppa:ubuntu-mate-dev/ppa sudo apt-add-repository ppa:ubuntu-mate-dev/trusty-mate # Upgrading and Installing sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade sudo apt-get install ubuntu-mate-core ubuntu-mate-desktop # For Some eXtra Sauce ;) sudo apt-get install mate-desktop-environment-extras
For Ubuntu 14.10 Users ( available in official Repositories )
sudo apt-get install mate-core mate-desktop
Now setup mate as your default desktop environment , in ubuntu edit
/usr/share/lightdm/lightdm.conf.d/50-ubuntu.conf file and set
mate in place of ubuntu .
sudo nano /usr/share/lightdm/lightdm.conf.d/50-ubuntu.conf ### replace ubuntu with mate
or logout and choose mate from lightdm login window
- zoom animation while starting desktop.
- login sound is now handled directly by Cinnamon
- “Super+e” now opens up the home directory.
- multiple panel launchers,
- improvements in the sound applet,
- removal of the timeout in the logout dialog
- Improved Settings
- background slideshows
- redesigned nemo toolbar
and many more fixes and tweaks , see full list of changes in cinnamon 2.4
How to install
# with bleeding edge nightly sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gwendal-lebihan-dev/cinnamon-nightly sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install cinnamon
setup and install new desktop environment in Ubuntu , I hope it was affirmative for you , thanks for reading .