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How to install Mate Desktop Or Cinnamon Desktop in Ubuntu

Posted on  11/3/2014

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 .

Mate Desktop

Okay lets started with Mate Desktop
according to its website

mate in ubuntu
mate in ubuntu

” 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.

mate in ubuntu
mate in ubuntu

mate in ubuntu
mate in ubuntu

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 )

<br />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 

setup mate as default desktop environment
setup mate as default desktop environment

or logout and choose mate from lightdm login window

choose mate
choose mate

choose mate
choose mate

Cinnamon Desktop

Cinnamon is , crispy and refreshing desktop environment from the developers of linux-mint . latest release is cinnamon 2,4 . in this version they polished and added many tweaks like zoom animation .

Features

  • 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

cinnamon desktop
cinnamon desktop

cinnamon desktop
cinnamon desktop

cinnamon desktop
cinnamon desktop

cinnamon desktop
cinnamon desktop

How to install

<br /># 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 .


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