With the release of Cinnamon 3.0 and the review of its main novelties, it is time to get down to work and install this desktop on our Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. Few presentations are needed for one of the most well-known and precious desks, so we won’t stop this time at these details.
As we told you in his day, the amount of improvements this new edition brings is quite modest compared to past versions. However, they are enough to make a brief review of all of them and assess whether it is worth updating to this new edition.
Cinnamon is a widespread desktop today and is available for a large number of Linux distributions. In this tutorial we have focused on the Linux version of Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, but you should know that it is also available stably for version 15.05 of this operating system through the same repository that we indicate.
Key Features of Cinnamon 3.0
The main news that includes Cinnamon 3.0 are:
- Improvements in the window management system.
- Improved touch-pad touch control, Which now includes the ability to scroll from the laerial or using two fingers at the same time.
- New accessibility capabilities and sound options (modules renamed as native cinnamon options).
- It is now possible to set one custom name for connected devices that use battery.
- Several have been established apps such as default programs for opening flat files, text documents, and source code files.
- Several applications have been added to the launcher panel.
- Now dialogs and menus have animations.
- Favorites can be hidden from applet menu.
- has improved support for GTK 3.2, Spotify 0.27 and Viber.
Installing Cinnamon 3.0
And now, without further distractions, let’s start with installing Cinnamon 3.0 on our system. As you know its parcel is available through the official PPA repository, So to add to our system Ubuntu 16.04 LTS we only need to include in our repository the community PPA.
Xenial users should know that packages come without guarantees of stability on our computer, so when installing we are aware of the risk involved and that data loss can always happen. For this reason and although no user has reported any incompatibilities that cause problems with the computers, always back up your most important data when you install packages that involve major changes to your system.
Having given the appropriate warnings, we tell you the code you need to enter through the console for add stable repository Cinnamon PPA to your system:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:embrosyn/cinnamon
Then, download the required packages by the following command:
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install cinnamon cinnamon-core
When the download is complete and all dependencies are complete, we will have to log out and / or restart our computer to start with the new Cinnamon desktop. To do this, on the Unity welcome screen (where we can also view open system sessions), we will select “Cinnamon” from the list of available options. We will then proceed to enter our user and password data as usual and from there we will let the beauty of this desktop end up captivating us.
Uninstalling Cinnamon 3.0 from the computer
Doesn’t Cinnamon 3.0 convince you? Found a problem with your computer and want to get rid of this desktop? Follow this step and you will remove all traces from this desktop on your computer.
to be able to reverse installation of Cinnamon 3.0 in your system you will have to execute an instruction through the console, specifically this:
sudo ppa-purge ppa:embrosyn/cinnamon
Once executed, the packages will have been removed and any dependencies may have been cleared.
Have you tried the new desktop version of Cinnamon 3.0? What impressions did he give you? Is it stable on your system? Leave us your comments if you have installed it on your computers.