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Install Cinnamon 1.6 on Ubuntu 12.04 and 12.10, Fedora

The latest Cinnamon 1.6 desktop released. This new version bring lot of new features and updates it take 4 months to reach 1.4 to 1.6. Just get in touch of the new features and UI improvements of Cinnamon 1.6 and how to install cinnamon 1.6 on ubuntu 12.04 and ubuntu 12.10.

Cinnanon is the default desktop in Linux Mint, the most popular linux distro according to distrowatch.com. Cinnamon 1.6 is getting a new 2D session, workspace OSD, new applets and more …

Cinnamon 1.6 Features and Updates


Workspaces Names in Cinnamon 1.6
Workspaces Names in Cinnamon 1.6

Cinnamon 2D session (uses software rendering)
Workspace OSD: you can now name the workspaces by clicking the + button and it will remain until you delete it.
Window Quick List :  The Window Quick-List is a new applet which lists all your windows across all workspaces.
ALT + Tab improvements: you can now use window thumbnails or previews on Alt+Tab.
Notifications Applet :  When you add the notifications applet to your panel it keeps track of any notification you didn’t dismiss.
Improved sound applet: larger album cover, mute buttons for speakers and microphone and more
Grid View in Expo
The panel is fully customizable: options to configure auto-hide delay and the panel height have been added to Cinnamon Settings.

Now cinnamons default file browser is Nemo, forked nautilus 3.4 with the side pane, status bar etc…

ALT + Tab with window thumbnails
ALT + Tab with window thumbnails


Cinnamon will provide an integrated experience, not only in terms of window and workspace management, but also in terms of file browsing, configuration and desktop presentation.

cinnamon 1.6
The new notifications applet
cinnamon desktop 1.6
Improved sound applet
cinnamon desktop 1.6
Nemo file manager

Install cinnamon 1.6 on Ubuntu

Cinnamon Stable PPA has updated the packages for Ubuntu 12.04 and 12.10. Hit Ctrl+Alt+T to launch a terminal window.

Run this command to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gwendal-lebihan-dev/cinnamon-stable

Then update and install cinnamon 1.6

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install cinnamon

that is it.

Cinnamon 1.6 release notes

View cinnamon in action

Install cinnamon in fedora see the Cinnamon download page.

The Linux Mint team rocks with the new great experience of cinnamon 1.6.

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