Hello Linux Geeksters. Cinnamon is a fork of the Gnome 3 desktop environment, created by the Linux Mint developers. The latest version available is Cinnamon 2.0.6, which brings improvements and new features to the previous version, Cinnamon 1.8.
Now, the Cinnamon developers have finally fixed the Unity crash occured when installing Cinnamon 2.0.6 on Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander.
So, to install Cinnamon 2.0.6 on Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin and Linux Mint 13 Maya, do:
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gwendal-lebihan-dev/cinnamon-stable
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install cinnamon
For those who don’t know yet, Cinnamon 2.0 will be used by default on Linux Mint 16 Petra and will be also ported to Linux Mint 13 Maya LTS and Linux Mint Debian Edition (LMDE). This is the first Cinnamon version that does not require GNOME itself to be installed.