While A Mate Flavor Of Ubuntu 14.10 Is Already Under Works, Cinnamon Will Be Available Via The Default Repositories Of Ubuntu 14.10

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, the final version of Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn will be released on the 23rd of October 2014, while Ubuntu 14.10 Alpha 1 has been released a while ago, in order provide the users a testing environment for some of the new features that will get implemented on the next Ubuntu system.

While a Mate flavor of Ubuntu 14.10 is already under works, the Canonical developers have announced that Cinnamon 2.2.0 will be available via the default repositories of Ubuntu 14.10.

For those who don’t know, both Cinnamon and Mate are GNOME2 forks used a lot on Linux Mint systems that provide the users alternatives to the GNOME 3 desktop environment.

If you are using the daily builds of Ubuntu 14.10 and want to try Cinnamon 2.2, all you have to do is update the local repository index and install the cinnamon-desktop package. Like this:

$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install cinnamon-desktop

Next, log-out and choose Cinnamon from the LightDM menu.

Also, if you want Cinnamon on your Ubuntu 14.04 system, you can install it via some third party PPA (because it not available via the default repositories:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tsvetko.tsvetkov/cinnamon
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install cinnamon

Next, log-out and choose Cinnamon from the LightDM menu.

Optional, to remove the changes, do:

$ sudo apt-get install ppa-purge
$ sudo ppa-purge ppa:tsvetko.tsvetkov/cinnamon

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