Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Cinnamon is a Gnome 2 fork, developed by the Linux Mint team, as a response to Gnome 3. Many users that did not like the changes brought to Gnome 3, have migrated to Cinnamon. The latest stable version available is Cinnamon 1.8.8.
In this article I will show you how to install Cinnamon 1.8.8 on Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander, Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail, Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal and Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin.
Because the Cinnamon version from the default repositories of Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail and Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander is outdated, we have to use the official Cinnamon PPA, in order to install Cinnamon 1.8.8 on Ubuntu:
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gwendal-lebihan-dev/cinnamon-stable
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install cinnamon nemo
For those who don’t know, Nemo is the default file manager on Cinnamon, similar to Nautilus for the Gnome desktop.
After the installation is complete, reboot and choose Cinnamon from the login menu: