Released Cinnamon 3.0 with improved support

Cinnamon is a GTK+ 3-based desktop environment. This forked from the GNOME Shell. Cinnamon is a Linux desktop environment which highly featured, support modern technology and which will give good user experience compare with other desktop environment. It provides the user interface such as panels, hot corners, menus etc to manage & stylish your desktop. Linux Mint team proudly announced the new release of Cinnamon 3.0 desktop on April 25, 2016 and this new version will be featured in Linux Mint 18 Sarah.

What’s new in Cinnamon 3.0

  • Window management improvements such as tiling, mapping, unmapping and tracking of full screen windows
  • Improved touchpad support (edge-scrolling and two-finger-scrolling are enabled by default)
  • New accessibility and sound settings based on cinnamon-settings modules
  • Battery powered devices can be renamed
  • Set application to open plain-text, documents and source code files
  • Panel launchers now include application actions
  • Animation effects are now enabled by default on dialogs and menus
  • Favorites and system options can now be disabled in the menu applet
  • The photo-frame desklet now scans subdirectories too
  • Improved support for GTK 3.20, Spotify 0.27, Viber

1) Install/Upgrade Cinnamon 3.0 on Ubuntu & Mint

By default Linux Mint comes with Cinnamon because it was developed and maintaining by Linux Mint team. For upgrade follow the below steps. You can install it on Ubuntu also.

[Install Cinnamon]
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gwendal-lebihan-dev/cinnamon-nightly
$ sudo apt-get update && apt-get install cinnamon

[Upgrade Cinnamon]
$ sudo apt-get update && apt-get install --only-upgrade cinnamon

2) Install Cinnamon on Fedora

We can easily Install Cinnamon on Fedora systems from official repository.

$ sudo dnf install @cinnamon-desktop

3) Install Cinnamon on openSUSE

We can easily Install Cinnamon on openSUSE systems by adding below openSUSE official repository.

[openSUSE Leap 42.1]
$ sudo zypper ar -r http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/X11:/Cinnamon:/Current/openSUSE_Leap_42.1/X11:Cinnamon:Current.repo
$ sudo zypper ref
$ sudo zypper in -t pattern cinnamon

[openSUSE 13.2]
$ sudo zypper ar -r http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/X11:/Cinnamon:/Current/openSUSE_13.2/X11:Cinnamon:Current.repo
$ sudo zypper ref
$ sudo zypper in -t pattern cinnamon

4) Install Cinnamon on RHEL/CentOS

CentOS/RHEL don’t have official repository for Cinnamon, so we need add/enable EPEL repository for further cinnamon installation on CentOS/RHEL systems.

$ sudo yum --enablerepo=epel -y install cinnamon*

5) Install Cinnamon on ArchLinux

Arch Linux comes without GUI, So we need to install few other softwares on Arch Linux to make it work Cinnamon.

$ sudo pacman -Syu cinnamon nemo-fileroller

6) Install Cinnamon on FreeBSD

FreeBSD comes without GUI, So we need to install other softwares & few tweaks on FreeBSD to make it work Cinnamon.

$ sudo pkg install cinnamon

See my upgraded Cinnamon 3.0 desktop screenshot.
install-cinnamon-3-0-on-linux
That’s it as of now, will comes with new updates, please stay tune with 2daygeek for Latest LINUX TIPS & TRICKS….Cool..)

Prakash Subramanian

Prakash Subramanian is a Linux lover and has 3.5+ years of experience in linux server administration with major Linux distribution such as (RHEL, CentOS, Ubuntu). He is currently working as a Senior L2 Linux Server administrator.

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  • shannon graham

    nevermind. I upgraded to 17.1. thanks.

  • shannon graham

    after upgrading my linux 17 qiana to cinnamon 2.4 it keeps crashing when i start. what do i do now?

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