Introduction To The Linux Mint Cinnamon Desktop

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This tutorial is supposed to guide the reader through the features of the Cinnamon desktop, Mint's new desktop environment to be used in Linux Mint 13. Cinnamon concentrates on holding on to classic design and functionality in times where Gnome 3 and Unity come up with different innovations to the user interface.

http://www.howtoforge.com/introduction-to-the-linux-mint-cinnamon-desktop

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Re: Introduction To The Linux Mint Cinnamon Desktop

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Here is a way to install Cinnamon for Debian testing users:

Using aptitude and Wheezy/testing, first of all update all installed packages.
Then include the line:

deb http://packages.linuxmint.com/ debian main upstream import

in /etc/apt/sources.list.
In aptitude, press u (update)
Find cinnamon, press + to install it. DO NOT press U (update packages).
Press g, check that only cinnamon and a few dependencies are due to be installed. In my case these were:
caribou
cups-pk-helper
gir1.2-atspi-2.0
gir1.2-muffin-3.0
libatspi2.0-0
libglew1.7
libmuffin0
mesa-utils
muffin-common
python-pyatspi2

Press g again to install them.
Finally, comment out the line in /etc/apt/sources.list, i.e.

#deb http://packages.linuxmint.com/ debian main upstream import

and then in aptitude, press u (update) again.

Next time you log on you will have the option to use Cinnamon.