Sunday, February 16, 2020

Why am I annoyed by endless calls on the Yandex Zen network to replace Windows 10 by Linux Mint ?

Well the core reason is Cinnamon Desktop provided by Linux Mint. I clearly realize that this post would never be published on Yandex Zen so I don't have an option to reach the audience which is strongly affected by making decision migration to Linux Mint rather then migration to Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS followed up by installing  Cinnamon Desktop as alternative to Gnome 3.32 on Ubuntu 18.04. We actually need just two command line directives on Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS to achieve so much needed Cinnamon desktop environment. Just run via CLI

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

Afterwards to be safe reboot system and select Cinnamon as an option for yours login into system. 
Command  `apt install cinnamon-desktop-environment` is finishing up successfully. Reboot system just in case re-login should be enough in general

Quoting official guide 
This will take a while depending on your internet connection as the packages to be downloaded total to about 1G. This should take roughly 5 – 10 minutes if you have a fast internet connection. After the successful installation of all the required software packages, You need to either log out or reboot your system entirely. To avoid wasting much time, logging off comes off as the better option of the two. On the login screen, click on the gear icon adjacent to the ‘Sign In’ button to display a list of possible desktop display environments. Next, click on the ‘Cinnamon’ option.
Quoting ends

  System is up again . Make sure you see a small wheel under password prompt window.

   That is it. We have Cinnamon GUI Environment as optional choice upon login into system

   Notice you are actually running Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS with Ubuntu Linux Kernel 5.3.0-28-generic and Cinnamon Desktop at a time.

Another option set up Cinnamon Desktop on top 
of Fedora 31 Server. Proceed as follows
$ sudo dnf -y groupinstall "Cinnamon Desktop"
$ echo "exec /usr/bin/cinnamon-session" >> ~/.xinitrc
$ sudo systemctl set-default
The last command will force login into Cinnamon Environment or just
$ startx

    Russian keyboard layout has been added
  Spice Console is running , enjoy video && sound
  inside running Guest

   Fedora 31 Server running "Cinnamon Desktop" on bare metal



  1. With linux mint, you don't even need to use any command line to install cinnamon, is a much more easy. :)

  2. Yep. I understand as close to Windows as better. Enjoy Mint comfort :)