Cinnamon is a Linux desktop environment that was initially a fork of GNOME 3. It is the default desktop environment for Linux Mint which was Released in 2011, but it can also be installed on other Linux distributions.
Cinnamon is a modern and stable desktop environment provides a sleek and elegant look. It provides an immersive desktop experience with an easy-to-use UI that strikingly resembles that of Windows. It’s for this reason that Linux Mint is preferred as one of the most user-friendly distributions for beginners migrating to Linux.
Here at LinuxAPT, we shall look into how to install the Cinnamon desktop environment on Debian 11.
1. Perform System Update
To begin, ensure the system is updated with the below command:
$ sudo apt update
2. Install Cinnamon Desktop
Cinnamon Desktop Environment is available in the default Debian 11 repository. It can be installed with apt using the following command:
$ sudo apt install task-cinnamon-desktop
This installs all the components of the Cinnamon desktop environment, How Once it is done, reboot your system:
$ sudo reboot
To uninstall only the cinnamon package we can use the following command:
$ sudo apt-get remove cinnamon
We can use the following command to remove cinnamon configurations, data and all of its dependencies, we can use the following command:
$ sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge cinnamon
This article covers how to install Cinnamon Desktop on Debian 11.
How to Update Cinnamon Desktop Packages on Debian Linux system ?
1. Run the standard apt update && upgrade commands for future updates for the Cinnamon desktop environment and any default APT packages:
$ sudo apt update
2. When updates are available, run the standard upgrade command as you would with any other apt package:
$ sudo apt upgrade