Cinnamon is a desktop environment developed by Linux Mint Team and it is based on GNOME 3. The desktop environment objective is to offer a comfortable and a modern experience to users by combining GNOME Shell and GNOME 2 features and functionality.
In Cinnamon Desktop Environment, you are able to add new features through dedicated applets and extensions. Isn’t that awesome? There is also a fallback version called Cinnamon 2D which does not have graphic effects so you can install it anyway, even if your machine is old or outdated. These good guys are thinking for you, right? So if you have an old PC you can install Cinnamon 2D desktop environment and I guarantee it will work like a charm.
How do you install it?
To install Cinnamon in Ubuntu 13.04 and 13.10 with Nemo File Manager, just search for it and install it from Ubuntu Software Center, or just start use the terminal and type:
$ sudo apt-get update $ sudo apt-get install cinnamon $ sudo apt-get install nemo
So easy, even my Grandma could do it!