Basic Steps to Install Cinnamon Desktop on Fedora 18

Cinnamon Desktop is created by Linux Mint team. As we all know that Linux Mint Operating System is based on Debian and Ubuntu flavor. However, installing Cinnamon Desktop in Fedora (RPM based distributions) is pretty easy process and supported natively by Fedora 18 onwards. If you want to give a try to install Cinnamon Desktop in your Fedora 18 system please follow the instructions below.

Install Cinnamon in Fedora 18
Install Cinnamon in Fedora 18

Step 1. Before Cinnamon desktop installation, update your system checking updates and installing them using YUM Command ‘yum update‘ to do this, Open a terminal, right clicking on your desktop and click on ‘Open Terminal Here

Open Terminal in Fedora 18
Open Terminal in Fedora 18

Step 2. Be a root user to execute YUM Command. Type ‘su‘ command from terminal. Now update your system with below command

[[email protected] ~]# yum update
Yum Update on Fedora 18
Yum Update on Fedora 18

Step 3. Once system is up-to-date, install Cinnamon Desktop executing below command from terminal which may take several minutes depending on internet speed.

[[email protected] ~]# yum -y install cinnamon

Step 4. Now logout from your current desktop.

Logout from Fedora 18 Desktop
Logout from Fedora 18 Desktop

Step 5. Switch desktop in the login screen. Click ‘session‘ and select ‘Cinnamon

Select Cinnamon Desktop
Select Cinnamon Desktop

Step 6. My Cinnamon desktop Screen.

Cinnamon Desktop Screen
Cinnamon Desktop Screen

Step 7. You can change Cinnamon configuration, click on icon ^ in the taskbar and go to Settings.

Cinnamon Configuration in Fedora 18
Cinnamon Configuration in Fedora 18

That’s it. You may like to visit http://cinnamon.linuxmint.com/

Real Also: Install Cinnamon Desktop on Ubuntu, XUbuntu, Linux Mint

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