Fedora: How to install Cinnamon desktop environment

What is Cinnamon?

Cinnamon is a free desktop environment derived from GNOME 3, and the principal desktop environment for the Linux Mint distribution (And also my personal favorite).

Fedora 30 comes with GNOME as the default X Window System desktop environment, however, there is a spin which is a variation of the official Fedora distribution with Cinnamon as the default desktop environment.

Although you can download the Cinnamon spin, in this blog post we’ll see how to install the necessary packages to easily deploy Cinnamon in your system as the default desktop environment for the standard Fedora distribution.

Install Cinnamon

Open a terminal and run the following command which will install all the necessary packages in your system:

After install completes successfully you must restart the system for the changes to take effect.

Booting to Cinnamon Desktop

Once the Cinnamon group of packages has been installed and the system has been restarted, a new option will be available in the login screen to select the Cinnamon desktop environment.

Fedora Login Screen with Cinnamon

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