(Last Updated On: May 3, 2019)

Cinnamon is a free and open-source desktop environment for the X Window System.  Cinnamon is derived from GNOME 3 but follows traditional desktop metaphor conventions. It strives to be the best desktop environment for Linux by offering speed, flexibility, and a slew of features.

The default installation of Fedora comes with a Gnome Desktop Environment. For some, Gnome is slow and doesn’t have a clean look. Cinnamon could be the snappy Desktop Environment you’re looking for your Fedora 30/29/28 desktop installation. The Cinnamon Control Center gives you centralized access to many of the desktop configuration options.

Step 1: Install Cinnamon Desktop Environment on Fedora 30/29/28

Installing Cinnamon Desktop Environment on Fedora 30/29/28 is as easy as running a few dnf install commands:

sudo dnf -y group install "Cinnamon Desktop"

Be informed that this installs a number of packages and the process may take longer depending on your internet speed.

Step 2: Boot to Cinnamon Desktop Environment on Fedora 30/29/28

After finishing installation of Cinnamon group packages, you should be ready to boot into your new Cinnamon Desktop Environment.

Reboot your system or logout.

sudo reboot

On the login screen, select “Cinnamon” under the list of Desktop sessions available.

For server editions, you can edit ~/.xinitrc to set Cinnamon session.

 echo "exec /usr/bin/cinnamon-session" >> ~/.xinitrc

After adding the line, you can reboot your Desktop instance or switch to Cinnamon Desktop Environment using the startxcommand:

$ startx

The Cinnamon Desktop Environment on Fedora 30/29/28 should look like below on the first launch.

You can check the version of Cinnamon installed from the system information panel.

Enjoy using Cinnamon Desktop Environment on Fedora 30/29/28 and keep watching for other articles on Fedora.

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