In this article, we will cover the installation of the Cinnamon Desktop Environment on Debian 10 (Buster) Linux Desktop machine. Cinnamon is a free and open-source desktop environment for the X Window System, derived from GNOME 3. It strives to be the best desktop environment for Linux by offering speed, flexibility, and a slew of features.
After installation Debian 10 Buster, there could be a need to change a Desktop Environment to your favorite one. The default installation comes with a Gnome Desktop Environment. The Cinnamon Control Center gives you centralized access to many of the desktop configuration options.
Install Cinnamon Desktop Environment on Debian 10 (Buster)
Debian provides a command-line tool (tasksel) to ease the installation of Desktop Environments. Just run the command like below.
$ sudo tasksel
You can then select a Desktop Environment of your choice from the list.
Select Cinnamon from the list of software to install then use <TAB> to select “ok“.
Be patient since packages downloading and installation could take some time. After installation, logout then select “Cinnamon” in the login screen.
You should now have the Cinnamon Desktop Environment installed on Debian 10 (Buster).