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.

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Select Cinnamon from the list of software to install then use <TAB> to select “ok“.

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Be patient since packages downloading and installation could take some time. After installation, logout then select “Cinnamon” in the login screen.

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You should now have the Cinnamon Desktop Environment installed on Debian 10 (Buster).

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Also check:

How To Install KDE Desktop Environment on Debian 10 (Buster)

How To Install and Configure Firewalld on Debian

How To Install Zoom Client on Ubuntu & Debian

How To Install KVM Hypervisor on Debian

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