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How do I install the Cinnamon Desktop?

I have already installed Ubuntu 12.04 and now cannot reinstall Kubuntu Xubuntu etc.

I don't want Unity and its associated stuff at all.. How can i remove it from my install and then go for some other desktop. I tried installing gnome-shell but didn't liked that Also somewhere i read that gnome is still more responsive than unity.

I would prefer to have Gnome or cinnamon instead. Folks please throw some light on the installation commands for the same.

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To remvove Unity

Just press Ctrl+Alt+T on your keyboard to open Terminal. When it opens, run the command below.

sudo apt-get remove unity unity-2d-places unity-2d unity-2d-panel unity-2d-spread unity-asset-pool unity-services unity-lens-files unity-lens-music unity-lens-applications gir1.2-unity-4.0 unity-common indicator-sound indicator-power indicator-appmenu libindicator6 indicator-application evolution-indicator indicator-datetime indicator-messages libnux-1.0-0 nuxtools gnome-control-center-signon gnome-control-center-signon-autopilot

To Install Gnome

Install via the software center

To Install Cinnamon 1.4 in ubuntu

Just press Ctrl+Alt+T on your keyboard to open Terminal. When it opens, run the command below.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gwendal-lebihan-dev/cinnamon-stable
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install cinnamon

Source: http://ubuntublog.org/how-to-remove-unity-desktop-in-ubuntu-12-04.htm

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