How To Install Cinnamon (Replace Gnome 3 Launcher) on Fedora Linux 16

Clement Lefebvre is proud to announce the unique availability of the Cinnamon Project, a GNOME 3 desktop environment fork which offers a traditional layout, its easy to use, powerful, flexible, and provides advanced features.

If you don’t like Ubuntu’s Unity and/or the controversial GNOME 3 desktop environment, we are introducing today, January 3rd, the jaw-dropping and beautiful Cinnamon desktop environment, forged by the creator of the popular Linux Mint operating system, Clement Lefebvre.

Highlights of Cinnamon

  • Based on GNOME 3 and Mutter, and forked from GNOME Shell;
  • Uses one single, auto-hideable bottom panel (will also be movable in the near future);
  • Provides window list, systray icons, a “show desktop” button, and all MGSE’s features;
  • Provides a Main Menu that has the same layout as mintMenu, and offers options to add apps to favorites, to the panel or to the desktop;
  • Provides custom panel launchers;
  • Provides a sound applet that lets users control and launch your music, to switch the sound from your headphones to your speakers and vice-versa.


Example Screenshoot of Cinnamon on Linux

Courtesy: Softpedia.com

Step by Step Installing Cinnamon on Fedora 16

You can install Cinnamon on Fedora 16 easly with update your repository and add the cinnamon repository:

su
curl http://repos.fedorapeople.org/repos/leigh123linux/cinnamon/fedora-cinnamon.repo -o /etc/yum.repos.d/fedora-cinnamon.repo
yum install cinnamon

After installing, logout and select cinnamon at GDM login. This is screenshoot Cinnamon on Fedora 16:

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