Cinnamon 2.0 Corrupts Unity on Ubuntu 13.10 – Do Not Install

You should not install the new Cinnamon desktop environment in Ubuntu 13.10

By on October 14th, 2013 06:25 GMT

Cinnamon 2.0 has been only launched for a few days now and a lot of people have installed it on their Ubuntu 13.10 (Saucy Salamander) machines. That might have been a terrible mistake.

Installing Cinnamon 2.0 in Ubuntu 13.10 (Saucy Salamander) is a breeze, as it can be easily seen from our handy tutorial. Unfortunately, it also comes at a price.

Users have started complaining about the fact that Cinnamon 2.0 has somehow corrupted their Unity desktop environment. We ran a couple of tests on three different machines and all of them are now refusing to boot into the normal desktop of the distribution, Unity.

The reason might be a common GNOME package that is used by both desktop environments and none of the regular solutions worked, including the re-installation of Unity.

We recommend that, for now, you either install the new Cinnamon in Linux Mint or get prepared to only run Cinnamon on your Ubuntu.
Cinnamon 2.0 in action
   Cinnamon 2.0 in action
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