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Old 11-21-2012, 05:32 AM   #1
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Question Install Cinnamon to Linux Mint 13 MATE?


Hi, I know that Mint 14 is out today but I don't want the hassle of upgrading and reinstalling all my programs. Is there any way in which I can install Cinnamon to my existing OS?
I have been using Mate for over a year and I feel a new experience with Cinnamon would be fun.

Thanks,

gael
 
Old 11-21-2012, 05:37 AM   #2
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sure, just install it like any other package with apt-get or whatever other tool you use. there is ***NOTHING*** special about the MATE version vs the Cinnamon version. I think it's stupid they even release them as different releases, as it leads to situations like this.
 
Old 11-21-2012, 05:47 AM   #3
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It should be one of the meta packages you need to install that will install all of cinnamon.

apt-cache search --names-only meta

Check each one to find the one that installs all of Cinnamon

apt-cache showpkg mint-meta

Then install it.

sudo apt-get install package-meta
 
  


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