Confessions of a Unity Hater

I tried, I really did. I gave Ubuntu 14.04 a fair shot and I just can’t stand it. Maybe I am just an old dog that can’t learn a new trick. But Unity is just not working for me. Maybe hate is an overstatement, but I really don’t like it. I have decided to go back to Linux Mint as soon as version 17 comes out.

In the meantime I have installed the Cinnamon Desktop in Ubuntu. Unfortunately there is no stable version for Ubuntu 14.04 at this time, so I had to stall the nightly builds PPA. I haven’t had any major issues, but a few bugs here and there.

If you want to switch, just copy and paste the following in the Terminal:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gwendal-lebihan-dev/cinnamon-nightly
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install cinnamon
sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt-get install gir1.2-cmenu-3.0


Published by

Jay Forrest

Jay N. Forrest is a philosopher and IT professional. He is an ordained Humanist minister, a Certified Meditation Teacher, and a decade-long Linux user.