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How to Install Cinnamon Themes

This post assumes that you already have the Cinnamon shell installed on your computer and you want to install new Cinnomon themes for your personnal use rather than for global use. If you do not already have a ~/.themes subdirectory, you need to create it. The default permissions are fine. You can either use the Cinnamon Settings tool (Menu->Preferences->Cinnamon Settings) to preview, select and download a new theme, or you can download a theme directly from here. Themes files are compressed and packaged as a single zip file. Move the downloaded zipped theme file to ~/.themes and unzip it. A

Cinnamon: A GNOME Shell Fork

Clement Lefebvre, lead developer of the excellent Linux Mint distribution, has started working on a fork of the GNOME Shell called Cinnamon, which tries to offer a layout similar to GNOME 2. Unlike MATE, which is a fork of GNOME 2 that is compatible with GNOME 3, Cinnamon is only a fork of the GNOME Shell and not a fork of GNOME 3. The emphasis is to be on making users feel at home and providing them with an easy to use and comfortable desktop experience. Why fork the GNOME Shell you may ask? According to Lefebvre, the reason is