Would you like to meet an easy to use, extremely stable and fun desktop environment? If your answer is yes, you are in the right place!

Cinnamon is a free and open source desktop environment forked from GNOME 3. This extremely powerful and easy-to-use desktop environment is optionally available on many Linux distributions and Unix-like operating systems. available.

In this article, we will install Plank, which will allow us to experience both this new desktop environment and the *Dock we know from the Mac OS operating system.

Information note:

*Dock: The horizontal bar, usually at the bottom of the screen, where you can easily run the software you will need the most.

Installing the Cinnamon desktop environment

In Pardus, we will first install Cinnamon and then Plank menu bar.

We open the terminal: sudo apt install cinnamon We complete our installation with the command. Meanwhile, this process Pardus Software Center You can also do it via

Installing the Cinnamon desktop environment

sudo apt install plank We also complete the Plank installation with the command.

Before restarting Pardus, let's enable Plank from "Startup Applications". Every time Pardus is opened, Plank will be opened automatically.

Startup apps selection

Let's restart our computer and at the splash screen Cinnamon DesktopLet's choose .

We're replacing the Cinnamon icon with the Pardus icon.

When the Cinnamon desktop environment is opened, you can change the Cinnamon's icon with the Pardus icon at first, and make the theme and other settings from the system settings.

Let's add here that the Plank menu bar is also customizable. You can change this menu bar as you wish by adding new themes, docklets (small applets) and icons/folders on Plank. Let me tell you right now, the growth of hovered icons animation It may not work on some Linux distributions as it is "patented" by Apple.

Pardus 21 with Cinnamon

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