Replace Unity desktop with Cinnamon on Ubuntu 12.04 (and Ubuntu 13.10)

I did never get used to Unity, and I think Cinnamon is getting a very good desktop, so here is how I replace Unity with Cinnamon on Ubuntu 12.04 (based on this tuturial):

First add a repository with Cinnamon:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gwendal-lebihan-dev/cinnamon-stable

Then update the package list and install Cinnamon:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install cinnamon

After finishing the installation, reboot the system and choose Cinnamon on the Login screen

You should see now a desktop with Cinnamon. To remove Unity now execute the following command:

sudo apt-get remove gir1.2-unity-5.0 indicator-application indicator-appmenu indicator-datetime indicator-messages indicator-power indicator-sound libindicator7 libnux-2.0-0 libunity-2d-private0 unity unity-2d unity-2d-launcher unity-2d-panel unity-2d-places unity-2d-shell unity-2d-spread unity-asset-pool unity-common unity-lens-applications unity-lens-files unity-lens-music unity-lens-video unity-place-applications unity-scope-musicstores unity-scope-video-remote unity-services

If you reboot or logout/login you should no longer have the possibility of choosing Unity.

Update for Ubuntu 13.10

I’ve tested the above procedure with Ubuntu 13.10, installing Cinnamon 2.0.6 with success:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gwendal-lebihan-dev/cinnamon-stable
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install cinnamon

Now just logout and login again choosing Cinnamon instead of Unity.

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