October 25, 2012, 2:46 PM — Here's how you can install the Cinnamon desktop in Ubuntu 12.10. You can use it instead of Unity.
1. Open a terminal window.
2. Type in the following commands then hit Enter after each.
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gwendal-lebihan-dev/cinnamon-stable
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install cinnamon
For more, see the original article at the link below.