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WebUpd8 reader Brian Bentsen has created a PPA repository to easily install extra Cinnamon themes, applets and extensions in Ubuntu, Linux Mint and LMDE.

The PPA is new but it already provides around 40 packages, including a classic menu applet, Gpaste, hardware monitor applet, messaging menu, places applet, force quit, window menu, window icon list, coverflow alt-tab as well as themes like Eleganse, Holo, ICS, elementary, Ambiance, Glass, Baldr and many others.

Here are a few screenshots with some of the applets / extensions available in this repository:

cinnamon linux mint classic menu
Linux Mint Classic Menu

cinnamon window icon list
Window Icon List

cinnamon messaging menu
Messaging Menu

cinnamon hardware monitor
Cinnamon hardware monitor

cinnamon coverflow alt-tab
Coverflow alt-tab

And themes (there are many other themes available in the PPA):

cinnamon ambiance theme

cinnamon baldr theme

cinnamon eleganse theme

Add the Cinnamon Extras PPA and install applets and themes in Ubuntu, Linux Mint and LMDE

The PPA is only available for Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot and 12.04 Precise Pangolin. Add the PPA in Ubuntu / Linux Mint using the following commands:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:bimsebasse/cinnamonextras
sudo apt-get update

To add the Cinnamon Extras repository in Linux Mint Debian (LMDE), run the following commands in a terminal:
echo "deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/bimsebasse/cinnamonextras/ubuntu precise main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/bimsebasse-cinnamonextras.list
echo "deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/bimsebasse/cinnamonextras/ubuntu precise main" | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list.d/bimsebasse-cinnamonextras.list
sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys 4FA9719D
sudo apt-get update

Once the Cinnamon Extras PPA repository has been added, use Synaptic or the Linux Mint Software Manager, etc., and search for "cinnamon" - you should see all the available themes, applets and extensions available for installation. Then use Cinnamon Settings to enable newly applets, extensions or change the Cinnamon theme.