[Outdated]How to install Pantheon Desktop enviroment in Ubuntu 12.10

Pantheon Desktop Environment is developed by the team of Elementary OS. Pantheon is a modular desktop shell that is we can use the modules of other desktop environments.


Some of the basic components of Pantheon are:

Wing Panel (Gnome like panel)


Slingshot(Application Launcher)


Plank (A simple dock)


It is a light weight desktop environment preinstalled in Elementary OS,

Below are the steps to install and use Pantheon in Ubuntu 12.10:

1) First open up the Terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and Enter the following commands one by one:

sudo apt-add-repository -y ppa:elementary-os/daily
sudo apt-add-repository -y ppa:marlin-devs/marlin-daily
sudo apt-add-repository -y ppa:ricotz/docky
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install -y pantheon-shell pantheon midori lingo wingpanel plank pantheon-terminal pantheon-xsession-settings contractor slingshot-launcher scratch marlin elementary-theme elementary-icon-theme ttf-droid footnote switchboard plank-theme-pantheon snap switchboard-gnome-control-center preload

 2)After the Installation is completed logout and choose Elementary OS as your default Desktop Environment.

3)Login Again to see your newly installed Pantheon Desktop Environment.

Video Tutorial for installing Pantheon in Ubuntu 12.10: