Installing Cinnamon 2.0 in Ubuntu 13.10 no longer breaks unity

When I updated my Ubuntu 13.10 this morning, found a bunch of updates for Cinnamon. Thought this might have fixed the Cinnamon-Unity dispute that existed with the previous Cinnamon 2.0 releases in 13.10. And my hunch was correct.

What happened before the update ?

Before this update, after installing Cinnamon 2.0 in Ubuntu 13.10, you can no longer use the Unity unless you uninstall Cinnamon. When you login, an error message "Failed to load session" would pop up and immediately you are taken back to the login screen. So you cannot use Unity while having Cinnamon. This was a big problem for me, who just wanted to try out Cinnamon ( I like the Unity interface by the way ).

And the aftermath of the update :

After the update I logged out of Cinnamon Session and then logged in using Unity Session. For the first time I logged in through Unity Session, it was as if nothing had changed, the only thing that had gone was the irking popup window. So with dismay, again logged out and this time I forgot to change the session back to Cinnamon. When I logged in I was surprised to see the Unity working perfectly ( atleast as far as I used the system )

NOTE : Even after the update, if you switch to Unity from Cinnamon, the first time you get some weird User Interface. You'll have to log out again and login back to get the usual proper and usable interface

First time login after switch over

Installing Cinnamon in Ubuntu 13.10 :

To install Cinnamon 2.0 in Ubuntu 13.10, open Terminal and type the following commands :
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gwendal-lebihan-dev/cinnamon-stable
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install cinnamon
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