Ubuntu 10.04(Lucid Lynx)/10.10(Maverick Meerkat) has a lot of ‘good looking theme’ installed by default; so you can switch between them whenever you want.So this post will explain you about- how to change themes as well as about how to install new themes on Ubuntu.
Radiance,Ambiance,Clearlooks etc are the themes which is installed by default.Ubuntu uses GNOME as a default desktop,which in turn implies that you can control the look/appearance of Ubuntu as you want,the only limit is your imagination(Kidding Huh!).
Change Theme in Ubuntu 10.10/10.04
Go to System->Preferences->Appearance and click on theme tab.Another shortcut is – Right click on Desktop then select Change Desktop Background ->Theme.Now select the theme(by left clicking on it) you want to try from the list of available themes.You will notice the change immediately.When you are done just close the window.That’s All.
Installing New Theme in Ubuntu 10.10/10.04
In appearance window,click on theme -> Install ; locate the theme package and install the new theme in a couple of clicks.You can install new themes by extracting the theme files into user->theme directory.Some times you may need to manually run the theme installer script(install.sh) from the theme file,to install the special themes.e.g macbuntu theme.For more help go here –Install mac theme on ubuntu.If you are searching for new cool themes for ubuntu then here is some selected top 10 ubuntu themes that you must try.
Have you just migrated from Windows Platform(specifically Windows Vista) to Ubuntu Platform then you may like to have windows vista like look in Ubuntu 10.10(Maverick Meerkat)/10.04(Lucid Lynx).That’s what this post is all about – a vista theme for GNOME Desktop(Default Desktop of Ubuntu or other Linux Based operating system).
Although Windows Vista is Damn slow and no body wants to use it; but its visual appearance is still appealing,that’s why you want to enjoy vista look on Ubuntu. Here is the snapshot of the vista theme(for gnome desktop) along with the download link.
Theme Name : Nimbus Vistalooks 1.10
Download Windows Vista theme for your Ubuntu – GNOME Desktop
Download Nimbus Vistalooks Theme
This post is written for those who used to be a Windows XP user, but now enjoying Ubuntu and want to have windows xp like look on Ubuntu 10.10/10.04.Ubuntu has lot of good looking/charming themes by default,it’s very flexible and far better than windows XP theme(in every aspect – look,style,options and speed),but ‘just for fun!’ you may want to try windows themes on GNOME desktop(which is the default desktop for Ubuntu(probably up to version 10.10,because 11.04 might be packed with Unity desktop)).Here I have given the snapshot and download link for one of my favorite windows xp theme –
Theme Name : NotXP
Download Windows XP Theme for Ubuntu
Download NotXP theme
Ubuntu 10.10 has already a lot of charming themes installed by default but it’s not sufficient for everybody specifically for those who(of course I ϵ ‘that set of enthusiastic Ubuntu users’) always want the desktop to ‘Look Different’.So in this post I’ll give you some snapshot(as well as download link) of some of the best ubuntu themes for GNOME desktop users.Due to the open source nature of ubuntu,it isn’t that much easy to come up with top 10 themes.Some of the best default themes are Radiance,Ambiance,Clearlooks(classic theme of gnome desktop),NewWave,Dustsand.Ubuntu uses GNOME as default desktop and it is fully customizable;you can try different combination of borders,colors and icons to create your own themes. Continue reading
Ubuntu 10.04-Lucid Lynx uses GNOME as Default Desktop.GNOME desktop is used by most of the Linux distros,it has lot of options,themes and features.You can customize it up to the level you want.In this post you will learn about installing Mac OSX theme on Ubuntu 10.04.For Ubuntu you can use Macbuntu which is Mac OS X transformation Pack pack specifically designed for Ubuntu.This Package contains all the system components to mimic Mac OS X appearance on Ubuntu 10.04.
Installing Mac Theme on Ubuntu 10.04
#1. Download Mac Theme Package ‘Macbuntu’ from the link given below.
Download Macubuntu Package
#2. Extract the archive,it will create a Macbuntu-10.04 directory.
#3. Go to Macbuntu-10.04 directory,open terminal(CTRL+ALT+T) and run the ‘install.sh’ file(it’s a bash script) as regular user.The simple way is to “Drag the install.sh file and Drop it to Terminal,then press Enter”.Then follow some simple instructions.
#4. That’s All…Now you can enjoy Mac OS X Theme on Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx.