Well, here is my new Ubuntu Linux desktop. I’ve worked quite a bit on it, I am proud of it, and comfortable with it. What makes it complete is also what you cannot see in the screenshots. Read on to find out more…
I changed from this theme to the darker theme below when I finally replaced my CRT monitor for an LCD monitor. My CRT would never have made this theme usable; it would have been too dark to read anything. Therefore, if you have a CRT monitor and look at my screenshots and think that they’re too dark for you, it’s time you replace your monitor, cause holy smokes LCDs are WAY better! I even spent a lot of time customizing my Windows XP to a darker theme. I’ll post a screenshot of that desktop soon.
I also find that my new theme goes really well with the new Linux FUD WordPress theme called Freshy. Which brings me to names. I don’t know what to call this Desktop, though. It’s kinda Vista-y and Fresh. Maybe Freshta? Hehe… Freshta. I’ll have to sleep on that.
Let me know what you think:
UPDATE (2007.03.08): You can rate this Desktop on the Ubuntu Forums Gallery HERE.
Here are the details of, er, Freshta.
- Wallpaper: “My Very Own Vista“
- Gnome Controls and Window Borders: Neutronium
- Icon Theme: Amaranth (not sure if this came with Ubuntu/Gnome or if I installed it myself)
- Dock Bar: gDesklets StarterBar with the background taken from the Neutronium theme.
- Other icons used for the StarterBar, my gnome panels, and the desktop were gathered mainly at deviantArt and doing Google Image searches for icons.
- Font: Segoe UI from Microsoft Vista and Office 2007
- CPU temperatures and fan speeds: gkrellm
- Analog clock: gDesklets FTB-clock
- Network information: FTB-net-gauge
- Amarok and Kopete: color schemes were changed by manually changing the color theme in my KDE desktop
What you don’t see also makes a big difference in the overall theme flow that makes it comfortable to use. For example, I use the Avio-GDM GDM Theme (sometimes the DarkCleanLinux GDM) and the DarkCleanLinux Splash theme. For the desktop background color, I use a Vertical Gradient with the following colors in Hex: #373737 and #000000 (Black), respectively; they go well with the splash when Ubuntu is loading. Other GTK colors were manually changed.
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